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Electronics Hardware Engineer

Location: Multimatic Electronic Systems UK, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

Posted: July 15th, 2021

Electronics Hardware Engineer

Job Specification


Multimatic - Solving our customers’ problems through the know-how we embed in the products and services we sell. 

Multimatic is a global automotive company providing hardware and engineering services to OEMs around the world.  Its newly formed Cambridge (UK) based electronics division, Multimatic Electronic Systems (MES), will meet the growing needs of our automotive customers in electronics hardware and software control.  Combining our new products with Multimatic’s existing expertise in suspension systems, vehicle dynamics, mechanisms and mechatronics will enable us to go to market with complete active suspension, active aero and powered door products to our customers in the future.

We are seeking an Electronics Hardware Engineer to join our growing engineering team to develop a range of ISO 26262 compliant automotive chassis control products for our customers. You will be part of a highly capable team split between Cambridge (UK) and Toronto (Canada) and will have the opportunity to be involved in all stages of product development from concept through to end of life.


We need someone who is experienced in electronic hardware design, with a good grounding in embedded systems. Someone who has previously designed products for manufacture, ideally in an automotive environment, and someone used to working to deadlines and communicating well. And we need someone who will embrace our culture - finding ways to say “yes”, supporting and developing our engineers, meeting all commitments, being flexible, embracing challenges and ensuring we deliver excellent solutions to our customers.


Facility Address:

Milton Hall

Ely Road


Cambridge CB24 6WZ


Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Architectural development of electronic systems.
  • Circuit design, analysis and documentation.
  • Design debugging, verification and validation testing.
  • Ownership of designs, devising solutions and solving problems as they arise.
  • Appropriate documentation of the design to allow long term support of the product
  • Identify areas for improvement including tools, techniques and processes.


Experience – Highly Desirable:

  • Architectural development of electronic systems.
  • Circuit design including:
  • H-bridge solenoid, motor and inductive load interfaces.
  • High and low-side MOSFET switches.
  • Current sensing and measurement.
  • Common op-amp circuits (amplifiers, filters, etc.), comparators.
  • Microcontrollers with integrated peripheral functions.
  • ‘External-world’ analogue and digital interfaces.
  • Communications interfaces: SPI, I2C, CAN, LIN, and Ethernet.
  • Power supplies: linear and switched-mode.
  • Design commission and debug.
  • PCB design, layout and routing using third-party layout resources.
  • Analogue circuit simulation for analysis and performance prediction.
  • Document creation including specifications, design descriptions, design & test reports.
  • Working in a high-quality environment using industry-standard processes both in cross-functional teams and stand-alone.


Experience – Desirable:

  • Design for automotive environments.
  • Design of safety-related hardware and functionally safe hardware development.
  • PCB design layout & routing using PCB tools.
  • Design for reliability; derating of components.
  • Reliability analysis, FMEA.
  • Taking a design from architecture through to production.
  • Design for manufacture.
  • Design for test.
  • Design for qualification; EMC, environmental.
  • Product qualification; EMC and environmental testing.
  • Writing simple hardware test software.
  • First degree or higher qualification in electronics engineering or a closely related discipline.


Previous Engineering Tools & Lab Experience:

  • Schematic capture.
  • PCB layout viewers, ODB++ & gerber viewers.
  • SPICE circuit simulators.
  • Use of common lab bench equipment; scopes, signal generators, DMMs, etc.
  • Soldering of through-hole and SMT components.

Multimatic is an equal opportunity employer.


If you are interested in this position, apply by sending us your cover letter and resume.
We thank all interested candidates in advance; however, only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.
As part of our commitment to ensuring our employment practices are fair, accessible, and inclusive of persons with disabilities, recruitment-related accommodations for disabilities, are available upon request throughout the recruitment and assessment process for applicants with disabilities.