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Digital Electronics Design Engineer

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BAE Systems UK
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Job Title: Digital Electronics Design Engineer

Location: Chelmsford, Portsmouth or Isle of Wight - We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements - please chat with your recruiter about the options for this particular role

Salary: Up to £65,500 dependant on skills and experience

What you’ll be doing:

Detailed digital electronic circuit design including component selection, evaluation, simulation, schematic capture, and liaising with PCB design teams

VHDL design, code, simulation, test, and integration and embedded IP

Design verification using a combination of simulation, analysis, and test techniques, including support to EMC test houses and customer installations

Generate design documentation and technical reports

Interfacing with related disciplines

Assist the development of higher-level system designs and development of technical requirement specifications

Support system integration activities

Your skills and experiences:

To be successful you will ideally have educational background in Electronic Engineering or strongly related subject, and have experience in one or more of the following areas:

Generating component level digital electronic designs for introduction into volume production

Development of FPGA/CPLD designs

Digital design including processor interfacing, memory devices, PLD interfacing, UARTs, SPI, I2C, Ethernet etc

ADC/DAC devices and techniques

Design proving, integration, and defect resolution

Gathering of evidence to support acceptance, fitness for purpose, legislative requirements, and safety


You’ll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You’ll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts – you may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

The Digital Electronics Design team:

Digital Engineering’s goal is to accelerate the development of complex products, systems, and sub-systems by overcoming the established engineering disciplines, while addressing each engineering problem. As Digital Electronic Engineer, you will be responsible for our digital designs. We will provide you with the opportunity to join various complex development projects and you will have the opportunity to see the full lifecycle and contribute through all phases.

Why BAE Systems?

This is a place where you’ll be able to make a real difference. You’ll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity, and merit, and where you’ll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals. We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.

Closing Date

30th August 2023 –We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.