Hardware Engineer

Contract: Permanent

Salary: £40,000 – £50,000 per annum



Widely reported declines in wild bee species worldwide are placing pollination services under threat. This decline is a particular challenge to agriculture and horticulture, where pollination is key to producing many major crops such as soft fruits, top fruits and nuts. These challenges require innovative and diverse solutions to supplement pollination services. Flies, especially hoverflies, have proven potential as crop pollinators and yet are underutilised in agricultural practice. Olombria works with flies as crop pollinators using precision agriculture and combining technological and ecological systems.


We love candidates who have a passion for developing innovative solutions and have an entrepreneurial spirit. You will use your technical expertise to work with an interdisciplinary team of designers, scientists, and researchers to build the next generation of agricultural IoT solutions.

If engineering is your ‘thing’ and you’re looking to change the world in a pretty fly way, this is the job for you.



Olombria is looking for a Hardware Engineer to support the growing organisation by leading and overseeing the hardware and embedded-software efforts.

The Hardware Engineer will play a key role in structuring and executing the company’s hardware plan, managing a small team of talented engineers, as well as coordinating the manufacturing plan for Olombria’s hardware. We are looking to have this position filled by someone with industry and manufacturing experience – an enthusiastic and proactive team player with a problem-solving mindset who is motivated to work in a fast-paced start-up environment.



  • Managing and continuing to build Olombria’s team of hardware, software and machine learning engineers;
  • Coordinating and executing hardware-related activities ahead of planned manufacturing;
  • Coordinating and executing testing and compliance activities related to the hardware planning;
  • Liaising with third party consultancies and development partners.


Person Specification:

  • 4 – 8 years’ experience in relevant roles
  • Experience collaborating with engineers and product management on design specifications to ensure meeting requirements for new products
  • Leading and managing electronics design projects to ensure manufacturability, safety and performance is optimised
  • Testing and manufacturing experience
  • Experience using microcontrollers
  • PCB design experience
  • Experience in low power design and power optimisation
  • Embedded firmware development using C/C++
  • Ability to coordinate and manage partnerships, collaborations, and/or consultancy work
  • Antenna design for wireless topologies
  • Experience developing wireless communication protocols, BLE, LoRa, ZigBee
  • Ability to undertake all regulatory compliance including risk assessment, EMC, etc



Python or other scripting languages


We are an inclusive organisation, if you need further support to apply for the role, if you would like to discuss the role in more detail or find out more about Olombria, please contact Dom Szczecinski in the Inclusive Recruiting team who is supporting us with this important hire. Call 07708 470947 or email dom@inclusiverecruiting.co.uk.


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