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Hardware 12 Month Internship

Towcester - Northamptonshire

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Abaco Systems is an acknowledged leader in rugged embedded computing, especially in the military/aerospace market. Our products are used in hundreds of mission critical applications, where the performance and reliability we deliver can be a matter of life and death.

We’re growing fast:  we’ve added substantially to our organisation in roles across the board – and that expansion will continue. We’re also growing by acquisition. Our strategy puts our customers front and centre of everything we do: their success will drive our success.

If you see yourself being part of a growing organisation that’s making a real difference in the world, Abaco Systems is for you.

This is how we serve.

At Abaco, we never forget those who serve and why what we do is important.

Role Summary

This role is intended to provide a broad experience of electronic hardware development, working on a selection of Military & Aerospace projects that contribute directly to the success of the business and its customers. The duration of the role is 12 months and it will be based in our Towcester facility in Northamptonshire, UK.

Role Description

Electronic Engineers are responsible for the design, development and verification of a variety of embedded electronics products, which may include Single Board Computers, Graphics Cards, Sensor Processing products and Network Switches.

All are designed for use over extreme temperatures and in harsh environments. Technologies include the latest generation Intel, AMD, NVIDIA and Freescale chipsets using high-speed interconnects and cutting-edge thermal management solutions. You will work with Product Managers and Engineers of many other disciplines to define and develop exceptional products for our military and aerospace customers and ensure that they can be reliably manufactured and tested for many years to come. You will be using modern design entry tools and simulation environments, for both board-level and programmable logic design.

Key Responsibilities

  • Design, Implement and Test embedded electronic products
  • Perform and understand Hardware Integration and Verification
  • Gain knowledge and experience of engineering tools and processes
  • Get involved in the development and management of product requirements
  • Report verbally on progress and produce clear, concise written documentation


  • Studying for a degree in Electronic Engineering or a related subject with an approved sandwich year
  • Good understanding of computer architectures and embedded systems
  • Good creative, problem-solving skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills

Desired Characteristics

  • Enthusiasm for the technology and its use in Military & Aerospace applications
  • Desire to develop engineering skills in high-speed board & programmable logic design
  • Ability to contribute effectively to team-working and group discussions
  • Ability to establish and achieve personal deadlines and contribute to meeting project timescales

What We Offer

In addition to a modern and flexible working environment, plus competitive salary and overtime rates, we also provide the below core benefits:

  • 10% employer pension contribution
  • Private medical insurance
  • 10x Life Assurance
  • 26 days' annual leave plus bank holidays

In addition to the above company provided benefits, we offer a range of flexible benefits for you to choose from, including; buy/sell holiday, dental cover, ability to flex the core benefits to match your needs, cycle to work scheme, critical illness cover, travel insurance and many more!

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Job ID Number: REQ-708
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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • Year-long
  • Towcester (Northamptonshire)
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Electronic
  • Hardware

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