Lead Electronics Design and Firmware Engineer - Cutitronics

Location: East Kilbride, Glasgow
Posted: 1 month, 1 week ago


The Opportunity

To lead the design, development and verification of the electrical, electronic and firmware aspects of a range of hardware products and devices that are part of, and integral to the product offerings of the Company.

What You'll Do

  1. Develop product requirement specifications to translate user and business needs into detailed and realistic technical requirements.
  2. Work with head of product engineering and project manager to develop product development project plans, including identification of risks, dependencies, timescales and contingencies.
  3. Lead device electronic sub system and PCB design and development.
  4. Lead device firmware device and development.
  5. Work with nominated engineering services suppliers and develop strong professional relationships. Take ownership of tendering for and managing external engineering consultancy work packages.
  6. Lead electronic and firmware development and testing of the products’ application specific functionality to ensure that it meets market demands and is fit for purpose during development and manufacturing.
  7. Work closely with product design engineers towards delivery of optimal device solutions against product specification requirements.
  8. Support manufacturing transfer activities related to product verification & design.
  9. Provide technical expertise to support Cutitronics sales and marketing activities.
  10. Ensure that all development activities are supported by suitable documentation of the design and design process.
  11. Support the implementation and maintenance of Cutitronics’ quality management system, particularly (but not exclusively) design-related procedures.

Key Objectives

  • Design and develop electronic & electrical hardware systems, with appropriate firmware,  which are suitable for volume manufacture whilst meeting business, market and user requirements
  • Develop strong working relationships with colleagues, development partners, manufacturing partners and other key suppliers to support the delivery of Cutitronics’ hardware products
  • Line Management responsibility for Electronics Design and Firmware Development engineer(s) within the Product Engineering team.

About You

  • Educated to degree level
  • Professionally qualified in relevant engineering and technology areas, preferably Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Minimum three years practical design and development experience in an embedded C/C++ RTOS environment 
  • Minimum two years technical project team leadership experience - preferably in similar combined hardware and embedded software position
  • Experience of analogue and digital design
  • Experience of developing embedded, micro controller-based systems with multiple sensor components
  • Understanding of multiple interface technologies, including SPI, I2C & NFC
  • Disciplined in Software Version Control
  • Knowledge of short-range communication systems e.g. Wi-Fi & Bluetooth
  • ECAD design experience
  • Knowledge of cryptographic protocols and standards an advantage 
  • Knowledge of relevant EMC & radio equipment standards, system design for EMC and EMC test techniques
  • Experience of the full product development lifecycle from concept design through verification testing, manufacturing transfer and post-launch product improvements
  • Proven experience of innovation
  • Project engineering, supplier, contractor and peer to peer liaison experience
  • Familiarity with product development process and procedures, ideally in an ISO13485 or ISO9001 quality management system
  • Experience of developing devices including NFC, ISO 14443 and ISO 15693 would be an advantage but not a requirement

Personal Style

  • Known for acting with integrity
  • Able to develop and design content from ideas and trends which may not initially be obvious
  • Focused on high standards of results
  • Able to deal with ambiguity demonstrating a flexible approach
  • Inclusive in style recognising the power of diverse talents
  • Enjoys a challenge!

Languages: Fluent English and any other language helpful

Other: Role may require travel in the UK and Overseas

To apply please email hr@cutitronics.com and provide:

  • Your CV
  • Covering letter detailing why you would be a good fit for this position
  • Salary requirements


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