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Electronics Engineering jobs and careers

Electronic Engineering is the design of devices, electronics circuits, and systems - often linked with embedded systems. Electronics is a field within electrical engineering - operating alongside fields such as analog electronics, digital electronics, consumer electronics, embedded systems, and power electronics. 

Why consider a career as an Electronics Engineer?
A career in electronics engineering allows you to operate in a hands-on capacity - bringing you face to face with the hardware elements of a product. Often working as part of a team, an electronics career will allow you to learn from an array of engineers - ranging from mechanical, electrical, electronics, software, and embedded engineers. A career in electronics will also expose you to a range of industries - ranging from manufacturing to complex bespoke technologies - allowing you to operate as the building blocks of innovative tech.

What a job or career in Electronics Engineering may entail…

As an Electronics Engineer you will review requirements, design, and develop components of larger devices. This involves close interaction with electrical components. You will liaise with the wider teams - such as mechanical, electrical, embedded, and software - in order to test and debug underlying issues. 

Typical role titles include
Electronics Engineer
Electronics Design Engineer
Hardware Engineer
Embedded Hardware Engineer

Career progression example
Graduate Electrical/Electronics Engineer
Electronics Design Engineer
Lead Electronics Engineer

Salary and Day Rate Benchmarks

Here, we aim to provide an overall range of day rates and salaries.
There are always factors to consider when assigning a day rate and salary to a role, such as the skill demand, location, complexity, level of responsibility as well as what other benefits are on offer, such as remote working. It’s also worth noting that the ‘number of years’ of experience is not an ideal measure. However, as a general guide, it should provide some ballparks and pointers...

Salaries
At an entry level, Junior/Graduate electronic engineers can take home £25, 000 - £35, 000. This often comes down to specialty, location, and whether you pursued a masters. 
At the mid-level, engineers normally sit between £35K and £45K. Seniors normally earn between £40k and £55K. Principals are normally £55K and up.

Day Rates
At an entry-level, for a junior/graduate a typical day rate would be around the £300 mark, at the mid-level around the £350 mark and seniors can expect a day rate of £450+ as a benchmark.

Is it right for me? The skills it takes...
The following technologies and skills often appear on job descriptions;

Analog, Digital, Electronics, Mixed Signal, PCB, Schematics Capture, Circuit Boards, FPGA, VHDL, Embedded C, ASIC, Integrated Circuits, Microcontrollers (ARM/PIC/Texas Instruments), RF. 

What qualifications does it take?

Often clients will look for you to hold a Bsc in Electrical/Electronics Engineering, Computer Science, or Physics. Otherwise they will look for candidates who have undertaken an apprenticeship related to the field. Some candidates make the move in Electronic engineering through industry experience and/or conversion courses. A technical background - be it academic or industry related - is normally necessary to secure a role in the field.  

 

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    FPGA Engineer

    — Award-winning start-up in the artificial intelligence space

    Location:
    Bath
    Type:
    Salary:
    £30K-£50K
    Cutting edge AI technologies. Award-winning start-up. Commutable from Bristol, Bath, and Swindon. Responsible for the development of cutting-edge artificial intelligence hardware, this award-winning business is seeking a Hardware Engineer to join this growing business. Commutable from Bristol, Bath, and Swindon, this role is a hands-on opportunity, broadening the horizon of artificial intelligence applications. What experience you will need: Programming FPGAs with Verilog/System verilog. Ability to work independently or as part of a wider team. Innovative focus, with a passion for design and development. Experience with C/C++. Experience with PCle would be advantageous. What you’ll be doing: You will be required to program FPGAs with Verilog/System verilog. You will be able to work independently - alongside feeling comfortable in communicating with your wider team. You will work with the team to create innovative solutions, optimizing design, and push the business forward. What you’ll get in return for your talents:A comprehensive benefits package, alongside the chance to join at a crucial phase in the company’s growth. Still embedded in the exciting developmental stages, this is a role that allows for creativity, ingenuity, and innovation. What’s next? For more information or to apply, apply direct to this advert to speak with Heather.  
  • 22nd Jan

    Software Engineering Manager

    — Competitive salary alongside comprehensive benefits package

    Location:
    Newport
    Type:
    Salary:
    £45K-£60K
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  • 9th Jan

    Embedded Software Engineer

    — 6 month contract, commutable from Bristol, Swindon, Cardiff

    Location:
    Newport
    Type:
    Salary:
    £40-£45 an hour
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  • 9th Jan

    Senior Embedded Software Engineer

    — Commutable from Bristol, Swindon, and Cardiff

    Location:
    Newport
    Type:
    Salary:
    £40K-£50K
    Fulfilling work, ethical basis. Commutable from Bristol, Newport, Cardiff, and Swindon. Progressive attitude to work alongside supportive culture. Seeking a Senior Embedded Software Engineer, they are looking for engineers with experience of C and C++ development on ARM cortex processors.This is a role commutable from Bristol, Cardiff, Newport, and Swindon - and one which provides a rewarding and ethical end goal. What experience you will need: Knowledge of microcontrollers and processors. Bare-metal and RTOS exposure. C and C++ development on ARM cortex processors. Experience of embedded development tools What you’ll be doing: You will produce requirements, specifications, and software architecture. Developing embedded software, you will be involved in prototyping and algorithm development. Alongside this, you will be integrating software with hardware, debugging software, and supporting embedded software product development. What you’ll get in return for your talents:In addition to a comprehensive benefits package, you will have access to flexible working, alongside the chance to work as part of a talented development team.  What’s next? For more information or to apply, apply direct to this advert to speak with Heather.  
  • 9th Jan

    Embedded Software Engineer

    — Ethically impactful work

    Location:
    Newport
    Type:
    Salary:
    £28K-£35K
    Fulfilling work, ethical basis. Commutable from Bristol, Newport, Cardiff, and Swindon. Progressive attitude to work alongside supportive culture. We are seeking a Senior Embedded Software Engineer, looking for engineers with experience of C and C++ development on ARM cortex processors.This is a role commutable from Bristol, Cardiff, Newport, and Swindon - and one which provides a rewarding and ethical end goal. What experience you will need: Knowledge of microcontrollers and processors. Bare-metal and RTOS exposure. C and C++ development on ARM cortex processors. Experience of embedded development tools What you’ll be doing: You will produce requirements, specifications, and software architecture. Developing embedded software, you will be involved in prototyping and algorithm development. Alongside this, you will be integrating software with hardware, debugging software, and supporting embedded software product development. What you’ll get in return for your talents:In addition to a comprehensive benefits package, you will have access to flexible working, alongside the chance to work as part of a talented development team.  What’s next? For more information or to apply, apply direct to this advert to speak with Heather. 
  • 3rd Jan

    Engineering Manager

    — Award-winning sustainability business

    Location:
    Bristol
    Type:
    Salary:
    £45-£54K
    Award-winning business, set in the heart of Bristol. Pioneering the future of environmental sustainability. Flexible and remote working, alongside supported external training. Disrupting the landscape of sustainable farming - this eco-conscious business is seeking an Engineering Manager to join their team. Joining a business driven by sustainability - you will help the growth and development of the engineering team. Working alongside electronics, mechanical, and software engineers, you will be leading your team through a crucial phase of product development. This position would suit someone with five plus years experience, with a keen interest in environmental sustainability.  What experience you'll need: Degree or relevant background in engineering (electronics, mechanical, etc). Industry experience working in design, systems, or product development. Strong communication skills - we’re looking for someone passionate about growing and developing a team. Project management experience. Experience working on horticulture, agriculture, biology, or sustainability projects is hugely advantageous. What you'll be doing:You will lead the development of the engineering roadmap, ensuring a balance between resources and company goals. You will communicate with the wider team, conducting one-on-ones to direct and encourage team members. As the company is still in start-up phase, you will still be able to operate in a hands-on capacity - operating as a mentor and lead. Through this, you’ll ultimately develop and build a team of passionate engineers driving change in environmental sustainability. What you'll get in return for your talents:You will get a comprehensive benefits package - alongside the chance to work with an award-winning team. You will also have access to flexible working hours, including remote working. You will have access to 25 days holiday a year, plus bank holidays, alongside training and professional development as you see fit. There is also discretionary availability for non-work related training that may develop you personally overall. For those looking to cycle - there is a bike repair station (should the journey prove perilous!) and a local coffee supplier to start the morning right. What’s next?For more information or to apply, apply direct to this advert. Alternatively, speak to Heather on 0117 926 9530 for more information. 
  • 11th Dec

    Junior Software Engineer

    — Unrivalled opportunity to develop, backed up by competitive benefits package

    Location:
    Cornwall
    Type:
    Salary:
    £23K-£25K
    Winner of best place to work in Cornwall. Shortlisted for best place to work in the South West Tech Awards. Creative and ethical team - supported by a business that puts staff first. Based in scenic Cornwall, this business has not only been nominated for best place to work in the South West Tech awards, but has also won best place to work in Cornwall. Not only is this a business driven by a code of ethics that supports it’s staff - it delivers. And to no surprise! Prioritising a work-space designed to challenge and support you, this is a fantastic company for those looking to grow in a space that breeds personal development. Looking for software engineers from junior to senior, we’re looking for engineers with a keen interest in embedded software development.  What experience you will need: Background in science, computer science, engineering, embedded software, hardware development, or equivalent.  Experience or background in coding, ideally in C, C++, or C#. Interest in working as part of a team - with a belief in the value of testing. Interest in working as part of a Lean-Agile team, designed to aid rapid growth, constructive feedback, and a swift approach to change. What you’ll be doing: You will work as part of a wider team, working on a range of different projects ranging from short-term to longer term projects. With a focus on coding, you will be operating to a high standard, including testing, debugging, and documentation of code. What you’ll get in return for your talents:Ten minutes drive from nearby beaches, you’ll not only be surrounded by the scenic environment, but will also have access to flexitime to enjoy the nearby routes. In addition to this, you will have access to 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays), great maternity and paternity benefits, employee assistance programme, on-site parking, onsite cafe, gym, and yoga classes (all free!) In terms of benefits - this is not an exhaustive list. What’s next? For more information or to apply, apply direct to this advert to speak with Heather. Applications begin with a brief qualifying call, followed by an anonymous non-biased coding exercise.  
  • 9th Dec

    Embedded Software Engineer

    — Build the future of cyber security solutions

    Location:
    Surrey
    Type:
    Salary:
    £45K-£55K
    Pioneer Quantum and AI solutions. Progressive culture, beautiful environment, strong benefits. Commutable from London and Surrey. Pushing the boundaries of Quantum tech - our client are seeking a driven Embedded Software Engineer to join their talented team. You will be working with key players in the Quantum and AI market - joining at a crucial stage in the company’s development. At the stage of bringing their product to market, you will see first hand the impact of Quantum solutions for the cyber market.  What experience you'll need: Experience in software engineering.  Experience in hands-on development. Background in Embedded C and/or C. Use of Xilinx. Strong knowledge of OS coding techniques, IP protocols, interfaces, etc. What you'll be doing:You will design and implement the hardware and software elements of embedded devices. You will review code and design, making sure to analyse efficiency and making efforts to improve existing systems. Taking product to market - you will work as part of an existing team, communicating with multidisciplinary developers and engineers to complete tasks. What you'll get in return for your talents:In addition to a competitive salary, you will get a comprehensive benefits package including 28 days holiday (plus bank holidays), options scheme, workplace pension, flexible approach to working, and a generous sick pay allowance.  What’s next?For more information or to apply, apply direct to this advert. We are looking to commence interviews this week - so don’t hesitate to get in touch. 
  • 9th Dec

    Embedded Software Engineer - Contract

    — Work on the future of Quantum Computing solutions

    Location:
    Surrey
    Type:
    Salary:
    Up to £400 a day
    Pioneer Quantum and Cyber security solutions. 3 Month contract. Commutable from London and Surrey. Pushing the boundaries of Quantum tech - our client are seeking a driven Embedded Software Engineer to join their talented team. You will be working with key players in the Quantum and AI market - joining at a crucial stage in the company’s development. At the stage of bringing their product to market, you will see first hand the impact of Quantum solutions for the cyber market. What experience you'll need: Experience in software engineering. Experience in hands-on development. Background in Embedded C and/or C. Use of Xilinx. Strong knowledge of OS coding techniques, IP protocols, interfaces, etc. What you'll be doing:You will design and implement the hardware and software elements of embedded devices. You will review code and design, making sure to analyse efficiency and making efforts to improve existing systems. Taking product to market - you will work as part of an existing team, communicating with multidisciplinary developers and engineers to complete tasks. What you'll get in return for your talents: The client is offering a daily rate of up to 400 a day - However, all quotes from suitable candidates will be considered.   What’s next?For more information or to apply, apply direct to this advert. We are looking to commence interviews this week - so don’t hesitate to get in touch.
  • 7th Dec

    Power Electronics Engineer

    — Innovative consultancy - making waves

    Location:
    Cardiff
    Type:
    Salary:
    £60K-£70K
    Colloborative team, focused on delivery of innovative technologies. Work alongside household names, gaining exposure to key players in the semiconductors market. Competitive salary, alongside generous benefits package. Based in the heart of Cardiff, our client are seeking Power Electronics Engineers to join their existing team. Operating as a colloborative group, you will join a talented team of electronics engineers - working to deliver solutions to over 100 businesses. With a number of contracts due to start - we are urgently seeking engineers looking to make their next move. What experience you will need: Degree within Power Electronics, or relevant industry experience. Power Electronics design experience. Strong background and knowledge of power electronics, analogue and digital circuits and development. Familiarity with SiC/GaN power switching technologies. Analytical and problem-solving skills. Skilled in EDA/PCB Design/Embedded programming. Experience with automotive power electronics design is advantageous - alongside familiarity with engineering lifecycle management. What you’ll be doing:  You will take part in the design, modelling, simulation, and test of power electronic systems. You will design PCBs to optimize electromagnetic and thermal performance - alongside supporting the activities of your wider team. You will evaluate circuit topologies - including technical reporting to your team and wider group.  What you’ll get in return for your talents: A comprehensive benefits package, including a generous pension scheme (5% contribution from you, 10% from the client). This client also supports flexi-working alongside exposure to some of the most innovative tech to date. Working with over 100 businesses, your work will be varied, challenging, and stimulating. What’s next?  For more information or to apply, apply direct to this advert. We are looking to commence interviews this week - so don’t hesitate to get in touch.  
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