Hardware Test Engineer

38000.00 - 45000.00 GBP Annual
01 Dec 2021
08 Dec 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

We have an exciting opportunity for a Hardware Test Engineer to join our client in the Medical Device sector in Cambridge. This will be a full time permanent role with flexible working.

Our client is expanding their software engineering team and are seeking a talented tester with experience in either physics or biology to join them and ensure their next generation devices are of the best quality.

In this role you will be part of the team tasked with designing, improving and evaluating the core platform. You will be responsible for testing system components and workflows, problem-solving, issue troubleshooting and analysis. You will also be responsible for running experiments in conjunction with cell biologists and scientists from other disciplines in order to validate the platform and deliver results to collaborators.

Your responsibilities will include:

Core experimental work and system tests

  • Devise experiments and tests using the platform with a focus on the software infrastructure
  • Operate, evaluate and troubleshoot breadboard instruments
  • Run experiments as part of pilot programs and development tasks using the platform
  • Analyse and evaluate data from experiments

System development and testing

  • Devise, design and model concepts for improvements to the platform
  • Configure and test optical breadboard instrumentation
  • Configure and test microfluidics devices
  • Test and evaluate software components, liaising closely with the software team

Collaboration and planning

  • Participate in team technical discussions and problem-solving exercises
  • Contribute to technical meetings
  • Contribute to work plans and experiment designs
  • Contribute to meetings with external collaborators

Communication and documentation

  • Generate experimental records, SOPs, project plans and design records
  • Prepare presentations and reports for audiences inside and outside the company, including for collaborators and clients

We would expect you to have:


  • Experience of hardware/electronics/software testing, ideally on medical devices
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills
  • Experience with using, trouble shooting and debugging in house automation software
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent teamworking skills


  • Experience in biological imaging, such as cell imaging
  • Experience with optofluidics or droplet microfluidics
  • Some experience with coding and software development
  • Educated to degree level, with some familiarity of optical systems, fluidics and/or embedded control

If you are interested, please apply with a copy of your most recent CV and we can give you a call to discuss in detail.

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