Electronics Design Engineers

The following positions are currently available:

Design Engineer:
Salary: £29,900 to £36,808
Grade: RC-D
Contract Type: Open-Ended
Hours: Full Time

Senior Engineer:
Salary: £37,213 to £45,014
Grade: RC-E
Contract Type: Open-Ended
Hours: Full Time

Principal Engineer:
Salary: £47,361 to £55,926
Grade: RC-F
Contract Type: Open-Ended
Hours: Full Time


The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is one of Europe's largest research organisations. We are trusted to support, enable and undertake pioneering projects in an amazing diversity of fields. Through world-class facilities and people, we're driving ground-breaking advances in science, technology and engineering.

Within STFC the Technology Department provides advanced technology and engineering in support of both STFC funded activities and other high profile international projects. Our technologies and competencies are world class, and our expertise encompasses micro-nano engineering, through microelectronics, to major engineering structures.

Currently we are involved in a number of International Science projects such as the Square Kilometre Array, the European Extremely Large Telescope, the European XFEL, The European Spallation Source, and Particle Physics experiments at CERN. Additionally we have major on-site facilities such as the ISIS Neutron Source and the Diamond Light Source.

We also have an active DAQ R&D program where we aim to apply the very latest Electronics and Optical Transceiver Technology to Scientific Instrumentation based around 20nm/finFET FPGAs and 40/100G Ethernet and beyond.

Our applications are typically based around the latest high end FPGA devices for signal processing and 10G Ethernet for data transport. Systems can range from a single FPGA to extreme DAQ systems with many thousands of FPGAs with multiple 10G/40G/100G links feeding large CPU/GPU/FPGA processing farms.

About The Role

Due to an increase in the number of big science projects being undertaken, we now have a range of exciting opportunities for Electronics Design Engineers with strong System, Board and FPGA level design skills to join the Technology Department.

Working within Electronics System Design Group you will be part of team of around 15 Design Engineers specialising in FPGA and Board Level design electronics for Scientific Applications including Sensors devices developed by our own Divisions ASICs and CMOS Imager Design Groups.

Applications are typically based around the latest high end FPGA devices for signal processing and 10G Ethernet for data transport. Systems can range from a single FPGA to extreme DAQ systems with many thousands of FPGAs and 10G links feeding large CPU/GPU processing farms. We also have an active R&D program where we aim to apply the very latest technology to scientific applications such as Parallel Optical Transceivers, 14nm-20nm FPGAs and 40/100G Ethernet.

Design Engineer 
Working under the guidance of Senior Engineering staff, the Design Engineer’s responsibilities may range from assisting in the architecting of a system, working in a small project team to implement a system, or to undertaking tasks on an individual level such as designing a complex board or IP library block, or undertaking a challenging FPGA implementation.

Senior Engineer
As above, plus leading or assisting in the architecting of a system, leading a small project team to implement a system.

Principal Engineer
Taking the lead role in any aspect of management, technical management, design and project life cycle. This would include bidding for work/funding, dealing with the start-up of projects, Section line management, leading a project design team and leading technical areas such as design tools or design strategy.

These roles may require UK and international travel. Some projects will also require the ability to work in a controlled radiation area.

Successful applicants will be appointed at Engineer, Senior Engineer, or Principal Engineer level, depending on the strength of your skills, experience and qualifications.

For more information and to apply, click here.

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