Hardware Engineer

Who we are:

Established in 1991 Pico Technology has grown to become the worldwide leader in the design of PC Test and Automotive Diagnostic equipment. PicoScope is used by more vehicle manufacturers for dealer diagnostics than any other. More than 20 of the world’s leading vehicle manufacturers use PicoScope to quickly diagnose problems.

We are looking for a talented Hardware Engineer who is looking to join an exciting team developing the next generation pc based oscilloscopes. We offer a stimulating environment with the opportunity to work within a multi-disciplinary team of talented engineers. There will be ample opportunity for the successful candidate to contribute/learn new skills in digital and analogue electronics including FPGA/VHDL, schematic capture, PCB CAD, design analysis and 3D Modelling. Enthusiasm and a positive ‘can do’ attitude are a pre-requisite.

Ideally we are seeking Engineers with skills in the following:

  • Circuit design and simulation experience focused on digital and/or analogue/RF electronics 
  • Understanding of circuit debugging and test methodologies 
  • Experience with microcontrollers and/or embedded application processors/SoCs 
  • Understanding of firmware and software interactions with microcontroller-based designs 
  • Ability to work effectively with others as part of a cross-functional product design team 
  • Documentation of design decisions and implementation trade-offs 
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbally

Additionally skills in any of the following will be of value:

  • Schematic capture and layout for complex high speed mixed signal custom PCBs
  • Switch mode Power Supply (SMPS) design
  • FPGA technology, especially VHDL and Xilinx Vivado using technologies such as Spartan, Kintex
  • Development of embedded firmware in C or C++           
  • Digital Signal Processing and high speed memory interfaces
  • Experience with standard lab equipment (i.e oscilloscopes or spectrum analysers) would be highly beneficial

In return Pico Technology prides itself on our working environment and excellent benefits including:

  • Flexible working hours
  • 23.5 days holiday, rising to a maximum of 28.5 days
  • Profit related pay bonus
  • Company pension
  • 4x Death in Service
  • On site hairdressing, cycle to work scheme as well as an active social calendar which has previously included quad biking, haunted house tours, punting  and much more!

Table tennis table, pool table, arcade machine and much more


If this sounds like you and you want to join a company that thrives on its employees and will provide you with an excellent career do not hesitate in applying for immediate consideration.

If you feel that this is the type of company you would like to work for and have the relevant experience to be our next Hardware Engineer do not hesitate to apply for immediate consideration.