We tackle today’s hardest engineering problems across sensing, data collection and communications.

Our work requires the smartest minds and we are always on the lookout for people who are as excited as we are to provide leading-edge technology that empowers customers.

We offer an open environment that encourages the discussion of ideas and the independence to explore them fully. Push your boundaries and chart your own success at Plextek through our culture of trust, debate and support alongside a great benefits package.

Plextek People

Life at Plextek

Life and Culture

As many of our projects push the boundaries of engineering, we are often called upon for answers to tomorrow’s questions.

Based just south of Cambridge, we have easy road and rail routes to the vibrant city centre. Being in this picturesque setting, we understand the importance of stopping and taking in some of the fresh air.

Making use of easy access to several acres of parkland and nearby rural areas, we have regular cycling and running groups going out during the lunch period and free fresh fruit delivered daily. Unwind and have fun with a calendar of social events, ranging from innovation talks, hiking trips, BBQs, curry nights, dedicated family events and much more.

Develop and Grow

We want our people to do their best work and be in a space where they have the support and facilities to do just that. Innovation is at the heart of our business and we encourage and support all our staff in bringing forward ideas that will improve our ability to deliver better solutions.

We provide opportunities for professional development that you would struggle to match elsewhere. Our work covers almost every area imaginable so you won’t be working on just one project or in just one field but you will always be working on something new, and learning and developing fast.

Whatever your role, we believe in giving everyone considerable independence to develop and grow at their own pace with support on hand to progress your career further with in-house training and formal learning courses.

life at Plextek
Plextek Employees

Latest Vacancies

Senior Project Manager

We are looking for someone to play a pivotal role across the whole range of development activities undertaken by Plextek.

RF Electronics Engineer

We are looking for an experienced RF electronics engineer to join the team, possessing the experience necessary to play a key role in designing, building and testing new RF-based systems and products.

Embedded Linux Software Engineer

We are looking for an experienced Embedded Linux Software engineer to join the team, possessing the experience necessary to play a key role in designing, building and testing new embedded systems and products.

Senior Electronic Systems Design Engineer

We are looking for a senior electronics design engineer to join the team, possessing the experience necessary to play a key role in architecting and designing new systems and products.

Innovation Consultant

Our team brings together an unusual combination of hands-on capabilities in developing future products with a track record in strategic innovation, marketing, design, technology and manufacturing in many different industries. To help us better support our customers we’re looking to grow the team. There is no template, and no fixed job description – ideally we want to cocreate your future role with you.

Early Careers

We are looking for technology graduates with skills in electronics and software to join the team. We will provide you with the training and experience to develop your technical skills.

Cranfield University – Research opportunity 

Novel deep learning techniques for non-cooperative geolocation in urban environments. Full-time, 3 years

We are aware that scammers like to use tactics such as mimicking recruitment adverts via online job portals.  If you are unsure whether a Plextek job posting is real then use this checklist:

  1. Our interview process has several steps, including a combination of Teams video conferencing and meeting the team in our UK office.
  2. We NEVER ask for any money at any point in the interview or onboarding process – if you are asked for money please alert the relevant authorities in your country.
  3. If you’re concerned that you may be being scammed, contact recruit@plextek.com and we will confirm whether or not the recruiter is associated with us.
Edwina Mullins, Plextek

Edwina Mullins

HEAD OF MARKETING

“At Plextek, I’m given the freedom to drive my team forwards with a sustainable strategy.

The technology is fascinating and as there is such variety in the work we do, it’s both a challenge and really fun to run the marketing team and communicate what the company achieves.”

Kieran Bhuiyan, Plextek

Kieran Bhuiyan

GRADUATE ENGINEER

“Plextek offers an unusual experience in the electronics industry in that work is incredibly diverse. The nature of consulting means that clients come with all sorts of problems: from esoteric analogue and DSP, to whole system design and implementation, with clients being both commercial-based and public sector. The combination of these aspects creates a genuinely stimulating environment where you can explore a buffet electronics specialities.”

Elliot Langran, Plextek

Elliot Langran

PCB LAYOUT DESIGNER

“I first applied to Plextek as an apprentice over 5 years ago as the concept of working on so many unique, challenging and rewarding projects really stood out as something I would like to do. 5 years later and having successfully completed my apprenticeship and foundation degree I can only thank Plextek for the opportunities and full support they have given me throughout my progression.

The company has a wealth of experience which is perfect for more junior members of staff like myself. People take great pride in mentoring and training staff in their respective field and can always find time around busy project timescales.”

Gerard Smith, Plextek

Gerard Smith

ENGINEERING DIRECTOR

“The joy of working at Plextek is the great variety of work and the opportunity to get involved with such a broad range of different technologies, markets and clients. There is always a new project round the corner that means you continue to learn and develop new skills. With so many knowledgeable engineers, designers and scientists within the team there is always support from for the latest challenge.”

Polly Britton, Plextek

Polly Britton

PRODUCT ENGINEER, PRODUCT DESIGN

“The engineers here have a lot of experience and knowledge that they are happy to share and I have benefitted a lot from them. At Plextek I have been offered many opportunities to learn new skills and take on more responsibility, and I am now a much better engineer than I was when I joined.”

Hilary Wentzell, Plextek

Hilary Wentzell

PROJECT MANAGER

“Being classed a ’returner’ after an extended career break brings added apprehension to job-seeking, so one of the key qualities that I was looking for in an employer was an ability to show understanding and flexibility. Plextek listened and provided me with the support I needed. In return, I believe that I am now an integral part of the team. I certainly get great job satisfaction from working with the diversity of top quality people here and once again putting my experience to good use.”

Get in touch

If you’re interested in one of the positions seen here, or the position you’re looking for isn’t listed, we would love to hear from you.

Get in touch

If you’re interested in one of the positions seen here, or the position you’re looking for isn’t listed, we would love to hear from you.