Junior Project Manager

Location of office: Leeds City Centre

Salary: £35,000 – £45,000

The Role:

A business based in Leeds City Centre, within walking distance of the train station is looking to recruit a Junior Project Manager to the team. The Junior Project will be working from modern Leeds City Centre offices, with break out areas, pool and table tennis tables and located in an area of Leeds popular for bars, restaurants and businesses. The company is part of a business with annual sales of 15 billion and is one of the largest consumer electronics businesses in the world. The business has 3 core divisions, consumer white goods, consumer camera systems and the digital / IOT side of the business, which is where the Junior Project Manager will be working.

The Leeds City Centre office is where all R&D and architecture for the product range takes place, so the Junior Project Manager will have ample support from peers to ensure they become an expert in their field including from people who designed the products. The Junior Project Manager will be managing the process for products such as Set Top Boxes, Dongles, IP Controls, Home Security Systems and Wireless Routers to name just a few product in the range, all products are “IoT” connected devices.

The products are part of a new brand for the business and they are looking to get a foothold in this highly competitive market, and hence this is a very exciting time to join and make a name for yourself and help grow a Project Management Function. The Junior Project Manager is likely to be at the early stage of their career in project management and have a dep interest in technology or be an technical person wanting to get their first opportunity in project management. The Junior Project Manager will be reporting directly to the Engineering Director, who’s own career is one of success in technology, so there is not a better person to learn from.

The Technical Director is willing to offer vast support to the Junior Project Management so long as they are enthusiastic, motivated, and excited by tech and with a desire to be a project manager. Enthusiasm is key! The responsibilities for the role are below

Under the mentorship and support of the Engineering Director and wider delivery team the junior project manager will;

  • Work with the wider team to enable new business negotiations with first-cut estimates and advice.
  • Work with customer and wider team to ensure product requirements are clearly understood and agreed.
  • Facilitate negotiations with suppliers and 3rd parties to ensure that they can support the plan (e.g., software  vendors, external approvals)
  • Prepare and manage all project documentation and plans
  • Responsibility for delivering products and services to agreed time-scales and the required level of quality, including the management of risk to ensure these objectives are made
  • Drive continuous development efficiency activities, continually searching for potential upside opportunities in schedule and product quality
  • Drive and co-ordinate assessment and resolution of any issues/problems that may arise in line with the schedule commitment
  • Work collaboratively with development partners
  • Develop, monitoring and distribute of project specific plans, capturing and reporting progress against project plans utilising project-based planning tools
  • Work in partnership with other functions in the wider team to secure necessary cross-functional input to projects and to secure necessary core technology, design and test inputs, ensuring that all milestones on the plan are achieved
  • Work with  operations and technical team to ensure that volume manufacture starts smoothly and on time
  • Establish and monitor development targets and schedules to ensure timely completion within the required quality, continually questioning, challenging and checking of progress on tasks being performed by the team and third parties.
  • Develop, manage, and report progress against objectives as appropriate
  • Manage stakeholders to ensure project meets business requirements
  • Manage customer & supplier relationships in partnership with the commercial owner
  • Continual monitoring, management and mitigation of existing and new risks throughout the project. Communication and escalation where necessary and appropriate
  • Employ continuous improvement, and drive consistency of process and tools aimed at improving the way the company manages projects
  • The Project Manager owns the content and the accuracy of the information (project plans, reviews, review of the reports & associated approvals, including ensuring actions are addressed accordingly).

The Junior Project Manager will be in the office initially to ensure they fully understand the role and then will be able to work 3 days onsite and 2 days from home. This is a brand-new role, with no one else in this department and hence a huge opportunity to join a hugely successful business, with revenues that are in the billions, beautiful offices, 5 minutes’ walk from Leeds Train Station, working on complex products designed in the UK and the chance to build a team!

The salary is £35,000- £45,000 plus benefits

Software Product Owner

Position: Software Product Owner

Location of work: Fully Remote Working

Package includes: Salary of up to £60,000, 33 days flexi-holiday, flexitime, remote working, Healthcare plus excellent pension and bonus scheme

The role: An exciting position has now been created for a Software Product Owner to join our client working towards the development of industry leading autonomous driving software solutions. Leading a team of 8 engineer you will be tasked with leading the development and maintenance of business-critical projects whilst working closely with business stakeholders and delivering on their needs.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced Software Engineer with a strong background at application-level development ideally C++ or C programming, who has lead small teams or projects through to successful completion. You will understand the bigger picture, be comfortable gathering customer requirements, creating project plans and be able to articulate what is required to your team and assist them to achieve your project goals.

As a Software Product Owner you can expect your role to be varied and challenging, with no two days the same. The ideal candidate will be motivated by taking on challenging tasks and achieving their goals. You should expect the role to include:

  • Owning the project vision and direction of the team
  • Managing the team and project through every development stage
  • Defining project deliverables including timescales, budget, resource allocation and more
  • Liaising with other business stakeholders around the globe.
  • Reviewing, monitoring and troubleshooting where required
  • Leading your development team on a daily basis.

This is a crucial role within the business and as such comes with plenty or responsibility and with it the chance to make a real impact in software development with plenty of opportunity for career growth. On offer is a strong salary of up to £60,000 plus an excellent benefits package and very flexible working hours and remote working options.

Skills and experience required:

  • C++ or Java programming background
  • Application level development background
  • Experience leading a team or projects
  • Agile methodologies – SCRUM, TDD etc
  • Strong organisation and communication skills

Desirable skills and experience:

  • Automotive sector experience
  • AUTOSAR

For all the details on this fantastic opportunity contact Laurence Powell or Andrew Knight at KO2 Embedded Recruitment Solutions Ltd today.

Software Engineer in Test

Position: Software Engineer in Test

Location of Work: Fully Remote Working

Package includes: Up to £55,000 salary, 33 days flexi-holiday, flexitime, remote working, Healthcare plus excellent pension and bonus scheme

The Company: Our client continues to grow their technology team which is focused on the development of cutting-edge autonomous vehicle platforms and software tools. These projects are truly unique and will set the industry standard moving forward. They are happy for people to take on this role on a fully remote basis and have been successfully working to this model for several years now.

The Role: The successful Software Engineer in Test will be joining a small team working on a brand new project, developing real time data collection algorithms for a range of sensors on autonomous vehicles. In this role you will lead all decisions related to test and work closely with a team of software engineers and architects.

The ideal Software Engineer in Test will have experience building and maintaining a testing infrastructure, be familiar with ATDD and BDD principles, be familiar with a range of testing frameworks (cucumber, Robot, FitNesse etc) and have worked with object oriented software languages in a Linux environment.

You should expect the role to include the following:

  • Create and maintain the software testing infrastructure for a highly innovative tool for validation and development of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)
  • Be responsible for the testing strategy and implement test automation and continuous delivery infrastructure for various physical and virtual targets
  • Be part of an agile team, you will cooperate with the developers, product owner, product architects, product management and colleagues worldwide
  • Share the responsibility for the quality of the software delivered by the team, supporting other team members and participating in peer reviews

Skills and Experience Required:

  • Acceptance test-driven development and Behaviour-driven development experience
  • Experience with system testing frameworks – Robot, FitNesse, cucumber etc
  • Linux or QNX systems
  • OO programming knowledge– C++, C#, Python or Java

Desirable Skills and Experience:

  • AUTOSAR
  • Python or Shell scripting
  • Agile methodologies – SCRUM, TDD etc

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

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

C++ Software Engineer

Position: C++ Software Engineer

Location of Office: Leeds

Location of Work: Remote Working Available

Salary: Up to £60,000

The Role: A new position has now been created for an experienced Software Engineer to join our client’s software design team as they work to develop a new range of products whilst modernising several of their existing products. The ideal Software Engineer will be strong programming with both C++ and Python and be comfortable in both windows and Linux environments.

In this role the successful Software Engineer will be joining a small development team and will be given the opportunity to contribute throughout the full development cycle, using modern design practices whilst having the chance to develop new skills across a range of exciting new projects. You will be developing software used for controlling, monitoring and collecting data from a range of innovative hardware devices. So, experience across the full software stack is ideal whilst an appreciation or experience working with hardware or at the embedded level is desirable.  

This role will best suit an experienced Software Engineer who is looking for variety in their daily tasks, enjoys working throughout the full life cycle and is able to manage their own time and workload.

Skills and Experience Required:

  • C++ (versions 14 or 17 desired)
  • Python
  • Linux and windows environments
  • TCP/IP networking, sockets and threads

Desirable Skills and Experience:

  • Docker, Flatpack or Snap containers
  • Git, Jira or Confluence
  • Jenkins
  • Modbus

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

Junior Electronics Engineer

Position: Junior Electronics Engineer

Location of Office: Durham

Salary: £28,000 – £35,000

The role: A position is now available for a Junior Electronics Design Engineer to join an engineering team to work towards the development of a new range of industry leading solutions. Our client is an established R&D focused business, with a stellar reputation built upon providing cutting edge, industry leading products for the last 30+ years.

This role is for a Junior Electronics Engineer who has a relevant degree qualification and some industry experience, this can be as work experience or after graduation. You will be given the chance to work in a role where you will get experience across digital circuit design, PCB layout, embedded programming, circuit prototyping and test.

This role will be ideal for a Junior Electronics Engineer who is looking to work in a range of electronics disciplines with a keen eye for detail who is comfortable working in a dynamic, fast paced environment. You will be working in a small team so can expect plenty of variety in the role and chance to develop your skills quickly and with support from experienced Engineers.

Experience or knowledge of the following is required:

  • Digital circuit design
  • PCB layout and schematic capture
  • Circuit prototyping and test
  • CAD Design tools

Desirable experience:

  • Altium
  • Embedded programming – C
  • Exposure to EMC standards

If you are keen to build your career within a new product development focussed business who are leaders in their industry, contact Andrew Knight or Laurence Powell from KO2 embedded recruitment solutions for all the details.

Embedded Software Engineer

Position: Embedded Software Engineer

Salary: Up to £65,000                                                                     

Office Location: Cambridge

Location of work: WFH Hybrid working available

The Role: A new position has been created for an Embedded Software Engineer to join my client as they continue to grow their engineering team, developing a range of cutting-edge devices for the automotive sector. Our client has an excellent reputation within the automotive industry and being a part of this design team gives you the feel of working in a fast-paced start up environment, whilst having the financial backing of an established company.

The successful Embedded Software Engineer will join a multidiscipline engineering team and have the chance to contribute to the full development lifecycle whilst working alongside a team of electronics, system and embedded software engineers.

This role will best suit an embedded software engineer who has proven industry experience developing successful software solutions in a fast paced, quality focussed environment. You will be strong coding in embedded C across a range of microcontrollers and be familiar with communication protocols including CAN, LIN and SPI. Whilst any experience within the automotive sector or specific knowledge of AUTOSAR or Vector tools would make your CV stand out.

In this role you can expect to be working on a variety of projects for a host of customers from around the globe, you will be responsible for the development and maintenance of software solutions, whilst also being involved in verification and testing assuring the software solutions meet the desired quality standards.

Skills and Experience Required:

  • Embedded C programming
  • 16/32 bit microcontroller development – Infineon desirable
  • Comm protocols: CAN, LIN, SPI, UDS, TCP/IP etc
  • MISRA C coding standards

Desirable Skill and Experience:

  • AUTOSAR
  • Python or C++ programming
  • A-SPICE processes
  • Vector tools including: VFlash, CANalyzer or CANoe

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

Embedded Software Engineer

Position: Embedded Software Engineer

Salary: Up to £60,000

Office Location: Southampton

The Role: Our client, an industry leading electronics company within the secure wireless communication devices sector are now looking to recruit an Embedded Software Engineer to join their team working towards the development of their next generation of products. The ideal Embedded Software Engineer will have strong industry experience and be comfortable designing software using C/C++ and VHDL.

You will be joining a small development team and be given the chance to contribute throughout the full development life cycle on a host of cutting-edge products which are used around the globe. Ideally you will be an all-round Embedded Software Engineer with a passion for quality software design and your skills set will include C/C++, VHDL, embedded system design and version control (SVN or Git). Whilst any experience specifically with Xilinx, MPSoC, embedded Linux or image processing would make your CV standout.

You will be developing complex solutions across multiple platforms and can expect the role to involve tasks including: VHDL development, embedded software design, system design, requirements capture, customer support, inhouse testing and debugging.

Skills and Experience Required:

  • Embedded C/C++
  • VHDL for Xilinx
  • Version control – SVN, Git etc
  • Degree qualified in an Engineering/Computer Science topic

Desirable Skill and Experience:

  • Embedded Linux, driver or Kernel level development
  • Image processing
  • Digital video standards or broadcast industry experience

Package includes: Salary of up to £60,000, 25 days holiday + bank holidays, flexitime, 9% company contribution pension, life assurance and more

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

Software Engineer – Linux, C, C++

Position: Software Engineer

Salary: Up to £55,000

Office Location: Manchester, City Centre

The Role: An exciting position has now been created for a Software Engineer to join one of the Uk’s leading design consultancies in their central Manchester based offices. The successful Software Engineer will join a growing team and be given the chance to contribute across a range of cutting-edge software solutions in the IoT, Automotive, Medical, Green Energy and industrial automation sectors.

The team you will be joining is made up of a range of engineers covering multiple disciplines who are all technical enthusiasts and who have a passion for developing new products working to modern processes and methods. The ideal Software Engineer will be strong in a Linux environment ideally coding in C, C++, Python or Java and will be comfortable contributing across the full design life cycle. Experience with embedded software development and open-source software will make your CV stand out.

This role will best suit Software Engineers who are passionate about software development, looking to work with like minded engineers and keen to have plenty of project variety in their role. Here no one project is the same so there are always new challenges and tasks to complete.

Skills and Experience Required:

  • Linux
  • C, C++, Python or Java programming
  • Embedded Software development
  • Open-Source Software

Desirable Skill and Experience:

  • Design consultancy experience
  • Linux device driver development
  • I2C, RS232, RS485, TCP/IP and other serial protocols

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

Embedded Software Manager

Position: Embedded Software Manager

Salary: Up to £80,000 + benefits

Office Location: Southampton

The Role: Our client, an industry leading electronics company within the secure wireless communication devices sector are now looking to recruit an Embedded Software Manager to lead the development of their next generation of products. The successful Embedded Software Manager will be leading a growing team of Engineers and be tasked with achieving new product developments whilst supporting legacy products and growing the team.

Although this is a management focussed role the ideal candidate will have a strong embedded design background and recent team leadership or management experience. Their development platform includes: Embedded C, C++, Linux, SPI, I2C, RF, DSP, Bluetooth, Mesh Networks and a range of microcontrollers (ARM, PIC, Nordic etc) so previous experience with the majority is required.

The successful Embedded Software Manager will be joining an established, multidiscipline team and can expect to work closely with other heads of department working on products that include a variety of design components. You can expect your role to involve leading multiple projects, developing the software team, assigning work packages and delivering new products to meet time and budgetary goals.

If you are an experienced Embedded Engineer looking to make the step up into team leadership or an established Software Manager looking for a new challenge this could be the opportunity you are looking for. Our client is a new product focussed, at an exciting stage of growth and working on a host of cutting edge devices that are being used around the globe.

Skills and Experience Required:

  • Team leadership or management experience
  • Embedded design background
  • Strong communication and leadership skills
  • Agile methodologies and processes
  • Degree in an Engineering field subject

Desirable Skill and Experience:

  • Up to date with Embedded design technologies
  • Experience with RF products
  • Experience with Linux development

Package includes: Salary of up to £80,000, 25 days holiday + bank holidays, flexitime, 9% company contribution pension, life assurance and more

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