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Digital Hardware Engineer & Work Package Manager

Job ID: R0057480 Location: Crawley, England, United Kingdom
Full time, Regular Employment
Location: Crawley, United Kingdom

Thales people provide armed forces customers with operational advantage at every decisive moment throughout the mission. Defence and armed forces customers rely on us to deliver the full range of defence mission systems solutions at land, sea, and air. Our platforms extend across the battlespace including Above and Sonar, Electronic Combat, and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance systems.

Together we offer fantastic opportunities for committed employees to learn and develop their career with us. At Thales UK, we research, develop, and supply technology and services that impact the lives of millions of people each day to make life better, and keep us safer. We innovate across five major industries; Aerospace, Defence, Ground Transportation, Security and Space. Your health and well-being matters to us and that’s why we offer you the flexibility to do what’s important to you; whether that’s part time hours, job sharing, home working, or the ability to flex your start and finish times. Where possible, we support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your ambitions.

Digital Hardware Engineer & Work Package Manager  


The role will offer experience over a number of different product areas, encompassing everything from, management of packages of hardware design,  product design and development through to larger scale platform integration and will be focussed around the core skills associated with a Digital Hardware Engineer, including the following:  hardware architecture, requirements specification, schematic capture, design, Firmware (FPGA / VHDL) development, hardware integration, verification, validation and design assurance activities. 

Core Benefits: Competitive Salary plus bonus, private healthcare, 201 hours holiday and pension plus other great benefits such as excellent maternity/paternity leave.

What does the job involve?

  • Management of packages of hardware design work
  • Decomposition and interpretation of system requirements & algorithms
  • Digital design, primarily electro-mechanical
  • Hardware Verification
  • Hardware Integration
  • Test, measurement, debug and verification (digital)
  • Technical Management of Subcontractors
  • Design Assurance (Complex Electronics)
  • Technical assistance to production

What are we looking for?

  • Digital electronic design
  • Implementation of complex designs
  • Knowledge of Processing Units
  • Electro-mechanical design including Power switching & control, Cabling and enclosure wiring
  • An excellent understanding of the fundamentals of High speed digital design
  • A working knowledge of Microprocessors, programmable devices, DSP, FPGA, memory
  • Knowledge of PCB design constraints
  • Team leadership
  • Estimating, scheduling, progress reporting, cost management, risk management, change management
  • CAD tools:

                                Cadence Design Entry HDL for schematic capture

  • Technical Management of Subcontractors

In line with Thales' Baseline Security requirements, candidates will be asked to provide evidence of identity, eligibility to work in the UK and employment and/or education history for up to three years. Some vacancies may require full Security Clearance which can require further evidence to be provided. For further details of the evidence required to apply for Baseline and Security Clearance please refer to the Defence Business Services National Security Vetting (DBS NSV) Agency.

At Thales we provide CAREERS and not only jobs. With Thales employing 80,000 employees in 68 countries our mobility policy enables thousands of employees each year to develop their careers at home and abroad, in their existing areas of expertise or by branching out into new fields. Together we believe that embracing flexibility is a smarter way of working. Great journeys start here, apply now!

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Crawley, United Kingdom

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