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Senior Development Engineer – Engineering, Physics or Similar

Recruitment Revolution
Didcot, Oxfordshire
Up to £55,000 Negotiable DOE, Plus Share Options.
Closing date
7 Jun 2022

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We’re looking for an engineer or scientist to join our development and support team. You’ll have a good first degree in Engineering, Physics or a related STEM field, have demonstrable practical experience and be keen to take on plenty of responsibility!

Role Info:

Senior Development Engineer – Engineering, Physics or related STEM
Harwell Oxford, Didcot OX11 Plus occasional travel
This role is primarily based on site however some remote flexibility is available as per business needs
Up to £55,000 Negotiable DOE, Plus Share Options.
Full Time – Flexibility in working hours available

About you:

– Do you enjoy being hands-on, building and testing things?
– Are you looking for an exciting, varied role where you can learn from entrepreneurial colleagues on a mission to innovate?
– Are you enthusiastic about working in a small team where decisions are made rapidly and you can influence those decisions and make your mark delivering products?
– Would you be comfortable in front of customers, from scoping projects to delivery, commissioning and ongoing support of finished systems?
– Do you have an inquisitive mind and a quest to keep learning and improving?

If so, we'd love to hear from you.

Who we are:

We’re a successful, fast-growing, high-tech company based in South Oxfordshire bringing a revolutionary analytical instrument to market, the IRmadillo spectrometer. We are rapidly expanding our global customer base and are looking for someone who will fit into our agile team culture.

About the Role:

We're constantly improving the performance of our IRmadillo spectrometer and improving our manufacturing processes. We practice agile management methods and apply lean 6-sigma techniques to manufacturing and product design. You’ll be working across all aspects of the business within a multi-disciplinary team, including our in-house manufacturing facility. You will also be working directly with our international customers to support the product.

Examples of the type of teamwork would include a selection of the following, (based on your talents & skills)

+ Designing and improving the product
+ Coordinating the delivery of successful customer projects
+ Developing and improving manufacturing processes
+ Testing hardware and software, both for manufacturing and development

This position is based at our Headquarters on the Harwell Campus, Oxfordshire, England. Some international travel will be required for customer visits and conferences.

If you can solve a problem, if you really want to help, and if you can write a nice covering letter, you might be the ideal person for our A-team.

Your Experience / Background / Previous Roles May Include:
Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mass Spectrometry, STEM Graduate, STEM PhD, Research, Physics, Spectrometry Engineering

Interested? Apply here for a fast-track path to the Hiring Manager

Application notice… We take your privacy seriously. When you apply, we shall process your details and pass your application to our client for review for this vacancy only. As you might expect we may contact you by email, text or telephone. Your data is processed on the basis of our legitimate interests in fulfilling the recruitment process. Please refer to our Data Privacy Policy & Notice on our website for further details.

If you have any pre-application questions please contact us first quoting the job title & ref. Good luck, Team RR.


We’re Talent Acquisition Specialists that founded change in 2005. Since then we’ve helped over 2500 clients grow, prosper and lead.

# Our Story

Frustrated by poor experiences with traditional agencies, our founders (just two regular candidates), decided that the outdated industry needed modernising and a new balance of power. In 2005, a new kind of agency model was born, putting the client and candidate at the heart of the experience whilst removing the pushy sales, schmooze and high fees.

# What makes us different?

Aside from a sensible fee model, custom technology and a direct unhindered path to candidates we…

…don’t sell candidates and we don’t sell jobs: we facilitate relationships and champion the process of ‘organic hiring’ to help create stronger and longer-lasting engagements.

# Who we work with

With an industry reputation for delivering results we are the go-to talent finders for tech start-ups to global brands who all demand the best service and talent.

From business owners hiring 2 people a year to Internal Recruiting teams hiring 200+ people a year, RR sources talent across all sectors and levels.

# Reputation

Our expertise has also been called upon by some of the leading job boards including the UK’s No1.

Recruitment Revolution is a member of the REC with a 100% compliance pass rate and holds a Feefo 5* Platinum Award for Service.

For more information please contact Team RR on 0800 294 3113 or visit


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