About the position

Would you like to work on novel healthcare solutions, smart city technology, advanced robotic systems or sensors for autonomous drones? What about mobile ad-hoc radio networks or airfield radar? How do you fancy underwater or aircraft-based sensor and communications systems? These are all current projects at Plextek and we need the brightest minds joining our diverse team to deliver them.

Our work is largely driven by technical development and innovation. One of the great advantages of working here is that no two projects are the same. If you are an enthusiastic, adaptable and motivated person with a background in engineering, who thrives on variety, enjoys learning new skills and facing exciting challenges then this is the place to be.

THE ROLE

We are looking for a senior electronics design engineer to join the team, possessing the experience necessary to play a key role in architecting and designing new systems and products.

The work will require an in-depth understanding of the fundamentals underlying the real-world engineering of systems that will usually have a basis in radio. Experience of modern radio communications and radar systems is highly desirable.

In this role you will be distilling client requirements into appropriate feasibility study and systems-level analysis activities. In addition to the technical skills necessary, you will be comfortable explaining complex technical matters to non-technical customers. These initial activities will be followed by the generation of prototype system block diagrams and module specifications, leading to specific work packages that will be shared across the design team. On some projects you will be able to put your schematic-level design skill into practice.

The role provides the opportunity to use your technical leadership skills to work with a team to follow exciting new ideas through from concept into reality. You will have the satisfaction of working in a supportive and experienced team of subject matter experts, whilst also mentoring talented younger graduates.

THE REWARDS

In return, we offer a competitive package and a stimulating environment that will encourage you to be your best. We provide all the training, professional development and support that you need to complete your projects. We are a versatile business and are able to support career progression in many dimensions including technical, commercial and managerial.

THE COMPANY

Plextek provides unique solutions for our customers by solving today’s hardest engineering problems in sensing, data collection & communications. Our customers span a wide range of markets including healthcare, internet of things, defence, security and automotive.

We are based just south of Cambridge with easy road and rail routes to the vibrant city centre. We provide a friendly and supportive working environment including regular on-site and off-site social events.

Job Details

Job Reference Number: DSESDE01

Position: Full time

Placement: Permanent

Benefits:

Company Pension Scheme

Permanent Health Insurance

Private Medical Insurance

Employee Assistance Programme

Life Assurance

25 Days Annual Leave pro rata

5 additional training days pro rata

Mentor programme

Free On-site Parking

Cycle to work scheme

Discounted cinema tickets & other benefits

Regular company social events