Compliance & Hardware Test 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 Compliance & Hardware Test 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.    

Working within the R&D Test, as a Compliance & Hardware test Engineer you will be responsible for Compliance testing in all aspects of legacy and NPD product Safety, EMC, Environmental testing/approvals and Hardware Test to ensure all Naim products meet hardware/electronic requirements and specifications.  

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Compliance Test:

  • Work closely with the lead compliance engineer on all aspects of regulatory compliance to support legacy and new products including safety, EMC, environmental and approvals testing.
  • Support the development of NPD Compliance Test Plans and perform testing for prospective markets including emerging economies.
  • Liaise with and submit to Approval Agencies and Test Houses, product hardware and technical reports for global regulatory and statutory certifications.
  • Support QA Factory audits and inspections under CCC (China) and KC (Korea) schemes.
  • Communicate with internal R&D, sales, and global distributors on statuary approval workflows.
  • Assist the lead engineer to develop and maintain in-house test facilities and equipment.

Hardware / electronic Test:

  • Assist the lead engineer to develop constructive test plans and perform testing to ensure products meet with requirements and specifications.
  • Technical back-up for production and sales team.
  • Assist the maintaining of legacy test jigs with production engineering.
  • Suppport for obsolete component replacement testing.
  • Fault finding and technical support.
  • Proof reading manuals.

Skills & Requirements

  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Problem solving and analytical skills to identify and fix root cause failures.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and pick up task quickly.
  • Good team player, able to interact with all other departments.
  • Well organised and able to work to tight deadlines.
  • Flexible and proactive in approach to the role.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Good time management and planning skills.
  • Interest in high-end Hi-Fi products and knowledge of available technology and market would be beneficial.

Qualification / Experience

  • Educated to Degree or HND standard in an Engineering discipline, preferably in electrical and electronic engineering.
  • Hardware and/or compliance testing, ideally on audio-based products.
  • Familiar with modern development tools and techniques (JIRA, Confluence, TestRail).
  • Knowledge of test equipment and verification for analogue and/or audio applications.
  • Currently working in Compliance with comprehensive experience 
  • Experience of ECAD systems, schematics, and layout.



Reporting to:

Head of R&D Test

Hours of work:

37.5 hours per week - Monday to Friday

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