JOB OPENING: Senior Electronics Design Engineer

Discussion in 'Career Advising' started by openbionics, Sep 30, 2016.

  1. openbionics

    Thread Starter New Member

    Sep 30, 2016
    Hi Folks,

    I hope it's OK to post this here.

    We have a very exciting job going at our start-up, Open Bionics. Open Bionics is an award winning company that is globally known for its cutting edge advancements in myoelectric prosthetic hands. Open Bionics has worked with Disney and Eidos Montreal to design superhero bionic hands for kids, which the successful candidate will be helping to design.

    This is a really great opportunity for someone that wants the freedom to work on end-to-end electronics development for products that have a social benefit. It's a small team and the work is very practical.

    Key points:
    Company: Open Bionics
    Job Title: Senior Electronics Design Engineer
    Salary: £28k-£35k
    Equity: Negotiable, depending on candidate experience.
    Location: Bristol, UK
    Start Date: Immediate
    Job Type: Full-Time, Permanent
    Candidate must be eligible to work in the UK
    Candidate must have 2:1 Electronics degree or equivalent
    Candidate must have at least 2 years practical experience

    Key Experience:
    - Schematic Design
    - PCB Layout - Double Sided Fit, Surface Mount Up to 6 Layers and down to 0402
    - Digital Electronics design and layout
    - Analogue Electronics design and layout (Signal processing and Conditioning)

    Full job description here:

    Please e-mail applications to and include:
    - A short covering letter explaining why you’re right for the role (.PDF)
    - A CV. (.PDF)
    - An example schematic diagram that you’ve done. (.PDF)
    - An example board layout that you’ve done. (.PDF)

    Please forward this on to anyone that you think might love it. Thanks!
  2. tindel

    Active Member

    Sep 16, 2012
    Good luck trying to get a decent engineer with that salary range. That's less than 42k USD a year, Yikes! Maybe if you want someone 10 hours a week.

    Double it and you might get a new grad with zero experience. Triple it if you want a decent mixed single engineer with experience.
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  3. GopherT

    AAC Fanatic!

    Nov 23, 2012
    That is not a low salary, it is the will of the people of the U.K., voting to lower their salaries compared to all imported goods.
  4. DickCappels


    Aug 21, 2008
    The job brings with it a chance to contribute to the betterment of humanity. For example, what would have rather told you parents you are doing, designing an electron beam steering circuit for a sputtering chamber or making life-like prosthetics? That carrot might be enough for people to justify taking the job even though a higher salary could be obtained elsewhere.