Senior Electronic Hardware Design Engineer

Christchurch, New Zealand

Job Type

Full Time

About the Role

This key role requires an experienced professional who can demonstrate skills in leading electronic development projects from concept through to production and to provide team leadership for our designers and developers.

An excellent salary package will be negotiated with the successful candidate, based on your skills and experience.


You will be required to demonstrate knowledge and experience with:

  • System architecture design

  • Schematic capture and PCB design for multi-layer boards

  • Altium and component libraries

  • Design for manufacture and NPI

  • Optimisation for EMC / RFI

  • ARM-based micro-controllers including ST & Nordic

  • Embedded peripheral interfaces such as USB, SPI, I2C, UART & ADC's

  • Run-up of new embedded hardware designs

  • RF communications for networks: Sigfox, LoRaWAN, NBIOT and 3G/LTE

  • Satellite communications

  • Antenna configuration and design

  • Experience with C and C++ embedded software design

  • Serve as a technical authority in making engineering decisions leading to the proper selection, test and evaluation of electronics devices and components

  • Rapid prototyping development skills including the use of development kits, prototype hardware and use of prototype languages such as Python

  • Ability to debug software and hardware (using scopes and emulators)

  • Ability to apply a wide range of testing tools, techniques, procedures

Softer Skills

Softer skills that we value highly as an organisation are:

  • Responsibility to effectively communicate idea, concepts and delivery

  • Passion for design excellence

  • Native skills to resolve design and technical problems

  • Team player attitude and preparedness to develop, learn and actively seek out opportunities

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Project documentation skills

  • Knowledge of product design processes - from concept and spec level through to production-tested product

  • Balance priorities and remain flexible and outcome-focused under pressure

About the Company

Our purpose at InFact is to create sustainable new technologies that deliver on important climate change, environmental and socially significant outcomes. Using product design and hi-tech engineering our consultancy specialises in the development of ruggedised embedded and cloud-connected products and services. We work collaboratively with our high-tech manufacturing and university/research clients to bring new science and technology innovation into systems that solve challenging real-world problems in new ways.

Over 23 years and 500 projects we have developed world-first products for New Zealand companies and research groups including Hamilton Jet, Zero Invasive Predators, Qualcomm, Aeroqual, Auckland and Canterbury Universities, ESR and Scion Forest Research.