Senior Development Engineer

Job Reference: WM-1739

Location: Cambridgeshire

Salary: £40,000 - £65,000

Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Senior Development Engineer Responsibilities:

  • Take ownership of technical problems as part of a multi-disciplinary product development team
  • Develop and implement creative solutions based on different technologies and key requirements
  • Write prototype software in line with “good practice” guidelines for source control and testing
  • Design and deliver structured experimental test programs to guide selection, optimisation and root cause understanding of engineering problems
  • Write complex technical design documentation and test protocols
  • Collaborate widely across the business, including clinical, usability and all engineering functions, to elicit and understand requirements
  • Plan investigative work and communicate progress
  • Transfer key learnings from prototype development and experimental work to engineering teams

About you:

You’ll be degree qualified in a relevant engineering or science discipline. Naturally you’ll have a strong understanding of mechanical, electronics and software engineering fundamentals, with analytical, theoretical, experimental and creative capabilities. You’ll also be a great team player, keen to work to the highest standards and focussed on delivery within agreed timescales.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • A physics or broad engineering background
  • Wide-ranging technical interests and practical skills
  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems and drive technical solutions throughout the design process
  • Practical experience in experimental design, ideally using statistical and Design of Experiments methodology
  • Ability to produce clear and concise technical and requirements documentation
  • Good communication skills
  • Experience of planning and delivering small work packages

Desirable Skills and Experience:

  • Project leadership of small teams
  • Familiarity with high-level programming languages suited to rapid prototyping (such as Python) and database structures
  • Familiarity with software source control, continuous integration and peer code reviewing tools
  • Working experience with mechanical CAD systems, ideally SolidWorks
  • Labview development, especially for experiment and test automation
  • Experience with using Matlab
  • Practical, hands-on experience with electro-mechanical systems
  • Appreciation of DF(x) requirements, particularly for manufacturing, reliability and test
  • Agile development methodologies
  • Experience of working in a medical device development environment or industry

Job Application:

If you would like to be considered for this role, please apply to send a copy of your full CV – or call us now.

Whilst this position may not be of interest to you or suit your skills and experience, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with a member of the team at Willcox Matthews to understand how we can support you.

We receive a large number of applications for all of our positions – Therefore, If you have not received a response within 10 working days, your application has unfortunately been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK