Experienced Hardware Design Engineer

Are you passionate about high-speed, low power designs? Do you want to contribute to highly complex and innovative projects for different domains like autonomous vehicles, medical device development, the next supercomputer or an ultrasonic inspection platform. Do you like to be challenged by developing the best solutions around cutting edge technologies such as Lidar and Photonics? Do you also like to take ownership and responsibility while working on multiple projects in parallel? Then join us at TOPIC!

“THERE IS ALWAYS AN OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN WHILE DOING WHAT I LOVE.”
Annamarie Stanton | Hardware Architect at TOPIC


Your job as Hardware Design Engineer

As Hardware Design Engineer at TOPIC you are part of our Hardware team and have an important role within our complex development projects. You are a trusted sparring partner for peers, customers and other parties involved and are responsible for translating the concepts to the team. You take on the lead role in designing complex hardware development projects and you prioritize multiple projects and clients.

You will work on the implementation of a wide range of solutions for various industries; from designing medical IoT devices to developing the next generation of high-speed computing platforms- and everything in between. You will be involved in the full development cycle; system requirement capturing and translation into hardware design architecture, PCB design & routing, schematics, testing & integration. The diversity of projects allows you to keep expanding your skills and knowledge. We support and enable your personal development and encourage you to take on new responsibilities that match your wishes and ambition.

In our tech stack we use tools such as Mentor Graphics Xpedition, Altium Designer, HyperLinx. TOPIC is one of the 11 selected companies worldwide to have a Premier Alliance Partnership with Xilinx, allowing us to adopt and apply new FPGA technology in an early stage.

As Hardware Design Engineer at TOPIC you will be working on in-house projects carried out at our inspiring office in Best (and partially from home). We are looking to expand our multidisciplinary team existing of currently 11 colleagues from Hardware, Firmware and Embedded Software discipline.

As Experienced Hardware Design Engineer at TOPIC

  • You have a Master's or Bachelor's degree in Electrical or Electronic Engineering and at least 5 years of professional experience;
  • You have a successful track record in high-tech hardware development projects (high-speed, low-power designs, combining FPGAs with ARM microprocessors, DDR4 memories, fast ADCs and radio modules such as WiFi and Bluetooth) and are familiar with tools such as Mentor Graphics Xpedition, Altium Designer, HyperLinx;
  • You are proficient in the full development cycle; from the translation of system requirements into hardware design architecture and the schematic design, PCB design & routing to testing and integration;
  • You are used to working in a structured (ISO-13485) development process, and can prioritize multiple projects and clients;
  • You are communicative, have a can-do mentality and are a high-level conceptual thinker. This makes you a trusted sparring partner and able to take a lead role  in designing complex hardware development projects;
  • You have excellent oral and written command of the English language is required for this role, command of the Dutch language is an advantage .

Our offer

As part of our TOPIC family, you will benefit from the expertise of over more than 130 smart colleagues. We are known for our quality and expertise because we invest in the development of our professionals. We guide, coach and encourage you to achieve your ambitions. Both on a personal as on a technical level, so that you as a professional can make the most out of challenging and interesting projects.

A good work-life balance is important to us, that is why we offer you the option of hybrid working and flexible working hours. Partially from our inspiring head office in Best, with its own gym and daily fresh fruit, or from customer site and (if possible and desired) partially from home. You can also make use of our home office support package to turn your ''home office'' into an inspiring environment.

We offer an all-in competitive employee benefit package including:

  • A good and competitive gross salary;
  • Net cost allowance; to be used for costs as washing your car, buying books etc.
  • Mobility package; to be used for lease car/bike, subscription for bus or train, as a compensation for use of your own car or other travel expenses;
  • Thirteenth month payment; guaranteed 1 month extra salary a year also possible to be paid out monthly;
  • 8% holiday allowance.

Our job structure model consists of several seniority levels ranging from Programmer to System Architect. For this position, we are looking for a Hardware Design Engineer. The annual all-in benefit package will be between €58.000 and €90.000. 

In addition to a full-time employment, we offer you an employment contract for an indefinite period of time. You will receive 26 vacation days. If you live more than 150 kilometres from Best and you would like to relocate to this region, you can make use of a relocation budget to help you settle in.

On top of this, we offer a good pension scheme and an annual study budget including 5 paid training days. Every year we define a customized training program within our TOPIC Academy, and we organize various (online) events such as Techtalks, knowledge sessions and Town Meetings. We also like to get together for sports activities, celebrations and our weekly Friday afternoon drinks.

Our organisation

TOPIC is committed every day to make the world a little better, smarter and healthier. For 25 years, customers have been trusting on TOPIC for the development of embedded systems that are essential for products manufactured by renowned high-tech companies around the world.  We are well known for the knowledge and expertise of our highly skilled engineers. We are able to maintain this by continuously investing in the development of our engineers: internal and external training courses with certifications, personalized meetups and knowledge sharing are part of this. Our projects involve edge to cloud solutions; from PCB design and FPGA to low level embedded software and application software for UI, Web, Mobile and cloud.

Our consultancy services add expertise to a team on-site at our clients or offer them advice on a solution to an existing problem, a strategy or a process.  In-house projects (from design and development to production and market introduction) are carried out by our engineers at the TOPIC head office. TOPIC also offers Farm Out projects: a unique service in which a TOPIC team of engineers is engaged for a specific development project of a customer.

Our range of TOPIC Products consist of high-quality System-on-Modules that aim to accelerate product development and are scalable in performance and functionality.

The quality of TOPIC's work and development processes is guaranteed and certified according to the ISO-13485, ISO/IEC-27001 and NEN-7510-1 standards. We are also proud to be a Premier Partner of Xilinx; technology leader in the field of System-on-Chips and FPGAs.

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