Hardware Design Engineer

Employing over 1200 people worldwide, the company is headquartered in Shannon, Ireland, occupying a 33,000 m2 campus where all key manufacturing, R&D and commercial functions are located. Overseas sales and marketing subsidiaries are located in the UK, Germany, France and the USA.

The Company’s success is based on a culture of Quality, Service and Product Innovation over 30 years. R&D is the lifeblood of Ei Electronics, with sensor technologies at the core of our product advancement. As a global leader in the industry, Ei Electronics is now at the forefront of emerging Cloud-based “Connected Home” and IOT developments.

Working with one of Irelands leading indigenous electronics companies, provides a wide array of opportunities and possibilities to grow.

Due to its continued success the Company is now has the following exciting career opportunity:

Hardware Design Engineer

As a Hardware Design Engineer in the Ei Electronics Engineering and R&D group, you will be responsible for hardware architecture and board level design of new fire and gas detection products and the associated Gateway systems. In your role you will be a part of the team that brings new products from concept through to high volume manufacturing environment delivery. The role will include the component engineering activities that are vital to ensuring a secure supply chain through the life of the products.

Experience Required:

The candidate should have experience in some or all of the following areas: 

  • Low-power circuit design, DC/DC converters, power management methods, and analogue design and mixed-signal board-level design.
  • Processor architecture, digital circuit design and embedded systems.
  • Sourcing, evaluating & selecting components for new & established designs
  • Various communications protocols such as I2C, UART, SPI, USB.
  • Familiarity with RF technology  – antenna design, impedance matching, performance tuning of RF circuits – 345MHz, 433MHz, 868MHz, 2.4GHz
  • Experience integrating RF technologies such as Zigbee, Zwave, WIFI, BlueTooth. 
  • Leading and driving design development from schematic capture, PCB layout through assembly, and test house validation
  • Robust designs for ESD/EMI immunities and RF de-sensitisation.
  • Partnering with software teams to define and implement firmware, drivers and algorithms
  • Interface between R&D and Supply Chain to manage components’ obsolescence and alternatives.
  • Preparation of all Board Assembly files and Drawings for prototypes build and new product release.

Additional Requirements:

The successful candidate should also:

  • Have an honours degree, or post graduate qualification, in Electronic Engineering
  • 6+ years of experience in consumer product design, including circuit design, component engineering, integration, embedded systems, and debugging
  • Have strong leadership skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse set of stakeholders across multiple disciplines
  • Have strong communication and documentation skills and ability to operate autonomously
  • Have a good understanding of manufacturing process including DFM and DFT for consumer products
  • Have a good working knowledge of the technical concepts involved in the development of products and processes
  • Familiarity with Altium Designer Suite will be advantageous

To apply, please send your CV and Cover Letter to: