Is solving problems your passion? Do you like to innovate? Does understanding how things work inspire you?

We are always on the lookout for bright, friendly and passionate people who enjoy independence and responsibility and are keen to push their own boundaries, so if you are self-motivated and gain satisfaction from solving complex problems and producing quality work, we want to hear from you.

Can’t see the role for you? Please send your CV to careers@plextek.com

Current Career Opportunities

Quality Assistant

Ref:- QMS01

THE COMPANY

Plextek is a consultancy at the forefront of business and product innovation, developing and commercialising diverse technologies across a wide range of market sectors, from consumer, medical and wireless applications to security and defence. It is the development partner of choice for 300+ major global organisations, government bodies and ambitious start-up companies.

You will join a talented team based in our offices in the Cambridge area, working in a friendly but fast paced and responsive environment in an established company with a very strong track record of delivery.

THE ROLE

Due to strong company growth, Plextek is looking for an additional member of staff in the quality team. Plextek has developed a flexible Quality Management System in support of its business.  It is important to stress the flexible nature of the system, but equally it is understood that development needs to be monitored and as designs move towards introduction into manufacture, the tracking of design and design changes is essential.

The candidate needs to have hands-on experience in appropriate industries and must be practical and approachable, with an abundance of common sense.

The role is based in Great Chesterford, a few miles south of Cambridge, close to the M11/A11 junction.

TYPE OF WORK

As noted above, we anticipate that the role will develop over time, but initially your responsibilities will include:

  • Working closely with the Quality Manager, and designated staff, to update the quality processes for transition to ISO9001:2015 plus support a general improvement in the documented QMS.
  • Working closely with the Quality Manager and the internal audit team, to progress though actions arising from the internal audit process
  • Support the internal audit team (although this may require training if the candidate does not have the relevant experience)
  • Support of supplier development including supplier visit and audits

Owing to the nature of some of our business activities, all our positions require candidates to be able to gain SC security clearance. See link for more details

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/security-vetting-and-clearance

REQUIREMENTS

Essential

For this role you will need a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grades A-C, including Maths & English at A or B. The right candidate will probably have an HNC in appropriate electrical/mechanical subjects, although a formal technical qualification is not essential.

You must have good interpersonal and communication skills (both written and spoken), with the ability to engage effectively with employees at all levels in the organisation. You need the ability to handle issues in a courteous, efficient and effective manner, maintaining a professional approach at all times.

The following are also essential:

  • Experience of working in an ISO9001 and/or an ISO 13485 environment
  • Quality engineering background; ideally in both electronics and mechanical sectors
  • Familiarity with general engineering processes in electronics/RF development and assembly/test
  • Ability to write clear and concise documentation e.g. procedures, audit reports, change control documents.
  • Organised, effective, helpful and the ability to complete the task on time
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office.

Desirable

Experience of any/all of the following would be an advantage but not essential:

  • Carry out internal quality audits and assist with external audits as required
  • The ability to apply root cause and problem solving methodologies (5 why’s, 8D) to identify quality related problems and implement actions
  • The support of the improvement cycle in the quality management system
  • Experience in supplier development
  • A background in defence, aerospace and/or medical product development
  • Previous experience with JIRA
  • Use of FMEA Training can be provided where appropriate.

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Embedded Software Engineer

Ref:- ES01

THE COMPANY

Plextek provides unique solutions for our customers by solving today’s hardest engineering problems in sensing, data collection & communications. Our customers span a wide range of markets including healthcare, defence, ‘internet of things’, security and automotive.

We have a fast-paced, energetic working environment in which you will be regularly exposed to new problems that require pushing the boundaries of engineering.The type and variety of the projects that we undertake requires the very best people, and provides opportunities for professional development that you would struggle to match elsewhere.

With software playing a key role in nearly all leading-edge applications of technology, our software engineers are involved across the whole range of development projects undertaken by Plextek.In most cases our roles involve working with one or more software or hardware engineers as part of a multidisciplinary project team.

We provide all the training and support that you need to complete your projects and grow your skills, and the nature of our business means that we are able to support career growth in many dimensions according to your desire, including technical, commercial and management.

Innovation is at the heart of the business and we encourage and support all our staff in bringing forward ideas that will improve our ability to deliver better solutions for our customers.
We provide a friendly and supportive working environment, including a calendar of regular social events in which to unwind.

We are growing fast to meet market demand and wish to recruit a number of software engineers at a range of skill levels, from recent graduates to more experienced engineers.

THE ROLE

We are seeking recent graduates (less than 3 years’ experience) for our software team to work on developing software for our embedded platforms. This will initially focus on embedded Linux operating systems and applications but could extend across the complete range of the group’s activities.

The successful applicant will:

  • have experience of designing and developing software in C and one or more of C++, C# and Java
  • have knowledge of Linux systems, with experience of Embedded Linux software development (preferably on ARM platforms)
  • be able to quickly learn new languages and skills
  • have a strong understanding of computer hardware and comfortable developing software for a variety of platforms
  • have excellent oral and written communication skills
  • be self-motivated with a focus on problem solving, attention to detail and delivering results
  • have a degree in a numerate, computer science or engineering subject to at least 2.1 level (or equivalent experience)

The following would also be an advantage:

  • Python
  • Real time development in C
  • Linux driver development
  • Knowledge of communications protocols
  • Open source software contributions
  • Experience with optimising code: finding bottlenecks and fixing them

In return we can offer a competitive package and an environment that will stimulate and challenge you to be your best.

Due to the nature of this position, candidates must be willing to undergo, and eligible to achieve, HMG security clearance up to at least SC level.


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Application Software Engineer

Ref:- AS01

THE COMPANY

Plextek provides unique solutions for our customers by solving today’s hardest engineering problems in sensing, data collection & Our customers span a wide range of markets including healthcare, defence, ‘internet of things’, security and automotive.

We have a fast-paced, energetic working environment in which you will be regularly exposed to new problems that require pushing the boundaries of engineering.
The type and variety of the projects that we undertake requires the very best people, and provides opportunities for professional development that you would struggle to match elsewhere.

With software playing a key role in nearly all leading-edge applications of technology, our software engineers are involved across the whole range of development projects undertaken by Plextek.
In most cases our roles involve working with one or more software or hardware engineers as part of a multidisciplinary project team.

We provide all the training and support that you need to complete your projects and grow your skills, and the nature of our business means that we are able to support career growth in many dimensions according to your desire, including technical, commercial and management. 

Innovation is at the heart of the business and we encourage and support all our staff in bringing forward ideas that will improve our ability to deliver better solutions for our customers.

We provide a friendly and supportive working environment, including a calendar of regular social events in which to unwind.

We are growing fast to meet market demand and wish to recruit a number of software engineers at a range of skill levels, from recent graduates to more experienced engineers.

THE ROLE

We are seeking recent graduates (less than 3 years’ experience) for our software team to work on the development of apps for mobile platforms, database and web applications and more general high-level programming.

The successful applicant will:

  • have experience of designing and developing software in C#
  • be able to quickly learn new languages and skills
  • have some understanding of computer hardware
  • have excellent oral and written communication skills
  • be self-motivated with a focus on problem solving, attention to detail and delivering results
  • have a degree in a numerate, computer science or engineering subject to at least 2.1 level (or equivalent experience)

The following would also be an advantage:

  • experience of working with databases
  • enthusiasm for good user interface design
  • knowledge of other languages (C, C++, Python or Java)

In return we can offer a competitive package and an environment that will stimulate and challenge you to be your best.

Due to the nature of this position, candidates must be willing to undergo, and eligible to achieve, HMG security clearance up to at least SC level.


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