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Senior Systems Development Engineer

Sector: Engineering and Manufacturing
Salary: Discussed on application
Location: Colchester, Essex
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 910517

Just Recruitment is recruiting for a Senior Systems Development Engineer on behalf of a company based in Colchester, Essex.

This is a new role for an area of the business, which is expected to evolve and expand quickly, and an exciting opportunity to develop both new markets for the company and new responsibilities. Consequently, you should have prior team leading or management experience in a relevant area, even though the role is initially very “hands-on”. You will be involved at all levels and with all other teams in the company, so the role is a great fit for someone who works well independently, is able to take on many different tasks in parallel, and has the organisational and interpersonal skills to develop the role into a key part of the business.

The primary objective for this role is to be able to define, build and test small development systems based on third party standard enclosures and own board-level products, with additional third-party products often included. They may be created as standard products or as one-off units for particular customer requirements. In some cases, the system will also require pre-installation of an operating system and some test and/or application software provided by a customer.

The role typically but not exclusively involves the following:

  • Liaison with our Marketing and Technical Support teams from the bid stage to specify and define systems based on standard or customised enclosures containing board-level products and, where necessary, additional software.
  • Building and testing the prototype systems.
  • Compiling assembly and test instructions for production manufacturing of the systems.
  • Construction and maintenance of technical files to support CE marketing of the product.
  • Preparation for, and attendance at, off-site and on-site compliance testing when required.
  • Providing feature set input to the design of new boards and supporting software.
  • Researching standards and technologies to ensure future compliance.
  • Providing input to the board and software design teams to improve the system-level usability of the boards in real applications.
  • Working with the design, purchasing and manufacturing teams as appropriate to achieve the above, and to put the systems into production.

Qualifications and experience:

You should be degree qualified and be able to demonstrate past experience of embedded system design and development, as either a digital electronics engineer or an embedded software engineer. You are expected to be familiar with some or all of the following:

  • Designing for or with embedded computer boards and software.
  • Building, configuring and testing embedded computer systems.
  • Installing and configuring Windows and Linux operating systems and drivers.
  • Diagnosing and rectifying assembly and other problems to board level.
  • Creation or at least modification of software test scripts and interpreting the test results. (This does not include the creation or modification of software programs.)
  • Understanding and applying the requirements of military and commercial industry standards.
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