Embedded Software Engineer

Position: Embedded Engineer

Salary: Up to £50,000

Location of Work: Cramlington

The Role: An exciting position has now been created for an Embedded Engineer to join my clients growing team in the Cramlington area. The successful Embedded Engineer will have the chance to work on a new range of safety products that save lives. You will be working in a new product development team with state-of-the-art technology, working towards the development of a new IoT safety device.

Working in a new product development team you will be expected to contribute throughout the product lifecycle and be given the chance to make a real impact in design and development plans. You will be expected to be strong coding in C/C++ in a bare metal environment, confident coding with PIC or ARM controllers and have worked with a range of networking and communication protocols. Any experience with Embedded Linux or wireless communication protocols is highly desirable and will really make your CV standout.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Embedded C/C++
  • Microcontroller development (ARM Cortex desired)
  • Networking and comms protocols: RS232, I2C, UART, TCP/IP etc

Desirable Skills and Experience:

  • Safety related coding standards (MISRA C desired)
  • RF and wireless communication protocols
  • Embedded Linux

Please contact Andrew Knight or Laurence Powell at KO2 Embedded Recruitment Solutions Ltd to discuss this role in further detail.

Mechatronics Engineer

Position: Mechatronics Engineer

Salary: £50,000 – £70,000

Location of work: Newcastle

The Role: Our client, a leader in the design and manufacture of bespoke and innovative robotic solutions is now looking to add an experienced Mechatronic Engineer to their team. The successful Engineer will get the chance to contribute across the design elements of multiple components (including mechanical, electronics, software, electrical), designing a range of bespoke, cutting-edge products.

The successful engineer will be joining a fast paced, growing, engineering team and can expect their role to involve a variety of tasks across development, design, test and implementation, whilst working collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team.

The ideal engineer will have a relevant degree qualification and industry experience working in a R&D focussed environment and be keen to contribute across the full design life cycle. You should also enjoy the challenge of solving complex problems and designing innovative solutions. Any experience with electrical and controls systems will really make your CV standout.

Skills and Experience Required:

  • Engineering Degree qualifications – Mechanical, electronic or electrical subject.
  • Mechanical design – SolidWorks, AutoCAD, SolidEdge or similar
  • Electronic design – PCB, schematics, circuit design

Desirable Skills and Experience:

  • Masters Degree or PHD
  • Embedded software
  • Software programming – C, C++ or Python

If you are interested in this fantastic, unique opportunity contact Laurence Powell or Chris Oddy at KO2 Recruitment today.

Lead Electronics Engineer

Position: Lead Electronics Engineer

Location of work: Sedgefield + Hybrid WFH

Salary: Up to £65,000 + 10% pension, Private Healthcare and 28 days holiday + bank holidays

The Role: Our award-winning, innovation led client are now looking for a Lead Electronics Engineer to lead and grow their electronics engineering team. This role will be technically hands on and will also involve managing a small team of engineers, leading projects, and taking responsibility for strategy and process level decisions. If you are a technically hands on electronics engineering/R&D manager or a senior electronics engineer looking to take that step up this could be the role for you.

Our client specialises in taking prototypes from concept stage all the way through to technology readiness level working with a variety of customers, predominately in the healthcare tech sector; mainly wearable and wireless connected devices. In their 15 plus years they have built up a very strong reputation in their sector and as such work with a host of industry leading names so there are plenty of exciting and innovative new projects on their product road map awaiting the successful candidate.

Key Skills and Experience Required:

  • Electronics design skills
  • Team leadership experience
  • Project leadership experience
  • Experience as a Technical authority
  • Customer facing skills

As the lead in the Electronics team, you will be expected to take technical ownership, allocate work packages and take on day to day management responsibility for the team. You will also be required to be the technical face of the company with new customers and at appropriate stages of the process, so can expect to liaise with customers face to face and via video calls. Therefore, experience in similar scenarios and the communication skills required for such tasks are required.

Desirable Skills and Experience:

  • Experience within the medical or healthcare tech industries
  • Team and technical management experience
  • Experience with wireless connected devices

For more information on this exciting, new position do contact Laurence Powell or Andrew Knight at KO2 Recruitment today!

Embedded Software Engineer – Embedded Linux

Position: Embedded Software Engineer – Embedded Linux

Salary: Up to £55,000 + Benefits

Location of Office: Scarborough

Our client, a leader in their field is now seeking an experienced Embedded Software Engineer to join their team to work towards the development of a new generation of innovative instruments and systems that will be used worldwide. The ideal Embedded Software Engineer will have proven experience in bringing complete products to market, be keen to work on a range of challenging development tasks and be comfortable working within a small team of like-minded engineers.

Key Skills and Experience Required:

  • Embedded Linux
  • C programming
  • RTOS or Bare Metal Development
  • Microcontroller development – ARM Cortex ideally

In this role you will get the chance to be involved in the full development lifecycle and can expect to be involved in a range of development tasks, from attending concept meetings, writing new code, bug fixing, documentation, in house testing and liaising with customers when required. You will be working within a small team so strong communication skills are a must, and you should also be comfortable working on individual projects and managing your own time and workload. For the right candidate there is also scope to take on a project management or team leader responsibilities including mentoring junior engineers and taking a technical lead role on projects.

Desirable Skills and Experience:

  • Linux Kernel development
  • Yocto
  • DSP knowledge
  • NXP Processors

On offer is a salary of up to £55,000 plus benefits including competitive pension, 27 days holiday and more.

Reach out to Laurence Powell or Chris Fawcett at KO2 Recruitment with an updated CV to seize this exciting opportunity.

Embedded Software Engineer

Position: Embedded Software Engineer

Salary: Up to £65,000

Location of office: Newcastle

Location of work: Hybrid WFH Available

The role: An exciting role has now been created for an Embedded Software Engineer to join one of UK’s fastest growing technology companies specialising in the emerging robotics and automation market. Our client is currently working with a host of market leaders towards the development of a range of revolutionary products. Their head office is in the Northeast but they are happy for the role to be performed on a hybrid work from home basis.

Joining a team of engineers with experience across a range of disciplines your focus will be to build maintainable and well-tested embedded software applications which will form a key part of a range of complex distributed systems. You will across the full development life cycle and be given the chance to work with new technology developments in a challenging and rewarding environment.

The ideal Embedded Software Engineer will be degree qualified and enjoy the challenge of solving complicated problems whilst working on new product designs. You will be comfortable working in a small team, have experience in a similar role and be able to illustrate experience with the following:

Skills and experience required:

  • Embedded C/C++
  • Microcontroller programming – ARM Cortex preferred
  • I2C, SPI, UART, RS232, CAN etc
  • Bare metal or RTOS development
  • Degree qualification within an Engineering subject

Desirable skills and experience:

  • Unit testing or test driven development
  • FreeRTOS
  • CI/CD pipelines
  • Azure DevOps

The successful Embedded Software Engineer will get the chance to focus on new product developments, working in a small team environment using state of the art technologies and techniques.

For the chance to be considered for this unique opportunity please contact Laurence Powell or Chris Fawcett at KO2 Embedded Recruitment Solutions Ltd with an up-to-date CV today.

Senior Embedded Engineer

Senior Embedded Software Engineer

KO2 are recruiting for a leading Northumberland based business who are looking to recruit a Senior Embedded Software Engineer to the team.

The business are world renowned as an authority in all areas of design and development and the business has two strings to their bow, in their consultancy service and product design service. The company is on the cusp of landing its next large order and the purchase order is pending and as a result they are keen to bolster the team with a Senior Embedded Software Engineer to lead forward the product development for the new sale.

The business looks for people who wish to aim for being the best they can be and look to stretch minds internally to ensure the team is creative and open to pushing boundaries of technology and personal development whilst ensure the “team” works well together.

The business is looking for experience with Microcontroller (ARM Cortex M) programming in embedded C and driving process improvements combined with the ability to work with electronics, so the engineer will be well versed with reading electronics schematics and working closely with hardware engineers.

Key Skills

  • Embedded Software
  • Embedded C
  • Microcontrollers / Microprocessors (Ideally ARM Cortex M)
  • Free RTOS / MCUBoot
  • Electronics Engineering
  • Electronics Testing

If you would like to apply for this position, please contact Andrew Knight of KO2 Embedded Recruitment Solutions Ltd


System Design Engineer

Position: Systems Design Engineer

Salary: Up to £60,000

Location of Work: Fully Remote

An electronics business who are leaders in the design and development of complex mission critical software, are looking for a systems design engineer to work on the “left hand side” of the V life cycle. The business are a multinational, with huge cash reserves, a strong order book and are looking to improve upon what was a very successful 2023 by adding to the Systems Design Team. The business is looking for the right talent, and as a result is more than happy to consider System Engineers who would like ‘fully remote working’.

The embedded software used in the businesses mission critical applications controls complex Bluetooth related applications, and their client portfolio is a who’s who of the worlds bluechip companies. You will be working with a hugely talented team of engineers who take great pride in their work and are all on the same goal of ensuring the company continues to deliver its goals and provides stable and enjoyable employment. The team you will work in is cross functional, and as a result the System Design Engineers role will be pivotal to ensuring that all the separate entities in the team are succeeding.

The System Design Engineer will be working on the left hand side of the V life cycle and as a result be responsible for working closely with customers, who will be some of the biggest companies in the world, whilst working as a product owner in a cross functional team. The System Engineer will need to have the ability to understand the customers technical requirements whilst designing and developing solutions from concept to launch, whilst designing solutions and formalised representations that meet the customer needs.

The knowledge of safety critical standards and functional safety standards will be key very much a nice to have, but one that would be appreciated by the business alongside the use of CAN tools such as CANoe and CANdela studio whilst delivering prototype to external and internal stakeholders.

The business will offer the Systems Design Engineer a salary of £40,000 – £60,000 plus bonus, pension and competitive package and fully remote working.

If you would like to apply for the Systems Design Engineer role, please send your CV to Andrew Knight at KO2 Embedded Recruitment Solutions.

Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

Position: Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

Location of office: Cramlington

Our client, a business who are leaders in technical consultancy whilst offering their own bespoke product design arm are looking to recruit a proactive and dynamic Mechanical Design Engineer to the team. The business is looking for a Mechanical Design Engineer who can push a design through in a sharp timeframe. This is a role that will allow you to work on multiple designs, there will be clear deliverables in terms of time and cost and hence the business needs problem solvers.

The business needs a Mechanical Design Engineer who can sit in front of a problem and find a solution. The role is varied, and you could be working on the businesses own product which is a complex mechanical system with moving parts, or you could be working on a variety of projects for the consultancy arm such as, sporting design, automation systems or robotic systems.

Whilst this Mechanical Design role certainly involves Research and Design and Development, it is not a role where the R&D phase can go on for 5 years, deadlines need to be met, hence we need a Mechanical Design Engineer who has an outcome focus and a delivery focus. The business is comfortable which 3D CAD package the Mechanical Design Engineer has worked with, be it Solidworks, Inventor or CREO for example, the business itself uses Autodesk Inventor, but will accept any package.

Key Skills:

  • Mechanical Design
  • 3D CAD – Autodesk desired
  • Ambitious
  • Proactive
  • Outcome and Delivery Focussed

Nice to have skills:

  • Electro-Mechanical Focus
  • Robotics and automated devices
  • Experience building systems from the ground up

If you are a Mechanical Design Engineer who wants to work on systems that make a difference to the global infrastructure and you want to solve complex real-world problems, please apply today.

Electronic Design Engineer

Position: Electronic Design Engineer

Location of office: Newcastle

Location of work: Hybrid (Hiring Manager can offer flexibility)

Salary: up to £55,000 + benefits

The Role: An established electronics business who design and manufacture IoT connected devices and equipment for safety critical industry sectors such as mining, power, gas, scuba diving and firefighters require a Senior Electronic Design Engineer to join their growing R&D team.

This is an opportunity to join the company just as they are about to unveil their brand-new laboratory which is fully equipped with lots of new equipment with training to be provided. In this role you will join a multidisciplined R&D team where you will have the chance to work with a variety of like minded engineers from different backgrounds.

Skills required:

  • Full product lifecycle design- concept through to manufacture
  • Analogue and Digital circuit design
  • Embedded microcontroller/ microprocessor based products
  • EMC design

As an Electronic Design Engineer you will work on full product lifecycle developments, working from concept through to manufacture. The business has recently launched its cloud platform which they are now wishing to integrate into future product designs so that they are IoT connected.

To be suitable for this role you should be an Electronics Engineer who is comfortable with Analogue and Digital design for low power wireless embedded microcontroller/ microprocessor-based products. If you have experience designing products that are used in safety critical industry sectors or have been designed to safety critical standards this would be highly desirable.

Desirable experience:

  • Designed products using RF or Wireless communication protocols e.g. BLE, Cellular, Mesh, RF, WiFi, Zigbee
  • Designed products for Safety critical industry sectors or to Safety Critical standards

To be considered for this fantastic opportunity apply with an up-to-date CV today or contact Laurence Powell or Chris Fawcett at KO2 Embedded Recruitment Solutions.

Embedded Software Engineer

Position: Embedded Software Engineer

Location of work: Fully Remote working

Salary: Up to 50,000

The Role: Due to continued growth our client is now seeking an experienced Embedded Engineer to join their team working towards the development of their next generation products. Their products improve people’s lives, and you will have the chance to make a real impact in all new development.

They offer a very flexible remote working scheme and are offering the right Embedded Software Engineer the chance to work on a variety of exciting new products. You will be joining small team working in an agile environment, so the ability to work closely with other engineers and experience working throughout the full development lifecycle is required.

Skills and Experience Required:

  • Embedded software design
  • C/C++ programming
  • RTOS experience– FreeRTOS, AzureRTOS, ThreadX etc

Desirable Skills and Experience:

  • ARM processors (STM32, Cortex-M)
  • Bare-metal development
  • Wireless protocols: Bluetooth, Zigbee, LoRaWAN, Thread etc

Please contact Laurence Powell or Chris Fawcett at KO2 Embedded Recruitment Solutions Ltd to discuss this role in further details.