Embedded Software Engineer

iotaSciences, a University of Oxford spin-out, is an innovative and fast-growing biotechnology company that emerged from the Universities engineering and biology departments. We offer unique solutions to cell line development. These solutions accelerate and advance biomedicine across a wide range of applications including gene editing, disease modelling and drug discovery; with current customers from universities, hospitals and industry. Our employees are motivated to deliver the most innovative next generation technologies in biomedicine that will ultimately translate ideas to clinics faster.

About the role

We are a small team of engineers working on the full product life cycle from initial design and prototyping, through to manufacture
and customer support. We are looking for enthusiastic software engineers to join us to further develop and support the software in
our existing products, as well as work on the design and implementation of the software in future products.

The role would mainly involve working on the firmware that runs on microcontrollers in our products, adding new features, fixing
issues and improving the user experience on the system. It involves working with the biologists and other engineers in the team to
understand their needs and the problems that they are trying to solve. In addition, other activities may involve providing technical
support to our customers, testing release candidates, and contributing to user documentation such as release notes and user manuals.
We are a small team so there is scope to get involved with other product development activities depending on the skills and
interests of the candidate!

Due to the varied nature of the work that we do, our ideal candidates are highly driven and motivated, can work independently and
have great attention to detail. They are happy to work on different tasks as and when they come up, enjoy problem solving and
learning new things. This is an exciting opportunity to join a young and growing company, and to be involved with the full product
life cycle and gain new skills.

Job Responsibilities

• Designing, developing and testing code changes in our current products.
• Working with biologists to understand their requirements to feed into developments.
• Providing technical support for users.
• Working on the design and development of new products.
• Contributing to documentation, eg. internal documentation, release notes, user manuals etc.



• Undergraduate 2:1 degree in a technical subject.
 Good programming experience in C or C++ or Visual Basic.
 Experience with version control such as Git.
 Good documentation and communication skills.


(but in no way essential!)
• Experience working with microcontrollers and/or Arduino.
• Knowledge of Python and/or scripting languages.
• Basic understanding of biology.
• Experience with motion control software and/or GCode.
• Basic understanding of electronics.
Interested in making a real impact across biomedicine and joining a growing business; please submit a cover letter detailing how you address the requirements of this position and your earliest start date along with your CV by e-mail to hr@iotasciences.com

Application Deadline - Open until filled.

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