Electronics Obsolescence Engineer | Matchtech


Job Title: Electronics Obsolescence Engineer
Employer: Matchtech
Location: Berkshire, United Kingdom
Employment Type: Permanent
Reference Number: 23643_221756858


Job Details:

Looking to join an Innovative company? The company not only produce products which are used in some of the most challenging environments in the world but have a number of awards under their belt!


Important: Due to the level of security clearance required, all applicants must be eligible to obtain UKEYES ONLY clearance, and therefore be a Sole UK National.

Working: This role is full time office based with possible flexible working hours.

Want to Join a business who’s capabilities address the highest classification levels of High Grade and Type 1 National Security, across a growing and thriving sector?

A reputable business who, have a number of awards, most recently been named as an Award winner (Gold Award) in MoD Defence Employer Recognition Scheme!

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Full range of company benefits, flexible working, training, development and clear career progression!


The programmes undertaken in the UK, in which this role sits, range from tens of k to several m. Team sizes vary depending upon the complexity of the programme, but can be up forty members, particularly when hardware, software and firmware development is required, across multiple sites.

Electronics Obsolescence Engineer will be responsible for monitoring, reporting and resolving obsolescence related to UK products.

Main responsibilities:

  • Working with 3rd party companies providing obsolescence monitoring, PCBA sub-contractors, and hardware engineers periodically report obsolescence.
  • Perform design calculations and carry out simulations using industry standard tools, and prototype as required, in order to assess suitability of alternative components.
  • As required, update the designs as required according to the hardware development process.
  • Estimate time and effort required for electronic obsolescence activities and deliver to these time and effort estimates to ensure cost and schedule adherence.
  • Work with production test to ensure designs are suitable for volume production. Support production to assist them with the rapid debugging and resolution of electronic hardware issues encountered in order to minimise production delays.
  • Work constructively with other team members, actively contributing to design reviews, to ensure a collaborative working environment.
  • Explains technically complex concepts clearly to less technical/involved parties.
  • Manage security of information as defined in the Security manual to ensure compliance with Government regulations.

Experience needed:

  • Ideally qualified to degree-level or equivalent experience in a Physics or Engineering based subject, such as; Electronics, Hardware, Computer Science, Software or Systems Engineering etc.
  • Degree in an Electrical or Electronic Engineering or equivalent experience.
  • Ability to read datasheets, schematics and layouts.
  • Experience of analogue and digital circuit analysis.
  • Demonstrable use of circuit simulation tools.
  • Competent with schematic capture tools.


  • Experience in the Defence / Aerospace or safety regulated environment would be advantageous.
  • High-speed digital designs that include processors and programmable devices.
  • Analogue circuit design and switched-mode power supply design.
  • Competent with schematic capture tools and understands how to constrain layout using rules/classes/groups.
  • Appreciation of design and test for EMC and TEMPEST.
  • Experience of DOORS, PADS and/or PSpice.

For full information, please get in touch

If you have experience in electronics engineering, circuit analysis, and obsolescence resolution, and are ready for an exciting opportunity within the Defence & Security sector, we would love to hear from you. Apply now!



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