Magicard careers

Magicard provides identity management, credentialing and issuance solutions. Headquarters in the UK, Magicard has operations across the globe. Magicard products are trusted by thousands of organisations and governments throughout the world to issue millions of secure identity credentials every year.

Job Title: Project Manager

Department:  Engineering

Reporting to: Technical Director

Key Responsibilities:

  • Reporting to the Technical Director.
  • Manage multiple (3 or 2) projects at an appropriate level of detail – ensuring that Project Leads support as required.
  • Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors for the flawless execution of projects in line with the company stage & gate product lifecycle process.
  • Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget.
  • Assist in the definition of project scope and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility.
  • Ensure resource identification, availability and allocation.
  • Identify critical path activities and dependent resources. Ensure resources & their supervision understand the criticality and implications of deviating from the plan.
  • Develop a detailed project plan to monitor and track progress. Ensure this is communicated appropriately.
  • Manage changes to the project scope, project schedule, and project costs using appropriate verification techniques. Table thought-through alternative scenarios to provide Senior Management with feasible avoidance or recovery options.
  • Measure and report project performance using appropriate tools and techniques.
  • Perform risk management to minimise project risks.
  • Report and escalate to Technical Director/Senior Leadership Team as necessary.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with third parties including strategic technology partners.
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation.
  • Be a key influencer for continued culture change within R&D and the wider business.


  • Degree level or equivalent technical qualification plus experience, preferably in the fields of computer science or engineering.
  • Proven working experience of project management of commercial electronic/electro-mechanical products.
  • Direct experience of offshore outsourcing design work (principally software).
  • Solid technical appreciation of the core product development disciplines including mechanical, electronic and software development.
  • PMI / PRINCE2 qualified or experienced Critical Chain practitioner.
  • Able to balance the desire for project rigor with an agile approach with changeable conditions.
  • Able to win hearts and minds in order to pull the team together and resolve technical conflicts satisfactorily and expediently.
  • Solid personal organisational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office.

Electronics Design Engineer

Magicard are looking to recruit for an Electronics Design Engineer for their growing Engineering Team based in Weymouth, Dorset.

Purpose of the role:

Reporting to the Electronics Hardware Team Leader, the successful candidate will be responsible for the design and development of the electronics for Magicard Card Printers and related products, including generating formal specifications, verification tests and production documentation for release.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsibility for the specification and design of electronic and electrical hardware for Magicard products over their full life cycle, as well as maintenance of existing products. Includes component selection and evaluation, circuit schematic design and simulation, PCB layouts, design verification and validation.
  • Generation of engineering documentation to the appropriate standard.
  • Responsibility for ensuring EMC compliance on new designs, including working closely with EMC test houses in order to achieve certification on new products and maintaining certification for existing products.
  • As part of the Magicard hardware team, to provide support to Magicard production for the testing of new electronic/electrical assemblies and troubleshooting production issues.
  • As part of the Magicard hardware team, to provide electro-mechanical design support in the development of new products with regards to the manufacturing, assembly and test.
  • To liaise closely with other electronics manufacturing companies with regard to building and production test of PCB assemblies. This includes responsibility for collating and releasing complete PCB assembly drawing sets, the resolution of manufacturing issues, the design of test equipment and/or the specification and generation of self-test firmware for PCB assemblies.
  • To liaise closely with the Magicard purchasing department to ensure that costs are optimised and suppliers are selected appropriately.
  • Implementation of and adherence to Magicard’s QA system and quality ethos.


  • High speed digital design including USB, SPI, I2C and Ethernet
  • Analogue design to 1MHz, motor drivers and sensor interfacing
  • Switching power supplies and regulators
  • NFC – RFID
  • Mixed signal Schematic design capture and PCB layout
  • Design for EMC; knowledge of design techniques for minimising radiated and conducted emissions
  • Hardware design for embedded control systems
  • Computer literate
  • Communication and documentation skills essential

The following would be advantageous but not essential:

  • Experience of Linux embedded systems and ARM Microcontrollers
  • Experience of FPGA and CPLD devices and firmware
  • Pulsonix CAD experience


  • Degree qualification, in a relevant subject, e.g. Electronics, Electronics Engineering or HNC/HND with design experience
  • An enthusiastic person with practical aptitude and the right attitude could be the successful candidate we are searching for!

The role is being offered on a full time, permanent basis of 37.5 hours per week. Monday to Thursday 8am – 4.45pm and Friday 8am – 12.30pm.

Salary will depend on relevant experience.

Job Type: Full-time


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