Felcana is an exciting early stage Pet Tech start-up with a mission to help owners more effectively listen to their pets. Using connected devices and powerful data analytics, we track the health, behaviour and activity of cats and dogs. Along with helping owners understand their pets, Felcana empowers vets with reliable insights to aid earlier and more accurate diagnosis.
But this is just the beginning of our journey. We are constantly looking to new technologies to rethink and revolutionise the care of animals, through the creation of meaningful connections.
At our core, we are a small, inventive and fast-paced team that is always striving to grow both professionally and personally. We believe in being constantly challenged and cultivate this attitude through autonomy, responsibility and open discussions. As we grow our team and move in new and exciting directions, we are seeking talented individuals that share our enthusiasm and drive.
We are on the hunt for an Embedded Electronic Engineer to aid in the design, implementation and testing of both the hardware and firmware. Making small and low powered devices packed with features isn’t easy, so you’ll be pro at embedded devices and full of creative solutions. Working alongside our technical team, you’ll be an all-round analytical genius. Your analysis and insight will inform our product roadmap and help make our product ready for mass production. We’re a start-up so you’ll be working with all members of the team and get the opportunity to shape the company.
o Adding features, optimising and debugging the firmware that runs on Felcana’s devices
o Testing the performance and functionality of the electronic hardware and designing it for manufacture
o Ensuring that the devices have a high level of security, don’t contain bugs and are ready for mass manufacture. This includes developing production line tools and working with an EMC testing company
o Maintaining a high standard of coding practice, with clear comments, good documentation and effective use of revision control
o Exploring new product opportunities through creativity, research and prototyping
o Immersing yourself in the tech scene to ensure Felcana remains at the cutting edge
o Communicate complex ideas effectively to the entire team
o A 2:1 masters or higher in a relevant analytical discipline awarded by a leading academic institution (e.g. Imperial College, UCL, Cambridge, Bristol, Edinburgh, etc).
o Experience with low power embedded devices, such as microcontrollers
o Knowledge of the BLE specification and experience working with BLE stacks
o Proficient in debugging both software and hardware. Able to use an oscilloscope effectively and takes a logical approach to problem solving
o Excellent programming skills in C and strong skills in C++ and Python
o Strong Linux, git and bash skills
o Enthusiastic about electronics and the maker community
o Ambition, tenacity, and self-starting with the ability to identify creative new approaches
o Competitive salary aligned with industry norms and prior experience
o 25 days’ annual holiday plus bank holidays
o World class team that includes experienced product designers, electronic engineers, and vets
o Fabulous office within Makerversity, Somerset House - a location full of designers, artists, scientists and entrepreneurs
o 20% discount across all the bars and restaurants in Somerset House
o Annual bonus to spend on anything pet related
o Opportunity to put your mark on a new brand
Salary range £20,000 — 30,000
Dependent on experience