Electronic Engineer (Camera Specialism)
Conservation Tech startup seeks Electronic Engineer (Camera Specialism) for exciting marine IoT/sensing project to create sustainable oceans
Overview: Full- or part- time Electronic Engineer at SafetyNet Technologies
We’re looking for a smart and dedicated engineer to join our diverse team. You will have one or more successful products under your belt already (ideally involving camera / image sensor electronics), and buy into our vision for inventing technologies to create a sustainable ocean. You want to work at an awarding winning conservation technology company that is making a difference in the oceans and you want to work with a similarly smart, generous and diverse group of people that put engineering, design, science, business and innovation together to solve intractable conservation challenges.
Quick Summary ● Job Title: Electronic Engineer (Camera Specialism) ● Timing: To start as soon as possible. Full-time or part-time (0.7 FTE minimum) ● Location: 3-5 Hardwidge Street, London SE1 3SY, UK (nearest station: London Bridge) ● To apply: send CV, cover letter and portfolio or work examples to email@example.com
What is the job? We are bringing a new piece of ocean sustainability hardware to reality. We’re starting from first principles to create a smart subsea camera system with embedded machine learning functions that can make a real difference to sustainable fishing operations. We are looking for an electronic engineer to progress our designs from early MVP to a manufactured reality, whilst injecting your own knowledge and experience into the product’s design. We are designing for a harsh marine environment, so you will be inventive and challenge all assumptions, as well as work extensively with our experienced electronic and mechanical design team who have brought our existing marine product Pisces to market through the feedback of our users.
Responsibilities: ● Participate in the development and commissioning for manufacture of our existing ‘simple’ v1 camera product. ● Participate as required in the electronic engineering needs of our other ocean conservation products. ● Lead the development of our anticipated ‘smart’ v2 camera product. ● Participate in the running of a thriving development team. ● Communicate across teams (to science and to business) to nurture a common understanding of technical development and issues faced.
Skills: NB. We have written a large list of desirable skills below that are relevant to the technical challenge we are facing. Please consider applying, even if you don’t meet 100% of the skills described below. If you have 75%+ of the skills below you would be extremely attractive for us to want to work with you.
Experience of embedded systems design, with a focus on camera technology: ● Familiarity with camera technology covering sensing, control and signal processing ● Broad knowledge of engineering concepts (device behaviour, data analysis, and systems modelling) ● Experience with design for digital circuits, including high-speed video interfaces and low-speed serial control interfaces ● Strong knowledge of design and layout for low-noise linear and switching power supply circuits and microcontrollers. Familiarity with typical collaborative R&D projects: ● Evaluate problem space to determine key system requirements ● Evaluate solution space (including key constraints) to determine creative architectural implementations. ● Writing and being steered by user requirements, technical specifications, testing and quality. ● Written skills to document your work, and verbal skills to engage with external parties (manufacturers, R&D partners). ● Has led previous projects, familiar with the requirements for working to a defined scope, budget and schedule. Can break down a complex task into smaller components and easily fit them back again into a bigger picture. Prior experience prototyping new technologies ● Rapid prototyping using off-the-shelf circuit modules, breadboards, custom circuits. ● Metrology / measurement
● Familiarity with microcontroller and instrument programming ● Conducting design and execution of experiments to validate technical hypotheses ● Analytical data processing. Firmware development ● Microcontrollers: STM32, ATMEGA ● Strong C/C++ in both bare-metal and RTOS ● Git/Visual Studio Code development environment ● In-circuit debugging using st-link, openOCD, gdb Conceiving, designing and commissioning the production of custom printed circuit boards. Knowledge of volume manufacturing is a plus ● Component selection ● Schematic capture ● PCB layout ● Working with a contract manufacturer to commission assembly. Hands-on lab skills. ● Not afraid to rework surface mount parts ● Can assemble a PCBA from scratch if necessary ● Familiar with typical bench equipment for running tests
About Us SafetyNet Technologies takes a user-centred design approach to building smart electronic solutions to overfishing and ocean conservation, backed by sound business models that help make the commercial fishing industry smarter and less wasteful. Based in London Bridge, we are a team of 15 designers, engineers, scientists and business specialists who have built strong links with the international commercial fishing industry, scientific community and regulatory bodies. There are solutions to the global overfishing problem and we aim to accelerate their discovery to enable maximum positive impact.
Location You’ll be working from our physical studio in London Bridge, London, UK, where you’ll find a fully equipped mechanical engineering workshop and electronics lab. You might also bump into our tenants who work on electric vehicles, kickstarter campaigns and hexapod robots.
Extras ● Make a BIG social and environmental impact using your technical skills in an exciting startup ● 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, health and dental insurance plans ● Flexible working options (both location and times), opportunities for global travel T
o Apply Please send a CV and Cover Letter expressing your interest in the role to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have a portfolio or non-confidential examples of your work to share, please do send them to us as well.