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Date 02-13-2018
Contract type : CDI
Region UK Wide
Location Stevenage
Availability Immediate
Branch United Kingdom
Domain Aeronautics / Space / Defense

A vacancy has arisen for a  Hardware Engineer and within the Communication Products group who are responsible for the development of Digital Processors for use in telecommunication Satellites. The processor functionality ranges from high capacity channelisers, supporting inter-satellite optical data links, to implementing cryptographic algorithms to protect the spacecraft.

In this rewarding role you will be developing some of the highest performing digital communication payload equipment available anywhere in the world, and be part of the rapidly expanding space sector. The availability of advanced Payload Equipment is the driving force behind the digital telecommunication satellite industry, and the team is a proven world leader in this field.

The successful candidate will be subject to UK Secret Security Clearance / UK Security Clearance in order to undertake related work in accordance with business needs.

Tasks & accountabilities

As a Digital Hardware Engineer, your main duties will be:

Working as part of a hardware team designing complex digital communication processors, the key equipment on Telecoms satellite payload.

Design capture and performance analysis using state of the art techniques and toolsets. Performing design analysis, i.e. parts stress and worst case.

Working closely with Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASIC) / Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA) designers and printed circuit board (PCB) layout engineers.

Co-ordinating design analyses by company experts in areas such as thermal, mechanical, radiation and EMC.



Experience of the complete hardware design cycle, from requirements capture, through schematic design and constraints capture.

Commissioning of prototype designs at board and unit level.

Design analyses and hands-on support of hardware assembly, integration, environmental qualification and production testing.

Electronic circuit design, digital and analog, debug, characterisation and design verification. Any experience in the following is desirable and NOT essential – training will be provided:

Experience of the mentor graphics DxDesigner / CES flow. Knowledge of high speed digital and mixed signal circuit design.


0-2 years

Stevenage area