Hardware Design Engineer

£43k – £60k per annum

Job Details:

Nexperia aspires to become a $10b turnover business by 2030. This ambition can be achieved through our next generation technologies, ongoing improvement in manufacturing sustainability, state-of-the-art facilities, and most importantly, investing in our people. We are now looking for a Hardware Design Engineer to join our team.

What our Hardware Design Engineer will do

Reporting to the Equipment Development Manager, you will be joining a small team of highly skilled electronic engineers and project managers, supporting the Quality Labs team with delivering advanced test methods for product characterisation and qualification.

Key responsibilities will include

  • Delivering complex hardware solutions for characterisation of power semiconductor devices
  • Working with Project Managers to create design specifications based on stakeholders’ requirements
  • Being responsible for the development of the Hardware, Firmware and Software development activities
  • Creating analogue and digital designs in line with written specifications
  • Communicating project delivery progress with key stakeholders (project management, marketing, test, application)
  • Supporting and mentoring junior engineers through their activities

What our Hardware Design Engineer will need


  • Degree in Electronic Engineering and proven experience in hardware design
  • Analogue and digital design experience
  • High Speed and High current design experience
  • Experience in using simulation tools, such as LT Spice, SIMULINK or similar
  • Full hardware product lifecycle experience, from concept to final solution
  • Strong specification writing skills for outsourcing development activities
  • CAD PCB design experience (Schematic and PCB)
  • Excellent communication skills to explain complex solutions to less experienced colleagues


  • Knowledge of power semiconductor devices, e.g. MOSFETs, GaN, SiC, IGBT
  • Experience in programming microcontrollers (ARM, ST, TI, PIC) and VHDL coding
  • Ability to project manage activities from delivering plan through to execution, test and release
  • Experience in technical leadership of teams running complex developments
  • Background in designing test equipment
  • LabVIEW programming ability
  • Knowledge of automotive qualification standards and reliability tests (HTRB, H3TRB, IOL etc)

Why work for us?

Remuneration & Reward – Competitive base salary, Annual Incentive Plan, excellent contributory pension scheme, recognition rewards scheme, income protection, 12 x salary life assurance, visa sponsorship and relocation assistance where applicable.

Health & Wellbeing – Hybrid working policy, 33 days annual leave including bank holidays, flexible benefits scheme, enhanced sick pay, on-site medical centre, subsidised canteen, employee assistance programme, retail and entertainment reductions and a variety of sports and social clubs.

Professional Development – Possibility for funded academic support up to PhD level, employee goal setting and development plans, huge growth potential both internally and globally within the business, opportunity to contribute and work with cutting edge technologies.

Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainability – A global commitment to becoming carbon neutral by 2035, working with suppliers who embrace and comply with the Nexperia Supplier Code of Conduct, paid time off for every employee to support charitable work.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – Corporate members of Neurodiversity in Business, Disability Confident Employer, dedicated Employee Resource Groups for Women and Neuroinclusion, commitment to increase women in management positions to 30% by 2030.

As a company, we value diversity not just because it is the right thing to do but because diverse teams perform better. Our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible to all, and we consider all applicants fairly, as well as providing a safe work environment and reasonable adjustments where requested.

What happens next?

If you are excited about our Hardware Design Engineer role, please click ‘apply’ now.

We welcome your application even if you don’t think you meet all the criteria, but you have some relevant experience. This position might not be for you but the next one could be. Please feel free to contact us directly to discuss the position or the company in more detail.

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Job Category: IT & Software
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Manchester

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