Digital Electronic Designer

  • Job Location: England
  • Type: Contract
  • Posted: 07/10/2019

Job Summary

- Hardware engineer for flight equipment, including the hardware aspects of requirements management, detailed design and interface specification, test specification, reports and design analyses.
- Able to interpret circuit board designs accommodating multiple FPGA / ASICs and high-speed ADCs / DACs.
- Support to manufacture and test - may require travel to Airbus in Portsmouth.
- Interface with many experts in other departments (e.g. radiation, EMC).
- Customer interface on technical issues.
- Generate, oversee and configure technical documentation.

Job Profile

Typical tasks, activities, responsibilities:

- Produce digital electronic board specifications, from product or architecture requirements
- Define interfaces and digital parameters.
- Consider switching speeds, pulses, rise and fall times, feedback and interference, impedance of devices, signal transmission
- Define performance criteria and define how to prove validation and verification of performance with test strategy.
- Produce circuit diagrams, iterating design where necessary due to circuit analysis outputs and PCB layout constraints.
- Detailed design analysis e.g. WCA, PSA, FMECA/FMEA
- Support detailed design in CAD/CAM or VHDL implementation on component/ equipment/ mechanical/VHDL level in accordance with engineering design rules.
- Interface with internal support functions e.g. radiation, thermal and mechanical design, EMC, parts procurement
- External customer and supplier interface on technical presentations and issues


- High-speed electronic circuit board specification, schematic capture, component selection and related analyses.

- Mentor DxDesigner.
- Requirements management (DOORS) and SoC / RFD management.


- Lifecycle experience of digital equipment – design/manufacture/ test, including customer interfacing.
- Sector experience of aerospace, automotive or military production over five years
- Hardware used – debug and test validation of designs
- Software used – schematic capture, layout and simulation tools (e.g. Mentor Expedition)
- Standards/accreditations/methodologies – ESA/ECSS and MIL Standards

-Space industry experience.
-Experience of team leadership, mentoring junior design engineers

Education & Training
- Degree level, electronics engineering or similar (e.g. physics)

Capital International Staffing Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.


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