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Electronics and Embedded Engineering Lead



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Join Elvie as an Electronics and Embedded Software Engineering Lead and Empower Women's Health with Cutting-Edge Technology


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Bristol United Kingdom

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98% Remote- UK

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Expires at anytime

Organisation summary

Elvie is at the forefront of creating innovative solutions designed to enhance women's lives. Founded by Tania Boler in 2013, Elvie tackles unique challenges in women's health with smart products and open conversations. The company values impact, innovation, and teamwork, and is committed to being a mission-driven organization that pushes boundaries and embraces change. As a recognized leader in developing female health technology, including medical devices, Elvie maintains high standards of quality in compliance with ISO 13485 - 2016.

Role Summary

  • Lead the planning and execution of electronic development for Elvie products.
  • Manage and support a team of in-house engineers and external consultants across multiple projects.
  • Drive engineering excellence and implement new tools and processes for efficiency.
  • Conduct performance reviews and foster team career development.
  • Oversee the creation of controlled documentation and improve existing procedures.
  • Explore new technologies and develop demonstrators for future products.

Role Requirements

  • Proven experience as an Electronics Engineering Team Lead or similar senior role.
  • Track record in developing mass-produced consumer electronics, preferably in a regulated industry.
  • Skilled in project planning, organization, and delivery of complex consumer products.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of electronic theory and current technological developments.
  • Proficiency in schematic drawing, PCB layout, and firmware writing for embedded systems.
  • Experience with hardware and firmware management, including version control and documentation.

The position: Electronics and Embedded Software Engineering Lead

Life at Elvie; Meaningful work, Exceptional People 

We're Elvie. We create smart products, new solutions, and a fair few taboo-busting conversations while we’re at it. Founded by Tania Boler in 2013, we develop extraordinary innovations designed to improve women’s lives. It's a fascinating and challenging area that requires us to solve problems that no one else has ever tackled before.

At Elvie, you’ll be surrounded by people who want to improve everything and everyone around them. People who are passionate about our mission. People who are driven to solve problems and constantly consider the best ways to improve the health and wellbeing of women. 

Find out more about life at Elvie here. 

We're deeply proud of our values, which are intrinsic to the way we behave every day. We take them seriously because we want our culture to thrive:

  • We make an impact: We’re mission-driven and not afraid to break boundaries. We relentlessly focus on going the extra mile to solve problems.
  • We’re fearless innovators: We are passionate, curious, and data-driven. We continuously embrace change and innovation.
  • We’re in it together: we fail and learn fast — always as one team — and have fun along the way. We stay authentic and embrace our differences.

Did you know?

In some regions our amazing products are considered to be medical devices. This means we maintain our Medical Device quality management system in compliance with ISO 13485:2016, to support the development of our groundbreaking products

About the role: 

As a Electronics and Embedded Software Engineer lead you will be driving the whole electronics development within Elvie. Working on current and upcoming projects, the outcome of your and your team work will directly impact women’s lives. You will be reporting to the technology director and working closely with various crafts such as design and software engineers, data scientists as well as product and project managers.

Location: Hybrid working; a mix of working from our Bristol office & working remotely, some travel may be required to the London Office 

Employment type: Permanent (please note, you must have the right to work in the UK)


What you’ll be doing at Elvie:

  • You will lead the planning and execution of the electronics development of Elvie products. You and your team will work on products themselves, as well as the support equipment required to aid the development and manufacture of those products.
  • You will ensure engineering excellence and best practices within your team. You will investigate, propose and initiate the use of new tools and processes to improve accuracy, consistency and speed allowing the team to do their jobs efficiently.
  • You will manage a team of in house electronics and embedded software engineers and possibly a network of freelancers and consultants working across multiple projects concurrently.
  • You will support your team through their career development. You will help to keep them excited, engaged and motivated and will conduct performance reviews.
  • You will write and maintain controlled documentation (requirements, specifications, test methods and reports), constantly looking for ways to make this process more efficient. Currently, both Elvie products are considered medical devices in some markets. A good appreciation of the implications of this to your design process would be a distinct advantage.
  • You will identify opportunities to improve current products quality and reduce cost while protecting usability and product experience.
  • You will help to identify new technologies and develop demonstrators to illustrate the usage of these technologies for new products.

What we are looking for:

  • You have previously held an Electronics Engineering Team Lead or similarly senior position.
  • You have the ability and desire to lead a team of electronics and embedded software engineers, while being a hands-on and active part of that team, at the same time. 
  • You actively seek ways to maximise your own and your team's output and potential.
  • You have a demonstrable track record (via portfolio) of involvement in the development of mass produced consumer electronics (Experience working within the Medical Device industry, or a highly regulated environment an advantage).
  • You have experience in scoping, planning and estimating development of complex consumer products, 
  • You have experience of managing, delivering and maintaining complex consumer products, with an in-market life of up to 10 years.
  • You are able to anticipate issues during electronics development activities and take considered actions to avoid them. You have a proven track record for planning and organising your projects and delivering them on time and to spec.
  • You push for quality and best practice, whilst maintaining an agile and creative approach to problem solving and delivery. 
  • You have a proven track record in making improvements within your department, bringing about positive changes to the team and business.
  • You have an in-depth understanding of electronic theory and a passion for technology and keep abreast of the latest developments across multiple themes and topics.
  • You’re a crystal clear communicator, able to keep discussions succinct and on topic.
  • You are able to distil an Electronic product brief into a number of well defined project stages, formulate design requirements and manage their traceability. 
  • You have experience in drawing of schematics and drafting PCB layouts with an appreciation for EMC, Design for Manufacture (DFM) and Design for Cost (DFC) when appropriate using a PCB design package (preferably Altium 365)
  • You can compile fabrication packs of your designs for PCB manufacturers and source components to create costed bill of materials, if needed.
  • You are comfortable with repositories and versioning of hardware and firmware files as well as managing controlled documents (test methods, test reports, specs, BOM’s)
  • If required, you are comfortable writing firmware for embedded systems. In particular for connected devices using BLE, including  unit and integration testing.
  • You have a demonstrable ability to develop, review and critique firmware written in C/C++ based around the Zephyr RTOS.  You may also be familiar with other similar  languages, tools and toolchains. This will also include fault finding and debugging hardware and firmware using various techniques and equipment including logic analysers, oscilloscopes, and debug probes
  • Ability to assemble electronic prototypes using your skills in soldering, rework and SMT hand place and reflow, if needed.


The benefits you’ll get:

We're on an exceptional journey. And we can offer you a genuinely purpose-led career with a culture built on trust, autonomy, and flexibility. In addition, we'll give you:

  • 9 Day Fortnight - for our full time employees we work 9 days every Fortnight with every other Friday as a non-working day for you to spend as you wish!
  • Lots of flexibility: whether it’s working from home, doing the school run, or life admin, we understand that flexibility is essential, and we trust you to do the right thing for you and us
  • Share options: we want everyone to have a stake in our success
  • 25 days’ annual leave, plus bank holidays
  • 8 extra life leave days; getting married, moving house, menopause or just things that you can’t put a label on that matter to you
  • 5=10 leave: 10 days’ additional leave on your 5th and 10th years of service!
  • £100 contribution to your home working set up to spend as you see fit
  • An annual personal development allowance of £200 and unlimited access to our learning and development platform, Learnerbly
  • Generous parental leave policies; maternity & adoption (16 weeks at full pay, then 8 weeks paid at 75% followed by 15 weeks at SMP rate.), paternity/partner (6 weeks at full pay to take at any point during the first year of your child’s life), shared parental leave
  • Healthcare plans, life insurance, and an employee assistance program for you and your family
  • A tax-efficient group pension scheme 
  • Group income protection; protect your salary if you get sick
  • A free Elvie trainer for you to keep or give away when you join
  • Generous employee and friends & family discounts on Elvie products
  • Wellbeing support from YuLife and access to SmartHealth app with unlimited GP appointments for you and your family, plus various well-being initiatives throughout the year
  • Lovely offices in great locations, with drinks and snacks provided, along with fun social events

What you can expect after you’ve applied:

A member of our recruitment team will reach out to you after they have reviewed your application. You must ensure your application is completed correctly, and we strongly encourage you to add a cover letter or note to let us know why Elvie’s the right fit for you.  We do often receive a large number of applications for our roles, please don’t let visibility of this deter you from applying. We review and aim to respond to every application.

We would like to get to know you through your background, attitude, experience and understand your motivation to work with us. Our interview process varies depending on the position, but it typically looks like this: 

  • 30-minute video call with one of our recruiters
  • 30-45 minute video call with the hiring manager 
  • 45-60 minute video interview (some positions may require you to complete a task/presentation)
  • For some positions, there may be an additional interview with one of our senior leadership team 

This is an exciting time to join Elvie. You’ll have a voice, make an impact, and have the opportunity to mould your role. So be ready to learn, have fun, and be inspired by our passionate, talented team — and having a sense of humour helps too. 😉

Belonging at Elvie

At Elvie, we believe having diverse teams in which everyone can be their authentic self is key to our success. We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply and we don't discriminate based on race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, marital status, disability or age. 

If you need any support with your application, please get in contact with us: [email removed - click apply for more details] or 0203 884 7223.



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