Senior Hardware Engineer (Mechanical)

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We are looking for a fantastic Senior Hardware Engineer to help us build the technology to create a new โ€œoperating systemโ€. Salary: ยฃ45,000 - ยฃ60,000. Reporting to: Yang Lu, CTO. Location: Old Street, with flexible working and WfH.

About VivaCity

At VivaCity, we make cities smarter. We provide the operating system for road transport, helping cities apply modern technology to problems like congestion, air pollution, and adapting to the autonomous vehicle transition.

This starts with our computer vision-based sensors, which provide real-time data to understand accident blackspots, inform infrastructure changes, and support autonomous vehicles. This data is fed into our cutting-edge Reinforcement Learning algorithms for traffic lights to prioritise active travel and reduce congestion.

We are a fast-growing, 120-person scale-up, with a presence in most major cities across the UK and growing international presence. Join us to help our ultimate goal to make our vision of a community centered Smart City a reality.

About the role

We are currently rolling out thousands of sensors across the UK, Europe and beyond, and seeking a passionate Senior Hardware Engineer to join our team. This role will have the opportunity to develop and deliver cutting-edge technology on projects that help deliver a societal benefit alongside our world leading team of Engineers and Researchers.

You will have a key role in developing our new sensor hardware as we move to the latest generation of GPU accelerated edge AI processing hardware. You will be in charge of our future generations of sensor hardware mechanical design, working closely with our UK based electrical engineering team and manufacturing facility to deliver the design and engineering processes to production ready sensors. We expect you to enjoy working with colleagues at all levels in the business, engaging and explaining concepts and ideas effectively to bring people along the journey with you! You will be able to see the results of your work deployed across thousands of locations in the UK and around the world.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is interested in real-world application of technology to join a fast-growing technology company and apply their knowledge and skills to the development of our cutting-edge, AI-enabled products.What you'll be responsible for: The mechanical design and delivery of our next generation sensorsChange control on existing and future sensor hardwareDesigning and delivering future service offerings, including solar power arrays, traffic signal interfaces and additional modular IOT devicesWhat we need from you:At least 2 years experience in Hardware Design and Engineering, following a technical degree, or 4 years relevant experience without a degreeExperience with Solid Modeling/CAD design, drafting and drawings, and engineering change controlExperience with engineering design and release process, from Concept to Post-ProductionDesign FMEA and Root Cause AnalysisGenuine passion for engineering and technologyThrives in flat, less structured startup environmentsStrong communication skills, particularly when working cross-functionally within the engineering team and with clients to understand requirementsWe would expect grasp of the fundamentals of the following technical areas, with any industrial experience or additional expertise in these areas strengthening your application:Material engineering principles, including corrosionManufacturing methodsTest plan developmentDesign for manufacture and installOpticsStructural calculations, wind loading and code assessmentVibrationsThermal heat dissipationElectromagnetic effects (basic antenna design, wireless communications, electronic interference)ย The following would further strengthen your application: Project management experienceCommercial awareness and management of project budgetsExperience with certification and qualification processes (CE, UK CA, Ingress Protection (IP Ratings), ISO9001 etc.)Experience in Smart Cities or connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) projectsCEng, or demonstrable progress towards gaining chartershipWhat we offer: Flexible working and a hybrid work policy25 days annual leave (prorated) plus bank holidaysBrand new office space in Old Street with fully stocked kitchen and an office libraryTeam socialsGreat career progression and a personal learning & development budgetWe know that diverse ideas and perspectives drive innovation and make us better. We are creating an environment where everyone, from any background, can do their best work. We're an equal opportunities employer and all applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, nationality, disability, age, or social background.Apply for this job

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