Senior Hardware Development Engineer | Elite Sourcing

Elite Sourcing

Job Title: Senior Hardware Development Engineer
Employer: Elite Sourcing
Location: Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
Employment Type: Permanent
Reference Number: 221400033


Job Details:

We are seeking a skilled Hardware/Software Engineer with expertise in the development of handheld field test equipment for twisted pair, fibre and Wi-Fi Ethernet systems. The engineer will play a pivotal role in designing and developing fibre optic test equipment, including optical power meters, fibre light sources, and OTDR devices. Candidates with a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience are encouraged to apply.


  • Test Equipment Development: Design and develop test measurement engines for Twisted Pair Ethernet, Fibre optic and Wi-Fi transmission mediums.
  • Implementation: Work on both hardware and software aspects of fibre optic test equipment development
  • Experience in working with both single mode and multi-mode lasers and LEDs for various fibre optic applications.
  • Prototype and Testing: Develop prototypes of fibre optic test equipment, including OTDRs, and conduct rigorous testing to ensure performance and accuracy.
  • Hardware and Software Integration: Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams to ensure frictionless integration of hardware and software components for all test equipment.
  • Troubleshooting and Maintenance: Provide technical support and development for existing equipment, diagnose and rectify hardware and software issues.
  • Documentation: Maintain comprehensive documentation of design, development, and testing processes for all equipment.
  • Quality Assurance: Ensure the quality and reliability of all equipment produced, following established quality control standards and procedures.
  • Research and Innovation: Stay updated with the latest advancements in fibre optic technology and contribute to the company’s innovation efforts, particularly in the OTDR domain.


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in the development of embedded systems, instrumentation or test equipment.
  • Proficiency in designing driver circuits for LEDs and Lasers for fibre optic applications.
  • Proficiency in designing high-gain optical receiver circuits utilising devices such as APDs for fibre optic applications.
  • Proficiency in capturing and processing high speed data.
  • Familiarity with analogue RF circuit design up to 500MHz.
  • Digital electronics design including FPGA development experience, I2C, SPI and USB.
  • Embedded software development including hardware drivers. C, C++, Linux.
  • Strong documentation and quality assurance practices.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.



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