Graduate Electronics Engineer

Springboard is a technical consultancy which develops innovative electromechanical devices from concept to production for multinational companies in medical, healthcare, consumer and industrial markets. Recent projects include biosensors, robotics, connected devices, control systems and diagnostics.

The Opportunity

This role is suited to new graduates who have completed their undergraduate degree within the past year. We are looking for people who want to use electronics to develop products and devices which will improve people’s lives.

Typical projects last from a few weeks to a few years, so you will get to work on a wide range of different projects. Some projects need you to focus on electronics, others on software, and many would need both.

We support the career development of staff through mentoring and personal training budgets. We have an ethical policy to ensure that your work is satisfying. There is opportunity to travel to clients and manufacturers and an exciting bonus package to reward achievement of company performance targets.

The Electronic and Software Engineer role

  • Developing circuitry and control systems for projects in the medical and life sciences sectors.
  • Integrating electronics and software into products or systems.
  • Taking part in the complete product development lifecycle including brainstorming, specifying, architecting, designing and prototyping circuits, coding, testing and transfer to manufacture.
  • Presenting your work to clients.

Requirements – you need to be able to demonstrate all of the following

  • First class or 2.1 degree in electronics, electrical engineering, software, computer science or general engineering from a leading university.
  • Circuit design including PSUs and digital electronics (microcontrollers, FPGAs).
  • Architecting and writing firmware in one or more of C, C++, Verilog or VHDL.
  • Cross discipline team-working and communication skills, including written, oral and presentation skills
  • On-site working in Cambridge. Eligibility to work in the UK. We are unable to sponsor work permits

Desirable – these are not essential but if you have some, they will make your application stronger

  • Schematic capture and PCB layout (using Altium)
  • Practical electronic skills: including soldering, prototyping and use of test equipment (oscilloscopes/logic analysers)
  • Understanding components, sensors, actuators and how to use them in analogue circuits.
  • Experience with high frequency electronics such as RF systems.
  • A passion for science and engineering outside school, university, or work.

How to apply

If you want to use practical engineering and science to make the world a better place, please send a CV and covering letter explaining how you can contribute to our team via

Agencies: Springboard does not accept candidates from recruitment agencies. Please do not contact us about recruitment.

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    Agencies: Springboard does not accept candidates from recruitment agencies. Please do not contact us about recruitment.