Intermediate Hardware Designer


Key information

Architecture and systems engineering
Research, design and development
Employees / Staff
Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA
Regular Full time, Full-time
Bachelor's Degree
More than 3 years

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.

Job 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

Company information

Safran Electronics & Defense

Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aviation (propulsion, equipment and interiors), defense and space markets. Its core purpose is to contribute to a safer, more sustainable world, where air transport is more environmentally friendly, comfortable and accessible. Safran has a global presence, with 81,000 employees and holds, alone or in partnership, world or European leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes research and development programs to maintain the environmental priorities of its R&T and Innovation roadmap.

Safran is featured on the "Happy at work" rankings. The Group places fourth on the Capital ranking for best employers in France.

Safran Electronics & Defense is a world leading supplier of products and services that handle observation, decision and guidance functions for both civil and military applications. The company understands and applies a wide range of the state-of-the-art technologies that underpin embedded intelligence in many different areas, as a supplier to some of today's most innovative aerospace and defense programs.

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