Product Development Engineer (Project Lead)

Mid to senior
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This role spans all parts of the product and prototyping journey, including electronics, mechanics, software and soft goods.

Accountabilities and responsibilities

This role will:

  • All stages of prototype/product development; including form factor, engineering validation prototype, design validation
  • Consolidate product requirements and formal manufacturing preparation
  • Liaise with many internal and external stakeholders 
  • Lead client facing activities through ideation, discovery and scoping sessions, 
  • Data collection and cohort management when conducting user testing and basic collation and management of data from small user testing trials will be required. QA and supplier liaison are all areas where a successful candidate can contribute.

      Essential Skills

      As with all roles at Thrive, there is much room to learn, develop and grow as the company expands its UK, EU and global operations. 

      You should have:

      • At least 5 years experience of delivering electronic products, from concept through to production

      A nice to have:

      • A Masters degree in electronic engineering or similar field

      You should also have in-depth experience of:

      • CAD software and mechanical design 
      • Producing technical drawings and documentation
      • Wired and wireless communication protocols such as I2C, SPI, USB, Bluetooth, 802.11
      • A broad range of sensor technologies
      • Surface mount technology (SMT)
      • High speed, high impedance and low power circuit design
      • Sensor electronics
      • Writing technical reports
      • Design for manufacture
      • Certifications for production (e.g. CE marking, Bluetooth), FCC compliance
      • Working in small teams to deliver high quality hardware products
      • Altium platform
      • Familiar with testing and quality assurance procedures in hardware
      • Experience in bench/rapid prototyping

      As an added benefit you have experience of:

      • Quality management system – ISO 13485
      • PCB design, fabrication and assembly
      • E-textiles
      • Machine learning
      • Software development
      • Cloud software architecture
      • Industrial engineering
      • Biosensors

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        Perks of the job

        Competitive salary depending on experience

        25 paid holidays + UK Bank Holidays


        Opportunity to be enrolled in progressive employee ownership scheme


        Contributory pension

        Brilliant office location, food, drink, bars in the heart of Brighton

        Bike to work scheme and other flexible benefits that are aligned to our health and wellbeing focused mission


        The hiring process

        We are committed to a fair, inclusive and transparent hiring process:

            • All candidates will complete the application form
            • Top scorers through the initial application process will be invited to interview, and a pre-interview task will be shared (we’re much more interested in what people could do with us rather than a CV, so it’s good to be able to chat through an approach to an activity)
            • Following this, we will hold shorter, meet the team interviews with some of the Thrive team to understand what candidates value in a place of work
            • We’ll offer the top candidate the role and start the on boarding process

        If you have any questions about the process, want to chat through the role, or are interested to find out what other roles we are hiring, please contact Tom Chute via email

        No agencies please.

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