• Graduate Hardware Engineer

    Job Locations UK-Cambridge
    Job ID 2018-1086
  • Overview

    What do you get when you bring together the brightest minds and place them into an exciting, fast-paced environment that fosters intellectual growth and rewards based on impact, not tenure?  You get one of the most pioneering, leading edge technology companies in the world. Welcome to Solarflare!  


    Solarflare is the leading provider of application-intelligent networking I/O software and hardware that accelerate, monitor and secure network data, and is the pioneer in high-performance, low-latency 10/40GbE server networking solutions. The company's products are widely used in scale-out server environments such as electronic trading, high performance computing, cloud, virtualization and big data.


    Solarflare is headquartered in Irvine, California, and operates R&D facilities in Cambridge, UK and New Delhi, India.


    Our design engineering team works on a variety of solutions to make servers faster and more secure. The Board Group, which is based in Cambridge, specialises in High Speed Design and develops Network Adapters. The Group is responsible for complete product development, and this includes hardware design, board bring up, bills of materials optimisation, managing regulatory compliance and transferring production to Contract Manufacturers in the Far East. This is a great opportunity to gain experience and training in all aspects of the product development lifecycle.  Initially, you will gain familiarity with the CAD/simulation tools and support the factory with product releases and providing sustaining support. You will learn about the PCIE standard and participate in executing design validation plans and component engineering. Over time, you will become expert in board design having gained expertise in high speed design and use of PCB Layout tools. Being able to demonstrate your prior skills and knowledge in these areas is a significant advantage.


    You will be a top calibre graduate candidate with a strong academic background in electronic design combined with a PhD, first class or 2:1 degree from a well ranked university. In addition, you will have completed a project, where you would have designed an electronic subsystem using appropriate CAD and Simulation tools in the areas of Networking/High speed design.


    • PhD, first class or 2:1 degree from well ranked university.
    • Strong scientific / engineering degree or equivalent
    • Evidence of interest in electronic design eg DC-DC converters, microcontrollers, high speed design, component engineering
    • Knowledge of CAD and simulation tools such as HyperLynx, Mentor Expedition, DX designer or equivalent.


    What is going to make you successful here at Solarflare? 

    • Good written and verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively in a diverse multicultural environment
    • Problem Solver, quantitative minded
    • Team player with ability to build relationships and work with cross-functional teams
    • Ability to work under time constraints and prioritizing work flows
    • Open-minded to continuous change, adaptability for growth
    • Accustomed to working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment 

    We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package including 25 days’ holiday, stock options, private medical cover, life insurance and cycle scheme.

    If you’re seeking a role where you’ll continue to develop your professional expertise working on challenging projects and help shape the UK site, then please do apply.


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