Senior Hardware Engineer

Date: Sep 29, 2023

Location: Dunfermline, GB, KY11 8GR

Company: Optos

Senior Hardware Engineer




We are currently recruiting for a Senior Hardware Engineer to join our Research and Development department based in Dunfermline. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a highly motivated team of engineers working for a company who are the world leaders in retinal imaging products. You will drive innovation in the design and development of the electronics and systems that are fundamental elements of our products. You will take designs from conception through to production. Acting as a role model you will provide technical leadership and guidance to the team as we drive growth through class-leading Ophthalmic products and services.



  • Concept generation, analysis and development of innovative digital, analogue and mixed signal electronics solutions and system architectures for new retinal imaging product development, in accordance with design control process.
  • Responsibility for delivering design solutions with significant elements of cross-functional design outside the candidate’s expertise (e.g. optical, mechanical, software, firmware).
  • Provide technical specification, design and efficacy of electronics designs.
  • Provide timely delivery of electronics design solutions against project requirements.
  • Technical and schedule delivery management of third parties.
  • Provide electronic design documentation, design review and failure mode and effects analyses (FMEA).
  • Contribution of continuous improvement of existing product range through design analysis and innovative technology solutions.
  • Contribution of continuous improvement of design and development processes.
  • Peer review electronics designs of other Optos electronics engineers.
  • To inform product and technology roadmap with regards to emerging technologies for performance improvements and cost reduction.
  • Communicate design intent and operational workflow of designed electronic systems to product engineering staff.
  • Provide customer support in a pro-active manner in the form of creative solutions to problems encountered with the product.
  • To deliver work in compliance with ISO13485 and FDA Medical Device Design Control processes.



  • Degree level in Electronic Engineering or a related field, or equivalent education gained through work experience.
  • Strong competence in digital, mixed signal, and analogue electronics design and analysis using modelling and experimental/prototyping methods.
  • Thorough knowledge of electronics assembly processes and test methodologies.
  • Experience in DFx (Design for Manufacturing, Assembly and Test).
  • Experience in design for EMC.
  • An ability to work within tight deadlines and manage time effectively.
  • Team orientated, responsive and customer focused.
  • Strong written/verbal communication.
  • Good computer skills (MS Office applications).



At Optos, we offer a highly competitive compensation and benefits package.



We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, age or protected veteran status.


If you feel you have the necessary skills and experience and want to join a great team, please click on the Apply button!