Electronics Engineer

Job Description

Attracting great engineering design talent is crucial to maintaining Rugged Interactive’s position as the leader in interactive fitness technology; in fact innovative design is at the very core of our business. 

This is a pivotal position within our organisation as it develops, refines and improves the core components of our products, through new product development and programme upgrades to existing products; it involves interaction with every department.  This introduces a new skillset and capability for our organisation, by bringing it in house rather than buying in subcontracted services.

The role requires the engineer to work at a quick pace, as a creative programmer and make intelligent design decisions in relation to the Rugged brand as well as manufacturing costs and feasibility. Good project management skills are required, as is the ability to support the wider team whilst being able to work successfully with minimal supervision, knowing when to ask the right questions.

About You

You’ll be an enthusiastic and knowledgeable engineer, having some demonstrable achievements and experience within commercial environments in previous roles where you have had a broader overview and possibly some responsibility of all or some of the activities which interface with electronic engineering and programming, so that you’ll hit the ground running. You’ll probably, but not necessarily have a background in electronics engineering.

You’ll be a confident communicator and have a forensic eye for detail, accuracy and following through.  You’ll have excellent organisational skills, and experience of working with manufacturers is crucial, as is a solid knowledge of good practice both with coding and electronic design.

You’ll be creatively and technically adaptable with a strong background in taking a hands-on approach to managing multiple, varied and sometimes complex projects, working across departments and liaising at times with end customers.

You’ll need to have a level of spontaneity and be flexible to some extent occasionally when needing to attend other sites.

Responsibilities include:

  • Conceptual planning and design of products along with the design team
  • Creation of circuit diagrams
  • Use / creation of simulation designs for analysis
  • Co-ordination with circuit layout specialists and manufacturers
  • Creation of UI graphic front displays alongside graphics team
  • Development of algorithms for data sharing and performance tracking
  • Selection of appropriate components for designs
  • Analysis of existing code and maintenance of same
  • Creation of new code to meet agreed specification
  • Testing of products and code to agreed specification
  • Assist production team to develop testing schedule
  • Working with consultants and third party contractors
  • Contributing to product development from initial idea generation through to prototyping, product assembly and testing.
  • Contributing to product training and product repair; all roles are involved in this to continually improve our products.

You’ll Need:

  • A degree level or equivalent level qualification, possibly but not necessarily in Electronics Engineering and / or software engineering.
  • A portfolio of previous work, projects and accomplishments which you’ll be asked to showcase as part of the shortlisting and interviewing process.
  • A strong design awareness.
  • Hands on knowledge of practical electronics and coding.
  • To be proficient with appropriate software tools.
  • Knowledge of CRM systems is desirable but not required.
  • A great attitude; positive and enthusiastic
  • 3 Referees who can vouch for you
  • An understanding of Real-Time Embedded Systems Engineering
  • Knowledge of Real-Time PIC24   C programming – event driven, interrupts, state-machines
  • Familiarity with PIC 24 re-assignable pin peripheral architecture 
  • Experience of an Agile, fast-paced results driven environment
  • Exposure to programming in Javascript and PHP.
  • Working with proprietary communications architectures and protocols
  • An interest in latest UX and UI best practice
  • You’ll be able to work effectively in a team with creatives, mechanical engineers and product designers

Company Description

Rugged Interactive is a true innovator in fitness equipment, designing and manufacturing products for the UK and export gym, school and trampoline markets. Our customers are typically premier league teams, Formula One teams, gyms, schools and everyone in between. We exist to design and continually improve technology that makes it easier for everyone be motivated about getting active!

Team at Rugged:

Last but not least, we’re a friendly and informal bunch with a love of the sea, sailing, running, surfing, kayaking, swimming and BBQs on the beach - this is not mandatory (but nice to share). We also all share a keen and genuine interest in our products and their development. You’ll be based out of our new unit and site in Bodmin site in Cornwall, adjacent to the A30 and A38 in a creative, collaborative environment in a tech-based, fast-growing company with a bunch of like-minded individuals 

Other Application Details

If you are interested in finding out more or want to have a chat about the role, please ring the office on 01726 833 882.