Senior/Mid-level Electronic Technician
Do you want to join a small, but rapidly growing company? Do you want to be at the cutting-edge of new technology development in the field of smart garments, helping to build, maintain and prototype the latest in biomonitoring smart garments? Then this is an exciting opportunity to join a pioneering R&D team focusing on the development of future medical smart garments.
Salary: Starting at £25,000 – £35,000 (dependent on skills and experience)
- Growing salary in line with team/company growth.
- Flexible working hours, with remote working available.
- Casual environment.
- Budget for continual formal training and development.
Type: Full-time permanent position.
Location: Office based at the University of Reading, RG6.
Who are we?
KYMIRA are a life-conscious technology company focused on innovating and developing the best products possible for both the Sports and Medical markets with the aim of enhancing people’s lives through innovation.
Since 2016, we have been conducting new R&D into electronic(e)-textiles for biomonitoring within the medical and healthcare markets, developing innovative techniques to embed electronics into clothing for scalable manufacture and incorporating sensors that can record wearer biodata.
We are a small (~40) but growing team with a casual office environment. Everyone is friendly and supportive of one another, with the company nurturing an environment of openness and honesty throughout.
About the role
You will be joining at an exciting time in the company’s life, working within the growing R&D team developing future technologies, and helping to grow a new medical device company with global ambitions.
We are looking for an experienced electronic technician to work closely with the Research and Development team building and maintaining the various prototypes required by the other teams within the company. You will need to be able to assemble our different smart garments which will take everything from soldering to silicon encapsulation, and even sewing at times. The ability to use testing equipment such as multi-meters, oscilloscopes and signal generators is necessary for debugging electrical issues.
Knowledge of embedded programming in C/C++ will occasionally be required to program and test our electronics. Some knowledge of Python is a great plus as it is used extensively for testing and utility scripts within the Embedded Engineering team.
Another aspect of the role will be to help organise and maintain the engineering workshop and its equipment. Completing tasks such as ordering consumables and planning maintenance when needed. This includes scheduling of 3D prints and the cleaning and preparation of the printing area between prints. Health and safety is important for us and you must be able to work to safety, health and environmental (SHE) best practices.
The job will be based primarily at our office in Reading, although home working is possible. Future travel may be required to provide on-site technical support at events or demonstrations.
To apply, please e-mail your CV and cover letter to email@example.com