Electronics Engineer - Instrumentation Development
Electronics and Software Engineer - Instrumentation Development Full time / part time: Full time, but flexible arrangements would be considered for the right candidate. Permanent / fixed term: Permanent Salary: £35-50k depending on experience Target start date: January 2019 Experience required: Substantial relevant electronics design and hands-on development experience, preferably including the full life cycle of bringing products to market. Relevant skills * Instrumentation prototyping experience. * Strong problem solving abilities. * Good communication skills * Control of physical systems (e.g. temperature, flow rates, pressure) * Electronics design and assembly. * Software development for instrumentation control and interfacing. Ancon Technologies Ltd. is an exciting SME with an opening for an electronics and software engineer. Ancon has been developing unique particle and molecular detection technologies for the past 10 years and is now seeking to launch new products on the market. The successful candidate will work with a small team of scientists and engineers and must be prepared to adapt to any and all engineering and related challenges that can emerge within a small team. These can range from day-to-day research driven rapid response change requests, to large scale deliverable driven managed projects and product development activities. Therefore an enthusiasm for a broad range of tasks with a good eye for detail is required while keeping the broader picture and wider priorities in mind. The candidate should have a proven ability to design and develop new engineering solutions to problems. A rational approach, critical thinking, and strong self-management skills are considered essential, with an aptitude for spotting errors and suggesting improvements. A broad minded background and ability to understand the relevant science and engineering behind design concepts would be beneficial. In addition the candidate should be well organised and have the ability to manage multiple projects in parallel while taking responsibility for their own target deliverables. This work may also entail interfacing with external companies and hence excellent people skills are essential, with the ability to understand, collaborate on, and communicate requirements and designs to others. Prior experience with instrumentation development and/or of working within a small development team would be a considerable advantage. The candidate must be confident in working within a focussed and fast paced environment and be both forthright in their views as well as flexible in adapting solutions to meet changing requirements. Particular technical skills of interest include: * Expertise in electronics design based on MCU(ARM and Microchip) using digital/ADC/DAC/PWM input/output ports. * Communication interface design on USB HID/Virtual port, serial RS232/RS485, I2C/SPI, OEM WiFi and LCD touch screens. Firmware design on embedded C/Assembler platforms using Keil uVision IDE and MPLAB MCC18 IDE, programming and debugging tools. * Communication protocols, ASCII/RTU ModBus, I2C/SPI, generic protocols on RS232. * Knowledge of instrumentation, data acquisition and real time processing, software development on LabView, MSVisual Studio(C# .Net), Matlab. * Proficiency with schematic capture and PCB layout design software tools (preferably Altium). * SMT prototyping and hands-on ability. An attractive remuneration package is available for the right candidate along with private health insurance, pension, and 25 days holiday as standard. Ancon is a fast growing company and there will be opportunities for rapid career and personal development. To apply for this position please send a CV and covering letter, including details of the advertising outlet where you first found this position posted, by clicking 'Apply' now.