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Electronics Design Engineer - Scotland

Life Cover, 6% / 2%employee pension, 25 days holiday, free parking and refreshments - Software & Electronics
Ref: 202 Date Posted: Thursday 03 Jan 2019
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Electronics Engineer

Location: Central Belt -Scotland

Industry: Medical Device - Diagnostics

Package: £Excellent Salary, Contributory Pension, Life cover, 25 days holiday


Our client is a dynamic, energetic company, developing revolutionary and flexible assay platform technologies that will transform In Vitro Diagnostic testing and provide next generation healthcare. The company was founded in 2009 and is located at our newly built facility.

On their behalf we are looking for proactive, talented, focused and enthusiastic individuals who can make a significant contribution to the continued growth and success of their company.


Contract: Permanent


Role Description / purpose

Reporting to the R&D Engineering Director, and working as part of the engineering team, the role will be responsible for driving the development of their Point of Care (POC) instrument design from the lab based prototype stage to manufacturing design transfer.


Key roles and Responsibilities

  • Be aware of project timelines and contribute to the electronics sections of the project plan with relevant tasks and estimated timescales.
  • Create detailed design specifications based on input from product requirements specifications and prototype testing and characterisation.
  • Create robust characterisation and test methods to set tolerances and limits on key technical blocks of the instrument design.
  • Provide innovative and robust design solutions to identified problem / high risk design areas.
  • Review and critique electronic design solutions developed by other team members.
  • Ensure that the key functional technical blocks of the instrument are developed, tested and iterated in a robust and rapid manner.
  • Ensure that the electronic components of the instrument design are integrated into a robust final solution including management of sub-contractor partners where required (PCB fab, board build, component sourcing).
  • Work with the chosen contact manufacture and internal colleagues as appropriate to transfer the electronic product design to manufacturing, inclusive of specifying board stage and any intermediate assembly testing required.
  • Ability to develop and execute the required verification and validation activities needed to demonstrate the electronics design has met specification.
  • Use or develop competent knowledge in the required electrical regulations applicable to the development of medical devices.


Essential skills

  • Degree qualified in electronic engineering
  • Practical experience in analogue, digital and mixed circuit design.
  • Ability to implement designs in a schematic capture package (e.g. Altium) and generate the associated BOM/s
  • Ability to translate requirements into design specifications.
  • Practical experience in board bring up and debug using appropriate tools and techniques


Highly Desirable Skills

  • Experience of working in the medical device industry and the application of CE marking directives and applicable device standards.
  • Experience in the design of optical fluorescent detection systems
  • Experience and knowledge in the design of electrochemistry interfacing circuitry
  • Knowledge and design of magnetic circuits
  • Competence in HDL programming for CPLD/ FPGA design (Verilog preferable)
  • Practical experience in the use of PCB layout design tools.
  • Ability to co-ordinate with sub-contractors for prototyping and board builds ensuring on time delivery to project timelines


Non-Technical Skills

  • Highly motivated individual who can demonstrate flexibility and a can-do attitude.
  • Ensures a positive, productive and proactive relationship with a range of internal and external key stakeholders.
  • A quick learner with the desire and ability to attain the required information to enable development of the required electronic sub systems within the defined timescales.
  • Self-driven, takes ownership, and is motivated to complete the objectives given.
  • Can listen and present effectively, providing progress feedback on a regular basis and as required at project meetings to the Project Leader or Engineering director.
  • Ability to plan and organise your work in accordance with the overall objectives and required timelines via creation and maintenance of the electronic sections of the overall project plan.
  • Demonstrates the ability to solve problems under conditions of uncertainty and ambiguity and is able to think strategically in times of pressure to drive toward the best solutions

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