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Intermediate Hardware Designer

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Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aircraft propulsion and equipment, space and defense markets. Safran has a global presence, with more than 92,000 employees and sales of 21 billion euros in 2018. Working alone or in partnership, Safran holds world or European leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes Research & Development programs to meet fast-changing market requirements, with total R&D expenditures of around 1.5 billion euros in 2018.

Safran is ranked among the Top 100 Global Innovators by Thomson Reuters and is featured on the "Happy at work" rankings. The Group places fourth on the Universum ranking for the favorite companies of newly-qualified engineers in France.

Safran Electronics & Defense is a world leader in optronics, avionics, electronics and critical software for civil and defense applications. The company's products are deployed worldwide on more than 1,000 ships, 25,000 armored vehicles and 10,000 aircraft.  

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Main domain/Job field

Research, design and development - Architecture and systems engineering

Job title

Intermediate Hardware Designer

Employment type

Regular Full time

Professional category

Employees / Staff

Part time / Full time


Job description


Our Hardware Designers work in a team setting designing and implementing electronic hardware systems that typically require the design and development of both analog and digital circuits.


Reporting to Manger of Hardware Engineering you will be responsible for:

• Analyzing and specifying hardware development environment (HDE), verification environment, debugging and profiling tools
• Developing, deploying and supporting DO-254 processes, reviews (SOI), development plans and review checklists
• Analyzing user's requirements and creating a detailed hardware architecture and formal structured design
• Performing electronics, hardware FPGA design and mechanical engineering design
• Designing electronic CC electronics from detailed designs to meet EMC/EMI requirements and performance
• Preparing material costs and timing estimates, reports and design descriptions for electronic systems and equipment
• Performing circuit analysis and traceability from user's requirements to formal design and implementation
• Supporting and inspecting the installation, modification, testing and operation of electronic components, systems and equipment
• Debugging and troubleshooting hardware circuits
• Integrating CC components into embedded system environment, including test bench and on aircraft at customer sites
• Working with product development teams – product/systems and/or Software Engineers and engineering support in a leadership role
• Producing and managing work packages and submitting status reports to Hardware Engineering Manager
• Participating and supporting program risk assessment and mitigation
• Supervising the work of junior designers and/or other engineering employees
• Providing presentations to customers on hardware design and operation
• Other duties as assigned


Located in the beautiful Kawarthas only 1.5 hours away from Toronto you can expect:

• Enjoy a flexible work schedule
• Comprehensive Benefits and Employee Share Program
• Contribute to an exciting industry with a company that prioritizes quality and safety
• Work in a collaborative environment gaining broad exposure and experience
• Mobility opportunities and more offerings of the Safran Group
• Social activities throughout the year
• Special discounts with local business partners

Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Candidate skills & requirements


What we are looking for:

• Minimum 3 years of analog and digital experience in circuit design and analysis;
• Bachelor's degree in Electrical/Computer Engineering or equivalent combination of training and experience;
• Experience in control systems (Engine Control, Landing and Steering Controls an asset), Avionics, Aerospace, Automotive, Medical Devices, or other high reliability products.
• Technical and hardware qualifications (DO-254) experience would be an asset but is not necessary;
• Proficient with Microsoft Office Tools advanced features (Word, Project, Access and Excel);
• Prior working experience within a team setting;
• Excellent analytical and problem solving skills;
• Strong verbal and written communication skills;
• Exceptional organization skills and able to meet tight deadlines;
• Proven experience working with standards, processes and work procedures in a structured design environment;
• Familiarity with RTCA, Inc. certification standards;
• P.Eng. Designation is an asset but not necessary

Job location

Job location

North America, Canada, Ontario, Peterborough

City (-ies)


Applicant criteria

Minimum education level achieved

Bachelor's Degree

Minimum experience level required

More than 3 years