Calnex Vacancy

Senior Hardware Design Engineer (Scotland)

Calnex Solutions is an innovative and successful company that develops software enabled, leading edge test & measurement products that test network equipment to the latest telecoms standards.

Our Engineers work in multi-discipline product development teams that include software and hardware design and system test Engineers. The teams work closely with marketing and sales, turning market and customer requirements into high quality, winning products.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Hardware Design Engineer to join our R&D team. In this role you will create highly performant board designs and take these through the full NPI cycle into manufacturing. You will work as part of our multi-discipline product design teams to deliver new products and enhancements to our existing portfolio. The successful candidate will be experienced and able to innovate and deliver in a fast paced and busy environment, and enjoy working on leading edge designs.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Creating new digital board designs and/or modifying existing designs to support delivery of new product features as per specification.
  • Creating hardware architectures from high level product specifications.
  • Designing boards with Microprocessor, FPGAs, and latest memory technologies.
  • Taking designs through the NPI lifecycle to ensure manufacturability.
  • Estimating and delivering to timescales based on an outline of the requirements.
  • Provide technical leadership for the hardware design aspects of NPI projects.
  • Provide guidance to less experienced members of the hardware design team.
  • Support quality oriented activities to deliver a product that will delight our customers.
  • Learn the domain and hence appreciate the real life use cases of our product features.

Essential Skills, Experience and Qualifications:

  • Educated to Degree level in Electronics or equivalent subject.
  • Proven complex schematic design experience – preferably with OrCAD.
  • Providing requirements and reviewing the design of complex multi-layer PCBs.
  • Ability to develop architectures from a product specification.
  • Previous experience of leading the hardware development of complex products.
  • Ability to work closely with others in a multi-discipline team.
  • Detail orientated and driven to deliver in dynamic environment.

Experience in any of the following specific areas will also be beneficial:

  • Designing battery powered devices. Low power consumption and battery management.
  • Knowledge of FPGAs and their high speed serial transceivers.
  • Knowledge of memory technologies.
  • Power and clocking distribution in a system.
  • Knowledge of Ethernet packet structures and Telecoms Framing structures.

Calnex rewards success and offers competitive salaries. Our comprehensive benefits package includes a contributory pension plan, flexible holidays, life assurance and critical illness cover and personal Health Care Options. A critical element of Calnex’s ethos is to be a company that people enjoy working for and with. Personality fit and a positive attitude to both fellow employees and all other people that may be encountered while the individual represents Calnex will be a key attribute of the successful candidate.

In the main, the Calnex team are currently working from home with some roles requiring some occasional office based working. This will be further explained at interview. Calnex are licensed to sponsor applicants under Tier 2 of the Points-Based System (Tier 2 –A Rating – General).

In consideration of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), please be aware that by applying for a role in Calnex Solutions directly or via an intermediary you are giving permission for us to retain certain personal information for a period of up to two years. That information includes your CV, cover letter or any other correspondence relating to your application and any notes we may take at interview.

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"A critical element of Calnex’s ethos is to be a company that people enjoy working for and with. Personality fit and a positive attitude to both fellow employees and all other people that may be encountered while the individual represents Calnex will be a key attribute of the successful candidate."

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