Electronics Engineer: Saving Lives Globally!

The Company

BioGene is dedicated to the development and implementation of pioneering technologies to improve access to diagnostic testing and benefit global health outcomes - but most importantly save lives!

BioGene Limited is an ISO9001 registered manufacturer of leading-edge molecular diagnostics systems, based in Cambridgeshire whose stated mission is 'innovative excellence'. With over twenty-five years' experience in the field of rapid molecular based technologies for the detection of genetic material and a growing pipeline of IP protected instruments and processes, the Company is ideally situated for rapid growth on a global scale.

A market-unique 'Point-of-Care' device is ready for launch Q1 2020. See

We are now looking to recruit an 'Electronics Engineer' to join our multi-disciplinary team.

If you are a highly motivated and ambitious professional seeking a challenging new role, this is the opportunity to self-develop and succeed on a personal and professional level within a rapidly growing company.

Electronics Engineer- The Role:

You will be responsible for working/managing with our external electronic engineering resources and helping to create a new generation of innovative products as well as help improve the current range of products. You will help specify and design, prototype and help deploy leading edge electronics hardware in tandem with the requisite software/firmware and working closely with our mechanical design engineers and external contractors. This from inception, in the R&D role through to manufacture for production and service. As the team expands, good inter-personal and management skills (both people and parallel Projects) will be required. You will be required to produce and follow project and product documentation and be able to adopt a hands-on approach as and when the project requires. The engineering facility will seek to register to ISO13485 during Q1 2020.

The technologies involved are also varied and include system design, digital design and microprocessors, analogue design.

This role would suit an Electronics Engineer looking for a varied role and looking to be a 'Systems Integrator'.

You will take responsibility for the full product lifecycle: from early concepts and prototypes, to full production and upgrades.

Interested? To be considered for the role, you ideally would have:

  • Analogue or digital electronics systems experience, build and troubleshooting experience essential
  • Use and good experience of Altium 18 highly desirable
  • Programming and Software Engineering: Embedded C#, C++, or similar scripting language would be highly desirable
  • A working knowledge of comm's protocols is desirable
  • Knowledge of Microprocessor Applications: microprocessor system application, single chip embedded solutions with product-oriented focus would be desirable
  • Interest in hardware/electronics interface with good trouble solving skills within a multi-disciplinary environment (mechanical engineers, scientists and external optical /electronics contractors an advantage).
  • Good interpersonal skills; organise and lead the team members and work with external contractors and suppliers.
  • You must be an enthusiastic and committed self-starter who can set goals and achieve them within the remit of the Business Plan. Working within an SME environment is important.

Job Functions:

  • Liaising with line manager and helping to devise technical direction to sub-contractors and suppliers to ensure that projects are completed on schedule, to specification and within agreed budgets. Instigating, developing and managing the agreed Project Plan both internally and externally.
  • Providing technical support in hardware, software/firmware and electronics from idea stage through to pre-production, testing and 'productionisation'
  • Routine customer service support as and when required. To include office and field-based activities. Aim is to provide direct and link engineering (to third party engineering support) for Company products.
  • Assembly/Production implementation and Technical Management of the growing range of products, this will include production and inventory planning and scheduling to demand.

If you have the required skills and experience, complete the form below and forward your current CV and covering letter, with salary details, explaining why you are a good fit for this role.

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