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We are looking for talanted professionals to join our experienced and passionate team of engineers. Take a look at the opportunities below.

Research Engineer

Industrial Designer

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Research Engineer 

Employment type: Permanent

Location: Cambridge (UK) 

Role purpose

One of the most exciting start-ups in the UK, FlexEnable is the leader in the development and industrialisation of organic electronics for flexible displays and sensors. The company provides technology and services to its growing list of customers, enabling new product paradigms and use cases for a range of applications across consumer electronics, smart home appliances, automotive, digital signage, security and healthcare. We work with device manufacturers allowing them to upgrade and diversify with truly flexible electronics and tap into exciting new markets. FlexEnable has signed a Technology Transfer and Licensing deal with a leading Chinese display manufacturer to bring flexible organic LCD (OLCD) to mass production for the first time. This is an exciting time to join the company and be part of a world-class team of engineers and innovators.

The role

FlexEnable is seeking an experienced Research Engineer to join the Research team who are responsible for device and materials innovations in the growing arena of Plastic Electronics. The group is primarily focused on advanced backplane technology; the Research Engineer will be responsible for a wide range of materials development and backplane integration activities. Reporting directly into the Research Group Manager, this is a practical engineering role, working with other inquisitive, innovative and exceptional engineers. The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the potential to make a strong and high energy contribution to the company, proactively contributing to Continuous Improvement and driving excellence in Health & Safety.

The role will provide materials expertise to the rest of the Research Group and therefore be exposed to a wide variety of exciting projects. The role will require travel within the UK and abroad to meet with business partners, suppliers and customers.

The candidate

Qualifications:

  • The position will require a BSc or higher in Materials Science / Chemistry, Physics or Engineering.

Experience that will be utilised in the role:

  • Proven experience of material assessments and integration in manufacturable process flows

  • Project management

  • Proven experience of working with manufacturing partners.

  •  Proven experience of issue resolution and project progression with third parties

  • Effective relationship management with suppliers and all internal stakeholders

  • Demonstrable experience of having worked effectively as part of a cross-functional team of physicists, material engineers, electrical engineers to optimise device and display performance.

  • Industrial experience of working with thin film deposition and characterisation techniques.

  • Experience specifically within the field of plastic electronics is desirable.

  • Good understanding of TFT operation and specific knowledge of organic semiconductors is an advantage.

Key personal qualities

  • Flexible approach to work in a dynamic and changing environment.

  • Excellent organisation skills.

  • Strong problem-solving skills, the ability to approach tasks in a structured manner and the tenacity to resolve on-going technical issues.

  • High attention to detail when designing carrying out and reporting on experiments.

  • Ability to work independently, manage and plan/prioritise workload and effectively manage time.

  • Excellent interpersonal skill, including ability to communicate effectively at all levels.

  • Comfortable working in an informal atmosphere.

  • Team player.

Applicants should apply via careers@flexenable.com providing their CV, a covering letter explaining how they believe they are suitable for the role and confirmation of their current salary and benefits.  

No agencies please.

 

Industrial Designer

Employment type: Permanent

Location: Cambridge (UK) 

Role purpose

One of the most exciting start-ups in the UK, FlexEnable is the leader in the development and industrialisation of organic electronics for flexible displays and sensors. The company provides technology and services to its growing list of customers, enabling new product paradigms and use cases for a range of applications across consumer electronics, smart home appliances, automotive, digital signage, security and healthcare. We work with device manufacturers allowing them to upgrade and diversify with truly flexible electronics and tap into exciting new markets. FlexEnable has signed a Technology Transfer and Licensing deal with a leading Chinese display manufacturer to bring flexible organic LCD (OLCD) to mass production for the first time. This is an exciting time to join the company and be part of a world-class team of engineers and innovators.

The Role

FlexEnable is seeking an Industrial Designer to join the Technical Team. Reporting into the System Design Manager, the role will be responsible for working closely with customers and partners to translate product concepts into meaningful product design. The role will work alongside both the Business Development and System Design engineering team, instilling industrial design methodology and best practice as well as contributing to product innovation.

The role will incorporate a wide range of activities and responsibilities across the following areas:

* Support user research activities and help translate insights in to meaningful design directions

* Help visualise and think through complex systems and problems

* Help shape and visualise new technology and product opportunities

* Working across multi-functional teams, both internal and external to the company, you will help to design beautiful products that are safe and within the possibilities of the technology

* Help bolster understanding & offering in branded design

* Adding value to the design proposition from earliest research and insight through to design for manufacture while working with the internal / external team of researchers, engineers and scientists

* Work with system and process engineers to ensure that component design does not conflict with whole system architecture

* Define test protocols to verify and qualify designs

* Review and modify old design solutions when necessary

* Creates and modifies sketches, 2D prints and 3D models as required

The Candidate

Qualifications

* Industrial Design / Engineering degree (or equivalent)

Experience that will be utilised in the role

* Demonstrable experience of in-market product from at least one of the following areas – consumer products (FMCG or consumer technology products), automotive or industrial.

* SolidWorks / CAD

* Demonstrable experience of effective third party / customer relationship management

* Experience of working in a highly collaborative, cross-functional team environment; where they have regularly facilitated workshops and design activities

Key personal qualities

* Enthusiasm for underlying technology with ability to understand possibilities and limitations

* Excellent interpersonal skills

* Ability to multitask and work on critical path or more designs concurrently with short timelines

* Ability to clearly and concisely present information to customers/suppliers

* The ability to connect business goals and product strategy to product decisions (commercial awareness); balancing business and user needs

* An inclusive, open and transparent approach to their research and design work.

Applicants should apply via careers@flexenable.com providing their CV, a covering letter explaining how they believe they are suitable for the role and confirmation of their current salary and benefits.  

No agencies please.