Senior Hardware Engineer at Advanced Navigation

Research and Development, Full-Time, Sydney, AU sydney engineering full-time
Posted a month ago

Advanced Navigation is the global leader in navigation systems for air, land and sea. Our products are developed and manufactured in Australia and our main HQ is located in Sydney with offices around the world. With over 68 of the top 100 largest companies as customers, and a broad range of technologies, we are truly changing the way we navigate globally.

Our ever growing team has world class expertise in the fields of inertial navigation, global navigation satellite systems, sensors, acoustics, AI, and RF technologies. 

Click below to find out a little more about us:

Overview of Position

Our hardware engineering team is focused on simulating, designing and developing electronic circuits for advanced navigation technologies utilising analogue signal processing and digital circuits. You will contribute through the entire development lifecycle,  from prototype to development, and through manufacturing.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Design analogue signal chain processing circuits (filters, amplifiers, etc.), digital signal circuits including high-speed interfaces
  • Develop mixed signal processing chains (ie A-D and D-A)
  • Create PCB schematic designs and layouts using Altium Designer
  • Simulate and optimise circuits in LTSpice
  • Collaborate closely with our software team to ensure hardware designs meet software requirements
  • Identify a clear scope of work, and communicate progress through consistent updates to leadership and fellow team members while working to find and mitigate risks
  • Work with mechanical engineers to maximise  fit, function and manufacturability 
  • Preparation of documents required for design data packs, such as: specifications, compliance matrices, design calculations, analysis reports, drawings, test plans, test reports and BOMs
  • Instigating and leading design reviews, test readiness reviews and production readiness reviews
  • Documenting all engineering testing and investigation work to a high standard and utilising the peer review process to ensure cross checking is performed and documented
  • Design for Manufacturing (DFM) and assembly (DFA) using sound engineering methodologies.
  • Working with the manufacturing and support teams to deliver and maintain hardware equipment and systems
  • Developing assembly, repair and test techniques, sourcing of alternates to obsolete parts and materials, and testing as per appropriate engineering specifications
  • Qualifications, Skills & Experience:

  • Bachelor degree or higher in electronics engineering and/or mechatronics
  • 7+ years of experience in designing and developing complex electronics with specific experience in precision analogue data acquisition, processing, and high speed digital circuits
  • Very high proficiency in using industry standard tools such as SPICE & Altium Designer for PCBA design
  • Ability to perform data analysis in Matlab or equivalent
  • A track record of turning high level discussions into detailed, personal work plans and reporting progress to management
  • Exposure to FPGA and systems engineering principles and practices
  • A proactive self-starting approach with a track record of initiative, personal responsibility, ownership of work and reputation for making things happen
  • Basic ability to work with 3D model assemblies in Solidworks or a similar package
  • Strong FPGA skills, either as a hardware designer or as a developer of VHDL, Verilog etc.
  • High-end hands on skills in circuit modification and inspection will be very highly regarded
  • Key Behavioural Qualities:

  • Someone who mandates quality and will not accept a low standard of work, but is able to work quickly on prototyping activities when it is clear that progress is more important than perfection
  • A passionate, hungry learner that gets excited about professional growth and being challenged by new opportunities
  • Proactive communicator who facilitates efficient cross-team connection at the earliest opportunity, especially when significant problems surface that require long-term action to correct
  • Have a collaborative and team-oriented mindset for accomplishing goals and a bias-to-action and desire to make things happen.
  • Be confident developing disruptive technologies and pushing the boundaries of what is possible  
  • Recognises the unique opportunity a career with ADNAV offers, and strives for the success of the company as well as their own development. They should visibly show enthusiasm
  • Able to plan their own work around a brief, be adaptable and recognise and avoid dead ends
  • Able to understand the design brief being asked of them and be proactive in gathering the information they need
  • Not afraid to ask if they don’t understand something
  • What are some of the benefits you will have access to?

    You'll have access to industry-leading products with diverse applications within some of the most interesting and exciting projects worldwide. We’re growing a team of inspired, smart, and driven individuals from all sorts of backgrounds. With great opportunities for growth and variety, we strive to help each employee carve out the path that’s right for them.

    Apart from the above you will be doing your life's best work in a large, fun office in central Sydney close to all public transportation, with coffee and breakfast provided, to keep you going throughout the day.