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Hardware Architect

Hardware Architect

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  • Permanent
  • Cambridgeshire
  • £60-95K £ / Year
We are looking for a senior hardware architect (FPGA) with an embedded systems focus to develop electronic platforms for defence and security applications.  You will be developing solutions at the system level as well as taking on the detailed electronic design work required to realise your concept.


The key technologies include

  • Software Defined Radio
  • high-speed networking
  • ‘hardsec’ / novel hardware-based cybersecurity

Desired experience and qualifications

  • A proven track record of developing elegant hardware architectures in a high-end embedded application space
  • Well versed in a breadth of core electronics disciplines including analogue and digital circuit design and a deep understanding of embedded systems
  • An excellent understanding of key embedded technologies including FPGA, high-end CPUs and SoCs, high speed communication techniques and DDRx memory
  • Exposure to the full product lifecycle from concept generation through to product release including demonstrable experience of delivering your designs into service
  • Possession of a good understanding of the regulatory landscape of the UK, EU and US and a proven track record of designing for compliance with appropriate standards
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and be comfortable explaining complex engineering concepts to both a technical and non-technical audience

About you

  • You are not afraid to be ‘Hands-on’ and work with the team to work through challenges from first principles
  • Energy and enthusiasm to take on unfamiliar challenges, coupled with the ability to innovate and think freely
  • Enthusiasm to help build the careers of our less experienced engineers
  • Single-nationality, British citizen

Extensive benefits on offer include

  • Health and lifestyle perks accompanying private healthcare
  • 25 days annual leave with the opportunity to buy 5 additional days
  • Generous company pension scheme
  • Opportunity to get involved with community and charity-based initiatives
  • Annual performance-based bonus
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Simon Kemp