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Hardware Engineer- Avionics & Digital Hardware - Hybrid Working

General Dynamics UK
Hastings, East Sussex - Hybrid Working (Home & Onsite)
Up to £41k p/a and an attractive benefits package.
Closing date
5 Oct 2023

Job Details

Do you have hardware development experience, and are you seeking a new job in the Hastings area? General Dynamics UK is looking for a full-time Hardware Development Engineer, and the role comes with a salary of up to £41k p/a and an attractive benefits package.

As a Hardware Development Engineer, you will work within our avionics or maritime product development teams, developing a range of product solutions to meet the needs of new and advanced avionic and maritime platforms.

The successful candidate will be assigned to one of our avionic or maritime product development teams and be primarily involved in the detailed design or integration activities of one or more system components. There will be opportunities to work within our research teams developing conceptual designs for new products and systems.


To apply for this Hardware Development Engineer role, you will need a degree within electronics or electronic systems engineering. The following are also required:

  • Full understanding of the development lifecycle from concept to requirements, design capture to production handover
  • Ability to investigate and resolve system integration issues and perform hardware design and verification in digital and/or analogue circuits
  • Firmware development and verification skills, primarily VHDL
  • An understanding of model-based engineering/model-based system engineering.


In return for your collaborative approach and expertise, you will receive an excellent benefits package, including a salary of £32,800 to £41,000.

We will consider applications for Hybrid working (with time split between home and our facility in Hastings) – we aim to be as flexible as possible so please discuss with us your preference.

Please reach out to our team today to apply for this full time Firmware Engineer position in Hastings. Click the link to apply to download and read full job description at the bottom of the page for more details. 


We pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose, offering impressive benefits: A compressed nine-day fortnight and compressed hours - which means every other Friday off A personalized career development plan, alongside regular progress reviews - supporting and valuing your progression within the Company A flexible working environment where your contributions are recognized and rewarded with flexible benefits 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. 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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