Digital Electronics Engineer- VARIOUS LOCATIONS

BAE Systems
Chelmsford, England, Essex / Isle of Wight, England
31 Oct 2018
14 Nov 2018
Charlotte Light
Job Type

Digital Electronics Engineer- VARIOUS LOCATIONS

Would you like to play a key role in the design and development of radar products? We currently have a vacancy for a Digital Electronics Engineer at our site in either Great Baddow, Chelmsford or Cowes, Isle of Wight.

As a Digital Electronics Engineer, you will be working as part of the Product and Training Services (P&TS) Engineering Function that delivers all design, development, support to manufacturing and in-service support of radar products. You will be working across products such as: the Sampson multi-function radar fitted to the T45 Destroyer, the Artisan surveillance and target indication radar fitted to T23 Frigates, and the Commander Air Defence land-based radar, in service with the RAF.

This is a technical role relating to the digital electronic aspects of radar hardware design. You will undertake design and design maintenance tasks in respect of both new products and technology insertion into legacy products.

Radar is an exciting and unique engineering field, with increasingly sophisticated electronics, materials, and signal processing, leading to remarkable advances in the cost and performance of individual and networked radar systems. This role will provide you with the chance to develop as an engineer, with the potential for excellent career progression opportunities in the future.

Your main responsibilities as a Digital Electronics Engineer will involve:

The design and development of digital electronic assemblies, from specification through to release into service

Carrying out the design of boolean logic and sequential logic circuitry

Designing using discrete active components (transistors, diodes, operational amplifiers)

Designing using VHDL design language and methodology

Producing designs to programme Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs) and Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs)

Translation of requirements into design detail

Component selection, schematic capture, and support to PCB layout

Verification of components and sub-systems using a combination of simulation, analysis, test, and assurance techniques

Maintenance of existing designs and implementation of technology insertion programmes

Designing, developing and demonstrating system integrations

Your skills and qualifications as a Digital Electronics Engineer:


Degree or equivalent in Electronic Engineering (or strongly related subject)


Digital electronics development experience

Experience of complex digital design techniques and/or FPGA

Knowledge of operating in a defence or high safety integrity environment

What we're looking for in you:

You will be able to work effectively both independently, as well as within a team, with an honest and transparent attitude to the professional working environment.

Location: Great Baddow, Chelmsford or Cowes, Isle of Wight

Salary: Competitive

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, childcare vouchers, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world's leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

Maritime Services

Join us and help to define the future of global maritime defence capabilities. With approximately 3,500 employees based at five UK locations and revenue of £600million, we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around and offer significant opportunities for committed employees to learn and grow with us.

From our headquarters in Portsmouth, we are proud to support the Royal Navy in global operations. BAE Systems Maritime Services delivers end-to-end support to over 50 per cent of the Royal Navy's surface fleet. Our services include ship upgrades, repairs, dockyard facilities management and provision of combat systems training. We also develop and support the Royal Navy's complex equipment, such as radar, torpedoes and small boats.

BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.

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