Electronics Engineer

Cambridge, England, United Kingdom Full-time

Electronics Engineer

Build great technology that actually matters.

Simprints builds cutting edge technology for some of the poorest and most challenging environments on earth. We are working at the exciting interface of biometrics, tech, and  international development: changing the status quo in the way NGOs and governments deliver vital services like vaccines, healthcare, finance, and emergency aid. Working with top partners like Google and ARM, we build IoT hardware and software with modern tools like Kotlin, Firebase, and Google Cloud with an aim to reach 4 million beneficiaries by 2021.

We are looking for a dynamic Electronics Engineer to join our growing team who is able to contribute to high-quality products that will impact millions of beneficiaries. You have an amazing opportunity to become fluent across the entire product lifecycle, from user research to redesign and prototyping. You will use your specialist knowledge to help shape, design, and guide our product. You need to be sharp, collaborative, a quick learner, and able to thrive in a startup environment. Past experience with product prototyping and the genuine desire to develop world-class skills are the ideal fit. You will have a wide-breadth of knowledge and are always looking to learn and improve.

Why work for Simprints?

As an Electronics Engineer for Simprints, you will have the opportunity to employ and further improve your technical skills on one or more projects simultaneously. Even more exciting than that, is the environment in which you are able to do so:

  • Co-workers committed to delivering high quality products
  • Truly flexible working hours. More efficient late at night? Better before the sun rises? That’s fine by us. We are looking for people who get the job done, not for people who work between 9am and 5pm.
  • Unlimited paid time off
  • Field work around the world
  • Fun, fast-paced Scrum culture
  • Quarterly ‘Lego’ days where you can work on any project you want
  • Free gym memberships and additional wellness budget!
  • Free healthy breakfast and snacks!
  • Coolest office in Cambridge (it’s a 14th century castle!)

What are your responsibilities?

At the moment hardware produced by the biometric industry is a raw deal for development causes: expensive, closed-source, and badly designed. So we’ve built an affordable, high quality fingerprint scanner designed for various settings frontlines (e.g. global health, education, micro-financing, fraud detection etc.). We are expanding into neonate and multi-modal biometrics, and we’ve got the resources to do it well. Your job is to drive hardware design & development, help coordinate our technical partners along the design pathway, and help to manage the manufacture and test of our hardware products. You’ll also backup the software team on the embedded code, explore new technologies coming on the market, and take lead on a range of exciting projects as we grow.

  • Utilising your technical expertise you will help drive development and innovation taking on responsibility for redesigns and product prototyping
  • Troubleshoot, test, and develop solutions to problems to ensure product quality
  • Align communicated user-needs, technical engineering, and design to develop and build cutting edge technology
  • Identify and recommend system improvements to improve technical performance
  • Prepare product reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

What skills and experience do you need?

Electronics Engineering

  • Excellent academic record with a degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering
  • Significant experience in Hardware Design within a relevant industry
  • Strong working knowledge of Analogue and Digital Design including: Microcontrollers, low power design, high-speed digital design, designing for low cost/high volume and lithium battery power management
  • Experience of simulation using Spice as well as schematic capture, PCB layout and library management (Altium/PADS)

You may also have (but not essential):

  • Experience developing embedded C applications for microprocessor platforms.
  • Cross-disciplinary engineering skills & knowledge: systems, quality, mechanical.

Human Skills:

  • Intellect. You have a strong ability to synthesize and process key information
  • People person. You are able to communicate effectively across many levels, and build strong interpersonal relationships with engineers, designers, operational managers, and external stakeholders
  • Learning. You love learning new things and can pick up new methods quickly
  • Flexibility. You are able to think on your feet, adapting quickly to new situations and tools
  • Detail-oriented. You understand the importance of the small things
  • Grit. You have the drive to dig deep into problems to discover pain points and features from multiple perspectives.
  • Passion. If contributing technology for global health sounds exciting, we want to meet you!

Apply for this opening at http://simprints.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk01her?apply=true