Senior Mechanical Engineer

Rate: Up to £50 per hour, outside IR35

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

Work schedule: 2 days per week onsite

Contract Length: 3 months initially, with a high likelihood of extension

Project Overview: Join an award-winning company specializing in the design and manufacture of healthcare consumer devices. The role requires proficiency in SolidWorks and experience designing products that enclose electronic PCBs and use plastic injection-moulded parts.

Key Requirements:

  • Proficiency in SolidWorks
  • Full product lifecycle design from concept to manufacture
  • Experience designing enclosures for electronics
  • BEng or MEng degree

Desirable experience:

  • High volume manufacturing design
  • Experience in designing consumer products or medical devices

Please contact Chris Oddy to discuss this role in further detail.

C++ Software Engineer

Position: C++ Linux Software Engineers (hiring Middle, Senior and Team Lead levels)

Location of work: Fully remote working – you should be UK based

Salary: up to £75,000 DOE

The Role

KO2’s client is a leading telecoms business who are looking to grow their UK software engineering team. In this role you will be part of a global engineering team where you can work fully remotely. The client has offices in Manchester and Reading, but you won’t be required to attend these sites.

The business is moving into IoT developments to complement their cellular network coverage. The device you will be writing C++ software for will improve coverage, allow multi device connectivity and will give users control at their fingertips for a variety of applications.

Due to an exciting product roadmap with lots of new feature development, they are looking to hire 3 C++ Linux Software Engineers into the team.

To be suitable for this role, you should be comfortable programming in Modern C++ (C++ 11 onwards) and on Linux using Docker containerisation. The client is a big advocate of using the latest versions of technology, so you will use C++ 23 in this position.

The business offers excellent career opportunities for hands on C++ Software Engineers, but also those who want Team Lead or Management opportunities.

If you wish to work part of a global team, at a stable company, with lots of development opportunity, where you can work fully remotely this will be ideal for you.

Skills required:

  • Modern C++ (C++ 11 onwards)
  • Linux
  • Docker
  • Test driven development, Continuous Integration

Desirable experience:

  • Wireless communication device experience
  • Python

If this sounds like you, apply today with an up to date CV and for more information on this fantastic opportunity please get in touch with Laurence Powell or Chris Oddy from KO2 Embedded Recruitment Solutions.

Power Electronics Engineer

Salary: up to £100,000

Location of work: Hybrid. You can work remotely when the task work suits.

Location of office: Milton Keynes

The role:
A growing start-up electronics business with very secure financial investment are looking to recruit a Power Electronics specialist to the team.

The business is using cutting edge disruptive technologies to design highly efficient power supplies that use high frequency AC and operate at very high speed. These power supplies can be applied to various applications and will make an offering that is different to anything currently available on the market.

The business is receiving interest from a wide range of customers in different industry sectors where their power supply solutions could be applied. Some of the industries proof of concepts are to be designed for are Agriculture, Emergency Services, Lighting, Mini-Grid and other Commercial applications.

As the work is so cutting edge and disruptive to power distribution you will have the opportunity to work on all conventional power supply topologies but will also be working with resonant topologies.

You should have experience with push-pull, buck and boost, flyback and resonant topologies and have experience designing power supplies to output High Frequency AC using GaN, SiC all in digital power with micro’s and fpga’s and frequencies ranging from 50 kHz up to Megahertz. The use of silicon carbide in product designs illustrate how cutting edge the developments are.

You should be a Power Electronics Engineer who can work through the full lifecycle, be comfortable working in a lab, and can use one of simulation packages mentioned below. You should also have magnetics and full design documentation experience.

Skills and Experience required:

  • Power Electronics/ SMPS expertise
  • Simulation programmes e.g. PCM, PSpice, LT Spice, SIMetrix /SIMPLIS
  • Invertors/ Power Bridges
  • PFC
  • Resonant topologies
  • EMC


C++ Software Engineer

Position: C++ Software Engineer

Salary: Up to £60,000

Location of work: Fully Remote Working

The Role: A new position has been created for a C++ Software Engineer to join their team working on a fully remote basis, working towards the development of industry leading home automation and IoT connected products. The ideal Software Engineer will be a coding enthusiast who is keen to work with modern C++, developing brand new products within challenging and rewarding environment.

The successful Software Engineer should be degree qualified and have good industry experience working with modern C++ in an embedded or/and Linux environments. You will have worked in a Test-Driven development environment and be familiar with Yocto or Docker, whilst any experience with Embedded Linux or wireless comms (ZigBee, Thread, Wi-Fi, BLE etc) would make your CV stand out.

You can expect the role to involve:

  • Full lifecycle involvement in the detailed design, coding and validation of embedded C++ software.
  • Collaborate with other global teams to ensure the timely delivery of new products according to agreed timescales.
  • Adopt in-house best practice for code integrity and design validation.
  • Ensure that the integrity of the system and software architecture is maintained throughout the lifecycle of the product.

Skills and Experience Required:

  • Strong C++ programming
  • Linux
  • Yocto or Docker
  • Test-Driven Development, Continuous Integration etc
  • Degree qualified within an Engineering related topic

Desirable Skills and Experience:

  • Zigbee, Thread, Wi-Fi or Bluetooth low power comms

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

Technical Project Manager

Salary: up to £60,000

Location of office: Barnsley, South Yorkshire

Location of work: 3 days a week onsite, 2 from home.

The role:

A successful electronics business in Barnsley, who have a rich history and track record continually designing and manufacturing industry leading electronic devices require a Technical Project Manager to join their R&D team due to the amount of new product development taking place.

The business still operates as an SME but has the financial stability of being part of a larger group. Operating as an SME has meant the business remains very innovative and can quickly develop new products and solutions to meet customers requirements.

To be suitable for this role you should be a Technical Project Manager who has managed hardware product developments from concept through to mass volume manufacture. All R&D and Manufacturing takes place in Barnsley, so you will be able to build close relationships with the R&D and Manufacturing staff.

The ideal candidate will have a background in electronics, either starting their career as Hardware Design Engineer, Firmware Engineer or Mechanical Engineer. You will have either gone into Project Management, or are at a point in your career where you wish to step up from doing hands on development into a Project Management role.

This role offers you opportunity to project manage product developments throughout the lifecycle, where you will be able to make a real difference on the project. Being an SME will mean you will work closely with R&D, Manufacturing, and all Senior Management in the company.

With the business having a very exciting product roadmap, which includes brand new product developments as well as enhancing existing products with new features and technology, you will be joining the business at an exciting time. They are receiving orders from their loyal existing customer base as well as lots of enquires from new customers due to the businesses increasing reputation in the sector.


LabVIEW Software Engineer

Position: LabVIEW Software Engineer

Salary: up to £50,000

Office Location: Sheffield

Location of work: Flexible Hybrid Work from Home

The Role: A new position has now been created for a LabVIEW Software Engineer to join our client who are a growing software consultancy who specialise in developing complex software and hardware solutions for a host of clients across a variety of industries.

The successful LabVIEW Engineer can expect to work within a small team development environment, working on a variety of projects throughout the full development lifecycle. You will ideally be strong with LabVIEW as well as another popular software language (C#, C++, Python) and be comfortable working to modern coding practices whilst using Unit testing, TDD or continuous integration methodologies.

In this role you can expect plenty of variety working on different projects and using multiple software languages, tools and technologies. You will consider yourself a strong problem solver and enjoy the challenges that developing complex software solutions brings. You should be able to illustrate commercial experience in a similar role and have successful experience delivering software projects that achieve the approved project plans whilst meeting agreed upon time and budget targets.

Skills Required:

  • LabVIEW
  • C++, C# or Python development
  • Design patterns – their practical application in complex projects
  • Unit testing or Test-Driven Development (TDD)

Desirable experience:

  • C# programming
  • Embedded Systems
  • PLC or Scada systems


Embedded Software Engineer

Location of work: You can work remotely, only going to site when it makes sense.

Location of office: Bury, Manchester

The role:

KO2’s Bury based client are looking to recruit an embedded software engineer to the team. The business are leaders in the design and development of complex systems where IoT, machine communication and data collection and analytics work hand in hand. The business was founded by the current owner who is a seasoned electronics engineer with a vast background in working with electronics, embedded software and with that experience founded a business who are able to offer their clients complex, useful and productive real world solutions.

The business also do a lot of work on server side applications and as a result the business can offer the successful Software Engineer the ability to work on both embedded systems and server side software which is based on Linux. The embedded engineer would be able to work on Backend, Frontend, Systems programming and Cloud Infrastructure Services, which would result in the embedded engineer gaining an enviable and almost unicornesque skill set.

The business is a small and successful entity and as a result will offer the chosen embedded software engineer, access to share schemes, flexible working combined with the ability to work with cutting edge technology, such as processors like STM32, ARM Cortex or ESP32 whilst having the confidence to be customer facing and be involved in the entire project life cycle.

The key skills for this role are;

  • Embedded C – Software & Firmware
  • Experience working with electronics
  • The ability to be customer facing

Some of the skills and experience below would be advantageous, but not essential:

  • Knowledge or the desire to work with cellular modems, Ethernet, Zigbee as well as communication protocols such as HTTP, MQTT, TCP/IP
  • Unit testing
  • Source code version control
  • Linux / Embedded Linux
  • RTOS
  • Backend, Frontend, Systems programming, Cloud Infrastructure Services


Embedded Software Engineer

Position: Embedded Software Engineer

Salary: up to £60,000

Location of office: Milton Keynes, Bedfordshire

Location of work: Flexible hybrid WFH

The role: A growing SME electronics business who specialise in developing energy efficient products that are up to 10% more efficient than anything currently on the market require an Embedded Software Engineer to join their expanding R&D team.

Required Skills:

  • Embedded C and C++ programming
  • ARM Cortex Micros – STM32 ideally
  • Bare Metal development
  • RS232, RS485, SPI, I2C and other protocols

This game changing power supply design will be more efficient, intrinsically safer, and more portable than anything currently available on the market. The power supply can be used in adverse weather conditions e.g. heavy rain without any safety issues to be worried about. The product is being designed for multiple industry sectors, including agriculture, emergency services and household consumer e.g. an outdoor garden could use the power supply to light a garden easily and safely.

For an Embedded Software Engineer seeking an opportunity to work on a project at the early stages of development and work on it to manufacture then this is extremely exciting. After this product development is complete there is multiple other brand-new product developments to be kick started. With huge potential and high demand for the businesses patented technology, you will be joining the company at an incredibly exciting time, where you will make a real impact on the embedded software development.

Desirable experience:

  • Git
  • Jira and Confluence
  • IoT connected devices
  • Wireless comms – Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, ZigBee etc

For more information on this fantastic opportunity contact Laurence Powell or Chris Fawcett at KO2 today.

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.

Compliance Engineer

Position- Compliance Engineer for consumer electronic products

Salary- up to £55,000

Location of client- Leeds city centre

Location of work- You can perform this role remotely or in the office

The role-

A growing electronics business in Leeds who design and manufacture their own products, as well as sell third party manufactured products require a Compliance Engineer to join their expanding team. In this role you will take ownership for all compliance related tasks for their electronic products.

The types of products you will be responsible for ensuring meet compliance and regulatory standards will be set top boxes, smart televisions, wifi equipment, routers, 4G mesh networks and devices used in retail.

To be suitable for this role you should be passionate about ensuring electronic devices meet and comply with international standards such as REACH, RoHS, CE, UK-CA, and that all necessary documentation and declaration of conformities (DoC’s) are in place.

Due to incoming changes to existing standards this will mean updating documentation and DoC’s to ensure the products comply to the latest standards. An example are changes being made to WiFi and IoT security standards.

This role will give you opportunity to take a lot of responsibility within a successful and growing business, where you will work with a variety of stakeholders internally and externally. You will also have a lot of flexibility to perform the work where you wish. The company prides itself on having a fun and friendly team environment, where all colleagues look to support each other.

Skills and experience required:

  • Knowledge of standards for electronic products e.g. CE, UK CA, REACH, RoHS, ECHA, SCIP, CSR
  • Ensuring compliance reports are reviewed, validated, and filed correctly.
  • Generating and storing Declarations of Conformity (DoC)
  • Understanding legal requirements and translating them into practical procedures to adhere to industry standards
  • Being proactive about compliance changes
  • Excellent written and oral communication