Electronics and Controls Engineer

We are looking for someone to lead in the development of electronic control systems. You will be responsible for the hardware and firmware design for our lens systems.

Witney, United Kingdom

Location: Eynsham, Oxfordshire UK

Salary Range: £55,000-£65,000 depending on knowledge and experience

Overall purpose of the job

The Electronic and Controls Engineer will assist in the development and control of our adaptive fluid lens technology, working closely with other disciplines such as research scientists, optical, mechanical, test and production engineers.

The successful candidate will have a broad knowledge of electronic control systems and will be able to:

  • Gather user and system requirements and translate these into system specifications.
  • Carry out detailed electronic circuit design, including PCB layout, selection of components, simulation and testing.
  • Work with external suppliers to source, build and ensure timely delivery of hardware and software; taking into consideration availability and cost of components and equipment.
  • Develop, test, debug and deploy hardware and firmware
  • Document design work and prepare reports, ensuring design files and information are kept up to date and stored in accordance with company procedures.
  • Ensure on time delivery of customer deliverables and project milestones.
  • The role may involve working with technical representatives of customers and suppliers and therefore good communication and presentation skills are a prerequisite.

Key duties and responsibilities

  • Technical ownership of all electronic control systems, including system requirements and specifications
  • Organise design, manufacture and test of electronics and controls for both standalone equipment and existing system upgrades.
  • Specify, procure and qualify outsourced electronic hardware manufacture.
  • Work with software engineers to specify and test firmware, control software and graphical user interfaces
  • Perform risk assessments and participate in risk analysis at a technical level
  • Conduct cross-functional failure investigations with other team members to solve complex problems
  • Provide process documentation and operating instructions and ensure timely reports are provided for all changes
  • Manage cost and time constraints
  • Develop in house best practices, processes and capabilities

Experience & skills

  • 5 years+ experience in electronic control systems in a high-tech, multi-disciplinary environment
  • Hardware design, development and delivery
  • Firmware development
  • Experience of working with eye-tracking, micro-controllers, micro-motors and capacitive touch sensor controls would be an advantage
  • Some knowledge of EMI/EMC specifications
  • First-class experimental and investigation skills
  • Excellent technical skills and an analytical thinker
  • Excellent written, oral communication and interpersonal skills
  • Familiarity with health and safety regulations
  • Must be able to work efficiently with precision and accuracy


  • Essential: Bachelor’s / Master’s Degree in an Electronic Engineering-related subject
  • Proactive self-starter and team player
  • Thoroughness and attention detail whilst able to get the job done in a timely manner
  • Eligible to work in the UK

The successful candidate will be able to help develop end to end systems and improve existing equipment for product development, including design and build of prototypes and test equipment. Our employees all share the same philosophy of working hard, having fun and being part of one cohesive team.

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