Senior HW Architect – Grid Automation Products

Are you a senior HW designer and have practical experience in electronics design outsourcing? We are looking for a Senior Hardware Architect to strengthen our global hardware team and facilitate the introduction of global best practices leading to reduced product cost, increased product quality, development cost, and reduced development time. In this high-impact role, you will drive Original Design Manufacturer (ODM) management and strategy development for the hardware portfolio of our ABB Grid Automation Products, a leading provider of smart grid technologies, and related protection, control and communication technologies.


You will contribute to the definition of an Original Design Manufacturer (ODM) strategy for our boards and devices (protection relays, microgrid controllers, communication devices, etc.) and to building an ODM network together with Supply Chain Management. You will also review internal and external designs of electronic boards for functional correctness, component choices and design margins, design for cost, and design for manufacturing. Other important parts will be to advise management and technical specialists on strategies for the optimization of hardware (HW) development including industry best practices and latest trends in components, processes, tools, and organization. You will partner in an effective way with Product Managers and advise them on feasibility and cost/quality consequences of requirements.

A mission will be to drive a HW variant reduction and HW harmonization and reuse strategy across our Grid Automation product portfolio. You will also create architectures for embedded devices and designs for individual boards or subsystems. You will also be responsible for making HW architectural decisions with high impact on cost and quality, conduct root-cause analysis of HW related problems, and lead task forces or project teams, as required.


You have a Master’s degree or higher in Electronics Engineering, Computer Engineering, or equivalent experience. We also see that you have 10+ years’ experience in the industrial electronics industry, including embedded board and device design experience. To be able to succeed we also want you to have a strong familiarity with digital and analogue electronics design, including related EMC and thermal considerations as well as DfX, and with embedded SW development, in order to make well-reasoned HW/FPGA/SW trade-off decisions. You also have experience with HW architecture/design experience in specifying an embedded product alongside SW design teams. You have experience with EMS and ODM companies in different parts of the world. Your knowledge includes know-how in state-of-the art HW design, simulation, and verification tools. Experience with using agile practices in HW development is beneficial.

You have excellent communication and presentation skills. You see the “Big picture”, system-level approach, paired with strong analytical and problem solving skills. You show strong leadership, influencing, and networking skills. You are fluent in English, both written and spoken and you are available to travel internationally as required (approximately 20%).

Övrig information:

Is this the right role for you? Please apply at Search for job-ID: HQ59042696.
Last day to apply is 2017/08/18.
Recruiting manager Martin Naedele,, will answer questions regarding the position and HR Business Partner Ola Danielsson will answer questions on work condition related questions, Union representatives - Sveriges Ingenjörer: Bo Almgren, +4621-32 14 17, Unionen: Karin Boholm, +4621-32 45 85.

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