Aerospace and Aviation
£45 per hour
Job Type:

Digital Electronics Engineer

Digital Electronic Hardware Engineer


Six Months     

£45.00 per hour         


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.

Interface with many experts in other departments (e.g. radiation, EMC).

Customer interface on technical issues.

Generate, oversee and configure technical documentation.


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 at component/ equipment/ mechanical 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 equipments – 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


For more information please contact John Paul at Protec Technical Ltd.


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