Teledyne Technologies

  • Engineer - Hardware/Firmware

    Locations UK-Essex-Chelmsford
    Requisition ID
    2019-8852
    Company
    Teledyne e2V Space Imaging
  • Company Overview

    Teledyne e2v is a global leader in specialised components and subsystems for innovative solutions in medical, science, aerospace, defence and industrial applications.

    Our products are everywhere, hospitals, planes, ships and even outer space, but you will only see them if you know where to look.

     

    Working with us will enable you to develop and gain experience in the ideas that are behind some of the most advanced technologies in the world. You will also get a chance to work alongside highly experienced engineers, technicians and scientists.

     

    Our products do many things including saving people’s lives by finding and treating cancer, helping map our planet and the universe and freezing the atom down to 0° Kelvin.

     

     

    Position Summary and Responsibilities

    Take overall responsibility for the design and overall quality of the electronics hardware for various Teledyne e2v products, and provide leadership and guidance for team members.
     

    Documentation of all design specifications and implementation details, including the configuration control aspects.
     

    Leadership of all electronics design reviews, including System Requirements Reviews (SRR), Preliminary Design Reviews (PDR and Critical Design Reviews (CDR).
     

    Upholding of the Teledyne e2v hardware design standards and methodologies.

     
    Selection of the appropriate electronic components to ensure optimum trade-off between performance, availability (obsolescence & legislative – ROHS, WEEE) and cost.
     

    Lead efforts to reduce the overall footprint and electronics hardware Bill of Materials (BoM) costs across the system(s), including the development/trade studies of innovative and low cost architectures and methods.
     

    Realisation of complex system requirements to provide robust, reliable and production ready hardware solutions, at the required price (BoM) point, that meet performance characteristics and to ensure quality, reliability and life meet or exceed customer expectations.
     

    Responsibility for the complete implementation of detailed technical items and an understanding/appreciation of system level requirements, and how they flow-down into the electronics hardware requirements.
     

    Demonstrate flexibility as specifications may not be fully defined at the start of development , and therefore the ability to cope with an agile working environment is required.
     

    Collaboration with other Teledyne e2v engineering team members (including systems, software, mechanical and PCB layout engineers), as well as other partners, component providers and UK/EU national institutions (e.g. NPL, Dstl and ESA) to agree system specifications, interfaces and protocols.

     
    Identify cost effective opportunities to implement use of 3rd party software/hardware, analysis techniques and/or design tools to facilitate the development activities.
     

    Development of appropriate test hardware and procedures, both informal and formal (subsystem qualification test level), to rigorously prove the correct operation of hardware prior to system integration.
     

    Provide support for the hardware and manage component obsolescence throughout its product lifecycle.
     

    Accurate monitoring and reporting of development progress to development team project and technical leads.

    Qualifications

    Key Skills

     

    -    A strong background in electronic hardware and embedded software design

    -    Use of Zuken CADSTAR 17 or Mentor Graphics schematic entry
    -    Design of analogue, high speed digital and RF circuits for low power electronics, such as atomic clocks,     

         mobile computing devices, portable communications systems, computing systems.
    -    Experience of creating robust, ruggedised and miniaturised electronics hardware designs (e.g. for military or

         rugged consumer products).

    -    Experienced in designing products to operate within a high noise environment.
    -    Experienced in design for reliability (MTBF)
    -    BEng/BS in Electronics Engineering or similar
    -    SC Cleared UK National
     

    Experience for the implementation of technologies including:-

     

    -     Embedded Microprocessors (including ARM)

    -     CPLD and FPGA circuit implementation and programming (Xilinx, Intel, Microsemi)

    -     Power supply design for FPGAs and Processors

    -     Low power design

    -     Ability to design, integrate and test PCBAs and systems

    -     Good understanding of the component market and COTS product offerings

    -     Designing and managing the layout of Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs).

    -     RF circuit (including Microwave) design

    -     Use of analogue, digital and RF test equipment

    -     VHDL

    -     Embedded software (e.g. Embedded C)

    -     Basic Python scripting for test environments

     

    Desirable skills:-

     

    -    Interfaces:   Ethernet, USB, SDIO, JTAG, RS232, RS422
    -    TCP/IP network technologies and protocols (including PTP/NTP)
    -    Experience of EN61010 product design
    -    Experience working to IEC62304
    -    Experienced in software design under industry recognised coding standards e.g. MISRA
    -    Understanding of real-time operating systems and typical APIs
    -    Experienced in high level programming of GUIs
    -    Use of Apache Subversion (SVN) revision control tools
    -    Experienced in structured analysis of potential and actual design failure mechanisms using DFMEA/FMECA.

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