Senior Hardware Design Engineer


An Amazing Career Opportunity for a Senior Hardware Design Engineer!! 

Location: La Ciotat, France

Job ID: 22890


As part of a global organization serving multiple business units, the Senior Hardware Design Engineer develops the architecture for new hardware component systems and platforms. The successful candidate will formulate the blueprints for hardware systems, making strategic decisions on the selection and design of the individual components required.


The Senior Hardware Design Engineer ensures compatibility and integration with software, and diagnoses and resolves component bugs and malfunctions by actively collaborating with software engineers, understanding the software engineers' needs and limitations, fostering a strong working relationship between the hardware and software resources and facilitating seamless system operation.


Who are we? 

HID powers the trusted identities of the world’s people, places, and things, allowing people to transact safely, work productively and travel freely.

We are a high-tech software company headquartered in Austin, TX, with over 4,500 worldwide employees. Check us out here: and 


Identification Technologies (IDT)


IDT is creating trusted identities for IoT applications through Smart Components and Enabling Services.

HID’s Identification Technologies powers the trusted identities of the world’s people, places and things through smart components and cloud services. We make it possible for people and organizations to transact safely, work productively, and travel freely. Our contactless identification and sensing (RFID, NFC, and BLE) components and solution enabling technologies address the dynamic requirements across multiple industries to wirelessly connect, identify, collect and manage data quickly and accurately across virtually any IoT application.


As our Senior Hardware Design Engineer, you’ll support HID’s success by: 


  • Determining hardware Requirements: Working in conjunction with product management, supply chain, as well as software and mechanical engineers, ascertaining the requirements and ensuring seamless compatibility and integration of the designed solution.
  • Developing Hardware Architecture: Formulating the architecture for new or existing hardware component systems. This includes creating or modifying detailed schematic designs for hardware systems and platforms, as well as PCB layout and BOM creation
  • Hardware POCs: Creating a functional model or prototype to demonstrate the feasibility of a concept, ensuring it meets the intended goals
  • Debugging: Diagnosing and resolving component bugs and malfunctions. This also requires in-depth technical knowledge and the ability to foresee potential issues at the intersection of hardware and software.
  • Testing and Validation: Overseeing the testing and validation of hardware designs, ensuring they meet all necessary functional, performance, as well as safety, and environment standards (EMI/EMC).
  • Technical Documentation: Documenting the design and testing process and preparing detailed reports on test results, analytics, and performances, along with potential improvements.


What we will love about your background: 


  • Advanced hardware knowledge with a comprehensive understanding of digital and analog circuits, processors, memory, and other hardware components.
  • Proficiency in system-level design, including aspects like signal integrity, power integrity, thermal management and radio emissions.
  • Experience with design tools such as schematic/PCB and mechanical design.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes (PCB and assembly and design for manufacturability (DFM).
  • Knowledge of Industry Standards and Regulations such as FCC, CE and ISO.
  • Deep knowledge of RF designs and technologies from LF to UHF.
  • Familiarity with programming languages such as C, C++, Python can be beneficial.
  • Experience with rapid prototyping techniques and tools, such as breadboards or 3D printers, can be beneficial.
  • Experience with hardware simulation tools can be beneficial.
  • Autonomy and proactivity.
  • Ability to collaborate and work with multi-competency, cross-functional teams globally.
  • Clear and efficient oral and written communication.
  • “Can do” attitude.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • Ability to work in Agile environment.



Your Experience and Education include:             


  • Bachelors or Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent
  • 7+ years of hardware development engineering in a team environment
  • Experience in prototyping, bring-up, debugging and validation
  • Ability to understand and identify product tradeoffs (power, performance, etc.) and optimize designs to meet requirements
  • Working knowledge of embedded systems with a focus on meeting tight constraints (i.e. power, size)
  • Strong wireless system design experience (RFID, BLE, Wifi, and other IoT and real-time localization technologies )
  • Additional knowledge in following areas: CPU/SOC, power(DC-DC converters, battery, power management, low power design), analog circuits,
  • Sensor design and integration, as well as security, is a plus.
  • Experience of working with Jira/Confluence is a plus
  • Experience with a test case management tool, preferably TestRail


Why apply? 


  • Empowerment: You’ll work as part of a global team in a flexible work environment, learning and enhancing your expertise. We welcome an opportunity to meet you and learn about your unique talents, skills, and experiences. You don’t need to check all the boxes. If you have most of the skills and experience, we want you to apply.
  • Innovation: You embrace challenges and want to drive change. We are open to ideas, including flexible work arrangements, job sharing or part-time job seekers.
  • Integrity: You are results-orientated, reliable, and straightforward and value being treated accordingly. We want all our employees to be themselves, to feel appreciated and accepted.



We make it easier for people to get where they want to go!
On an average day, think of how many times you tap, twist, tag, push or swipe to get access, find information, connect with others or track something.  HID technology is behind billions of interactions, in more than 100 countries.  We help you create a verified, trusted identity that can get you where you need to go – without having to think about it.  
When you join our HID team, you’ll also be part of the ASSA ABLOY Group, the global leader in access solutions. You’ll have 52,000 colleagues in more than 70 different countries. We empower our people to build their career around their aspirations and our ambitions – supporting them with regular feedback, training, and development opportunities. Our colleagues think broadly about where they can make the most impact, and we encourage them to grow their role locally, regionally, or even internationally. As we welcome new people on board, it’s important to us to have diverse, inclusive teams, and we value different perspectives and experiences.


La Ciotat, FR, 13600

Engineering & Science
Travel Required: 0%-10%
Mid-senior level