Senior Hardware Development Engineer

Job Type:Full Time

Are you interested in helping deliver a product targeted at a multi-billion unit market? Thousands of businesses are undergoing a digital transformation to connect MCU based devices to the internet. 9 billion MCU based devices are shipped every year, and our team is building a turn-key, end-to-end secure platform for the internet of things.

We're looking for a senior electronics engineer to join the Azure Sphere Devices and Demos team.

As a team member you'll help define and develop hardware solutions that showcase the product and demonstrate its capabilities. You’ll also be involved in designing reference solutions that enable our customers to deliver Azure Sphere based products. In addition, there will be design work to help build-out test infrastructure to support ongoing product development.

Although this position is predominantly centered around hardware design, it would be an advantage to have some embedded C software engineering skills too.

Come join us! Team members have unparalleled opportunity to rapidly learn new skill sets, build pioneering solutions, and get exposure to a wide array of technologies. To learn more about this exciting new project, please visit


  • Take a leading role helping to specify, design and configure custom hardware for use within a test lab environment.

  • Contribute to the ideation and design of new prototype devices and demos.

  • Help with debugging new and existing hardware designs.

  • Work with other team members to prepare reference designs for public release.



  • Bachelor’s degree (or above) in electronics engineering or equivalent, OR an additional 4 year’s work experience
  • 5 or more years digital electronics design and development experience within a commercial environment
  • 3 or more years’ experience using Altium Designer for schematic capture and PCB layout, including designing multi-layer, impedance controlled, surface mount PCBs
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team and to work with software engineering team members across the wider group
  • Software engineering skills, including experience writing embedded C code


  • Experience designing RF and analogue circuits
  • Understanding of CE/FCC certification process
  • FPGA knowledge and Verilog/VHDL experience
  • Experience using software or hardware debuggers to help debug issues

Opening Date: 2nd October 2019
Closing Date: 30th October 2019

We offer a competitive salary.

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