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Date Added: Tue 17/01/2023

Graduate/ Junior Systems & Software Engineer

Bristol, BS1, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £25000 - £28000/annum

Our client is currently looking for a Graduate / Junior Systems & Software Engineer to join their busy team in Bristol, BS2.

The aim of the role is to design and build integrated hardware and software solutions and user interfaces to meet the functional requirements of their training products.

A pragmatic graduate or junior engineer with an open mind, aptitude for problem-solving and as comfortable with design and documentation as in the workshop prototyping and testing. The role requires broad engineering skills for the design and integration of hardware and software, both embedded and PC based. Familiarity with a variety of operating systems and platforms, a strong analytical mindset and a keen eye for detail are important.

This role offers an opportunity for a graduate or junior engineer to work in an interdisciplinary environment with a broad range of responsibilities and gain exposure to many areas of product design within an electronics and software context.

Salary: £25,000-£28,000 per annum

Contract Type: Full Time, Permanent

Graduate / Junior Systems & Software Engineer Duties:

Understand product requirements and determine how they translate in integrated hardware and application features.
Assist in feasibility studies to provide innovative solutions for product development.
Carry out testing of prototypes for new systems and applications that include embedded hardware.
Design creative prototypes according to specifications or for research purposes.
Write high quality source code to program complete applications within deadlines.
Perform unit and integration testing (including snagging) in accordance with project schedules.
Conduct functional and non-functional testing, and document accordingly.
Troubleshoot and assist with the debugging of applications, software, hardware and integrated systems.
Evaluate existing applications to reprogram, update and add new features.
Assist with ordering of prototypes and parts from external suppliers as part of systems design and development.
Develop technical documents and handbooks to accurately represent application design and code as part of the product record.
Graduate/Junior Systems & Software Engineer Requirements:

Relevant degree level qualification (Computer Science, EEE. IMEE, or other technically relevant subject) with a demonstrable interest in working with commercial products with electronic and software components.
Good working knowledge of C and Python (Ideally with GUI understanding) programming languages.
Fundamental electronics knowledge - Fundamental ability to interpret circuit schematics.
Use of standard electronics tools - Oscilloscope, DMM etc.
Hands on practical approach.
Microcontrollers - PIC32, ESP32 or Similar.
Knowledge of communications protocols - UART, I2C, SPI.
Carry out product/ device tests and delivery of test reports.
Excellent communications skills; able to communicate with a mixed discipline team both within and external to the company.
A keen interest in developing technical skills and knowledge.

Audio electronics/ Signal processing knowledge.
Power electronics knowledge - SMPS, battery powered devices, motor control.
Understanding of Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, TCP/IP.
Front end development - HTML/ Java Script.
Graduate / Junior Systems & Software Engineer Benefits:

In return they offer a competitive salary and a performance-related bonus based on personal objectives that pays up to 5% of your salary annually, study support and the chance to progress in a rapidly growing company.

They have recently introduced a new flexible working policy; it currently allows employees to work from home one day a week (if their work can be done from home). This is a new initiative that we will review and extend if employees value it and it works well. You will also have the option to work longer hours during the week and finish early on a Friday.

Other benefits include a salary sacrifice pension scheme where the company matches your contribution up to 5% plus Employer NI savings - currently 15.05% of your contribution (this also applies to voluntary contributions), a non-contributory healthcare cash plan including access to an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), life insurance paying 4x your salary, access to a virtual GP, 25 days holiday and a cycle to work scheme.

About the Company:     

Over the past 30 years the company has become a global player in the medical simulation education market. It has ambitious plans for further growth in the next 5 years across the globe, through investment and new product development.

Multi award winning and still privately owned, the £25M business has grown from a tabletop start up, to a multinational business with its head office and manufacturing in Bristol, along with sales offices in the USA, Australia and Sweden.

The vision of the business remains as it always has to design and manufacture medical task trainers which through deliberate clinical practice help improve patient outcomes.

People are at the heart of our client's business, they create the vision, the expertise and the delivery of this ever evolving and growing market sector.

If you think you are suitable for this Graduate / Junior Systems & Software Engineer role, please apply now
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