Hardware developer.

Skills & responsibilities;

As Hardware Developer, your main responsibilities are specification, development and maintenance of our hardware solutions within one of our product portfolio’s. You will be involved in all phases of the development process translating product ideas into products ready to be sold. You will contribute to ensuring a high-level of quality in the hardware development and that tasks are accomplished within the timeframe. In addition, your key responsibilities will be:

  • Participate in the development of technology in our exploration phase before the project becomes a development project
  • Plan, estimate and accomplish tasks according to the plan
  • Specification of hardware and relevant interfaces, e.g. software in collaboration with colleagues
  • Digital and analogue circuit design
  • Conduct EMC/LVD layout
  • Conduct testing and verification of design
  • Development/anchoring of methods within hardware development

Your working base will be in Sint-Niklaas, and you will be a part of Niko’s R&D Team that consists of experienced and dedicated colleagues in several countries. You will also collaborate with various people both internally in the organization and externally.


For this position, you hold a bachelor’s or master’s degree in electronic engineering (or equivalent based on a proven track record). You can show relevant experience to successfully execute the above mentioned responsibilities. Furthermore you possess the following competencies:

  • Experience with 230V circuits
  • Experience with power supplies AC/DC and DC/DC
  • Experience with integration of SOC’s
  • Experience schematic design and layout and follow up of the designed prototypes (PCBA debugging, evaluation, define test strategy, …)
  • Experience with EMI/EMC/ESD/CE design and testing
  • Design For Test (DFT), Design For Manufacturing (DFM) and Design For Assembly (DFA)
  • Affinity with scripting and / or software development

As a person

  • You have a passion for innovation & development and want to excel in this field. You challenge status quo.
  • You have good communication skills, assertiveness and persuasiveness. Your enthusiasm & knowledge make you confident enough speaking your mind.
  • You are eager to learn and to share this knowledge with your colleagues.
  • You have a high sense of responsibility and take initiative constantly improving things (products, processes)
  • You are a team player with sense of humor.

Extra assets;

  • Experience with software tools :
    • Altium Designer
    • PDM/PLM (preferably Siemens Teamcenter)
  • Experience in one or more of these area’s
    • Firmware development
    • RF designs 868MHz/2.4 GHz (PCB antenna design and matching)
    • Integration of displays
    • Spice simulations


You have excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, optionally knowledge of Dutch or wish to learn the language.


Niko develops electric and electronic solutions that make buildings work better for its inhabitants. By consuming less energy, by enhancing lighting comfort and safety and by making the different applications work seamlessly together. Buildings with Niko inside are more efficient, can be controlled from a distance and interact within a larger eco-system.
Niko is a Belgian family owned company has its headquarters in Sint-Niklaas (Belgium), employs 750 people and is active in 10 countries in Europe.

The question we ask ourselves every morning: “How can we make your buildings work better for you?”


A good salary and a nice package of fringe benefits are just the basis of our offer. Just as important is the fact that you enter a solid company with a clear vision. A no-nonsense company that does what it says, and says what it does. A company that never stops, but constantly launches new quality solutions. A company with fine and open-minded colleagues on who you can build on. In short, a company that supports and challenges you.


Sint-Niklaas. Short stays abroad possible.


Sint Niklaas
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