Analogue and Power Systems Engineer

RootWave (Ubiqutek) is reducing the use of chemical herbicides in our environment by using electricity
to kill weeds. Our technology is the only scalable and sustainable alternative to herbicides which are
increasingly under pressure from natural resistance and government regulation.

RootWave has recently received venture investment and is looking to grow its research and development team to scientifically understanding and documenting the biological and microbial impact of our technology, the output of which will be critical in developing new and novel methods of electrical weed control, and alternative electrical architectures and system implementations.

We take pride in building an innovative company that will improve the environment. We offer a
working environment that is diverse, inclusive, energetic and challenging. We welcome professionals
from all backgrounds with the drive, motivation and tenacity to get the job done. If this sounds like
you, we look forward to hearing from you.

Responsibilities

  • Deliver the analogue circuit development function within the wider research and development group;
  • Design, build, test and document analogue electronic systems in support of research and development aims and objectives;
  • Maintain professional knowledge of analogue technologies / techniques and high power topologies;
  • Work with plant and soil science functions to individually characterise and electrically model weed species and soil types;
  • Propose and evaluate complex soil and plant electrical models to improve and standardise early concept system evaluation and or calibrate development systems;
  • Develop equipment / systems and evaluation protocols and support treatment regimens for internal research and development trials;
  • Create and maintain internal technology briefing documents;
  • Manage and present designs and system architectures in a manner that streamlines future product development activities.

Skills and qualifications

  • Electrical circuit design and realisation including simple / precision and differential amplifiers, transistor circuit and gate drive development, power supply and power delivery topologies;
  • Data acquisition architectures and analogue waveform capture front end design up to 100MHz;
  • Electrical circuit analysis and equivalent circuit development;
  • Use of industry standard analogue circuit development equipment and tools;
  • Ideally substantial (4 or more years) experience in the practical design and evaluation of magnetic components;
  • Experience of LabVIEW and LTSpice (or similar) for automating complex control, capture and simulation operations;
  • Experience of silicon foundry development packages to aid device integration;
  • Ideally practical use and experience of using Matlab (or Similar) for complex data processing / analysis;
  • PCB design, build and test experience;
  • Application of scientific approaches including published journal / paper analysis and writing for publication;
  • Collect and analyse data, write reports and have confidence in making recommendations based on the results of experiments or observations;
  • Work with multidisciplinary teams to create and develop new technologies / treatment methods and research tools;
  • Demonstrate a logical and methodical approach to analysis and engineering work.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Educated to relevant degree standard or higher with three or more years working in industry or an equivalent electronics capacity; Or educated to recognised UK technical level with a minimum of 5 years demonstrable senior experience (design authority / lead engineer / subject matter expert) within an industrial or equivalent electronics capacity;
  • UK driving licence.

Personality

  • Dynamic and engaging individual with the enthusiasm to deliver engineering solutions in support of research objectives;
  • Able to manage time-effectively and work with minimal supervision;
  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail;
  • Excellent written and spoken English communication skills.

Package

  • Salary: competitive and linked to experience;
  • Options: upon joining.
  • Full time role (5 days, 40 hours per week);
  • Reporting to: Chief Research Officer;
  • Location: Kineton, Warwickshire;
  • Holiday: 25 days plus bank holidays;
  • Mobile Phone: Included.