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Offline mikeselectricstuff

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Electronics & firmware engineer, East London UK
« on: August 30, 2017, 03:38:22 AM »
From one of my customers :
https://twsu.workable.com/jobs/546045
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Re: Electronics & firmware engineer, East London UK
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2017, 01:29:09 AM »
I bet they're wondering why they can't find anyone suitable.  ;D

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Re: Electronics & firmware engineer, East London UK
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2017, 02:01:33 AM »
"Tech Will Save Us"

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"If you can't explain it simply (or at all), you don't understand it well enough." A. Einstein

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Re: Electronics & firmware engineer, East London UK
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2017, 04:47:49 PM »
Now, now .... Let's not disrespect any customer of one of our valued members...


But I must admit the name did make an "impression".
 

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Re: Electronics & firmware engineer, East London UK
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2017, 08:26:37 PM »
I don't support bit banging, it just means you haven't used the right chip/integrated correctly (at least nowadays where transceivers increase the cost of your product by less than a buck) but other than that I don't see anything unreasonable about their job description?
 

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Re: Electronics & firmware engineer, East London UK
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2017, 09:07:53 PM »
My god the amount of Hipster about that role is killing me.
 

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Re: Electronics & firmware engineer, East London UK
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2017, 09:20:19 PM »
Because these job ads tend to disappear when finished:
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Electronic & Firmware Engineer
London, England, United Kingdom · Product
DESCRIPTION

Tech Will Save Us is an award-winning, innovative consumer technology and product business, based in the vibrant area of East London. We’re looking for an enthusiastic, creative and talented electronic engineer or technologist who can bring our kits from concept through to production.

You’ll bring your relevant experience and passion for hardware to the product team and help bring our range of kits to the next level. You should be a maker at heart and be able to master our collection of DIY kits and tools and be brimming with new ideas for ways to extend, modify, hack and create new kits and tools to inspire for millions of families and young people to join the maker generation.

You will work closely with our product designers, content developers and UX designers to bring new products, concepts and technical explorations to life. We are looking for someone who can be detail-oriented when it comes to their electronics and be hugely empathetic towards our growing group of customers and the new technical challenges they sometimes face with our kits.

You will:

Play a key role in the development and design of new electronic products
Bring products from concept stage through to large scale manufacturing
Explore and find viable technologies that will make our kits extra special
Maintain and update our current range of kits, specifying new components where necessary for supply, certification or cost purposes
Support our customer service and marketing teams to help customers overcome any making challenges
REQUIREMENTS

Electronic engineering degree or masters
Demonstrable history bringing consumer electronic products to market (3 years min)
Experience working with AVR/ARM architectures
Ultra-competent with both analog and digital circuit design at all stages (mock up, prototype, iterations, production prototype, etc), PCB design, soldering, power management, microcontrollers and the willingness to extend those skills
Experience supporting the DFM and certifications processes
Firmware programming—you love ASM, and use it when you need to!
Bonus: experience working with wireless peripherals (incl. BT BTLE, WiFi, XBee, etc)
Geek out over serial protocols
Bit banging should be the name of your favourite band
Efficient time management as you work on short-term tasks as well long-term product development
Confident and clear in your communication with our customers, the wider team and suppliers/manufacturers in different parts of the world
A passion for sharing your knowledge which could mean leading public workshops, hosting user testing workshops or presenting your prototypes to the rest of the team
Belief that collaboration is at the heart of creativity and excellent performance
Eligible to live and work in the UK
BENEFITS

We’re offering the opportunity to work within an incredibly talented and friendly team, instigating 21st century learning around the kitchen table and in the classroom. If you want to look back on your career and know that you were a vital part of building a great company, this role is for you. Additionally,

Salary £30K-£40K dependant on experience
Enrolment in the company stock option plan (EMI Scheme)
25 days annual leave
Professional development fund for conferences, courses etc
Flexible work hours as needed, to fit around childcare and other priorities
Weekly team wellness lunch
A friendly office environment in East London, next to the canal and a short walk from Victoria Park, Broadway Market and London Fields
We believe that the best work comes from a diverse team. If our mission excites you, and you can contribute to our culture of lifelong learning and growth we want to hear from you!
 

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Re: Electronics & firmware engineer, East London UK
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2017, 09:24:49 PM »
"Salary £30K-£40K dependant on experience".

Can someone even live in London on that salary?
 

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Re: Electronics & firmware engineer, East London UK
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2017, 09:26:53 PM »
"Salary £30K-£40K dependant on experience".

Can someone even live in London on that salary?

In east london, sure. £30k is much more difficult than £40k though, obviously. But £40k is easily doable.
 

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Re: Electronics & firmware engineer, East London UK
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2017, 10:31:59 PM »
30k would be difficult now if you are single and quite happy to live in a studio or one bedroom to be honest. Particularly if you want to do anything more than exist and actually get yourself out of that situation.

I have three kids and a 3 bed house in a nice bit. This is incidentally why I'm not doing EE work! Fintech pays the bills better.
 

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Re: Electronics & firmware engineer, East London UK
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2017, 11:34:27 PM »
Reminds me of the typical procedure. Asking for skills 80k worth, but only paying 40k incl. all overtime. If they don't find anyone they'll moan about skills shortage. And if you ask why the salaries aren't increasing due to the alleged skills shortage you won't get an answer. Don't sell yourself under value!
 

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Re: Electronics & firmware engineer, East London UK
« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2017, 11:47:37 PM »
That's pretty much it.

You'll also get the startup equity sob story: "Dude, it's going to be awesome, and when it is we'll all be loaded. All we need you to do is work for us for free for 6 months and we'll give you 5% equity in our top secret startup. We're going to make a killing, all move to SF and get an IPO. Then it'll be drinks on Mars with Musk.". When you turn up on your first day, you find it's a social network for cats or something.

I worked for one of those outfits once for an entire DAY and told them to fuck off.
 

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Re: Electronics & firmware engineer, East London UK
« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2017, 12:34:33 AM »
My first (year 2000) EE job out of college paid better than that. 


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