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The role:

  • Reporting to the Mechanical Team lead, based in our new custom-built office in Abingdon, Oxfordshire
  • Joining a team of 4 Mechanical Engineers, we are now hiring due to increased workload and our new NPI facility
  • The mechanical engineering team offer support internally to NPI, Test, Systems & Product Development
  • The applicant will be heavily involved in the hands-on development of prototype systems for the AR market
  • Mechanical Design of wearable head mounted opto-mechanical systems
  • In depth design, integration and delivery experience of products based on classical imaging optical systems in glass and plastic
  • Production of fully toleranced drawings and assemblies for manufacture of opto-mechanical components & design of alignment tools, jigs and fixtures
  • Required to transfer test capability to subcontractors where required
  • Closely interface with optical and Industrial designers to deliver practical design but with a very strong emphasis on aesthetics

 What we like to see:

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in design of high specification products
  • Familiar with kinematic design / alignment concepts for opto-mechanical design
  • First had experience in designing and delivering products
  • Design for high volume manufacturing processes such as injection moulding and vacuum casting
  • Workshop skills for development of prototype systems
  • Excellent Communication skills to ensure clear liaison within the team as well as with suppliers and customers
  • Ability to deliver reference designs which combine innovative design in a complex surface and assembly environment with the latest materials and processes.
  • Experience delivering innovative and imaginative solutions to problems
  • Highly independent – capable of prioritising goals, planning projects and tracking themselves against the plan
  • Continuously willing to learn and very strong attention to detail


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