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Senior Electronic Design Engineer

Description: The position of Senior Electronic Design Engineer is permanent, full time and available immediately. 

Location: Based at Head Office in Northwich, Cheshire with opportunities for hybrid working.


We are looking for a competent, experienced, professional Design Engineer who is able to work independently in a small multi-disciplinary team. 

A positive attitude is essential, as is flexibility, creativity and pragmatism, combined with an in depth understanding of real world solutions. 

Our R&D team is on a hybrid model with a mix of home- and office-based working, requirements & arrangements for which can be discussed prior to appointment.


Minimum Requirements:

  • A degree or equivalent in Electronic Engineering or related discipline
  • Proven experience of PCB design from concept & specification development, development of solutions, selection of components, through schematic capture and PCB layout (Ideally using KiCad)
  • Experience of building, testing, debugging prototypes and early production models.  Use of scopes, bus analysers, etc
  • Software/firmware experience would be useful, but as a minimum basic software and firmware skills for commissioning of hardware are essential
  • Excellent spoken and written English


Desirable Requirements:

Experience of the following would be extremely useful:

  • KiCad schematic and PCB layout
  • STM32 Cortex M4
  • Bluetooth & WiFi modules
  • USB 3 Type-C including Power Delivery control via STUSB or similar modules
  • Li-Ion battery charging and management and mobile power considerations
  • Switch mode power supply design
  • Electronic Simulation, e.g. LTSpice
  • Digital/Analog signal conditioning
  • Control circuitry, load drivers, stepper motor control
  • I2C, SPI, UART, USB data interfaces
  • Design for EMC and other certifications (e.g. CE, LVD, CB, FCC, UL, CCC, etc).  Experience of formal testing extremely useful
  • Capable of ‘bringing up prototype hardware’, and be comfortable using scopes, bus analysers, etc
  • Building, testing, debugging prototypes and early production models
  • Lateral thinking, problem solving skills and extremely good attention to detail
  • Design of test equipment and procedures for high reliability production of volume parts
  • Software and firmware for real-time and mobile systems
  • C, C++, Python
  • Source Control, e.g. GIT, subversion
  • Collaboration tools, e.g. Confluence
  • Experience of Windows App, Android, iOS or other mobile application development would be useful


Able offers:

  • A 37.5 hour working week
  • A contributory pension scheme
  • Tax-free bonus scheme
  • Death in service benefit
  • Free parking
  • Some flexibility in working hours and hybrid working (negotiable)
  • A friendly relaxed atmosphere where everyone is focused on creating excellent products


To apply for this position, please send your CV for review to

Head Office, Northwich, Cheshire