Imaging Applications Hardware Engineer


Ref: 1238Thursday 28 May 2020

Negotiable salary, plus benefits

This position is for an Imaging Applications Hardware Engineer to work as part of the overall System Environment team to define and develop robust and flexible hardware solutions to match our client’s product needs and support internal and external customer requirements.

Throughout our decade long relationship with this client, we have placed numerous candidates; many of whom are still happily there, working on cutting edge technologies for one of Europe’s most innovative tech giants. By joining the team in Edinburgh, you’ll become part of an R&D team that is at the forefront of this company’s technological advance. You’ll be working in a great environment (newly refurbished office completed in summer of 2017), with on-site test labs and within walking distance to Edinburgh city centre. Great benefits and competitive salary is on offer, as well as clear career progression.

The hardware being developed ranges from high-speed image capture solutions, host/device bridge boards, power management and lighting control solutions.  As our client's hardware developments are used in various environments and at various locations around the world, it is vital that what is developed is clearly documented, optimised, repeatable and reliable and that future needs are considered as well as current ones.


  • Hardware development – Schematic capture, PCB design, Microcontroller firmware development, design verification and testing.
  • Hardware support – enhancements, user support, distribution and returns.
  • Hardware re-work – board debug, failure analysis and repair.
  • The successful candidate will also be expected to support the hardware in the field and to manage distribution and returns.
  • Although this is primarily a hardware role some software skills, particularly of scripting languages, would be advantageous.


  • Experience of schematic capture tools – preferably Altium.
  • Design experience with serial interfaces such as USB, MIPI CSI2, SPI and I2C and using microcontrollers
  • Analogue circuit design including low voltage power supplies, DAC and ADC.
  • Knowledge of PCB layout/tracking rules for maintaining signal integrity.
  • Circuit simulation with standard SPICE tools

 Useful knowledge and experience

  • Knowledge of Altium PCB layout tools would be an advantage
  • Familiarity with software languages such as Python, C++ and C#.
  • Microcontroller firmware development
  • Experience of working with multi-disciplinary teams – mechanical, optical, validation, characterisation, test etc.
  • Understanding of good board design for EMC/ESD testing


As well as offering competitive salaries, our cliet offers a great benefits package inluding :

  • Income Protection - 2/3rds base salary if permanently unable to work
  • Life Assurance - 4x annual salary
  • Private Medical Insurance - fully expensed for family (pay only the taxable benefit)
  • Free Health Check-ups - every two years
  • Stakeholder Pension - up to 7.5% from the company
  • Pension Salary Sacrifice - we give 100% of NI saving (12.8%)
  • Flexible Holiday - buy or sell up to 5 days
  • Cycle Scheme - save ~50% on a bike
  • Child Care Vouchers - tax efficient child care
  • Accident Insurance - up to 5x salary
  • Social Club - subsidised membership to Escapees