Job Description

Job Location

Farnborough, UK

Type of Job


Salary / Rate

£55,000 -£60,000 Per Annum

Job Ref:


Senior Systems Engineer

Our Client Based in Farnborough is looking for a Senior Systems Engineer to join their team; our Client is an innovative maritime robotics focussed technology company with significant shareholders. Our Client is looking for a high skilled and experienced Electronics Engineer that will lead a small team in the design, validation and qualification of the electrical system of their in-house developed autonomous underwater drone and its handling system. This is a full time position permanent opportunity.

Job Description 

You will lead a team of electronic engineers to execute complex electronic design projects from concept to boards manufacturing, including testing, troubleshooting and integration with other subsystems.  You will specify subsystem requirements based on high level functional requirements, including subsystems power budgets. Evaluate electronic components including sensors, electronic submodules from vendors with a focus on PCB design, microcontrollers, data conversion chips, passive components, semiconductors.Evaluate and implement best PCB design practices, industry standards and wiring practices. Confirm systems design by designing tests and validation routines. Display in depth knowledge of microprocessors, high efficiency step-up and step-down DC/DC converters, A/D converters, control systems (PID), timing systems, motor drivers, DC motors, stepper motors, digital encoders, RF systems and of the following protocols: SPI, I2C, RS232, RS485, RS422, and Ethernet.Deliver high quality electronics design and create innovative solutions. Have the skill and the experience to lead a small team of electronic engineers and the ability to drive the team to meet the requirements within the approved deadlines. Hands-on,  curious,  self-motivated,  and,  energised  by  the  opportunity  to  solve  complex  problems  and  to  work  in  a multi-disciplinary team. Possess  strong  communication  skills  to  enable  you  to  co-ordinate  well  your  team  and  to  collaborate  with  the  other teams in the engineering department. Have  experience  in  bringing  designs  from  concept  to  fruition  and  supporting  their  simulation,  manufacturing,  testing and integration.Able to produce detailed documentation and put in place systems that would allow the team to work with best efficiency.Degree in Electronic Engineering, Physics or equivalent.At least 10 years’ experience in the design of complex electronic circuits and/or robotics systems (including part selection, circuit design and simulation, PCB layout). Ability to coordinate with 3rd Party electrical design engineering firms to deliver PCB products.Have a proactive attitude and a professional approach to enable working independently with confidence.Be a productive team leader with excellent written and verbal communication skills. to design and perform testing of components for reliability and functionality.Ability to design circuits with limited power budgets.Experience in EMI shielding design and noise level reduction on analogue systems.Firmware development experience in C or C++Experience in CAD software related to PCB experience.Excellent knowledge of lab equipment (oscilloscope, function generators, mustimeters, spectrum analysers, etc.) and good soldering skills.  Excellent applied physics and mathematics skill related to electronic design.In depth experience in the design of the electronics for autonomous drones.Experience in the design of digitizers (24 & 32bit ADC), DC motor sizing and selection experience.Experience with high accuracy time synchronization systems based on OCXO/ VTCXO/atomic clocks. In depth knowledge of lithium ion batteries and BMS.Preparing product reports and recommendations on components, to management, for selection.Evaluate and implement DC power control electronics with position feedback, communications electronics, data storage electronics. Assist the software team in developing, testing, debugging and programming firmware. You will be responsible of providing to the operation and procurement team BOM and Gerber files to be sent to third party companies for the manufacturing of high quality PCBs.Test and performance evaluation of the timing system.Aid safety officer in compliance with applicable electrical laws and safety best practices.

Interested in this job? Call us on: 0118 981 1110