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Systems Engineer - control systems (25910)

to £40k DoE plus excellent benefits

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Experimental design and analysis for high-tech sensors and controls

Are you an enthusiastic engineer or physicist with some commercial experience in product development and looking for a new high-tech challenge in a stimulating environment?

Our client is a pioneer of an innovative technology platform for high precision controls and positioning for miniaturised engineering. They work in several application areas, creating products that provide features such as blur-free camera images and responsive haptic actuators

This Systems Engineer role will suit an academically-strong engineer or physicist who wishes to work in a cohesive and skilled team across the whole product development cycle, from concept design, build and test of control algorithms and actuator technology, to interfacing with clients.


  • Solid academic background including a 1st / 2.1 in physics or engineering from a top ranked university with A* or A grades at physics and maths A levels
  • Strong experience in hands-on experimental design where you can demonstrate a build including instrumentation, microprocessors, control systems, or test-rigs
  • A broad spectrum of skills covering electronics, physics, mechanics and software
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Additional skills with MATLAB, C# or Python would be advantageous.

Candidates with similar experimental skills within PhD research are also of interest.

This is an exciting applied role, where you can develop your skills, expect to work on interesting multidisciplinary projects, and gain responsibilities. An excellent salary is on offer.

1st / 2.1 PhD, Physics, Control Systems, Actuators, Haptics, Electronics, Software, Design / Development / Build / Test

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