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Electronics Engineer

Location: Cambridge, UK
Contract: Full-time

About CML

Cambridge Mechatronics Limited (CML) is a high technology design and engineering company based in the historic university town of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. We work with well-known manufacturers across the world and specialise in pioneering and developing cutting-edge shape memory alloy (SMA) technology from concept to mass production. We achieve this through technology licensing and partnerships with global manufacturing corporations.

Among our 100+ granted patents is a platform technology that allows the control, positioning and movement of smart materials with high precision. CML’s SMA motors are smaller than a human hair and can be positioned with the accuracy of the wavelength of light. We are the only company in the world to master and control these materials with exceptional accuracy.

Along with offering variety day to day in a stimulating and exciting environment we also (unlike working for a consultancy) bring products to market, seeing the entire process through from inception through to mass production which provides a real sense of achievement for our team.

The Person

We are looking for a dynamic and ambitious electronics engineer to join our growing team of world-class electronics, control and firmware engineers who will make their mark on our smart actuator technology. The role will report to the Electronics Director, who heads up our team developing leading edge electronics and control solutions for our technology.

We are looking for someone who is passionate, interested and interesting. You will need to be able to play a significant role in a highly skilled team, prioritising activities, balancing long and short-term objectives and finding efficient ways to solve problems. The role involves some travel to Asia and America a to support the development of our actuator technology and solutions.

Main Responsibilities

  • Work within the team of mechanical, control, electronics, firmware and performance engineers at CML to build on the proprietary SMA control algorithms that CML has developed to meet the needs of the market.

  • Specify, develop and evaluate electronics solutions to drive our actuator technology, and support transfer of these into high volume production.

  • Develop and improve the methods and procedures to enhance our ability to deliver successful products.

  • Interface with CML’s partners and customers to understand their requirements and to deliver the assistance that they need to use our products.

Skills, Qualifications and Experience

  • 1st Class or 2:1 BSc or BEng in Electronic Engineering or other relevant degree course
  • Analogue circuit design & specification
  • Digital/MCU circuit design & specification
  • PCB schematic capture
  • Board-level debug and test  
  • Transferring new technology into mass production
  • Closed loop control system design and development
  • Verilog development and verification

Other skills of interest:

  • Demonstrable industrial experience and achievements
  • Design for manufacture
  • System-level architectural design
  • Mixed signal ASIC development
  • Digital signal processing (DSP)
  • Specification of bespoke test equipment and test specifications
  • Writing specifications
  • Creating technical documentation
  • Designing to requirement specifications
  • Design and analysis of embedded control systems
  • Previous use of Altium Designer
  • MatLab or Simulink experience
  • Use of Python
  • C/C++ development for embedded systems
  • Appreciation of mechanical design

CML Offers

We have roles that you can help define and mould to your skills and ambitions within a multi-disciplinary team. We are happy to accommodate individuals with different skill sets and you will have the opportunity to make an important contribution to a dynamic and fast growing company with a global reach. Your salary package will be very competitive and dependent upon relevant academic and industrial experience.

  • Competitive salary
  • Training by world leading experts
  • 25 holidays plus public holidays (33 days a year)
  • Private Health Insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Travel opportunities
  • Opportunities to work in China
  • Free fruit, breakfast cereal, tea and freshly ground coffee daily
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Regular social and team events
  • Lunchtime leisure activities (tennis/table tennis/gaming)
  • Shower facilities

Please send your CV and covering letter to our Human Resources team at  [email protected] alternatively contact our Recruitment Manager Zayd Alansari on +44 (0)1223 450 190 or 0750 7857 190

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