Lead Electronic Engineer

  • Full Time
  • Overseas
  • Cambridge
  • Salary: £0 - £0


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Job Description We are a world leader in animal healthcare, monitoring and intelligence. We are looking for a talented and motivated Senior Elect... Role: Lead Electronic Engineer, Category: Engineering

Lead Electronic Engineer: MSD

Job Description

We are a world leader in animal healthcare, monitoring and intelligence. We are looking for a talented and motivated Senior Electronics Hardware Engineer to join the Connected Devices team.

Our company is re-imagining pet care. Using technology to help millions of pets and owners find new ways to live happier, healthier lives, together. Working with experts in veterinary medicine, to change the way we feed, hydrate, and exercise our pets. Providing personalised insights for a deeper understanding of their wellbeing.

We are exploring how combining medicine and technology will drive advances in animal care including pet health, safety, identification, and recovering lost animals.

The Lead Electronics Hardware Engineer will be involved in development activities in support of new and existing products. You will operate within a friendly team of 12 with other firmware, hardware engineers and system architects ; you will be working closely with your immediate colleagues and the wider R&D team to design the electronics for our next generation of pet care products .

What you’ll be doing

You will lead hardware activities while also working as a senior engineer.

You will be instrumentally involved at all stages of the product design cycle, from the initial design concepts all the way through to releasing a new product to mass production.

Day-to-day tasks will typically involve circuit design and simulation, schematic and board design, component selection, new technology research, prototyping and testing, PCBA bring-up, EMC testing, and project end-to-end (from research to manufacturing and field support).

You will be researching and evaluating new technologies for possible inclusion in products.

You will have experience in as many of the following areas as possible:

  • You should have a good degree-level education as an Electronic Engineer or equivalent subject
  • Experience in a similar or relevant position
  • A deep understanding of electronic hardware design
  • Self-motivated and experience to lead design
  • Familiarity with the complete development cycle from Hardware specification and documentation, through
  • Schematics drawing, Layout guidance, bring-up, integration with Firmware, Design validation tests and mass production ramp-up.
  • Details oriented, with good design methodology skills from concept to specification documentation and implementation.
  • Experience with hands-on work and willingness to perform the bring up, Hardware/Firmware integration and debugging activities
  • Basic project management
  • Analogue electronics
  • Digital electronics
  • Low frequency Radio Frequency Identification
  • Sensor technology
  • Schematic & Printed Circuit Board (PCB) layout (Altium Designer)
  • Testing and debugging of designs
  • Circuit simulation (LTSpice)
  • Edge computing
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Low power design
  • Rechargeable battery technology
  • Arm Cortex, STM32 and ESP32 microcontrollers
  • WiFi and Ethernet communications
  • UART, SPI, I2C and similar communications protocols
  • Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) & radio compliance
  • Safety compliance
  • Embedded C programming

Location

The site is located in Cambourne Business Park, only a 20 minute drive from Cambridge city centre. It is newly refurbished and consist of a large office space, alongside a well-equipped R&D lab, workshop and test lab. Free on-site parking and only a short walk to the town centre.

The opportunity for hybrid home/office working is available. Very occasional international travel may be required to visit overseas sister companies and production partners.

Personal development

As part a large company there is lots of opportunity to grow your career in the direction you want to. Whether that be taking on additional responsibilities, moving into a lead role, or even moving to another business unit there are plenty of opportunities for you to progress.

Keeping up to date with the latest technology is important so training is available wherever appropriate to your role.

Benefits

  • Company pension – up to 12% employer’s pension contribution
  • Private health insurance
  • Various optional pre-tax benefits (life insurance, dental insurance, personal injury insurance, employee share ownership, cycle to work scheme etc)
  • 25 days holiday, plus bank holidays and 3 days Christmas shut-down
  • Generous bonus scheme (based on employee’s and Company’s performance)
  • Opportunity for hybrid working
  • Employee rewards scheme
  • Retailer discounts scheme
  • Company events
  • Casual dress code
  • Free on-site parking
  • Referral programme

Job Description In Secondary Posting Language(s) (Include Requirements For Education, Experience And Skills)

Who you are

  • You should have a good degree-level education as an Electronic Engineer or equivalent subject
  • At least 5 years’ experience in a similar or relevant position
  • A deep understanding of electronic hardware design
  • Self-motivated and experience to lead a team
  • Familiarity with the complete development cycle from Hardware specification and documentation, through
  • Schematics drawing, Layout guidance, bring-up, integration with Firmware, Design validation tests and mass production ramp-up.
  • Details oriented, with good design methodology skills from concept to specification documentation and implementation.
  • Experience with hands-on work and willingness to perform the bring up, Hardware/Firmware integration and debugging activities

Key Capabilities for the role include:

  • Managing people and leading a team
  • Innovative approach to problem solving.
  • Eager to learn new technologies when required.
  • Provide technical infeed to roadmap and project definition
  • Define the architecture and technical strategy of new Hardware designs
  • Able to communicate well with people outside the engineering team, explaining technical issues clearly.
  • Provide estimates for tasks duration, supporting the development of a project schedule and work break down structure
  • Provide progress updates to technical and project managers, provide inputs for scheduling and costing
  • Provide technical mentorship to other team members
  • Delegate work effectively and ensure the team is empowered to solve problems and seek solutions in an independent way
  • Continuous improvement – identify areas that require improvement and propose changes to increase efficiency/quality/performance
  • Good communication and presentation skills.

You will have experience in as many of the following areas as possible:

  • Line management
  • Basic project management
  • Analogue electronics
  • Digital electronics
  • Low frequency Radio Frequency Identification
  • Sensor technology
  • Schematic & Printed Circuit Baord (PCB) layout (Altium Designer)
  • Testing and debugging of designs
  • Circuit simulation (LTSpice)
  • Edge computing
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Low power design
  • Rechargeable battery technology
  • Arm Cortex, STM32 and ESP32 microcontrollers
  • WiFi and Ethernet communications
  • UART, SPI, I2C and similar communications protocols
  • Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) & radio compliance
  • Safety compliance
  • Embedded C programming
  • Design for manufacture

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