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Senior Hardware Development Engineer

General Dynamics UK
Hastings, East Sussex and Hybrid Working
Up to £52k p/a and an attractive benefits package.
Closing date
23 Apr 2023

Job Details

General Dynamics UK is looking for a skilled and collaborative Senior Hardware Development Engineer to work within our avionics product development teams, developing a range of product solutions to meet the needs of new and advanced avionic platforms. This full-time hardware development engineering role is based in Hastings and comes with a favourable salary of up to £52,000 and the opportunity to explore flexible working arrangements.


As a dedicated Senior Hardware Development Engineer, you will develop activities across the product development life-cycle, from conceptual design, requirements capture, and analysis to system integration and commissioning. You will be assigned to one of our avionic product development teams, where you will be primarily involved in the detailed design or integration activities of one or more system components. There will also be opportunities to work within our research teams to develop conceptual designs for new products and systems.


To apply for this hardware development engineering job, you will ideally qualifications in electronics or an electronic systems engineering discipline. Some development experience in the avionics, aerospace or naval systems industry would be preferred but is not essential. You also must hold or be able to obtain a UK Security Clearance (SC). Additional requirements include:

  • A good understanding of the challenges associated with hardware design and systems engineering
  • High levels of motivation, integrity and professionalism
  • Full understanding of the development life-cycle from concept to requirements, design capture to production handover
  • Proficiency in hardware design and verification in digital and analogue circuits
  • Experience with firmware development and verification, primarily VHDL


The full Job Description is available via the link.

As a vital member of our team and in return for your expertise, inclusive approach and commitment, we will provide a favourable salary of up to £52,000 and the chance to join a passionate and welcoming team.

In this role, we operate hybrid working (with time split between home and our facilities each week) or you can be based within our offices in Hastings.

Please don't hesitate to get in touch with our General Dynamics UK team today to apply and register your interest in this full-time Senior Hardware Development Engineer position in Hastings. We're looking forward to meeting you.


Our Company benefits

We pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose, offering highly competitive benefits:

  • A compressed nine-day fortnight – which means every other Friday off!
  • A flexible benefits scheme - allowing you to adapt your benefits to suit yours and your family’s needs 
  • A personalised career development plan, alongside regular progress reviews - supporting and valuing your progression within the Company
  • Professional training and development courses, both internal and external - allowing you to reach your full potential
  • A flexible working environment where your contributions are recognised and rewarded, which includes compressed hours, reduced hours and job share
  • A Company sports and social club, offering events at discounted prices – giving you the opportunity to meet and socialise with your fellow colleagues outside the workplace


General Dynamics Mission Systems

General Dynamics Mission Systems in St Leonards-on-Sea currently provide a wide range of Avionic Mission Computing Systems for a wide range Military Fast Jets, Helicopters and UAV’s. Recent success has resulted in General Dynamics developing the next generation of Advanced High Performance, Safety Critical Mission Computer Systems to meet the needs of latest platforms in development by several aircraft manufacturers. These Mission Computing Systems provide the functionality that integrates aircraft systems, sensor systems and weapon systems with the information and control systems required by the aircrew to meet the demanding operational needs of these aircraft.


General Dynamics Mission Systems engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation. With a global team of more than 13,000 top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defence and scientific arenas. In the UK, we are leading the way in avionics and communication systems. Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency. 

We believe in maintaining a diverse workplace - inclusive of beliefs, cultural background, job experiences, thoughts, and ideas. If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we welcome you to join our inclusive team!

As part of our commitment to inclusion and diversity we welcome in particular applications from women, members of the LGBTQIA+ community and ethnic minority groups. 

We are a Disability Confident Employer, as such we offer an interview to disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for the job.
Please email if you would like your application to be considered under the DC Scheme.  

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We are one of the UK’s leading defence companies and an important supplier to the UK Ministry of Defence. What sets us apart is not only our 60+ years of experience, but our commitment to providing an innovation-driven workplace for some of the best and brightest minds in the UK defence industry.

GD 1

We have established a worldwide reputation for excellence in delivering multi-domain C4ISR solutions, Armoured Fighting Vehicle capability, and next-generation avionics systems.

Our colleagues innovate on a daily basis to meet our customers’ unique mission and land systems requirements.  While each individual brings their unique and valued expertise, personality, interests and perspectives to the organisation, one thing unites us all – our ongoing commitment to excellence, community, and teamwork.

GD 2

General Dynamics UK is part of General Dynamics Corporation, one of the top five defence companies in the world. General Dynamics, headquartered in Reston, Virginia, employs approximately 100,000 people worldwide. The Company is a market leader in business aviation; land and expeditionary combat systems; armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and information systems and technologies.

GD 3

In the UK we are structured around two main businesses:

Land Systems and Mission Systems. 

Our solutions include:

  • Avionic systems
  • Bowman
  • C4I systems - Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Information
  • Digitised training solutions and services
  • ISTAR (Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition & Reconnaissance) systems
  • Modelling, simulation and experimentation systems
  • Armoured Fighting Vehicles (AFV)
Company info
(0) 1495 787 200
Unit 1 and 3
Oakdale Court
Oakdale Business Park
South Wales
NP12 4AD

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