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Philips Electronics Engineer in Basingstoke, United Kingdom



RDT is a world leader in the area of remote vital signs monitoring. The company’s products are medical monitoring devices used in remote locations, including: Military, pre-hospital, aircraft/in-flight, yachts, and other. This job, within the technical team, is an engineering role to assist the company in its development of new products as well as working to maintain the design of the existing product line.

The job will require the engineer complies with RDT’s ISO13485 quality system. This system has a phased approach to product design progressing from concept, through prototype to pre-production and full production. RDT has a lean in-house engineering team and makes use of subcontractors in a number of areas which are managed by the development team.

The role will include running hardware development projects involving electronics design. These will either be developing new or refining and enhancing existing features. The roll will involve working on design modules including: writing design specifications, specifying components, creating schematics evaluating designs, prototyping assemblies and prototype testing. The candidate will be responsible for liaising with suppliers to manage the build of prototypes and pre-production units and subsequently support moving the design outcome into internal and subcontractor production. As well as offering technical support to ongoing production activities and customer related issues.

The role will also involve supporting the team during functional system testing on the new product designs they produce. This will include running test protocols, investigating and resolving issues and reporting results.


  • Engineering tasks required to progress the development of new products, in particular electronic sub-system design and development, supplier liaison, testing, firmware development support and testing, producing and managing specifications and other related documentation.

  • Engineering tasks required to support and maintain the quality assurance within all product manufacturing.

Preparation of new and updated engineering documents relating to designs.


  • To comply with the procedures established as part of the company’s quality management system, and to maintain appropriate records to demonstrate these procedures have been followed;

  • To manage the technical relationships essential to successful commissioning and operation by customers of the company’s products.

  • To ensure external subcontractors and others engaged to assist in the design/development process are managed to achieve effectively the tasks assigned to them, and where necessary comply with relevant requirements of the company’s quality system;


  • Maintaining the Design History File for new and existing product designs

  • Managing the production of engineering documentation that will be generated in design for use in production.

To offer technical support to the manufacturing and returns department.



  • An Electronics degree from an accredited University.

  • 2+ years’ experience in product development.

  • Knowledge and experience of electronics and systems.

  • Highly PC literate, experienced in Word/Excel etc.

  • Schematic and PCB CAD design experience/skills.

  • Strong analytical, test and hardware debugging skills

  • Demonstrable organizational and project management skills

  • A good eye for detail

  • Experience developing products for large scale manufacture


  • Experience with ECG monitoring and digital signal processing.

  • Appreciation of mechanical design aspects.

  • Experience of working within an organization operating an ISO13485 quality system and meeting regulatory requirements.

Interpersonal Skills

  • Strong interpersonal, communication, attention to detail and “self-starter” skills

  • Ability to work as a part of a team, or individually while using own initiative

  • First-class analytical and problem-solving skills with a dedication to maintaining high quality standards

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