Hardware Design Engineer - High Speed Digital Design Contract

Hardware Design Engineer - High Speed Digital Design Contract

Job Title: Hardware Design Engineer - High Speed Digital Design Contract
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Cambridge
Salary: £45 - 60 per hour
Reference: NC - HSD - 2
Contact Name: James Bokhorst
Job Published: August 07, 2019 15:45

Job Description

Hardware Design Engineer – High Speed Digital Design Contractor

£45 - £60ph

Central Cambridge

6 Month Rolling Contract (18 months’ worth of work)


A security tech company, offering solutions to sensitive information in the information technology space, based in some of the most beautiful offices you’ll ever see for a modern work - space. They’re based a stone’s throw away from Cambridge train station, with ease of access. These guys were previously a Cambridge start up, 16 years ago, and have now grown to one of the most successful tech companies in Cambridge, in terms of growth. This company is responsible for millions of people’s hardware information, so as you can imagine the complexity of some of their software is impressive. You’ll be working with complex tech, giving people the chance to explore varied career paths in a challenging and rewarding organisation.

The role

Working in the high-speed digital design team, you’ll be a key part in the design, implementation, test and review of new hardware designs and in maintaining the company’s existing high-quality security product hardware platforms. You’ll provide architectural input in developing the product roadmap and ensuring solutions meet the future requirements for the company’s products, this will include regularly working on prototypes, integrating and demonstrating hardware platforms as part of system demos.

What you get in return

You’ll be working with an international organisation, based in some truly amazing offices. As they’re based right next to Cambridge train station, there is ease of access for those coming from further afield. You’ll be on a 6-month rolling contract (which will likely extend for at least 18 months). You’ll also receive an hourly rate of up to £60ph.

Technical Requirements

  • Demonstrable experience of high-speed digital design on high performance embedded systems
  • Experience developing products with 32- or 64-bit processors, DSP's, FPGA's, ASSP's and high-speed memory devices
  • The ability to analyse complex technical problems and offer innovative, reasoned and practical solutions to demanding requirements
  • Experience with high speed interface technologies, DDR3, 4, LP, PCIe, SAS, 10G Ethernet
  • Experience with microcontroller development and efficient low power design techniques
  • Appreciation of the fundamentals of analogue, RF, electro-mechanical and mechanical engineering
  • Experience of signal integrity analysis, design for EMC, safety and relevant regulatory standards
  • Experience of design for manufacture, test and support
  • Experience of professional ECAD systems – ideally Altium
  • Good understanding of Engineering standards and processes
  • Able to achieve at least Baseline Security Clearance
  • Ideally, experience of design and implementation of hardware architectures for security products
  • Ideally, an appreciation of developing physical tamper solutions, including security analyses

Call to action

Number 1: Click the little apply button (don’t worry, we’ll discuss before your CV or application goes anywhere)

Number 2: You can call for James Bokhorst on 07708899199

Number 3: You can find me on LinkedIn, trust me there’s not many people with the surname Bokhorst.

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