When you join us at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you will be part of a smart and driven team that shares your passion for exploration and discovery. With revenues of $20 billion and the largest investment in R&D in the industry, we give our people the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world.
We are looking for a Senior Hardware Engineer for our Analytical Instrumentation solutions, which drive our Bulk Elemental Analysis X-Ray and Optical Emission Spectrometer product portfolio. Senior Hardware Engineer
With your technical expertise you manage individual project priorities, deadlines and deliverables. You design, develop, test, maintain and enhance core hardware components for our Analytical Instrumentation solutions.
This primarily involves developing and enhancing instrument hardware and firmware specifically in our instrument’s signal acquisition and processing chains. Secondarily, you will be responsible for devising our next-generation embedded hardware and firmware platform while participating to sustaining engineering activities. Finally, you will be involved in technical feasibility/proof of concept projects and project management activities. Responsibilities:
- Design, implement, maintain and enhance photon counting mixed-signal electronics (CCD, PMT and SiPM) signal acquisition, conditioning and processing chains from detector electronics to low-level firmware
- Design, implement, maintain and enhance our embedded hardware and firmware platforms for our OE and X-Ray spectrometers
- Collaborate with other teams (locally or globally) across Thermo Fisher Scientific such as R&D, Operations, Quality and Technical Support
- Document your work and share know-how with team
- Keeping yourself up-to-date on the leading edge technologies and methodologies
- Travel internationally as required
- MSc or Ph.D. in in Microelectronics/Electrical/Electronics Engineering, or scientific topic with knowledge of Electronics or equivalent (i.e. Physics)
- Min 5 years of experience in designing signal processing chains for photon detectors
- Min 5 years of experience in embedded hardware and firmware development
- Solid analytical and problem solving abilities
- Experience with building and launching scientific analytical instrumentation products
- Strong knowledge in designing low-power, low-noise analog circuitry and mixed-signal electronics (i.e. photon detectors, image sensors), from analog front-end to digitizer, utilizing low noise passive components and integrated circuits
- Strong knowledge of ARM-based SoC (e.g Cortex-A8/A9, Cortex-M0), DSPs (e.g. TI C2000) and legacy architectures (e.g. ColdFire)
- Experience with EMC compliance and safety testing supporting CE mark on a product
- Experience in manufacturing with a focus on DFM and DFT
- Experience in modeling and implementing high-level C++ OOP code on embedded targets on Real-Time Operating Systems (Express Logic ThreadX) or equivalent.
- Experience in modeling and implementing modular C/Assembly low level firmware for DSP
- Experience of OOP software development in C++ and in C#
- Solid experience in C/C++, C#/.NET. WPF is a plus.
- Professional experience of ANSYS Simplorer for modeling and simulating virtual system prototypes
- Extensive experience using Spice simulators for circuit analysis (i.e. LTSpice, MATLAB)
- Professional experience of Altium Designer (schematics capture, layout and fabrication)
- Fluent in English (Technical), French is a plus
- Team player, able to manage small projects locally or remotely (multi-site)
- Employment with an innovative, future-oriented organization
- Outstanding career and development prospects
- Company pension scheme
- Exciting company culture which stands for integrity, intensity, involvement and innovation
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