Senior Electronics Engineer

We’re looking for an experienced, talented and energetic electronics engineer to take a leading role in our established team developing state-of-the-art robotic technology for keyhole surgery.


In this role, you’ll plan, coordinate, and develop new robotic technology for use in minimally invasive (or keyhole) surgery.  Capable of coupling rigorous attention to detail with a creative approach to problem solving, you’ll be expected to:

  • Lead by example for delivery of high quality work to demanding timescales
  • Apply best practice for electronic product development and mentor less experienced   employees in this area
  • Develop and implement creative solutions based on different technologies and key requirements
  • Plan and deliver project tasks within agreed time-scales and budget
  • Write complex technical design documentation and test protocols

About you

Naturally you’ll have a 2.1 or above in electronic engineering (or a relevant engineering or science discipline) with significant experience in developing embedded circuits for complex systems. We’d also want you to have a track record in a technical leadership role and be able and determined to deliver projects within agreed time-scales. You’ll bring excellent problem solving skills demonstrated throughout the design process, significant experience of PCB design and development, and a proven record of delivering high performance and reliable electronic-based products to customers. As part of CMR’s world-class embedded team you are needed to contribute in the following technical areas:

  • Analogue front end design for sensors in harsh electrical environments
  • Brushless DC motor control and drivers for high efficiency and low emissions
  • Reconfigurable digital circuit design and implementation (e.g. CPLD, FPGA)
  • Microcontroller circuits and interfaces
  • Power management circuits
  • PCB design with challenging size, efficiency and thermal requirements
  • Design for manufacture and EMC compliance
  • Hands-on testing and fault diagnosis for manufactured circuits

In order to make a fast start at CMR the following skills would be advantageous:

  • PCB design entry in Altium Designer
  • Medical device development requirements
  • Analogue and digital signal processing
  • Real-time control systems
  • Communication circuits and design for signal integrity
  • Embedded software development in C
  • Python scripting for task automation

The package

Of course we offer a competitive salary, and a great benefits package (including contributory pension scheme, life assurance, private medical insurance, childcare vouchers, cycle-to-work scheme, and our now famous monthly company 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.

Why join us?

Cambridge Medical Robotics is developing a next-generation robotic system for universal keyhole surgery. The Versius system comprises a surgeon console, modular light-weight robotic arms and a range of wristed 5 mm instruments. The system uses state-of-the-art 3D high-definition imagery, significantly enhanced flexibility, and incorporates haptic feedback to provide surgeons with life-like sensitivity. In short, we’re creating something truly amazing designed to improve the lives of people around the globe; it’s a vision that excites us and hopefully will excite you.

Versius overcomes obstacles to widespread adoption of robotic minimal access surgery, namely robot size, instrument size, versatility, port placement, cost and ease of use, allowing the system to be highly utilised and ultimately cost-comparable to manual laparoscopic surgery.

The Company was formed in 2014 and has its headquarters in Cambridge, United Kingdom. We’re privately owned and enjoy strong financial backing.