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Senior Systems Engineer (26576)

£48k - £62k DoE + benefits

Physics approach to instrumentation development and prototyping

This Cambridge based, IP-rich company develops highly precise control systems used in a wide range of products. Their electromechanical technology is used in consumer products including wearable devices. They are currently growing their teams and are looking for a Senior Systems Engineer to join their development team.

The role will involve working on multidisciplinary projects (electronics, physics, mechanical, controls, firmware, algorithms) to develop new applications and prototype systems. This could include technology transfer, mass manufacture and enhancing performance.


  • A degree in Engineering or Physics from a top university. An advanced degree (Master’s or PhD) would be a bonus.
  • Experience working on hardware technology / sensors within industry. This should ideally include commercialisation of a product.
  • Hands-on technical skills including experimental electronics design and analysis and software (MATLAB, Python or similar). Additional exposure to C# would be a plus.
  • Exposure to control systems and electromechanical devices would be highly desirable. Any knowledge of microprocessors would be advantageous.

As a senior member of the team, you will be expected to mentor junior staff. Further, whilst the company supports their engineers, this role would expect the person to work independently on projects and collaborate with the team for complex problem-solving and overall delivery.

On offer is an excellent salary, travel opportunities (predominately Asia and US), health insurance and other benefits.

Keywords: Control Systems, ElectroMechanical, Systems Engineering, Physics, MATLAB / Python, C#, Sensors / Instrumentation, Prototyping, Applied Industry, Cambridge

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