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Hardware Architect

QuEST Global is hiring an experienced Hardware Architect to join our growing Defence capability. This role is based on site in Cheadle three days a week and we do support flex/hybrid working.

Primary Purpose of the Role:

Technically responsible for the hardware architecture and its consistency with the solution/system architecture. They coordinate with the solution Architect and PDA in order to make sure that the top down refinement of the solution is consistent with the hardware strategy and constraints including COTS selection and components reuse.

Principal Relationships:

  • The HwARC works collaboratively with the Hardware Engineering Manager to ensure the design lifecycle is completed in line with company processes.
  • The HwARC works collaboratively with the solution Architect and PDA to ensure that the engineering design is coherent and complies with all technical requirements.
  • The HwARC works collaboratively with the Hardware Products Manager and Hardware Products Architect to ensure the design is based on existing Products (building blocks) as much as practicable to capitalise on cost benefits, design efficiencies and to reduce technical debt.
  • The HwARC works with the team allocated to provide the architectural solution and ensure technical compliance of their work with the solution requirements.


Key Responsibilities and Tasks:


  • Ensures that hardware architecture stability is maintained across lifecycle phases from Bid to Delivery;
  • Directs and coordinates hardware architecture studies;
  • Approves the technical, technological, and methodological choices taken in respect of the selected hardware architecture;
  • Guarantees adherence to in-scope standards, reuse policy and product development plans;
  • Identifies modelling, simulation and prototyping opportunities;
  • Co-ordinates product definition, and assessment of trade-offs between aspects of cost, customer requirements and technological possibilities;
  • Prepares the Design & Justification Files;
  • Provides knowledge on state-of-the-art hardware architecting, taking account of future developments;
  • Monitors technological developments.

Why QuEST Global?

  • Global reach as part of a global company with an international team.
  • The opportunity to work in multiple different projects and range of industries.
  • Flexible and hybrid working, with a culture of openness, innovation and entrepreneurial.
  • A competitive salary, plus a Benefits Package that includes cinema discounts, shopping cards, gym scheme, financial education and more.
  • An extensive Learning Hub with opportunity for learning, training, development and career progression.
  • Being recognized as an individual, and not just become a ‘number’.
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