2018 Opportunities

Cambridge start-up 8power is powering the sensor revolution, and offers opportunity to join an award-winning startup and contribute to its growth.

We are pleased to invite interested – or even “just curious” – candidates to join us at the next Cambridge Network Candidate Evening this coming Tuesday, 28th November 2017, being held at The Hauser Forum on the West Cambridge site.

About us

8power develops smart, self-powered sensors to monitor infrastructure, assets and machinery, based on novel technology created at the University of Cambridge.

We are all hands-on, and we look for people who are curious, ambitious, and excited to join a startup. Most of our team have done something distinctive in the past, in their personal life or through work, and we’d love to talk about what you’ve done or would like to do.

Some things are really important to us:

  • 8power is an equal opportunities employer, and welcomes applications from everyone irrespective of race, gender, age or background
  • Our culture is respectful, open, friendly, and we get on with the job
  • We work hard to give everyone what they need for their work
  • We expect our people to be ready to learn, take the initiative where required, and enjoy contributing to the company’s products and services
  • We treat our people very well, with competitive pay and benefits including potential share options so that you can benefit from the company’s success.

Who are we looking for

During 2018 we’re looking to recruit people in the following areas – and we love it if you have experience in more than one.

  • Embedded software/firmware engineers
  • Web platform/back end software engineers – in particular with expertise in cloud, Python, node.js, Javascript, IoT platforms and databases
  • Embedded electronics/RF engineers
  • Mechanical engineers – with an industrial or similar product development background
  • Research engineers – to work on our vibration energy harvesting technologies, with a deep understanding of mechanical engineering and/or MEMS
  • Support/applications engineers – who understand our customers’ needs and industries, in construction, infrastructure, transport and rail
  • Test engineers
  • Production engineers
  • Experienced salespeople, sales leaders, executives and support teams
  • Experienced marketing executives.

Must-have skills and experience

  • A 1st or 2:1 degree from a leading university in a relevant engineering or similar discipline
  • For recent graduates, a deep understanding of your subject and evidence that you will be able to contribute
  • For experienced and senior staff, a solid background in commercial product or service development and in the tools/components that you would need
  • Track record of making things, ideally both through work and in your spare time.

How to apply