Systems Engineer (12 months) – Fixed Term Contract

We’re looking for an amazing/exceptional Systems Engineer to join our Systems Engineering Team, based in Cambridge. Working as part of a multidisciplinary team you’ll be helping us to evaluate new designs and improvements to our robotic system and helping people across the world get better access to minimal access surgery. You’ll need to work collaboratively and communicate effectively with stakeholders from across the business to help us achieve our mission of Transforming surgery. For good.

This role is for a fixed term of 12 months starting in September.

About CMR Surgical

CMR is an exciting and evolving company to be joining right now. Our commitment to our goal of building a world-class medical devices company is underpinned by the ground-breaking innovation of our next generation of surgical robots and a diverse team of talented and supportive individuals.

At CMR we’re pushing boundaries – enhancing immense human skill with technology to deliver the best surgical care which is why we’re proud to be the Official Medical Device Partner of ParalympicsGB, the team of elite athletes that challenge perceptions of what humans can achieve. The team that inspires us with their determination, their precision and control.

We’re breaking new ground which makes working here exciting, it provides autonomy, opportunity and makes the things you do visible. Come and join us and see what you’re capable of.


The successful candidate will be involved in:

  • Running tests / test rigs to support development of mechatronic assemblies.
  • Analysing results and making recommendations.
  • Defining new test methods.
  • Building and maintenance of equipment, test rigs and fixtures.
  • Integration and troubleshooting of test rigs and equipment.


We're a diverse company and roles can change and evolve. You’ll be willing to turn your hand to anything within the Systems Engineering remit that supports the team with delivering its objectives.

About you

To be successful in this role, you’ll need to have/be:

•    Broad technical background covering mechatronics and software (C/C++ and/or Python).
•    Abilities to critically analyse experimental data (ideally using Python).
•    Track record of working as part of a multidisciplinary team including communicating with a range of stakeholders.
•    Demonstrable experience of defining and running tests, analysing results and building or maintaining equipment.
•    Abilities to effectively manage own time and a strong desire for continuous improvement.

It would also be helpful if you have:

•    Familiarity with medical devices or medical applications
•    Familiarity with robotics or complex mechatronic systems
•    Familiarity with requirements or risk management for safety critical applications

At CMR we’re building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace; what matters most to us is that you identify with our values and are passionate about making a difference so don’t be put off applying if your experience isn't perfectly matched with this role.

We’d really like to hear from applicants from underrepresented groups and we recognise everyone has individual personal circumstances, so we’re open to discussing reduced/flexible/hybrid working hours for this role.

Why Join Us?

We offer a competitive salary and a great benefits package including a bonus, non-contributory pension, private healthcare which covers pre-existing conditions, annual personal day for every employee to use however they wish and enhanced global parental leave pay.

We recognise that everyone has a life outside of work and at times we can experience things which are significant and can impact on our working lives. We’ve just launched our Global Parental Leave and Health and Wellbeing leave supporting our colleagues going through the menopause, fertility cycles or pregnancy loss and those going through gender reassignment; allowing them time to look after themselves and those close to them.  

CMR can support with travel reimbursement for in-person interviews, providing you live a certain distance from our offices/ sites or if you need a taxi for access needs. Please just get in touch with us if you have any questions about this, we’re happy to help.

Interested? We’d love to hear from you!

Closing date for applications: 8th September (or before)
Start date: September






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