Embedded Electronics Engineer
Competitive + Bonus + Pension + 27 days hoiday
Reporting to the Embedded Electronics Technology Leader, you will join a growing team of Embedded Electronics engineers responsible for designing hardware covering a wide range of disciplines.
Detailed hardware design in both analogue and digital fields will be core to this job role; as will producing software to exercise hardware and produce demonstration rigs to convey ideas to others. A successful applicant will be expected to review relevant papers, patents and meet with companies to keep informed of emerging technology and develop roadmaps.
The ability to identify technologies that may be used in future Dyson products to give a competitive edge is an important asset for any applicant.
Additional responsibilities include:
• Take technical responsibility for aspects of the embedded electronics content of a project
• Work with the different product teams to gain an in depth product understanding, while using your knowledge of the latest technologies to create innovative electronic systems and solutions
• Develop the concept, prove key technologies and demonstrate designs are robust, cost effective and fit for purpose for a high volume manufacture environment, through detailed laboratory testing, simulation and analysis prior to handover to the development teams.
• Develop simulation tools and algorithms for sensor data processing, modelling and analysis
• Undertake the thermal management design of electronics systems
• Ensure that designs comply with relevant EMC/EMI standards and modify designs where needed. Whilst the Embedded Electronics team is responsible for supporting products at initial design stages; a key focus for any successful applicant will be to seek out and research early stage technology initiatives and look at ways of incorporating these technologies into future and new product opportunities.
Education and experience:
• Minimum BEng/MEng degree in Electronic Engineering or other relevant discipline with a demonstrable level of industrial experience in a relevant industry.
Minimum technical knowledge:
Applicants should have experience in 2 of the following 5 areas:
• Digital hardware design:
o Excellent general knowledge of microprocessors, preferably including ARM Cortex M series and PIC microcontrollers
o Knowledge of serial interfaces such as I2C, SPI, UART, USB
• Analogue hardware design:
o Experience of analogue amplification, conditioning/filter circuitry
o Design of OP-AMP stages such as differential amplifiers, integrators etc
o Experience of using sensors such as MEMS accelerometers/gyros, ultrasonic, temperature, optical sensors (proximity, ambient and colour) and VOC
• Motor hardware and control
o Design of servo and low power motor drive hardware and control systems
o Design of brushless DC motor hardware and control system is desirable
• Power supply hardware o Design of switch mode power supplies (e.g. up to 50W)
o Linear regulator hardware design
o Experience of C/C++ programming for embedded systems
o Assembly software experience and mixed C and Assembly experience is desirable.