Senior Electronics Engineer

London /
Hardware /
Full Time
You rarely get the chance to change an entire industry. But that's position we find ourselves in. 
We're developing a machine that totally automates human cell production - one of the most painful but important processes in biology.

Cells are crucial for biotech and pharma. They're used to discover and develop new drugs, AND they enable state-of-the-art cancer treatments where cells are the medicine. Cytera has the potential to impact cure development across the board.

Today, every biotech loses so much time growing cells by hand! With our cell growing machines, for the first time they can hands-off grow and monitor cell batches from the cloud...

We've assembled a world-class team to take on this challenge, with ex-Dyson engineers and Nature-published scientists working hand-in-hand. You can learn more about your potential Cytera teammates here: Team

Cytera is backed by Y Combinator, the most successful startup program in the world which produced companies such as AirBnb, Dropbox, and Ginkgo Bioworks.

We’re looking for an experienced multidisciplinary electronic engineer, who can both rapidly create proof-of-concepts, and carefully develop robust electronics ready for production machines.

You'll be both designing PCBs and writing firmware, as required for the challenge at hand. Sometimes you'll be designing solutions that interface with areas you might not have worked with, such as optics and fluidics, so you should be prepared to learn new approaches and techniques as required!

The ideal candidate would have experience developing electronics and firmware for at least one product that has been manufactured.

Role responsibilites

    • New development: Developing new prototype electronics, PCBs, and firmware to solve challenges we encounter
    • Refining for production: Refining existing electronics and firmware of our current solutions, ready for production
    • Collaborating within a multi-disciplinary team, that brings together hardware, software and biology

Must have

    • Experience designing circuits for uses such as: Power conditioning, filtration, driving lights, driving motors, integrating microcontrollers
    • Knowledge of at least 1 PCB layout package, preferably Altium
    • Experience writing firmware in C-based language
    • Experience taking electronics through testing & certification process
    • Degree in related field

Nice to have

    • Has worked on a product that has shipped to customers
    • Knowledge of a higher level programming language, such as Python
    • Basic proficiency in MCAD


    • Competitive £40,000-£70,000 salary + stock options
    • Lunch covered daily
    • Collaborative team environment with very high potential to learn new skills
Our solutions are going to transform the way every biotech works. Join us and help us get there!