Graduate / Junior Hardware Engineer

Begbroke, Oxford
Reporting to: 
Hardware Design Team Leader
Full time, Salaried

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a well established engineering company who are world leaders in the analogue and digital audio field. The role of the graduate hardware engineer would be well suited to talented fresh graduates or even junior engineers looking for a significant challenge. Working closely with an expert team of software and hardware engineers, the successful hardware engineer will get involved with taking products from initial concept through to production, enabling you to gain wide experience of the electronic product design process.


  • With the support and mentoring from our senior engineers, perform innovative high speed digital and analogue design for new products
  • Design circuits and draw schematics so that accurate circuit information is available to the PCB designers
  • Contribute to VHDL FPGA firmware development
  • Support the efficient production, test, qualification and integration of new designs
  • Undertake testing and debugging of our design, ensuring that the design meets the design specification
  • Help with managing obsolescence, including identifying and designing alternative parts
  • Provide support on product design issues and product improvement (including engineering design, documentation and configuration control)
  • Provide support to the Service and Production departments to resolve design and other hardware/firmware issues

Key Qualifications and Experience:

  • Strong academic background (2.1 or higher) in electronic engineering or similar subject
  • Good understanding of electronics design (ideally analogue and digital circuit design)
  • Knowledge and experience with FPGA, ASIC or RTL design, VHDL or Verilog programming and hardware verification
  • Understanding of digital signal processing concepts
  • Experience with software programming in higher level languages as well as assembler would be a distinct advantage.

Person specification:

  • Proven ability to meet deadlines
  • Have good initiative and the ability to work with a low level of supervision
  • Ability to analyse a problem and complete detailed reports
  • Highly focused, self-motivated with an interest in extending their knowledge and skills
  • Enjoys working in a team environment
  • Analytical and keen attention to detail and excellent communication skills
  • A good balance of practical skills and theoretical understanding
  • An interest in audio and/or music would be an advantage

Application Instructions:
Please send your CV and covering letter to Your covering letter should highlight the extent to which your skills/experience meets the requirements of the role and your motivation behind applying. Please also state your salary expectation and current availability.

To apply for this position, you must already have the right to work in the UK