Cambridge Mechatronics Limited (CML) is a multi-disciplinary company, developing camera module solutions utilising our cutting-edge shape memory alloy (SMA) technology. Our technology is shipping in top tier flagship smartphones, as well as inside drones, wearable devices, and other consumer products.
We have approximately 650 granted and pending patents based around our platform technology, which allows the control, positioning and movement of smart materials with high precision.
CML’s SMA wire is thinner than the width of a human hair and can be positioned with the accuracy of the wavelength of light. CML is the only company in the world to master and control these materials with such exceptional accuracy.
The work environment at CML is stimulating and exciting, as we are involved throughout the entire product development process from inception through to mass production, which provides a real sense of achievement for our employees.
We are looking for a dynamic and ambitious senior firmware 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 Firmware Group Manager, who heads up our team developing leading edge firmware, 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 to support the development of our actuator technology and solutions.
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 embedded firmware 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.
Essential skills and experience
- BSc or BEng in Electronic Engineering or other relevant degree course
5 years’ demonstrable industrial experience and achievements
5 years’ experience in embedded programming of microcontrollers
5 years’ C/C++ development
Designing to requirement specifications
Creating technical documentation
Experience in mentoring more junior engineers
Defect tracking and peer review
Desirable skills and experience
Use of Python
Digital signal processing (DSP)
Board-level debug and test
Use of oscilloscopes
System-level architectural design
Other skills of interest
MatLab or Simulink experience
Appreciation of Agile development methods
Test Driven Development (TDD)
Closed loop control system design and development
Transferring new technology into mass production
Design for manufacture
Appreciation of mechanical design
You must also be able to demonstrate you are a strong team player, and that you can effectively interact and work with other technical teams. Strong analytical skills and a passion for technology are also expected.
You must also be self-motivated, able to prioritise activities and have excellent problem-solving and decision-making skills.
You must be able to demonstrate experience working in a fast-paced environment, able to assimilate information and requests from customers and partners, and be comfortable with customer-facing interaction.
You should also be able to mentor junior engineers.
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 (a total of 33 days a year)
- Private Health Insurance
- Life insurance
- Travel opportunities
- Cycle to work scheme
- Regular social and team events
- Lunchtime leisure activities (tennis/table tennis/gaming)
- Shower facilities
- Free fruit, breakfast cereal, tea and freshly ground coffee daily
Please send your CV and covering letter to our Human Resources team at: [email protected]