Senior Electronics Engineer


Ref: 1377Thursday 28 July 2022

Excellent Salary, Company Pension and Profit Share

Enigma People Solutions has been exclusively retained to recruit a Senior Electronics Engineer for i4pd, an employee-owned product design and development consultancy. i4pd is an established brand with an excellent reputation for achieving a competitive edge for small and large businesses alike by bringing new or improved products to market. The company employs experienced and creative designers and engineers who operate out of i4pd’s studio on the south side of Edinburgh. The team works collaboratively with clients to augment their internal capabilities, supporting them to add product functionality, reduce cost, increase visual appeal, enhance usability, and keep pace with the IoT revolution. i4PD’s clients include household names and those on their way to becoming leading consumer electronics and medical device brands.

This is a superb opportunity to join a forward thinking and successful SME business located in a bright and open studio based 20 minutes south of Edinburgh city centre in stunning rural surroundings with views of the Pentland hills. In return you can expect a competitive salary & company workplace pension and a company performance profit share (tax free up to a limit) and cycle to work scheme. You will experience a challenging and supportive culture within which to develop your career and i4pd recognises the value of maintaining a strong work/life balance so actively supports flexible and hybrid working arrangements alongside continual training and development. You will undertake a 37.5 hour a week of flexible hours Monday to Friday (around core hours of 10am to 3pm).

About the Role

You will hold a Senior Electronics Systems position and report to i4pd’s Principal Electronics Engineer, joining a team of 8 electronics hardware and firmware engineers within the company.

As a technical lead on projects, you will be responsible for developing creative solutions to challenging problems associated with the design, development, and sustaining engineering for client products. As a design partner to clients and champion of their customers, you will bring enthusiasm and passion to the product development process and will have a direct impact on the commercial success of their products. The successful candidate should be able to quickly embrace and implement our internal ISO9001 and ISO13485 QMS, ensuring their application whilst contributing to our continual improvement initiatives.

Your Role:

The remit for the role will be to:

  • Take on a systems design lead role for interdisciplinary projects involving electronics, software and mechanics, liaising with i4pd in-house designers and engineering partners.
  • Work with clients to define detailed electronics & software requirements.
  • Guide designs towards meeting regulatory requirements as required.
  • Work with i4pd’s Business Development Director and Project Managers to develop proposals and project plans.
  • Provide in-house electronics system design for analogue and digital products
  • Specify, design, and test electronics systems. 
  • Develop prototype systems for proof of concept work / early product prototypes using custom hardware and off-the-shelf modules.
  • Develop test circuits including interfacing sensors, communications and basic automation.
  • Review the work from other team members delivered to ensure it meets functional and quality requirements.
  • Support embedded software for prototypes / test circuits and products.
  • Support full-lifecycle product development.
  • Help defining processes, templates, libraries and everything needed to make a more efficient work environment       

    Your Background:
    You are a highly experienced electronics hardware design engineer with a track record of commercially focused product design. 
    You are a highly motivated individual who is quick to learn and able to manage working on multiple projects without direct supervision. 
    You have the desire and capabilities to work in a multidisciplinary team and you are able to speak with clients and non-technical stakeholders to understand their requirements and explain technical concepts. 
    You always document your designs to a high level of quality and have worked on full product releases. 
    You have multi-market product development experience which includes consumer and/or regulated environment products like medical or similar.

    Essential Technical Skills / Experience
    Degree level qualification in Electronics Engineering or equivalent.
    8+ years of industry experience
    Electronics Systems hardware design expertise for products at medium to high volumes i.e. have a good knowledge of EMC, DfM etc.
    Broad electronics experience – analogue, digital, power supply, signal conditioning & sensors.
    Schematic capture experience
    Circuit simulation (LTSPICE or similar).

    Circuit build, test & debug.
    Strong reviewing rigor
    Testing / Debugging / Troubleshooting of designs 
    Highly competent at MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).

    Desired Technical Skills  
    Experience with Systems / Single Board Computers / Modules.
    Embedded micro-controller design (e.g. ARM).
    Analogue circuit design including Analogue to Digital and Digital to Analogue systems
    Wireless connectivity (including Bluetooth / BLE).
    Serial communications – USB, RS232, SPI / I2C / 1-wire other serial bus protocols.
    Familiar with analogue & digital sensors and interfacing to acquisition electronics.
    Data acquisition and analysis techniques.
    Experience in PCB layout.
    EMC testing and troubleshooting.
    Design for medical / regulated device.
    Embedded software capable

    IT networking.

     To apply for this role please send:
    Your CV and portfolio.
    A covering letter briefly describing the contribution your skills & experience would bring to the team.


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