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Principal Electronics Engineer

Principal Electronics Engineer
Permanent
Southampton OR Rugby based
Salary - Good market rates / negotiable inline with experience
 
 
Our client is a leading designer and manufacturer of fiber lasers for use in laser cutting, welding and marking applications in a wide range of industries. They are seeking a Principal Electronics Engineer to join their electronics engineering team, to lead the design and development of the safety and control electronics solutions. This is a broad role responsible for the whole electronics board design as well as all the software.
 
This would suit a Senior level Engineer with strong hardware and software electronics experience seeking a new role whereby they can mentor junior engineers (no man management) and be part of a small team working on various industry products including medical in a role where there is still a decent element of technical involvement themselves. Taking responsibility for being the technical lead of the control electronics function, allocating work packages and carrying out upfront compliance work / design, design for safety, systems development, EMC and DFM. Therefore, a real hands on broad leadership role. 
 
Job Purpose:
As a key member of the electronics engineering team, this role will lead the design and development of the safety and control electronics solutions used in the company’s broad range of laser products. The successful applicant will act as a focus for the control team though the full engineering lifecycle from design and development to prototyping, verification and validation prior to leading certification work in preparation for transfer into full product release.
 
Key Areas of Responsibility:
Leading the team in the specification, design and development of control electronics and firmware from concept through to production.
Design and development of control electronics for safety systems (EN13849 / EN60204)
Design and development of medical electronics to IEC60601
To include detailed firmware, software and control electronics design, simulation, testing, troubleshooting and manufacturing documentation for the following:
STM32 Microcontrollers
ALTERA FPGAs (Cyclone series) and CPDLs (Max series)
Development Environment Quartus II
Development Language VHDL
C and C++ for embedded design
Realtime Operating Systems (RTOS) – Analog Devices Visual Display Kernel
Verilog
 
Required Experience:
Essential:
Several years of experience as a lead / principal design and development engineer within some of the following disciplines:
Safety electronics design and specification
Control electronics design and specification
ALTERA FPGAs and Embedded NIOS II cores
C & C++ for embedded design
Verilog
Embedded STM32 micro-controllers 
Preferable:
Familiarity with:
Medical electronics design and specification
Power electronics design and implementation
Complex high speed control systems (MHz)
Laser based products
Interaction with industrial power electronics
Schematic capture using CADSTAR
Analogue, Digital and EMC design
Communications protocols RS232/485, CANBUS, I2C, SPI, Ethernet, PROFINET, ETHERCAT
UK driving license
 
Qualifications:
Strong Degree or Masters in Electronic Engineering 
 
Personal Profile:
Ability to lead and manage a complicated portfolio of work packages methodically and efficiently and meet committed timescales
Ability to thrive in a dynamic environment and adaptable to changes in priorities
Hands-on, creative approach to problem solving with the ability to translate engineering requests into cost effective and robust industrial solutions
Strong customer focus
 
As the company has two UK sites this role can either be based at Southampton, Hampshire or Rugby, Warwickshire.
 
To apply please send an MS Word formatted version of your CV across for our review and consideration.