Electronics and Software Engineer

Sep 11, 2018

Electronics and Software Engineer

We are looking to hire an Electronics and Software Engineer to join an ambitious and growing organisation based on the south coast, offering its employees outstanding involvement with product development used in demanding and advanced technology industries around the world, flexible working, and a dynamic atmosphere to excel spanning four Gill Group companies.

The Company: 

The Gill Group covers the development of new products, innovative research, product maintenance, manufacturing, sales and distribution, and specialist equipment calibration. We are specialists in precision ultrasonic air flow measurement, offering the most extensive range of ultrasonic wind speed and direction sensors on the market today. Additionally as designers and manufacturers of innovative sensing technologies such as level measurement, position, flow and engine controls, our markets are diverse including construction, agriculture, motorsport, defence, marine and material handling industries.

We are investing to support and accelerate the company’s growth to increase our portfolio of products and enhance our leading development capabilities. Building on our strong worldwide reputation for novel, technologically advanced and robust products along with the great care we take with clients and employees alike, we are looking to attract talented and driven individuals to join a highly successful and motivated team.


  • We believe in delivering outstanding product solutions for our customers.
  • Our work includes delivering to the most recognised brands in the world
  • Projects include development of new standard product ranges as well as unique solutions to meet a specific customer demand.

The Position: We’re looking for an experienced engineer with skills in electronics and software development to work within the Research and Development team, designing, developing and supporting embedded products.

The required candidate should have demonstrable experience of designing, implementing, testing and supporting embedded systems requiring both electronics and software skills, along with the energy to drive through the most demanding projects.

You may be involved at any stage of a project including the initial concept, design and development stage, testing of prototypes, fault finding of existing products and the final implementation of a new product.

It would be expected that the candidate is able to identify and implement best in class working practices to strengthen existing established processes.


To complement the base salary we offer 24 days annual leave, pension scheme, salary sacrifice, flexible working hours, investment in individuals training, free on-site car parking, shower facility for cyclists/lunchtime runners, discount gym membership, and special rates for health insurance. A relocation package is also available if applicable.

Requirements: We are looking for somebody with the following:

  • Excellent academic achievements to degree level or equivalent in electronics/software engineering or similar.
  • Proven track record of system level design in analogue and digital low-power electronics hardware
  • Demonstrable experience of real-time embedded software design and implementation.
  • Good understanding of EMC and product approvals.
  • Able to provide examples of the use of simulation tools to prove designs.
  • Organised, self-motivated individual with initiative and drive.
  • Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Appreciation of a wide variety of engineering and scientific fields.
  • Good communication skills, with the ability to discuss complex concepts to the project team as well as senior management and ability to coach junior members.



  • System level design in analogue and digital low-power electronics hardware.
  • Conducting root cause analysis of faults on existing equipment and proposing appropriate solutions.
  • Detailed design of electronics hardware and associated software from initial concept schematic diagram through to manufacture.
  • Conducting design FMEA and MTBF analysis.
  • Obsolescence management.
  • Liaison with external test houses.
  • Keeping up to date with developments in technology and regulations.
  • Production of project and technical documentation.
  • Prepare and implement suitable test strategies considering different classes of testing approaches.
  • Work with other discipline areas to provide a well-engineered and balanced solution.


The Location: The Gill Group is based in Lymington, in the New Forest district of Hampshire. This is a great place to live and work because of the large tourist industry, based on proximity to the New Forest and its harbour. It is a major yachting centre with three marinas. It faces Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, to which there is a car ferry service. We are within walking distance to public transportation, and in a great area for getting lunch.

With close access to the M27 (M3) and train line to Brockenhurst to allow direct mainline services to London and surrounding areas it provides a good location for both commuting to and travelling from.


Why Should You Apply?

  • Top industry pay.
  • Exciting projects.
  • Dynamic environment.
  • Opportunities for on-the-job training.


The Electronics and Software Engineer will be employed by Gill Research & Development Limited.

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