Senior Electronics Design Engineer

Purpose of Role/Key Objectives

It began with one man’s passion for music.

Believe that the exploration of sound is an adventure? Want to join a world leader in the audio field and work alongside some genuinely talented people?

Naim Audio is a highly respected global brand that is both innovative and creative, continually receiving industry awards and consistent 5-star reviews for our ability to produce technically brilliant and stylish audio pieces. #NaimAudio #FocalpoweredbyNaim

By managing the relationship between our four pillars of engineering we enable our listeners to hear every single note in equal measure and transcend from audio sound to musical performance.  We call this unique and emotive transmission the ‘Voice of Naim’; it’s our signature, our calling card.

How can you join us?

Here at Naim Audio there is an exciting opportunity for a Senior Electronics Design Engineer to join our R&D department delivering an effective and efficient service to our stakeholders.

Unlike most other consumer electronics, Naim Audio products are not designed to be replaced three or four years down the line, they are built for sustainability, as an investment to enable the customer to enjoy many years of incredible musical experience.  Our pride in this regard is integrated in all we do, culturally, here at Naim.    

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Working at the heart of the R&D team your role is designing the electronics for the next generation of Naim Audio’s world class HiFi systems. Using your experience of working with high complexity digital systems you will be responsible for designing and implementing the electronic circuits that make Naim Audio streaming music systems sound so good. The R&D team is cross functional and you will be working closely with embedded software engineers, mechanical designers and test engineers.

From the concept phase right through to production you will be involved in the electronics design process, simulating circuits, prototyping, creating schematics, designing PCBs then testing and assisting with the transition to manufacture.

You are expected to have a strong electronics engineering background, preferably with a specialisation in modern digital technologies such as dealing with the high speed digital signals commonly found with DSP and FPGA designs. Knowledge of RF technologies such as Bluetooth and WiFi would be beneficial, as would experience dealing with EMC sensitive applications.

In summary you will be responsible for, but not limited to:

  • Electronics Design:
    • Digital circuit design including components such as Microprocessors, DSP, FPGA, DAC/ADC.
    • High Speed Digital Design.
    • Power supply design, Linear and Switched mode.
    • Analogue circuit simulation and design of amplifiers and audio filters.
    • Prototyping and bench testing PCBs and circuits.
    • Electronics design peer reviews.
    • Electronics architecture reviews.
    • Design feasibility evaluation.

 

  • ECAD Design:
    • Schematic Design and PCB layout.
    • Analogue PCB Design.
    • Power PCB Design.
    • FPC and PCB Interconnection Design.
    • System Integration.

 

  • Liaising with suppliers and third parties:
    • RF Design consultants.
    • FFC and PCB manufacturers.
    • Test Equipment suppliers.
    • Custom component design.
    • Sourcing component samples and liaising with companies for custom sample.

Skills & Requirements

  • History of working in a commercial environment designing complex electronics products.
  • Able to demonstrate depth of knowledge in multiple technical areas related to digital systems design such as digital audio systems, high speed circuit design, FPGA or RF design.
  • Analogue electronics design experience.
  • Lab skills such as debugging prototypes in collaboration with firmware engineers and using test equipment such as modern oscilloscopes and logic analysers.
  • Experienced ECAD user, preferably Pads Pro.
  • Knowledge of and ability to design to global safety and EMC standards.
  • Familiarity with modern collaborative development tools and techniques such as Confluence and Jira.
  • Experience in the audio industry would be beneficial where critical listening was part of the design process.
  • Passionate and eclectic music lover – desirable but not essential!

 

Qualification / Experience

  • Degree qualified in Electronics Engineering or similar discipline.

Location:

Salisbury

Reporting to:

Head of Electronics Development

Hours of work:

37.5 hours per week Monday - Friday

If you are interested in this role, please contact us at [email protected].