Software Engineer

Do you want to be creating leading edge software whilst working for a Times Top 100 Company to work for?

Established in 1991 Pico soon became a leader in the field of PC Oscilloscopes and data loggers. Based out of our head office, our software development teams work in an Agile Scrum environment creating innovative software using C#, solving problems such as visualising large data sets.


Due to continuous growth plans Pico Technology are looking to recruit C# Software Engineers with proven C# development skills that are passionate about the code they develop. Additional skills in the following areas would be of interest:

  • C++
  • JIRA
  • Microsoft Visual Studio
  • DVCS
  • MVVM
  • WPF
  • Cocoa and / or Gtk#Intel IPP / OpenCVAzure / AWS

Equal to the technical skills our developers possess, we also excellent organisational, communication and interpersonal skills.
Our Software Engineers benefit from a working environment that encourages them to produce excellent code with a customisable workstation, multiple monitors and an open plan office. Development Engineers can use Wednesday afternoons to work on inspirational projects either as part of a team of individually.


Away from the desk our Development Engineers can be found competing in our annual pool tournament, playing arcade games in the kitchen, gathered round the table football or simply enjoying our picnic benches in the garden. The flexible working hours suit many different lifestyles, with core hours from 10 till 3, Monday to Friday as well as an annual profit related bonus. 

A full list of the benefits can be found on our careers website.
If this sounds like the environment you would thrive in and are interested to find out more apply now for immediate consideration.

Software Engineer

Do you want to be creating leading edge software whilst working for a Times Top 100 Company to work for?

Established in 1991 Pico soon became a leader in the field of PC Oscilloscopes and data loggers. Based out of our head office, our software development teams work in an Agile Scrum environment creating innovative software using C#, solving problems such as visualising large data sets.

Due to continuous growth plans Pico Technology are looking to recruit C# Software Engineers with proven C# development skills that are passionate about the code they develop. Additional skills in the following areas would be of interest:

  • C++
  • JIRA
  • Microsoft Visual Studio
  • DVCS
  • MVVM
  • WPF, Cocoa and / or Gtk#
  • Intel IPP / OpenCV
  • Azure / AWS

Equal to the technical skills our developers possess, we also excellent organisational, communication and interpersonal skills.

Our Software Engineers benefit from a working environment that encourages them to produce excellent code with a customisable workstation, multiple monitors and an open plan office. Development Engineers can use Wednesday afternoons to work on inspirational projects either as part of a team of individually.

The flexible working hours suit many different lifestyles, with core hours from 10 till 3, Monday to Friday as well as an annual profit related bonus.  A full list of the benefits can be found on our careers website.

If this sounds like the environment you would thrive in and are interested to find out more apply now for immediate consideration.

Speculative Applications

Here at Pico Technology we are always on the lookout for top talent for any of our departments.

If you cannot see a specific vacancy but are interested in working for Pico still feel free to get in contact via the application button. 

Test Engineering Team Leader

Pico Technology is a UK-based manufacturer of high-precision PC-based oscilloscopes and automotive diagnostics equipment, founded in 1991. Pico's product range includes the PicoScope line of PC-based oscilloscopes, data loggers, automotive equipment, and most recently, handheld USB-based oscilloscopes.

Due to continuous growth plans Pico Technology are looking to recruit a Test Engineering Manager, reporting to the Hardware Development Manager and working alongside the Development team and other key stakeholders, the task is to perform the development, evolution, implementation and maintenance of Pico’s existing production test system.

The role itself:

  • In a systems, hardware/software or component environment, carry out analysis, design activities development and testing, resulting in a contribution towards the evolution of Pico’s existing production test system (hardware, software and documentation)
  • As part of Pico’s quality function, work closely with other key stakeholders such as Design engineering, Sales, Operations and CEMs to deliver optimum production test solutions
  • Train & support CEMs as required as part of Pico’s NPI function
  • Manage their own and the test engineering team’s work packages in accordance with the New Product Development process schedule
  • Regular formal progress reporting
  • Ensure all test systems are at the correct build standard and 'in-cal’ with traceable certification
  • Coordinate and develop product Calibration certificates with key stakeholders as required
  • Statistical test data analysis

Skills required for the role:

  • Technical degree or diploma preferred but ability and experience within electronic product development/manufacture/design more important
  • Thorough understanding and proven experience in developing test methods for production test/calibration
  • Electronic product design experience preferred from within 2 or more of the following areas: mixed signal, rf, analogue, digital, software and/or firmware design. Firmware and software awareness will however, be an essential prerequisite
  • Test solution design/development from first principles
  • Understanding of metrology and the application of test solutions to traceable standards
  • Use of CAD/CAE tools
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability and experience to identify improvements and influence/effect change
  • Appreciation of the relevant design drivers and associated manufacturing issues
  • Good communication skills, team working and attitude with professional approach
  • Technical team man-management skills

 In return Pico Technology prides itself on our working environment and excellent benefits including:

  • Flexible working hours
  • 23.5 days holiday, rising to a maximum of 28.5 days
  • Profit related pay bonus
  • Company pension
  • Annual salary review  
  • 4x Death in Service
  • Garden to relax or eat in  
  • On site hairdressing, cycle to work scheme as well as an active social calendar which has previously included quad biking, haunted house tours, punting and much more!
  • Table tennis table, pool table, arcade machine and much more
  • Cake!!  

If this sounds like the environment you would thrive in and are interested to find out more, please apply now for immediate consideration.

Hardware Development Engineer

Pico Technology is a UK-based manufacturer of high-precision PC-based oscilloscopes and automotive diagnostics equipment, founded in 1991. Pico's product range includes the PicoScope line of PC-based oscilloscopes, data loggers, automotive equipment, and most recently, handheld USB-based oscilloscopes.

We are looking for a talented Hardware Development Engineer or a Software Engineer looking to move into Hardware, and who is looking to join an exciting team developing the next generation of pc-based oscilloscopes. We offer a stimulating environment with the opportunity to work within a multi-disciplinary team of talented engineers. There will be ample opportunity for the successful candidate to contribute/learn new skills in digital and analogue electronics including FPGA/VHDL, schematic capture, PCB CAD, design analysis and 3D Modelling. Enthusiasm and a positive 'can do’ attitude is a pre-requisite.

The role itself:

  • Circuit design and simulation experience focused on digital and/or analogue/RF electronics
  • Understanding of circuit debugging and test methodologies
  • Experience with microcontrollers and/or embedded application processors/SoCs
  • Understanding of firmware and software interactions with microcontroller-based designs
  • Ability to work effectively with others as part of a cross-functional product design team
  • Documentation of design decisions and implementation trade-offs
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbally

Additionally, skills in any of the following will be of value:

  • Schematic capture and layout for complex high-speed mixed signal custom PCBs
  • Switch mode Power Supply (SMPS) design
    FPGA technology, especially VHDL and Xilinx Vivado using technologies such as Spartan, Kintex
  • Development of embedded firmware in C or C++
  • Digital Signal Processing and high-speed memory interfaces
  • Experience with standard lab equipment (i.e oscilloscopes or spectrum analysers) would be highly beneficial

In return Pico Technology prides itself on our working environment and excellent benefits including:

  • Flexible working hours
  • 23.5 days holiday, rising to a maximum of 28.5 days
  • Profit related pay bonus
  • Company pension
  • Annual salary review 
  • 4x Death in Service
  • Garden to relax or eat in  
  • On site hairdressing, cycle to work scheme as well as an active social calendar which has previously included quad biking, haunted house tours, punting and much more!
  • Table tennis table, pool table, arcade machine and much more
  • Cake!!  

If this sounds like you, and you want to join a company that thrives on its employees and will provide you with an excellent career, do not hesitate in applying for immediate consideration.

Graduate / Junior Hardware Engineer

Pico Technology is a UK-based manufacturer of high-precision PC-based oscilloscopes and automotive diagnostics equipment, founded in 1991. Pico's product range includes the PicoScope line of PC-based oscilloscopes, data loggers, automotive equipment, and most recently, handheld USB-based oscilloscopes.

Pico Technology do not look to hire staff, they look to hire "Pico People" 

A Pico Person has a can-do attitude and is passionate about their job role. They have the ability to work on their own initiative and also enjoy being team players. Here at Pico Technology we value all our employees and in return offer many benefits including:

Pico Technology is currently recruiting Graduate or Junior Hardware Engineers.

We are looking for a talented Graduate or Junior Hardware Engineer who is looking to join an exciting team developing the next generation pc-based oscilloscopes. We offer a stimulating environment with the opportunity to work within a multi-disciplinary team of talented engineers. There will be ample opportunity for the successful candidate to learn new skills in digital and analogue electronics including FPGA/VHDL, schematic capture, PCB CAD and 3D Modelling. Enthusiasm and a positive 'can do’ attitude is a pre-requisite.

Pico Technology are interested to speak with Hardware Engineers with skills in the following areas:

Analogue signal processing including filtering and signal conditioning
RF design
Architectures for digital signal processing systems: Hardware and connectivity
Communications
Standard communication interfaces including a knowledge of USB, including I2C and SPI.
Conceptual Design
Development Testing
Prototype testing and commissioning
EMC / regulatory standards

In return Pico Technology prides itself on our working environment and excellent benefits including:

  • Flexible working hours
  • 23.5 days holiday plus bank holidays, rising to a maximum of 28.5 days
  • Profit related pay bonus
  • Company pension
  • Annual salary review
  • 4x Death in Service
  • Garden to relax or eat in
  • On site hairdressing, cycle to work scheme as well as an active social calendar which has previously included quad biking, haunted house tours, punting and much more!
  • Table tennis table, pool table, arcade machine and much more
  • Cake!!

If you feel that you are a "Pico Person" and are interested in this opportunity please do not delay in applying for immediate consideration

Project Manager

Do you want to work for a "Sunday Times Top 100 company to work for"?

 

Established in 1991 Pico soon became a leader in the field of PC Oscilloscopes and data loggers. Based in our head office in Cambridgeshire we are looking to hire a technical Project Manager. Reporting directly to the Hardware Engineering Manager the project manager will have many responsibilities such as:

  • Develop project scopes and objectives involving all relevant stakeholders and ensure technical feasibility

  • Develop detailed project plans to track progress

  • Ensure resource planning/availability and allocation with relevant line managers

  • Facilitate regular project review meetings ensuring projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget

  • Use of appropriate verification techniques to manage changes in project scope, schedule and/or costs

  • Measure project performance using appropriate metrics, tools and techniques

  • Report and escalate to management as needed

  • Manage the relationships with all client(s) and stakeholders

  • Perform risk management to minimise exposure and mitigate potential problems

  • Establish and maintain comprehensive project documentation

  • Collaborate with management to make sure that the entire company is aware of NPD status

  • Negotiate with relevant departments and/or external contractors 

  • Prepare reports/presentations for senior management as appropriate

  • Conduct investigations to discover root cause and derive corrective action(s) when problems arise

  • Assist in the recording, communication and implementation of lessons learned across all projects

  • Effectively communicate and address any concerns in a professional manner

Pico feels the successful project manager will have the following knowledge and skills:

  • Technical degree or diploma and/or project management qualification preferred but ability and experience within electronic product development/manufacture more important

  • Proven technical project management experience and understanding

  • Ideally experienced in the application of both AGILE / Waterfall methodologies as applied to complex software and electronic hardware projects

  • Professional approach with good communication, positive attitude and interpersonal / team working skills

  • Excellent technical influencing skills

  • Ability to build commitment within teams ensuring accountability at all times

  • Computer literate with MS Office and Project Management tool experience (e.g. MS Project)

  • Outgoing personality and ability & experience to identify improvements and influence/effect change

  • Appreciation of the relevant business/design drivers and associated manufacturing issues

Away from the desk our employees can be found competing in our annual pool tournament, playing arcade games in the kitchen, gathered round the table football or simply enjoying our picnic benches in the garden. The flexible working hours suit many different lifestyles, with core hours from 10 till 3, Monday to Friday. Regular team lunches out are commonplace. A full list of the benefits can be found on our careers website.

If this sounds like the environment you would thrive in and are interested to find out more, apply now for immediate consideration.