42 Technology is a successful and growing consultancy specialising in innovation, design, and development.

Our work with world leading clients in a range of industries takes products and processes from ideas to reality. We have built a reputation for challenging the status quo and finding creative and pragmatic solutions to difficult technical problems.

Our employees love the variety and challenge of our work. We have a stimulating and open culture, an excellent team, and a great location in the historic town of St. Ives, close to Cambridge.

The role

We are a friendly company of ~45 employees, working in a challenging and creative environment.

To contribute to 42T’s client projects that have electronics and/or software content. The role will suit a graduate most interested in developing their embedded firmware/software development skills whilst also developing their electronics circuit and system design knowledge.

Main duties / key responsibilities:

  • Core responsibility will be to help deliver high quality consulting engineering services to our clients. To achieve this objective you will work with other project team members, including the project technical lead, to understand customer requirements and define solutions that meet those requirements
  • Contribute to the development of electronic systems which may comprise some or all of: high precision instrumentation, control electronics, power electronics, electromechanical components, communications
  • Development of firmware and software for operating electronic systems or for test systems
  • Analysis & modelling of circuit and system performance
  • Definition of test schedules and test electronic circuits and systems

About you

Knowledge and skills

  • Experience analysing, designing, constructing & testing electronic circuits during degree projects
  • Test experience should include use of basic electronics test equipment such as oscilloscopes and DVMs
  • Experience developing software for electronics systems written in languages such as C, C++, Python. Ideally, experience of developing software for microcontrollers with or without an RTOS or possibly Linux systems
  • Experience analysing, designing & testing electronic circuits as a result of summer placements, internships or as a hobby
  • Experience writing VHDL for FPGAs
  • Matlab experience for analysing data, developing algorithms and model creation

Independent working and team working

  • Able to work alone but with some direction and supervision
  • The ability to participate as part of a creative multi-disciplinary team on a wide range of problems
    • Interest in structuring, planning and costing research and engineering projects and leading a team

Verbal and written communication skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to explain technical work to colleagues and clients
  • Experience writing technical reports and presenting technical content to small groups

Personal skills/behaviours/qualities

  • Attention to detail
  • Good interpersonal skills – the ability to engage with colleagues on all levels
  • Innovative mindset
  • Enthusiasm for learning about new technologies and developing knowledge and skills
  • Willingness to travel occasionally
  • Full UK driving licence

We offer a competitive package including 28 days’ holiday (plus bank holidays), private healthcare, a company performance-related bonus, happy to talk flexible working and when in the office free lunches!

Next steps

If you are excited by this opportunity and believe you have the skills and experience to succeed, please apply using the button below.

Our application process includes two half days of interviews. We aim to respond to applications within two weeks. We understand that most graduates will be available in Q3/4 2022.

A position at 42T is very much what you make of it.

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