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


Embedded Firmware Engineer

Position: Embedded Firmware Engineer

Location of Office: Swindon

Location of Work: Hybrid Work from Home

Salary: Up to £60,000 + benefits

The Role: Our client is growing their engineering team and now seeking an experienced Embedded Firmware Engineer to join their team. The ideal candidate will be based in a commutable distance of the Swindon area and be able to illustrate industry experience with bare metal development coding in C. You will have worked with a range of microprocessor families (ARM, Microchip PIC, Atmel etc) and have good knowledge of electronic circuits and schematics. Any experience with C++ or RTOS level programming is desirable.

The successful Embedded Firmware Engineer will be tasked with leading the development of a new range of software solutions using modern software practices and be expected to bring innovative designs and quality processes to the team. You can expect plenty of variety in your task work, the chance to contribute to the full design life cycle and the opportunity to progress to a senior/lead role within a short period of time.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Embedded C programming
  • Bare metal development
  • Microprocessor families – ARM, PIC, Atmel etc
  • Knowledge of electronic circuits and schematics

Desired Skills and Experience

  • C++
  • Python scripting
  • RTOS development
  • Git or GitLab

This role will best suit an Embedded Firmware Engineer who is able to illustrate successful experience in a similar role who is looking for the opportunity to move into a lead hands on development focussed role, where they will play a pivotal role in the development of a new range of products whilst updating existing products.

Apply today with an up-to-date CV or contact Laurence Powell or Chris Fawcett at KO2 Embedded Recruitment Solutions for more details.

Electronic Design Engineer

Position: Electronics Design Engineer

Salary: Up to £55,000

Location of Office: Rochester

Location of Work: Hybrid WFH Available

The Role: A new role has now been created for an experienced Electronics Design Engineer to join our clients growing engineering team as they continue to design industry leading devices that are used around the globe. Our client has an excellent reputation in their sector with 40+ years’ experience successfully delivering products and bespoke solutions to their customers. They are now looking for an electronics design engineer who can illustrate experience in a similar role, who is keen to use modern technology to build a new, innovative generation of products.

Skills and experience required:

  • Analogue and Digital circuit design
  • Multilayer PCB design – Altium ideally
  • ARM and/or Microchip PIC processor development
  • RS232, RS485, SPI, I2C, CANbus etc

You will be joining an existing engineering team of 10 and have the chance to contribute to every aspect of the design life cycle. You will be given plenty of opportunity to develop new skills and use modern design techniques. You should expect plenty of variety in your role and relish the chance to solve complex engineering problems whilst working in a team design environment.

Their office is based in the Rochester area, and they offer hybrid WFH, with plenty of onsite parking available they are easily commutable via large parts of South East London, Maidstone, Canterbury, Folkestone, Dartford and Tunbridge Wells areas.

Desirable skills and experience:

  • Digital video technology
  • LCD Displays
  • Embedded C or Assembler

*Due to the nature of work candidates must be able and willing to achieve SC clearance*

For more information on this fantastic opportunity apply today with an up to date CV or contact Laurence Powell or Chris Oddy at KO2 Embedded Recruitment Solutions today.

Electronics Technician

Position: Electronics Technician

Salary: Up to £40,000 + Benefits

Location of Office: Thame

The Company: A multi award winning business is now looking to expand their engineering team. The successful Electronics Technician will be joining a growing, multidiscipline engineering team with the chance to be involved in new products from initial concept meetings through to onsite production and manufacture in their Thame based head office.

The Role: They are looking for an enthusiastic Electronics Technician to join a busy engineering team. The successful Technician will have similar experience working in a research and development company working alongside electronics, mechanical and production engineers.

You will work within the R&D team to help deliver the NPD plan with tasks such as prototype builds and product testing. You will also work collaboratively with other areas of the business to provide general electronics focused technical support as required, for example: fault finding and repair of faulty PCB assemblies and creation of electronics test rigs.

As a key part of the team the successful Electronics Technician will be responsible for:

  • Fault finding products to component level using drawings and basic test equipment.
  • Creating standard test procedures, drawings, specialized equipment, fixtures and hand tools.
  • Designing and building rigs for testing of PCB assemblies and other production items.
  • Writing test reports and manufacturing support documentation in a clear and succinct manner.
  • Support the Engineering and Manufacturing teams to fault find electronics related production problems.
  • Fault finding and re-work of faulty PCB assemblies, records faults to assist in improvement of product quality and reliability.
  • In this role no day will be the same and the successful Technician can expect plenty of variety within their role whilst also having the chance to develop and grow your skills set.

Skills and experience required:

  • Repairing and prototyping – hand soldering and reworking PCB assemblies
  • Fault finding and diagnostic skills
  • Understanding of electronic schematics
  • Experience with electronics test equipment – Multi-meters, oscilloscopes etc

Desirable skills and experience:

  • PCB design – Altium, PADs etc
  • PLCs
  • LabVIEW or TestStand

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

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.

Field Application Engineer

Job Title: Field Application Engineer

Location: Fully Remote Working

Salary: Up to £45,000 + Car, bonus, healthcare and more

The Role: A successful and growing electromechanical business that develops, manufactures and sells electromechanical components (e.g. connectors, switches, assembly products) is now looking for a Field Application Engineer. You will have electronics design knowledge and be comfortable interacting with non-technical customers and sales agents.  In this role you will be mainly working remotely and will be expected to travel throughout the southern region of England to various customer locations on a regular basis.

This role will be made up of 2 primary aspects:

  • You will be visiting electronic customers to understand and support their requirements, you will be responsible for advising which components would be suitable for their product design developments. This will mean visiting and speaking to customers as well and doing presentations from time-to-time.
  • You will be responsible for training a team of 5 to 6 sales engineers so that they have the technical acumen to have technical conversations with perspective customers, to help better understand their needs and make accurate recommendations.

Skills and Experience Required:

  • Electronics design skills – educational or industrial experience
  • Fault-finding and trouble-shooting of PCB design related issues.
  • Knowledge of the electro-mechanical industry including use of materials, environmental effects and constraints
  • Strong communication and
  • Degree qualification in an Engineering related subject

Desirable Skill and Experience:

  • Experience teaching or mentoring
  • Knowledge of cable harness assembly practices.
  • Any technical sales experience – telephone or face to face based.

Due to this role involving regular travel it is essential the successful candidate holds a dull UK drivers license, a company car will provided and expenses will be fully reimbursed.

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

Electronics Engineer

Position: Electronics Engineer

Salary: Up to £55,000

Location of office: Reading

Location of work: Hybrid Work from Home Available

The Role: Our client, a growing company within the robotics sector are now seeking an Electronics Engineer to join their design and development team. The ideal Electronics Engineer will have solid industry experience, be used to contributing to the full design life cycle and ideally have an interest or experience with robotics design (personal, university or industry projects). Their office is based in Leeds and remote/flexible working options are available.

In this role the successful Electronics Engineer can expect to be working within a small team of likeminded engineers who are also technical enthusiasts. They work to agile development methodologies; you can expect the chance to work on a variety of innovative, brand-new, projects and contribute throughout the full design life cycle.

Skills and Experience Required:

  • Analogue and digital circuit design
  • Multilayer PCB design and layout
  • Schematic capture
  • Relevant degree qualification

This role will best suit an electronics engineer who has a passion for robotics design, is keen to be very hands on in all stages of the design process and is keen for the chance to build new products and add new skills to their skills set.

Desirable Skills and Experience:

  • Robotics industry experience
  • Electronics test equipment
  • Any embedded software or mechanical design skills

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

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.

Software Engineer – C/C++

Position: Software Engineer

Salary: Up to £65,000

Office Location: Basildon

Location of work: Hybrid WFH model – 3 days working from home a week

The Role: An exciting opportunity has been created for Software Engineer to join a growing engineering team in the Basildon area. You will be working on a range of key products within the energy and sustainability sector and be given the chance to work on new product designs whilst also updating and maintaining their existing product range.

This will be a varied role where you will work closely with a growing engineering team of like-minded software engineers in a challenging and friendly environment. You core focus will cover a range of software design and development tasks for a range of industry leading products.

You can expect the role to involve coding in C and C++ for Linux environments whilst using a variety of serial protocols (I2C, MODBUS, CANBUS, I2C etc). You will be working on the design of complex and regulated products so any experience writing code for safety critical or regulated industries is desirable whilst any experience at device driver or Linux kernel level development will make your CV standout.

This role can be performed semi remotely, and the client are happy for the successful Software Engineer to work 3 days a week from home. This role will best suit software engineer who is enthusiastic about software development, enjoys variety in their role and the chance to work within a small engineering team throughout the full development life cycle.

Skills and Experience Required:

  • C/C++ programming
  • Linux development
  • Modbus, Canbus, SPI, I2C protocols

Desirable Skill and Experience:

  • ARM processors
  • Safety critical standards and regulations
  • Linux driver or kernel level design

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