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Design Engineer

Terrafix Limited
Up to £60,000 per annum + company pension and benefits
Closing date
18 Feb 2022
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Job Details

Job Purpose

The candidates should have a high level of education and experience in this field and be able to work independently or as part of a small multi-disciplinary team. Due to the diversity of the work performed, experience in the following design disciplines is desirable.

Hardware Design

Microprocessor-based product designs (particularly NXP LPC and TI MSP families)

Integration of:

  • Cellular radio-modules
  • GNSS radio-modules
  • ETX and COM-Express x86 modules

Peripheral integration:

  • 1-Wire
  • ADC
  • CANbus
  • DAC
  • Ethernet
  • GPIO
  • I2C
  • PCIe
  • RS232/422/485
  • SPI
  • USB

PCB design (ideally using Altium):

  •          Schematic capture
  •          BOM generation
  •          Component footprints
  •          3D models
  •          PCB layout

PSU design with DC/DC or Linear regulators

Knowledge of Li-ION/Li-Polymer battery packs and fuel gauges

3D CAD design experience to design product enclosures and/or liaise with external third-party design-houses

Knowledge of legal conformance requirements (i.e. CE-Marking, E-Marking, UKCA-Marking) and experience of taking products through approvals.

Software Design

Strong 'C coding knowledge

Development/Test applications using Visual Studio C# (for Windows)

Embedded real-time firmware

Peripheral communication/driver for 1-Wire, ADC, CANbus, DAC, Ethernet, GPIO, I2C, PCIe, RS232/422/485, SPI, USB devices

Operating Systems

Image creation and support of Windows 7, 8.1 and 10

Group policy and registry manipulation

Skills Required

  • IT Skills
  • Numeracy
  • Good communication skills with colleagues and customers both oral and written
  • Ability to problem solve

Personal Qualities Required:

  • Team working, collaboration
  • Good time management and personal organisation
  • Reliability
  • A positive attitude
  • Willingness to learn
  • Good work ethic
  • Candidate must have a clean UK driving license


Terrafix is the leading supplier of ICT and Mobile Data systems to the UK Ambulance Service, Security's Services, Police and other emergency based organisations.

Find Us
01782 577015
Bladon House
Festival Way
Stoke on Trent
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