Senior Electronics Design Engineer

Hardware Engineering · Oxford, Oxfordshire
Department Hardware Engineering
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation £46,500 - £55,500 p.a.

As a Senior Electronics Engineer you will participate in the full electronics lifecycle, from system architecture design to system delivery. A key part of the role is designing bespoke electronics and interface boards for COTS items. You will be working on complex issues with minimal supervision. You will have a proactive working style with the ability to identify solutions and build effective working relationships across the business. You may be given responsibility for a discrete part of a project or be working on multiple projects simultaneously, managing priorities and deliverables. 



  • Participating in the full life cycle of electronics design from informing requirement capture to acceptance testing of PCB boards.  
  • Participating in design peer reviews. 
  • Integrating COTS components with bespoke electronics designed in-house. 
  • Creating and updating documentation for new and legacy products. 
  • Planning and estimating tasks for project planning requirements. 
  • Ensuring industry standards and best practice are incorporated into your work and promoted in the team.  
  • Ensuring that processes are followed in designs and reviews. 
  • Conducting research and producing evidence for proposed solutions. 
  • Working from requirements to identify solutions. 
  • Identify areas of inefficiency in current processes and suggest improvements to a wider technical and non-technical audience.  
  • Create roadmaps for your individual work and manage expectations of customers both inside and outside of your immediate team.  


What we think you need to succeed: 

  • Relevant degree, such as Avionics or Electronic Engineering, or significant technical experience in aerospace avionics/electronic systems. 
  • Significant hands-on, industry experience in electronics design. 
  • Significant and proven experience designing and using communication interfaces such as SPI, I2C, UART, Ethernet, CANbus etc. 
  • Experience integrating COTS electronics i.e., by designing schematics and PCBs. 
  • Proven expertise identifying and troubleshooting technical problems and quality issues at component level. 
  • Ability to take initiative, work in a self-driven manner, and make clear and unambiguous decisions. 


Bonus points will be awarded for: 

  • Experience using task tracking tools like Jira, Mantis, MS TFS, or Bugzilla. 
  • Experience with version control applications like Subversion, GIT or mercurial. 
  • Previous experience with Altium products. 
  • Proficiency with PLM software such as Keytech. 
  • Proficiency with ALM software such as Codebeamer. 
  • Software development in C/C++. 
  • Exposure to use scripts to automate repetitive tasks. 
  • Able to conduct low level, speculative research or follow structured development processes as required. 
  • Exposure to developing under standards like DO178, DO254, DO160, MISRA will be a plus. 
  • Working with UAVs. 
  • EMC testing. 

Like the rest of the Animal Dynamics team, you’ll benefit from:  

  • Competitive salary in the region of £46,500 - £55,500 pa, dependent on experience
  • Flexible working
  • Pension scheme (5% matched)
  • Career Development Framework to support your professional development
  • EMI share options scheme
  • Private Medical Insurance (Vitality)
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Life Assurance
  • Group income protection


Note to all applicants.  

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  • Location
    Oxford, Oxfordshire
  • Department
    Hardware Engineering
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    £46,500 - £55,500 p.a.