Lab Technician, Medical Devices

Positions: Contract and Permanent positions are available

Rate and Salary: Up to £30 per hour/ Up to £25,000

Location of work: Saffron Walden, Essex (flexibility can be offered)

IR35 status: Outside IR35 for contract role

The role:

An established Electronics device consultancy specialising in Safety Critical & Medical Device products, are looking to hire a number of Laboratory & Test Technicians (both contractors and permanent Technicians). For the contract role it will be an initial 6 month contract that is likely to extend.

In this role you will be working on a variety of handheld medical devices, carrying out testing activities using torque and force testing tools. Understanding the capabilities of each device is essential, due to the tasks each device will have to perform.

Although you will be responsible for the hands on testing, you will then be responsible for collecting, analysing and reviewing the statistical data before documenting.

Test method validation will be an essential requirement to ensure you hit the ground running on a fast paced project. As this role will be a Laboratory/Lab based position, it is important you will have previously worked in a lab environment and understand the test set up/preparation processes required.

Key responsibilities:

– Test method validation

– Hands on device testing

– Lab experience

– Torque and Force test tool experience

– Medical or Pharmaceutical experience

– Collecting, reviewing, analysing and reporting of statistical data

LabVIEW Engineer

Location of work: This role can be performed fully remotely

Rate: £40-45 per hour

IR35 determination: Outside of IR35

Contact length: 3 or 6 months (client is happy to offer either contract length)

Start date: asap (ideally within the next 2 weeks)

The project:

Due to the amount of LabVIEW project work my client is receiving a further LabVIEW contractor is now required to join the team. You will be working for a SME sized business that specialises in LabVIEW projects. You will have opportunity to work on projects from start to finish, playing a significant role in the developments.

The initial project you will be working on is a CompactRIO system. The system is being programmed in LabVIEW Real-Time. This is for an industrial machine control project. The system communicates to a supervisory system over OPC UA.

You will be required to write LabVIEW software for the user stories. These will be written on a Windows PC and then deployed to the hardware at a later date. This means you can perform the role remotely, without the need for Hardware. Guidance from the Project Lead will be offered so you can get up to speed quickly on the project.

After this project is completed there is opportunity to work on other exciting projects if you wish.

Skills required:

  • LabVIEW
  • Unit Testing
  • GIT (desirable)
  • Azure DevOps (desirable)


C++ Linux Software Engineer

Location of work: Fully remote  

Rate: £50-55 per hour

IR35 determination: outside of IR35

Contract length: 3 months initially (likely extension)

Start date: asap (ideally you should be able to start within 2 weeks)

The Role:

A Software Engineer with strong C++ Linux development ability is required for an initial 3 month contract which is very likely to extend.

You will be developing software for a new real-time control system that controls large scale electromechanical assemblies used in the Oil and Gas sector. The electromechanical assemblies has lots of motors, hydraulics and moving parts, and you will be developing the software to control this.

You will be working part of a four-man project team, working on the upgrade of this system which will have lots of new and interesting additional features.

For this role you should be a confident C++ Linux Software Engineer, will enjoys developing complete software solutions.

Skills required:

  • C++ with STL and templates
  • Linux
  • Python
  • Basic SQL for database work
  • A good communicator, who enjoys taking responsibility and working part of a fun & friendly small sized team

Desirable experience:

  • Experience developing desktop software for control systems or electromechanical products
  • TCP/ IP networking, sockets and threads
  • Distributed processing systems
  • Docker
  • Git
  • Jenkins builder


C++ Linux Software Engineer

Location of work: This role can be performed fully remotely

Contract length: 6 months initially

Rate: £60-66.25 per hour (inside IR35)

The Project:

You will be tasked with porting a complex and exciting Windows C++ application to Linux. For this role you should be a confident Modern C++ programmer who has experience working on Linux (Ubuntu ideally).

A proof of concept has already been done which will provide you useful information for the porting of the application onto Linux.

You will be working part of a small project team on this nicely packaged project. You should be self starting and be comfortable taking ownership of tasks.

If you are a confident C++ developer who wishes to work on a really interesting project then you will be nicely challenged and stimulated.

Skills required:

  • Modern C++ (C++ 11 onwards)
  • Linux
  • Understanding of Make systems and CMake in particular
  • Git
  • Excellent communication skills

Desirable experience:

  • Python or Bash
  • Windows
  • Agile/ Scrum

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

AUTOSAR Embedded Software Engineer

Location of work: Can be performed fully remotely from UK or Europe

Rate: £45-55 per hour

Contract length: 6 months initially (likely to extend)

IR35 determination: Outside of IR35

The Project:

You will be developing embedded software for a brand new automotive control system. To be suitable for this project you should be an Embedded Software Engineer who has proven AUTOSAR and Automotive development experience.

The primary AUTOSAR taskwork you will be working on is MCAL, BSW and CDD development. If you have RTE experience this is desirable, but not essential for the initial taskwork.

Skills Required:

  • Embedded C development
  • MCAL, BSW and CDD development
  • Full Embedded Software lifecycle experience (development to test)

Desirable experience:

  • Vector DaVinci Configurator
  • Vector DaVinci Developer
  • Infineon AURIX microprocessor
  • RTE