microTECH Global are currently working with a client based in Cambridge who are looking to add a Hardware Design Engineer to their team.
A key part of the job will be to design reference boards for use by OEMs and partner companies. You'll also test and debug interfaces such as USB3, Ethernet, HDMI and DDR2 and validate both board designs and silicon.
Other responsibilities and tasks are to:
Support other departments with hardware related issues.
Perform feasibility studies and technical investigations.
Working with suppliers, customers, PCB layout bureau and manufacturers to deliver quality solutions.
Assist with ASIC validation activities.
Create and maintain documentation such as user guides, application notes and assembly instructions.
Pre-compliance testing to standards such as USB3, HDMI and some aspects of EMC.
Competent background in general and high speed digital and analogue electronics design.
Have a good working knowledge of video, networking and bus interfaces.
Be able to work from block diagram level through to detailed system specification, HW test suite coding and PCB level debugging.
Understanding of signal integrity and power integrity.
Strong analytical skills.
Ability to solder and rework fine geometry SMT components.
Experience with schematic and PCB layout tools, ideally PADS.
Familiar with using high end test instrumentation.
Designing for EMC
Experienced in programming languages such as Python, C++, assembler
Previous experience in computer graphics displays and display electronics.
Designing with USB, Ethernet and / or Wifi interfaces.
Knowledge of PCI, PCIe and other general purpose interconnectivity busses.
Able to develop code in assembler / C to exercise the designs in testing.
A sound knowledge of manufacturing test and debug methodologies.
Familiarity of simulation tools.
Experience of designing products for high volume manufacture.
Experience in VHDL and FPGAs.
If you think this is relevant to you and you would like to find out more then please get in touch