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Hardware Engineer

5 days in the Office

Derby, Raynesway.


Why Rolls-Royce?


Our submarines business is responsible for the design, manufacture, supply and through-life support of nuclear propulsion-related products and systems in support of the Royal Navy’s submarine fleet. You can find out more about the amazing projects that we are working on here:- https://youtu.be/x19YSPecrf8


Join us and we’ll provide an environment where you can be yourself. An inclusive, digital-first culture that invests in you, gives you a platform for continuous learning, and access to an incredible breadth and depth of opportunities to grow your career.


A role within Submarines will offer you the opportunity to work across all phases of the product life cycle, solving technical challenges across a wide range of digital, software, programmable hardware and electronics technologies, systems, and applications. You will be able to build the career you desire as an engineer, technical specialist, or technical leader. We want you to maximise your potential and will support your technical development through coaching, experience, and training. This will include professional mentoring to start your journey towards becoming a chartered engineer or to continue your professional development.


You will be encouraged to bring in fresh ideas and generate creative ways of working to make a stepped improvement in our effectiveness, allowing you to make an impact in delivering programmes that are strategically important to the nation.


You will work within our safety critical hardware development team across all phases of product design lifecycles.  The team uses agile SCRUM methods to develop high integrity products adopting the latest state-of-the-art toolsets.  Training will be provided where required to equip you with the skills necessary to develop requirements, architectures and designs for controls applications essential for the protection and monitoring of nuclear propulsion plant.

In addition to design activities, you will be engaged in the integration of programmable parts on to existing hardware products and you will define and carry out platform integration testing on a range of products.


The applications you will be involved in are leading-edge solutions addressing the challenges of meeting the highest safety integrity requirements.


Within the hardware team there are opportunities to develop your career in technical management, team leadership or as a technical specialist.

The team offers the opportunity to become an expert in the use of state-of-the-art toolsets.


We offer excellent development, a competitive salary and exceptional benefits. These include bonus, employee support assistance and employee discounts.


Your needs are as unique as you are. We encourage flexible working arrangements and support hybrid working wherever possible, so you can always be at your best – wherever and whenever you work.


What you’ll be doing:

  • You will follow a process driven Hardware development lifecycle to deliver customer requirements by:
    • Developing high-level hardware design requirements using DOORS,
    • Architecting Hardware solutions,
    • Defining low level requirements and detailed designs,
    • Designing circuits, selecting components and capturing schematics,
    • Integrating of software and programmable hardware onto hardware platforms,
    • Defining and carrying out detailed integration testing,
    • Developing automated testing procedures,
    • Managing change control and configuration management,
  • You will be engaged in problem solving,
  • You will be required to demonstrate process adherence and solution correctness,
  • You will be expected to engage in continued improvement of our hardware development process, for cost and timescale reduction and quality improvement,
  • You will support process and technical audits, and product design reviews,
  • You will liaise with software, systems, programmable hardware and safety teams,
  • You will manage suppliers, including scoping packages of work and reviewing their deliveries.


Who we are looking for:

At Rolls-Royce we embrace agility, are bold, pursue collaboration and seek simplicity in everything we do.  These principles form our values and behaviours and are an essential component of our assessment process and are fundamental qualities that we seek for all roles

  • Qualified to degree level,
    • In Electronics Engineering, or related discipline,
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic to become familiar with new techniques and tools,
  • Experienced and talented hardware engineer.
  • Experienced in digital electronics design,
  • Experienced in programmable logic device design,
  • Experienced in real-time systems
  • Awareness of safety-critical development constraints (e.g. IEC62566),


Behavioural Competencies

  • Customer focus
  • Priority setting
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Conflict management
  • Timely decision making
  • Planning and organising own and others’ work
  • Dealing with ambiguity


We’re an equal opportunities employer. We’re committed to developing a diverse workforce and an inclusive working environment. We believe that people from different backgrounds and cultures give us different perspectives. And the more perspectives we have, the more successful we’ll be. By building a culture of respect and appreciation, we give everyone who works here the opportunity to realise their full potential.


You can learn more about our global inclusion strategy at careers.rolls-royce.com


To work for Rolls-Royce Submarines you need to hold a Security Check (SC) clearance without any caveats to that clearance. Rolls-Royce will support the application for Security Clearance if you don’t currently already have this in place. Due to the nature of work the business conducts and the protection of certain assets, you must hold a UK nationality. Any dual nationals will require additional scrutiny and background checks prior to commencing work with RRSL.

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