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Senior Control Systems Engineer

Senior Control Systems Engineer

We’re looking for an experienced Senior Control Systems Engineer to work as part of the Versius product software team. You will contribute “hands on” to safety-critical code running CMR’s transformative surgical robot.

Why join us?

CMR is one of the UK’s most exciting companies to be joining right now. The scale of our ambition to build a world-class medical devices company in Cambridge is matched only by the breathtaking innovation that underpins our next generation of surgical robot. We’re an award-winning company that plans to significantly disrupt the way surgery is performed for the benefit of millions of patients all around the world.

Our values are ambitious, humble, people focused and fair and responsible. If you share these values, our passion for improving lives, and have the skills to make a real difference to the way minimal access surgery is developed and delivered, then it’s a great time to join us.


  • Apply your experience of feedback control and signal processing to bring a deeper understanding of robot control dynamics and kinematics.
  • Where necessary, provide technical leadership of areas of work or small technical teams.
  • Deliver and test optimisations to the performance and reliability of the real-world product.
  • Produce clear design documentation as part of CMR’s medical device engineering process.

We’re a high growth company and as such roles change and evolve.  We’d expect you to be willing to turn your hand to anything within the software team remit that helps the team deliver its objectives.

About you

A natural communicator hopefully goes without saying, but in addition we’d like you to have:

  • Strong theoretical and practical experience of feedback control systems
  • A good understanding of software engineering fundamentals and best practice
  • Capable of coupling rigorous attention to detail with a creative approach to problem solving
  • You’ll be enthusiastic, curious, energetic and proactive – and interested in what CMR is seeking to achieve
  • A good academic qualification (at least 2.1) in an engineering, mathematical or relevant scientific subject
  • Familiarity with C and Python programming languages
  • Fluency in either MATLAB or Numeric Python for algorithm prototyping and/or data analysis
  • A genuine desire to help and support team members so that we can all achieve our best

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • An understanding of C/C++ as used in embedded systems
  • Experience of system identification
  • Understanding of how software interacts with electronics
  • Relevant work in robotics
  • Familiarity with current software testing strategies and quality processes
  • Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary product design process
  • Experience with safety critical systems, possibly from another industry such as automotive,
    aviation, or industrial control

The package

We offer a competitive salary and a great benefits package (including non-contributory pension scheme, cycle-to-work scheme, life assurance, and our legendary monthly BBQs). On top of that, you’ll be joining a company with a fabulous culture of ambition, creativity and teamwork, and where fun is just as valued as our commitment to make surgery better for millions of people.

Interested? We’d love to hear from you!

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