Hardware Engineer Jobs

KO2 recruit talented hardware engineers for roles in the embedded software and electronics industry. Whether you’re designing new IoT devices or developing components that will be used in smart metres or safety-critical systems, we take the time to understand our candidate and client’s requirements to deliver a high standard of service and match the right people with the right roles.

Skills and Responsibilities of a Hardware Engineer

  • Typical responsibilities in hardware engineering jobs focus on designing, developing and testing various pieces of hardware such as processors and circuits boards
  • Engineers may also have to develop the testing procedures for new hardware and make necessary changes and adjustments before approval is granted
  • In the embedded systems sector, hardware engineer jobs involve creating the components for products that rely on embedded software to function, such as wearable devices and control systems
  • The roles we have hired for previously have required hardware engineers with experience producing specifications and instruction manuals to support the components they develop
  • Engineering candidates will need competent practical design skills as well as specialist knowledge of embedded systems hardware, along with strong organizational and people skills to succeed in working on team projects
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    What Are Embedded Systems Used For?

    Why KO2?

    KO2 has been an expert in recruiting for electronics and embedded systems businesses since 2007, giving us unique insight into this industry sector and the kind of work it involves. Given recent developments with more and more hardware engineers creating devices that enable embedded systems software in non-computer devices, we’re the best choice for a recruitment agency that places our candidates in innovative positions.

    As one of the UK’s leading electronics and embedded systems recruitment agencies, we understand what is required from the kind of specialist candidate our clients are looking for. We take into consideration everything from technical skills to industry experience and personal values, ensuring that the right individuals get matched with roles they will thrive in.

    Our work has seen us place hardware engineers into a wide variety of sectors within embedded systems and electronics roles, including wearables, automotive, consumer and IoT. We understand the importance of hiring engineers who fully understand your niche area of the industry, and we excel in sourcing candidates with the right levels of experience.

    KO2 has over 25 years of experience working with hardware design engineers and electronics recruitment. In that time we have sourced and filled many hardware engineer jobs for embedded software businesses as well as electronic ones, providing valuable new members of a team that can develop new hardware, design schematics and specifications, and work with software engineers to deliver an outstanding final product.

    Hardware Engineer Jobs UK – FAQs

    What is the average salary of a hardware engineer in the UK?

    According to data from Glassdoor, the average annual salary for a hardware engineer is £39,069 in the UK. Those just starting out in the industry can expect to earn closer to £25,000, whilst those that have been working for years and have a more senior position may earn up to £61,000.

    What are the top cities with open Hardware Engineer jobs in the UK?

    Data from Indeed shows that Cheltenham, Reading, Bristol and Stevenage are some of the top cities for hardware engineer jobs when it comes to how much money employees are being paid. Surprisingly, London is quite low down on this list, with Cambridge, Guildford and Edinburgh all ranking higher for annual salaries.

    What is the career path for a hardware engineer?

    The majority of hardware engineers begin their careers by studying for a degree in an engineering discipline. Electrical or electronics engineering are pretty popular courses, but things like mechanical engineering and even robotics engineering are also popular.

    After gaining a degree, most hardware engineers will get a job in electrical engineering, computer engineering or design engineering with a focus on hardware design. You can gain responsibility and experience as you progress, or may go on to specialise in working with a particular kind of hardware.

    Get in Touch

    If you’re looking for a hardware engineering role in an electronic embedded systems company, we would love to speak to you and find out more about what you’re looking for.