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We currently have the following vacancies:

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Role Summary

We need your inspiration to deliver our innovation. Join our team of highly skilled engineers and help us to design, research and develop the next generation of products in our wind sensor range. Working with very advanced technology, your creative mind will be put to work on a wide range of projects within the company – from improving our current products, to inventing new ones, to enhancing the automation of our production facilities.

Working alongside a team of electronic, mechanical, aerodynamics and automation engineers, you will be responsible for the software development lifecycle and quality of embedded software for a range of products and programmes for business systems. Your role will be to ensure the quality and reliability of products is maintained through the integrity of embedded software and systems.

  • Responsible to the Engineering Programme Manager
  • Key contacts include the Chief Engineer, members of the Engineering team, Production, Test, Sales Application Engineers and customers.
  • Located in Sunbury-on-Thames
  • 40 hours per week

Main Tasks & Responsibilities

Design

  • Design, development, test, maintenance and documentation of software embedded in FT products.
  • Write requirements, system, design and technical specifications from inputs received from Engineering, Sales/customers or Operations.
  • Specify, develop and test algorithms and software for circuit boards.
  • Develop applications and support programs in high-level programming language (for instance Visual Basic, VB.net or C#) for in-house production, calibration and test of products and software and/or for customers.
  • Within remit of product history knowledge, investigate and resolve faults on returned products that are provided to Engineering for troubleshooting.

Project Management

  • Project manage own projects (or sub-projects) led by software design (embedded and systems).
  • Provide estimates and progress reports on work breakdown structures, tasks and timelines for own work.

Quality Control

  • Ensure quality control of the software development cycle through version control, documentation, reviews, validation, change and configuration management.
  • Support the quality control and continuous improvement of released software and products to meet customer requirements and deadlines.
  • Seek to continuously improve the development guidelines and design control of software development.
  • Manage development software environment, maintenance and licensing.

Person Specification

  • In-depth knowledge of embedded C
  • Experience in design and test of high reliability code
  • Experience with software research and development methodologies for high technology manufactured products
  • Experience in TI MSP Micro controllers and/or ARM micro controllers
  • In-depth knowledge of RS232, RS485 and RS422 serial communications and I2C and SPI protocols
  • In-depth knowledge of integrated circuit interfacing and digital and analogue communication systems at a design level
  • Evidence of in-depth and practical industry experience in software design and software Q.A. control including Documentation, Reviews, Validation, Change and Configuration management
  • Experience of PC application development with C# or other high-level .NET Visual Studio programming language
  • Working knowledge of electronic hardware, firmware and software

Personal Qualities

  • Excellent analytical & problem-solving approach
  • Good communication, both verbal and written
  • Good team player, able to work cross-functionally across departments
  • Comfortable working under time constraints to meet agreed deadlines
  • Project management skills

Benefits & Rewards

  • Non-contributory pension plan, 9% company contribution
  • Life assurance scheme
  • Private health care plan
  • 24 days holiday per annum, increasing to 25 days after one year’s service, plus all bank and public holidays
  • Flexi-time
  • Recruitment referral bonus scheme
  • Season ticket loan scheme
  • Patent reward scheme
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • Subsidised social events and sports activities
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free breakfast, fresh fruit and snacks throughout the day

For more information contact the HR Team on 020 8943 0801 or email us.

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Role Summary

We need your inspiration to deliver our innovation. Join our team of highly skilled engineers and help us to design, research and develop the next generation of products in our wind sensor range. Working with very advanced technology, your creative mind will be put to work on a wide range of projects within the company – from improving our current products, to inventing new ones, to enhancing the automation of our production facilities.

Working alongside a team of mechanical, aerodynamics, software and automation engineers, you will be responsible for the design, development and test of digital electronic circuits and the theoretical design and system design using Digital Signal Processing techniques, and implementation into product development and low power applications.

  • Responsible to the Engineering Programme Manager
  • Key contacts include the Director of Technology, members of the Engineering team, Production, Sales and Marketing
  • Located in Sunbury-on-Thames
  • 40 hours per week

Main Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Design, development and test of digital electronic circuits including microcontrollers and FPGAs and embedded firmware (VHDL/Verilog/System Verilog)
  • Theoretical design and system design using Digital Signal Processing techniques, and implementation into product development and low power applications
  • Support product design, integration, DFMEA & PFMEA, validation and handover to production with other Engineering team members
  • Support management and other departments in contact with customers
  • Manage Q.A. including documentation, reviews, validation, change and configuration management
  • Use experience, knowledge and understanding of integrated circuit interfacing and digital communication systems processor interfacing

Person Specification

  • A minimum of a BSC/MSc in electronics or related field
  • In-depth knowledge of modern digital electronic circuit design including:
    • FPGA, EPLD, microcontrollers
    • HDL and VHDL
    • Mix-signal and data conververters
    • PCB design
    • Digital signal processing (DSP)
    • Digital filters
  • Professional experience in implementing systems using DSP techniques
  • Knowledge of system design for low power applications
  • In-depth knowledge of modern design, simulation and verification tools and FPGA-HDL design / development tools
  • Working knowledge of processor and integrated circuit interfacing, e.g. I2C, SPI and asynchronous buses and protocols (RS485, RS422 etc)
  • Understanding of research and development methodologies for high technology manufactured products
  • DFM skills and optional knowledge of DFMEA, PFMEA
  • Knowledge of Q.A. including documentation, reviews, validation, change, and configuration management
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving approach
  • Good communication, both verbal and written
  • Conscientious and focussed
  • Capacity to develop good understanding of end user requirements
  • Good team player, able to work cross-functionally across departments

Benefits & Rewards

  • Non-contributory pension plan, 9% company contribution
  • Life assurance scheme
  • Private health care plan
  • 24 days holiday per annum, increasing to 25 days after one year’s service, plus all bank and public holidays
  • Flexi-time
  • Recruitment referral bonus scheme
  • Season ticket loan scheme
  • Patent reward scheme
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • Subsidised social events and sports activities
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free breakfast, fresh fruit and snacks throughout the day

For more information contact the HR Team on 020 8943 0801 or email us.

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Role Summary

We need your inspiration to deliver our innovation. Join our team of highly skilled engineers and help us to design, research and develop the next generation of products in our wind sensor range. Working with very advanced technology, your creative mind will be put to work on a wide range of projects within the company – from improving our current products, to inventing new ones, to enhancing the automation of our production facilities.

Working alongside a team of electronic, mechanical, software and automation engineers, you will be responsible for conducting theoretical and experimental research on the aerodynamic behaviour of the wind sensor products and research for the next generation of products. Your role will be to develop CFD analyses in order to better understand and enhance the operation of the wind sensor products.

  • Responsible to the Engineering Programme Manager
  • Key contacts include the Director of Technology and members of the Engineering team.
  • Located in Sunbury-on-Thames
  • 40 hours per week

Main Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Conduct research by means of CFD analyses, modelling and experiment
  • Create CFD models and apply aerodynamic principles in the design and optimisation of the product performance, for example its accuracy and wind speed range
  • Develop aerodynamic concepts, characterise key components and assess whether the requirements are met
  • Perform strength, fatigue, noise, vibration and turbulence analysis by means of CFD models and wind tunnel experiments
  • Validate concepts and CFD models using the results of experimental data and feedback loop to theoretical predictions
  • Help broaden the company’s intellectual property portfolio (patents)

Person Specification

Essential

  • PhD in Aerodynamics or Aeronautics specialised in Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • At least five years practical post graduate experience in academia or the aerospace industry, with fresh experience in CFD modelling
  • Highly competent in commercial and open-source CFD modelling packages
  • Experience in working from theoretical principles to develop computer models
  • Publisher on high-quality peer-reviewed journals and international conferences
  • Ability to demonstrate a creative approach to analytical and problem-solving challenges
  • Self-motivated, comfortable  working independently and able to prioritise
  • Collaborative approach and proven flexibility to work as part of a cross functional team
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Comfortable working to time constraints to meet agreed deadlines

Desirable

  • Specialised in subsonic and transonic flow, transitional and separated flow
  • Experienced in transitional turbulence models
  • Solid experience of using OpenFOAM
  • Experience using Python or equivalent to derive clear conclusions from large database

Personal Qualities

  • Excellent analytical & problem-solving approach
  • Good communication, both verbal and written
  • Good team player, able to work cross-functionally across departments
  • Comfortable working under time constraints to meet agreed deadlines
  • Project management skills

Benefits & Rewards

  • Non-contributory pension plan, 9% company contribution
  • Life assurance scheme
  • Private health care plan
  • 24 days holiday per annum, increasing to 25 days after one year’s service, plus all bank and public holidays
  • Flexi-time
  • Recruitment referral bonus scheme
  • Season ticket loan scheme
  • Patent reward scheme
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • Subsidised social events and sports activities
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free breakfast, fresh fruit and snacks throughout the day

For more information contact the HR Team on 020 8943 0801 or email us.

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Role Summary

FT Technologies is a successful high-tech, manufacturing business within the wind power industry. We design and produce all our wind sensors within our bright and modern factory in Sunbury-on-Thames.

We are recruiting for a number of Workshop Technicians who will work closely alongside the rest of the Production team, assembling electronic units, soldering and testing products. These are full-time, temporary roles on a 9-month contract.

The ideal candidates will have a keen eye for detail and a responsible approach to the standards of work required. You will have a minimum of 5 GCSEs (with a grade C in Maths and English, or equivalent) and be able to use, to a basic or intermediate level, Microsoft packages such as Word and Excel. Experience of having worked in an engineering or manufacturing environment would be advantageous but is not essential.

  • Responsible to the Production Manager
  • Located in Sunbury-on-Thames
  • 40 hours per week

Main Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Assembly of electronic units
  • Assembly of electronic sub-assemblies
  • Assembly of mechanical sub-assemblies and parts
  • Soldering wires
  • Soldering of through hole and surface mount components
  • Re-work of the above
  • Preparation of assembled units for painting
  • Preparation of assembled units for test
  • Basic test verification of sub-assemblies and finished units
  • Spray painting (using purpose-built spray equipment)
  • Adhere to all health and safety procedures, including reporting any accidents or near misses, to help ensure the workplace remains a safe environment at all times.

Other Duties:

  • Mechanical piece part inspection
  • Goods inwards inspection
  • Inspection of bare and assembled printed circuit boards
  • Final inspection of finished units
  • Assisting with kitting
  • Stock keeping/taking
  • Covering for absent staff where appropriate

Person Specification

Essential:

  • 5 GCSEs – including minimum Grade C (or equivalent) in Maths and English
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to self-check work and using initiative
  • Some knowledge of computers and Microsoft applications
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Self-motivation and responsible approach to standards of work
  • Ability to assess and prioritise tasks without close supervision
  • Good team worker

Desirable:

  • Basic engineering or manufacturing qualification
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Experience of mechanical/ electromechanical assembly
  • Experience of working in a technical/manufacturing environment

Benefits & Rewards

  • Non-contributory pension plan, 9% company contribution
  • Life assurance scheme
  • Private health care plan
  • 24 days holiday per annum, increasing to 25 days after one year’s service, plus all bank and public holidays
  • Recruitment referral bonus scheme
  • Patent reward scheme
  • Season ticket loan scheme
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • Subsidised social events and sports activities
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free breakfast, fresh fruit and snacks throughout the day

For more information contact the HR Team on 020 8943 0801 or email us.

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Role Summary

FT Technologies is a successful high-tech, manufacturing business within the wind power industry. We design and produce all our wind sensors within our bright and modern factory in Sunbury-on-Thames.

Working collaboratively across the Engineering and IT department, we’re looking for an Application Developer to take ownership of the overall LabVIEW design, development, implementation and testing lifecycle of the wind tunnel calibration program. Candidates must have in-depth knowledge and experience of LabVIEW design & development for instrumentation systems and knowledge of integrated circuit interfacing and digital and analogue communication systems at a design level. The major part of the role will be to work with users across departments to develop and maintain business applications.

  • Responsible to the IT Manager
  • Key contacts include the IT Team, Automation Team, Embedded Software Team, Production and Quality departments.
  • Located in Sunbury-on-Thames
  • 40 hours per week

Main Tasks & Responsibilities

  • LabVIEW design, development, programming and testing of instrumentation systems for production and test processes
  • Implement and verify the testing and delivery of projects providing technical documents for all phases of the project
  • Design, build and maintain efficient, reusable and reliable C# Code
  • Ensure the best possible performance, quality and responsiveness of application
  • Identify bottlenecks and bugs in current software and devise solutions to these problems
  • Refactor and merge two existing FT Technologies software solutions into a single, unified test and demonstration suite while providing the opportunity to improve features and remove any existing technical issues with the existing platform. The application must be backward compatible with all existing legacy FT wind sensor product.

Person Specification

Essential:

  • Evidence of in-depth and practical industry experience in software design and software QA control
  • Experience in design and test of high reliability code
  • In-depth knowledge and experience of LabVIEW design and development for instrumentation systems
  • LabVIEW CLD certification
  • LabVIEW Embedded Control and Monitoring (LabVIEW RT and LabVIEW FPGA)
  • Familiarity with all aspects of Software QA
  • Knowledge of integrated circuit interfacing and digital and analogue communication systems at a design level
  • Experience of PC application development with C# or other high level .NET Visual Studio programming language

Desirable:

  • LabVIEW CLA certification
  • Knowledge of embedded C
  • Experience in TI MSP Micro controllers and ARM micro controllers
  • Knowledge of the ASP.NET MVC framework and Microsoft SQL Server DB Management System
  • Familiarity with web technologies e.g. AJAX, JSON, JQuery and nHibernate
  • Project management skills
  • Experience with software development and support for a high technology manufactured products
  • Knowledge of electronic hardware, firmware and software
  • Knowledge of RS232, RS485 and RS422 serial communications and I2C and SPI protocols

Benefits & Rewards

  • Non-contributory pension plan, 9% company contribution
  • Life assurance scheme
  • Private health care plan
  • 24 days holiday per annum, increasing to 25 days after one year’s service, plus all bank and public holidays
  • Flexi-time
  • Recruitment referral bonus scheme
  • Patent reward scheme
  • Season ticket loan scheme
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • Subsidised social events and sports activities
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free breakfast, fresh fruit and snacks throughout the day

For more information contact the HR Team on 020 8943 0801 or email us.

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