Matchtech

Chief Hardware Specialist

Recruiter
Location
Tyne and Wear
Salary
£50000 - £70000 per annum + Pension
Posted
14 Jul 2017
Closes
11 Aug 2017
Ref
EMP384273
Contact
Marcus Roberts
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The Chief Hardware Specialist is the figurehead for 'Hardware Development'. Successful applicants will lead a highly skilled team of hardware specialists and will be responsible for the growth and development of the hardware team. The Chief Hardware Specialist will also be responsible for designing product hardware to satisfy both customer requirements and relevant quality and international standards



Job Role:

* Being figurehead of 'Hardware Development', both internal and external (e.g. customer) facing
* Ensuring the role of the Hardware team can be fulfilled by understanding its needs and by facilitating its requirements
* Leading and mentoring the Hardware team
* The effective line management, operation and development of the Hardware team
* The recruitment and personal development of the team members
* Ensuring that hardware development follows the company hardware and quality procedures
* Reviewing, improving, maintaining and creating hardware development activities
* Hardware development activities including:

- Working with sales, marketing & engineering to define product specs
- Interpret product specifications to produce hardware functional specs
- Hardware design
- Hardware verification and validation
- Documentation of hardware
- Safety of hardware design



Must have experience and skills in ALL of these areas below:

* Leading, mentoring, developing and growing a team of hardware engineers
* Creating and applying strong processes to assure quality of hardware design and development
* Power electronics. Ideally one of:

- Motor inverters design and development
- IGBT and MOSFETs and gate driver design
- SMPS, DCDC converters and battery chargers, preferably at power levels >1kW

Desirable experience and skills:

* Automotive product development
* EMC
* PCB layout and design
* Functional safety analysis, design and validation to standards such as ISO26262, IEC61508, D0178B or similar
* Understanding of motor control techniques
* Analysis skills; FMEAs, tolerance analysis, thermal analysis, etc.
* Development to relevant standards such as REG10, REG100, ISO16750, CISPR 25, EN61800
* Mass production (>10k units per annum)
* Experience with CASE tools (Mentor Graphics (DX Designer, Expedition), SPICE, COMSOL, etc)
* Common microcontroller architectures (Infineon Aurix or XMS family)

Qualifications Required:

* Minimum of BEng (Hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering or equivalent 2:1 or higher grade

Matchtech acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers and is part of Gattaca Plc.

Gattaca Plc provides support services to Matchtech and may assist with processing your application.