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Senior Hardware Designer

The Wohl Group- Aerospace Recruiters
Toronto, ON, Canada
February 22, 2021

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A Hardware Designer requires advanced formal engineering education, superior problem solving skills and independent decision-making ability. Responsibilities include designing and implementing electronic hardware systems in a team setting. Systems typically require the design and development of both analog and digital circuits. This position reports to Hardware Engineering Manager.


• Support technical/commercial proposals and assist with preparation of estimates, schedules, compliance matrices and costing for new bids

• Analyze customer needs/requirements to create hardware development plans and hardware verification plans

• Analyze and specify hardware development environment (HDE), verification environment, debugging and profiling tools

• Develop, deploy and support DO-254 processes, reviews (SOI), development plans and review checklists

• Analyze user’s requirements and create a detailed hardware architecture and formal structured design

• Perform electronics, hardware FPGA design and mechanical engineering design

• Design electronic circuits, components, systems and equipment from detailed designs to meet EMC/EMI requirements and performance

• Prepare material costs and timing estimates, reports and design descriptions for electronic systems and equipment

• Perform circuit analysis and traceability from user’s requirements to formal design and implementation

• Support and inspect the installation, modification, testing and operation of electronic components, systems and equipment

• Debug and troubleshoot hardware circuits

• Determine FMEA at Board and Component levels

• Integrate hardware into embedded system environment, including test bench and on aircraft at customer sites

• Work with product development teams – product/systems and/or Software Engineers and engineering support in a leadership role

• Produce and manage work packages and submit status reports to Hardware Engineering Manager

• Participate and support on program risk assessment and mitigation

• Supervise the work of junior designers and/or other engineering employees

• Provide presentations to customers on hardware design and operation

• Other duties as assigned


• Minimum 10 years’ experience in electronic product design and reliability analysis, including digital and analog building blocks;

• Bachelor’s degree in Electrical/Computer Engineering or equivalent combination of training and experience;

• VHDL design and experience on DO-254, DOORS, Orcad, Matlab, PSPICE are assets.

• Technical and hardware qualifications (DO-160 and DO-254) experience. Background from Control systems (Engine Control, Landing and Steering Controls an asset), Avionics, Aerospace, Medical Device or other high reliability products would be a definite asset;

• Leadership/management experience

• Proven experience working with standards, processes and work procedures in a structured design environment;

• Familiarity with RTCA, Inc. certification standards;

• Professionally registered (P. Eng) in Ontario (or have the ability to obtain such registration within one year of employment).

• Orcad, Matlab, PSPICE are assets.

• Proficient on Microsoft Office Tools advanced features (Word, Project, Access and Excel);

• Excellent analytical, problem solving skills and adaptability;

• Strong verbal and written communication skills;

• Exceptional organization skills and able to meet tight deadlines;

• This posting reflects the general duties of the position but is not a detailed description of all duties which the successful applicant may be asked to perform.