Archangel Imaging is a startup developing distributed intelligence and advanced unmanned camera systems. We have worked on World Record projects and have developed unique machine vision payloads including edge AI devices featured at BT Augmented Intelligence 2018 (winner), Dubai’s Robotics for Good award in 2017 (finalist) and at Innovate 2017 exhibition.

Our mission is to help organisations gain and manage easily machine vision capability on edge devices deployed in remote areas, such as in automated search and rescue operations, sea crime monitoring and environmental protection missions. Our products combine cutting-edge machine learning with specialist cameras, advanced communication terminals and different levels of swarm intelligence to meet this challenge.

Role description

We are currently hiring for an embedded device prototype engineer. The ideal candidate will be very hands on, and will discover and solve problems quickly, efficiently, and ideally in an inexpensive fashion. The position would be part-time, although depending on your skills, there may be opportunity to contribute to other areas in a full-time role.

Examples of responsibilities and contribution areas:

  • electronics design & build
  • PCB design, build, order, test
  • embedded software development (drivers, integration, boot, logic etc.)
  • 3D modelling for 3D printing prototypes
  • testing of software and devices, e.g. range testing radios, measuring solar charging efficiency or deep learning model accuracy
  • partner/supplier liaison
  • internal dev team liason
  • lab / equipment management

With various projects we have, depending on your skill set and interests you can also develop skills in machine learning and IoT. We are a small company who like to do big impactful things and we are seeking someone who shares that mindset. We want you to grow with us.

Interested applicants may also join first as a fixed-term consultant although we prefer to find a good permanent match.



  • At least a degree in a science/engineering related subject​
  • Strong skills in electronic engineering
  • Strong skills in hardware design and manufacture​
  • Strong prototyping and problem solving skills​
  • Strong skills with embedded software and hardware​
  • Strong skills in 3D modelling and manufacture(CNC, 3D printing)​
  • Good communications skills to work with suppliers and outsource​
  • Strong organisation skills

Desirable additional skills/experience:

  • Good skills in PCB design and manufacture​
  • Good skills in thermal modelling​
  • Good skills in power profiling and power optimisation​

Examples in your portfolio that we'd like to hear about:

  • That phone app you made to solve a cool problem
  • Running deep learning on embedded devices
  • Experience coding with various computing platforms (Linux, windows, mac, raspberry Pi, arduino, GPU, etc.) or languages (Python, C, javascript, Go etc.)
  • Running code on tiny platforms (Raspberry Pi, Arduino, ESP32 etc)
  • Experience with [camera] sensor integration (e.g. that IoT project you did for your Dad last Christmas)
  • Awareness of modern software development (CI, CD, Docker, Kubernetes, Vue etc.)
  • Front end, web API ninja skills
  • Communication technology experiments (wireless weather station, IoT, satellites, cellular etc.)


Benefits :

  • Salary £26,000 - £35000 annual equivalent depending on your experience/skills
  • We work around delivery-focused, agile sprints, with a sustainable work-life balance.
  • You will be making impact early and regularly - build your skills, while drive the technology forward and change the world.
  • Potential bonus and equity for excellent impact
  • Options for flexible working hours, (some) working from home
  • Travel and training bursaries, as needed
  • Gym discounts, cinema half price forever, free phone insurance, shopping and supermarket discounts plus many many more!
  • The buzzing Harwell Space Campus (the UK future answer to Silicon Valley) with regular events on site (networking, workshops)

Location: Our core team is currently based in Harwell Space Campus, with near-term plans to move our office base to central Oxford/ London. Full time remote work is not currently possible. Depending on the projects, there will also be overseas travel; for 2018 this will likely be Malaysia (Dubai in 2017 and Belgium in 2016).

Questions? Please write to recruitment [at] archangel [dot] im. This role will close once suitable applicants are appointed, with the start date negotiable.

Data protection: To comply with data protection laws, we keep all candidates' personal data confidential and secure while their applications are being considered and remove such data as soon as possible once a decision has been reached.




We are only licensed to sponsor candidates who are already in the UK on certain visas that can switch to Tier 2.

All candidates requiring tier 2 visa are welcome to apply and will be considered alongside all other applications, but please note that the limited numbers of sponsorship certificates would need to be reserved for exceptional talents. In other words, the non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. Those currently exempted from this test are in-country Tier 4 visa holders, for example. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website

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