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Development Engineer

We’ve got a dynamic, exciting and demanding role for a technology development engineer on our product development team in Cambridge. 

We’re looking for someone who can rapidly prototype complex systems and employ robust experimental methods as well as provide practical and analytical support across the full product development cycle.

Why join us?

CMR is one of the UK’s most exciting companies to be joining right now. The scale of our ambition to build a world-class medical devices company in Cambridge is matched only by the breath-taking innovation that underpins our next generation of surgical robot. We’re an award-winning company that plans to significantly disrupt the way surgery is performed for the benefit of millions of patients all around the world.

Our values are ambitious, humble, people focused and fair and responsible. If you share these values, our passion for improving lives, and have the skills to make a real difference to the way minimal access surgery is developed and delivered, then it’s a great time to join us. 


In this role, we’re looking for someone who can:

  • Make specific contributions and manage tasks as part of a multi-disciplinary product development team
  • Develop and implement creative solutions based on different technologies and key requirements
  • Write prototype software in line with “good practice” guidelines for source control and testing
  • Design and deliver structured experimental test programs to guide selection, optimisation and root cause understanding of engineering problems
  • Write complex technical design documentation and test protocols
  • Collaborate widely across the business, including clinical, usability and all engineering functions, to elicit and understand requirements
  • Transfer key learnings from prototype development and experimental work to engineering teams

We’re a high growth company and as such roles change and evolve.  We’d expect you to be willing to turn your hand to anything within the product development remit that helps the team deliver its objectives.

About you

You’ll be degree qualified in a relevant engineering or science discipline. Naturally you’ll have a strong understanding of mechanical, electronics and software engineering fundamentals, with analytical, theoretical, experimental and creative capabilities. You’ll also be a great team player, keen to work to the highest standards and focussed on delivery within agreed timescales.

Required Skills and Experience

  • A physics or broad engineering background
  • Wide-ranging technical interests and practical skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills demonstrated throughout the design process
  • Practical experience in experimental design, ideally using Six Sigma and Design of Experiments methodology
  • Ability to produce clear and concise technical and requirements documentation
  • Good communication skills

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Familiarity with high-level programming languages suited to rapid prototyping (such as Python) and database structures
  • Familiarity with software source control, continuous integration and peer code reviewing tools
  • Working experience with mechanical CAD systems, ideally SolidWorks
  • Experience with Labview development, especially for experiment and test automation
  • Experience with using Matlab
  • Practical, hands-on experience with electro-mechanical systems
  • Appreciation of DF(x) requirements, particularly for manufacturing, reliability and test
  • Experience of working with Agile development methodologies
  • Experience of working in a medical device development environment or industry

The Package

We offer a competitive salary and a great benefits package (including non-contributory pension scheme, cycle-to-work scheme, life assurance, and our legendary monthly BBQs). On top of that, you’ll be joining a company with a fabulous culture of ambition, creativity and teamwork, and where fun is just as valued as our commitment to make surgery better for millions of people.

Interested? We’d love to hear from you!