About the position
Would you like to work on novel healthcare solutions and wearables, smart city technology, or advanced robotic systems? Radar sensors for autonomous drones or inspecting rail infrastructure? What about mobile ad-hoc radio networks or GPS-denied navigation? Or do underwater or aircraft-based sensor and communications systems float your boat? These are all current projects at Plextek and we need the brightest minds to join our diverse teams to deliver them.
Our mission is to bring together exceptional people to deliver innovative technology for smart sensing, advanced communications, and intelligent data insight. Our work is largely driven by technical development and innovation. One of the great advantages of working here is that no two projects are the same. If you are an enthusiastic, adaptable, and motivated person who thrives on variety enjoys learning new skills and facing exciting challenges then this is the place to be.
We are looking for technology consultants with a wide range of skills and backgrounds to join the team. As a technology consultant we take it as red you will be highly capable in your technical field, able to apply your skills to challenging projects and work to tight deadlines. The ‘consultant’ part of the role means you’ll also need to enjoy communicating with customer or potential customers. This might be providing regular progress updates to a customer or working closely with their own team. But you will also support our sales team in selling our capabilities (including yourself!) to potential customers. In short, this is not just a backroom role.
The work itself is extremely varied, from cost sensitive high-volume consumer electronics to high reliability designs in avionics and medical and all points between. Projects can vary from early-stage studies of product concepts and feasibility through to production-ready designs and even sometimes manufacturing. As such, you will need to be comfortable working in both process-driven design flows and new research areas, where a detailed specification is not yet available.
We are looking for a broad range of technical skills, including analogue electronics design, digital electronics design and VHDL, embedded software, database and server software, RF design, and mechanical design. But if you have a different technical skill and think you could add something to our team, please get in touch. The roles are open to UK nationals (including those with dual nationality) and residents with a right to remain.
In return we offer a competitive package and a stimulating environment that will encourage you to be your best. You will derive satisfaction from working in a professional but close-knit team with a keen focus on delivery. We provide all the training and support that you need to complete your projects and develop your career. We are a versatile business and are able to support career progression in many dimensions including technical, commercial and managerial.
We are based just south of Cambridge with easy road and rail routes to the vibrant city centre. We provide a friendly and supportive working environment including regular on-site and off-site social events.
Plextek’s purpose is to create exceptional technology for our customers, provide rewarding work in a collaborative, enjoyable environment and make a meaningful impact on society. As a company, we share a set of values including being passionate about what we do, being leaders not followers, encouraging diversity in outlook, working with integrity and honesty and delivering on our commitments. If you can relate to this, then we’d love to hear from you.
The Plextek Building, London Road
Great Chesterford, Saffron Walden
United Kingdom, CB10 1NY