Senior R&D Engineer

Undisclosed Company
Up to £46500 per annum
10 Oct 2019
24 Oct 2019
Manpower UK
Job Type

Senior R&D Engineer

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Senior R&D Engineer with an expanding Electronics Manufacturer company based in Middleton Stoney. Working Monday - Friday 9:00-17:00 with a salary of up to £46,500.

As a Senior R&D Engineer, the position has significant responsibility to research, develop and implement navigation algorithms and software processing systems for navigation data for post-process and real-time applications, for products. The role is responsible for all aspects of navigation software development from researching algorithms and feasibility to software release. The role requires expert understanding of navigation theory, and expert knowledge of software design.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Research new ideas develop concepts and undertake investigative / feasibility work to develop and prove software navigation algorithms and processing systems for navigation data. Able to capture and communicate ideas and solutions verbally and in written technical documentation.
  • Develop and implement sophisticated navigation algorithms (including Kalman filters) and processing systems in software (C/C++ and other languages as needed). Requires knowledge of operating systems, including POSIX standard operating systems. Write test harness software to validate software.
  • Develop complex software, post-process and real-time, covering the full software life-cycle. Capture customer/user requirements, design, develop, test and maintain software, including release process, version control of software releases, and bug management. Write and maintain suitable documentation for designs to describe functionality, their use and reasons for design decisions.
  • Develop and maintain software libraries and general software. Install, use and maintain tools (e.g. development environments) needed for software development.
  • Manage complex projects; plan, track and manage development tasks. Work to deadlines and adapt plans as necessary to meet project objectives. Supervise and work collaboratively with people inside and outside the R&D department to successfully achieve outcomes and results.
  • Develop and use company procedures, processes, and consistent styles. Adhere to coding standards when developing software. Maintain software traceability, update software documentation, use version control for all software and document changes.
  • Provide expert help for the support team by analysing interesting and unusual customer data, with the aim of helping the customer, improving the results and improving our software.
  • Investigate ideas, suggestions and problems related to existing and new software products raised by staff, reps and customers, communicating and responding to ensure issues are resolved promptly and appropriately.
  • Identify opportunities, develop proposals and make plans for innovation and improvement in the navigation algorithms and processing of navigation data.

Essential skills

  • Advanced knowledge of developing algorithms in relevant fields of interest: Navigation - Kalman Filter, GNSS, robotics, computer vision, 3D Graphics or AI.
  • Develop, test and deploy robust algorithms working on real-time systems
  • First degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electronics or an equivalent science-based subject
  • Professional experience with C/C++ development and Algorithm development


  • Salary package including a personal performance bonus of up to 8% plus a discretionary profit share bonus
  • Workplace pension scheme
  • Holiday entitlement of 27 days plus bank holidays

If you`re interested in joining our client as a Senior R&D Engineer in Middleton Stoney, Oxfordshire. Please contact us for more information or apply online today.

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