Role Overview

As a member of the Commercial Engineering team you will be working alongside colleagues that are experienced in a variety of disciplines, giving you the opportunity to further develop your skills.

You will be expected to hit the ground running. Being part of a small team, you will also have the opportunity to really stand out, using your initiative and work ethic to get the job done efficiently. You will be working on new product developments and also to support the active maintenance of existing designs, addressing issues such as new feature additions, fault resolution and component obsolescence. You may be involved in the specification of design requirements, peer reviews, integration testing, compliance testing, manufacturing and test procedure development. Being an ISO accredited organisation, you will be expected to adhere to our internal procedures and follow best engineering practice. We actively promote career development so you will also have the opportunity to attend seminars and training courses.

 It is expected that you will be able to work with moderate supervision and will be considered an effective addition to the Hardware team.

The Hardware Engineer will be

  • Designing, developing and maintaining electronic hardware across the Sperry Marine product line
  • Producing electronic drawings and documentation to support the projects authorised by the product line manager
  • Supporting the HW team with system testing activities requested to achieve type approval certificates
  • Supporting the HW team with Change Notes and component Obsolescence management
  • Providing expert help to other departments on aspects of electronics and radar system
  • Carrying out test and debug of new and existing electronics
  • Support the electronic design and schematics changes, when needed.
  • Support external partners in the development and testing of electronics for applications in Sperry Marine
  • Reporting to the Hardware Group Manager (move to the top of the list)
  • Expected to travel for infrequent off-site visits (such as test facilities, suppliers, trade shows, etc) with the further possibility of some international travel as well.
Skills & Experience
  • A degree in electrical/electronic engineering or a related discipline.
  • Minimum 3 years' experience in hardware design and test
  • Mixed signal and digital circuit design and system interfacing.
  • Good mathematical knowledge and analytical ability.
  • Good technical writing skills.
  • Experience with one of more professional electronics design tools.
  • Strong IT skills, specifically with MS Office products.
  • Soldering and PCB assembling skills
  • PCB board testing and debug experience


  • 5+ years' experience in hardware design and test
  • Experience of VHDL and FPGA design
  • Experience with using and programming microcontrollers.
  • Knowledge of Microwave and RF principles?
  • Understanding of the marine environment
  • Experience with PADS pro CAD design tool.
  • Knowledge of IEC standards – 60945, 61162 and 62388.
  • Knowledge of UKCA/CE compliance
  • Experience of conducting EMC/Vibration/Environmental/Shock qualification testing with external test houses.
  • Full UK driving license
About Us
With over 100 years of history and expertise in navigation, we have established our self as a major global provider of navigation solutions, including radars, compass systems, steering systems, speed logs, integrated bridge and control systems. We take pride in our commitment to provide 24/7support to all of our customers.

Our company grows because of our employees' dedication and commitment to achieving our mission, something we always remember. In return for working for us you will have access to a benefits package that provides you with flexibility to balance your professional career with your personal life, health & well-being benefits, discount schemes, pension benefits and investment in your future development.

We are committed to equality and diversity in our workplace. Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to an individual’s protected status, including race, ethnic origin, colour, nationality, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender, gender identity/expression, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity, religion or belief, creed, age, disability, genetic information, or any other protected status or characteristic.