Electronics/Hardware Design Engineer

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Expleo Engineering UK is expanding its Electronics & Embedded Systems (EES) capability rapidly, so we are looking to recruit Electronics Engineers who are keen to progress their careers with a growing company and who want to help our customers make real products. 

The EES business unit has world class experts in the provision of real-time embedded systems, specialising in safety critical control systems. To continue to grow the business we are now looking for experienced hardware engineers to join our growing team.


This opportunity is Marine working for one of the largest defence suppliers in the UK and is initially Hybrid then client site based in Rochester (Kent). Opportunities may be perm or PSC but in ether case you must be prepared for travel to client location 


  • At Expleo, our Electronics Engineers:
    • Translate our customers‘ vision into clear and concise user, business, and product requirements.
    • Use industry standard methods to develop product architectures. Decomposing the problem into digestible functional, physical and behavioural chunks.
    • Design, Build, Commission & Debug world-class hardware solutions
    • Build and coordinate simulations to help us to validate requirements early.
    • Work collaboratively with all our engineering teams to clarify work packages, manage case studies and resolve engineering issues.
    • In addition to project responsibility, you will play a key role in developing our electronics/hardware engineering capability more widely.


  • Degree level qualification in a relevant discipline. 
  • A lower qualification would be acceptable e.g. HNC/HND should the candidate be able to demonstrate significant demonstrable experience in lieu
  • Incorporated or Chartered Engineer or have evidence of progress towards Professional Registration with a PEI.


  • Operate effectively across project lifecycles.
  • Be Bold; Act reliable – Make a difference and challenge convention.
  • Be inquisitive - always ask ‘why?’, seek to understand the underlying principles behind all engineering problems, strive to broaden your skill set.
  • Influence - you’ll need to be able to convince stakeholders at all levels of the business.
  • Communicate - be able to articulate complex ideas and concepts verbally or in writing to anyone.
  • Collaborate - actively build relationship across functional divides.

Desired Skills




  • Practical, relevant experience in a product development environment performing similar roles.
  • Expertise in requirements engineering and hardware architectures.
  • Hands on experience with simulation and systems analysis using tools such as Simscape/Simulink and MATLAB.
  • Experience of applying hardware engineering toolsets and paradigms such as IBM DOORS, Labview, Altium, V & V, etc
  • A solid grasp of Firmware tools for FPGA/ASIC development and SPICE for electronic simulation.
  • Experienced in Defence / Aerospace or safety regulated environments.
  • Specific hardware experience, ARM, Ethernet switch, I2C, SPI, PCB Layout with reliability

What do I need before I apply

  • BPSS Cleared
  • Hold SC or be able to obtain SC
  • Willingness to work minimum 2 days (hybrid) per week initially at at Rochester (Kent) then 5 days a week as project moves to working with real hardware in labs


  • Collaborative working environment – we stand shoulder to shoulder with our clients and our peers through good times and challenges 
  • We empower all passionate technology loving professionals by allowing them to expand their skills and take part in inspiring projects 
  • Always working as one team, our people are not afraid to think big and challenge the status quo 


For permanent hires Expleo offers:


  • Expleo Academy - enables you to acquire and develop the right skills by delivering a suite of accredited training courses 
  • Competitive company benefits such as medical and dental insurance, pension, life assurance, employee wellbeing programme, sports and social events, birthday hampers and much more!


“We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age”.





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