Posted July 17, 2018 | Career Advice, Recruitment Industry, Technology Industry | No Comments »

Latest Electronics Vacancies

Looking for a new challenge?

Enigma People Solutions is recruiting for a variety of roles for some of our emerging technology clients. These roles are situated across the central belt of Scotland and each presents really interesting and exciting opportunities for the successful candidates.

 

Senior FPGA Engineer

Edinburgh, up to £47,000

We’re looking for a Senior FPGA Engineer for our international technology client. Our client is a well-established and well recognised international technology business with an established and growing R&D function based just outside of Edinburgh.
Objective of this position is to design and develop embedded software/FPGA solutions for new retinal imaging product development and existing retinal imaging product improvement as part of a multi-disciplinary R&D team.

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Lead Hardware Engineer

Edinburgh, competitive

We have been exclusively retained to recruit a Lead Hardware Engineer for our international technology client. Our client is a well-established and well recognised international technology business with an established and growing R&D function based just outside of Edinburgh.
On offer is the opportunity to take a technical leadership role within an international technology business that is highly respected, treats its staff very well and delivers outstanding products into its key markets.

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Be Part of Something Exceptional!

Join an organisation that is striving for excellence and that suits upbeat and motivated individuals with talent and potential!

We are delighted to have been engaged by the emerging market leader in optical networking equipment used in data centres and telecoms sites. Entering a critical phase of growth and development of its R&D function, this well-funded and high growth business is looking to identify candidates for a number of exciting roles:

 

Optical Development Engineer

West Lothian, Negotiable

We are seeking an Optical Development Engineer to join an existing team that has a track record of delivering breakthrough approaches that change the rules of the marketplace.

Reporting into the optics design team manager you will be responsible for the development and validation of new ideas. Apart from research, modelling and design of new approaches in photonic light circuits, you will spend time in the R&D lab where ideas are tested for their integrated photonic products.

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Process Engineering Manager

West Lothian, Negotiable

We’re looking for an experienced Process Engineering Manager.
Reporting to the VP of Engineering, this hands-on role, you will be working on managing a team of manufacturing process engineers, spending a significant amount of your time within the ‘cleanroom’ environment. You will also support the day-to-day engineering issues to help production reach the required output while maintaining a high yield.

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Product Engineer – Silicon Chip Products

West Lothian, Negotiable

Enigma is recruiting a Product Engineer to be responsible for ensuring the best possible performance of the company’s silica on silicon Planar Light Circuit (PLC) products is achieved.
Your role will be to continually control and improve the performance of the company’s silicon chip products. Interpretation of test results and liaising with the other engineering groups to maximise the yields is the core part of this role. As such, it is expected that the Product Engineer shall develop a fundamental understanding of the physics of how PLC products work to allow them to perform. This will be achieved through learning and doing, building on your technical and physics background.
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Product and Test Engineer

West Lothian, Negotiable

We’re looking for a Product and Test Engineer to join the existing team.
Reporting to the Test Engineering Manager this important role will help solve complex engineering problems and drive successful and robust solutions. You will be an integral part of the product and test function to support the volume manufacture of leading edge optoelectronic products.
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Quality Engineer

West Lothian, Negotiable

Enigma is seeking a Quality Engineer to join the existing team. Supporting the Quality Manager your role will include working with the engineering team to test, diagnose and identify cause of failure and more.
On offer is the chance to join a leading company that is growing and winning great clients.
You will receive a competitive salary (based on experience), life cover, pension, cycle to work scheme and generous holidays.

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Senior Electronics Engineer

West Lothian, c£60,000

We’re seeking a Senior Electronics Engineer to join the existing team that has a track record of delivering breakthrough approaches that change the rules of the marketplace.
Reporting to the Test Engineering Manager this senior role will lead the design, development and prototyping of leading-edge products, and seeing them through to successful mass manufacture as part of the wider team.

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Senior Optoelectonics Design Engineer

West Lothian, c£60,000

We’re looking for a Senior Optoelectronics Engineer to join the existing team that has a track record of delivering breakthrough approaches that change the rules of the marketplace.
This is a key hire for the business so we are looking for a senior experienced developer with a demonstrable track record of complex product success. The right person will be an excellent cross-disciplinary team player, comfortable doing detailed design one minute, or fixing urgent product issues the next.

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Enigma People Solutions is an award-winning technology recruitment consultancy. Visit our job search page for the latest vacancies in electronics, photonics, semiconductor and software in Scotland. Check out our blog for the latest in the technology industry. You can get in touch with us hello@enigmapeople.com or call us on 0141 332 4422.

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Posted June 19, 2018 | Technology Industry | No Comments »

Are Software Developers the Football Stars of the Tech World?

Watching the World Cup? Of course you are. The World Cup kicked off in Russia this week and our office football fans couldn’t help but notice a striking similarity between footballers and software developers; their demand.

Are software developers the football stars of the tech world?

Super-rich football clubs, like Real Madrid, are able to offer players high salaries in order to secure the best talent for their team. Last year, Paris St-Germain paid over £200 million in transfer fees to secure Neymar and pay him over £25 million a year in wages, making him the world’s most expensive football player at the time. Similarly to this, large corporate companies have the funds to be able to offer a premium price for highly sought-after and increasingly scarce talent, like software developers.

The skills gap yet again takes centre stage as the reason for this increase in demand. Companies are faced with taking on talent which has been underinvested in and that requires training and development, just to be able to do their job. Instead, companies attempt to find a quick fix by filling their immediate vacancies with ready-made developers who can come in and immediately perform in their job. It seems in today’s market many businesses would rather recruit talent which has already been trained, rather than invest in the long term development of talent.

Problems arise when talent is pinched from other smaller companies, as it’s very often the largest corporate who can offer the highest salary that tends to win the battle for highly-skilled talent. These large corporates, that can offer large salaries and benefit packages to candidates, can easily afford to promote their company as the place to be for developing careers. Not only this but they have much bigger marketing budgets and are able to advertise their recruitment process and attract candidates – much like the football clubs that can afford to pull in all the best footballers.

BUT

Is biggest always best?

Does the largest business guarantee success and career satisfaction?

Is moving for money always going to be the be-all and end-all?

Does working for the biggest and most well-known company mean that your individual contributions and talents are going to be celebrated and recognised?

Once you’ve ‘signed’ for one of the big ‘clubs’, where do you go from there?

Developers have a choice. Developers who choose to join small start-up teams can benefit in the same way football players can by joining a smaller team. Whilst we can’t necessarily speak for professional footballers, we have found that, for many developers, it isn’t money which drives them to seek new challenges but the opportunity to continue to learn and develop their career. The chance to expand on their experience and the excitement of creating something new and wonderful with code is what really motivates them.

Companies compete for this talent by trying to offer the highest salary but it isn’t always going to be the ‘golden ball’ that keeps developers around for long. Something more needs to be offered and that’s where start-ups come into play.

The opportunity for growth, focussed training and development, the use of newest technologies and the chance to shine can be much greater in the smaller, agile and innovative start-ups. It is in start-ups that career progression can be achieved, learning opportunities are greater and your contributions can really make a difference.

In many of the larger firms we have noticed management struggle to reward and encourage their employees. If they have already paid them a very high salary to begin with, a pay rise is not always going to seem a very significant reward. Large corporations must offer other tangible benefits to entice developers and reinforce employee growth and development, in the same way that start-ups can.

Are you a developer in today’s competitive industry? How do you achieve a balance of finding the right team to play for?

Is it all about money? Or is training, career progression, the quality of project, or something else, the main draw?

We’d love to hear your thoughts on what matters most to you when you’re looking for a new role, or what would tempt you.

 


Enigma People Solutions is an award-winning technology recruitment consultancy. Visit our job search page for the latest vacancies in software, electronics, semiconductor, and photonics in Scotland. Check out our blog for the latest in the technology industry. You can get in touch with us hello@enigmapeople.com or call us on 0141 332 4422.

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Posted June 15, 2018 | Technology News Roundup | No Comments »

The Enigma Technology News Round-Up | 15/06/2018

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