NavLive Limited
NavLive Limited

Hardware Design Engineer

Hardware Design
£40,000 to £55,000 / year

NavLive is a spin-out from the University of Oxford, backed by award-winning technology and algorithms. We are developing real-time spatial AI solutions for the construction and geospatial industries.

We use real-time multi-sensor fusion and high-precision positioning technology to build 3D models of indoor and outdoor environments in real-time. Our tech can infer what has changed and provide insights to facility owners or site decision-makers. We want to recruit a hardware design engineer to help us develop our products and execute R&D projects with partners in the above-mentioned sectors.

Are you interested in joining a rapidly growing start-up to develop advanced technology which will revolutionise how companies monitor their assets, make decisions and measure the real world?


Your role as a Hardware Design Engineer will involve:

  • Using your expertise in computer-aided design (CAD) software to create innovative designs for handheld and robotic sensor and mapping systems
  • Ensuring cost-effective low-volume production by employing Design for Manufacturability (DFM) and Design for Assembly (DFA) principles
  • Using rapid prototyping to produce prototypes, test and improve on designs
  • To produce bills of materials specifying components and potential suppliers
  • Produce assembly drawings and detail drawings specifying materials, tolerances and assembly notes for outsourcing
  • Testing of prototypes with customers, including on-site
  • Setup and test sensor drivers, calibration, and comms using a linux operating system.


Key requirements for this role:

  • Expertise working with CAD software (i.e. SolidWorks, Fusion360, NX), and a portfolio of previous design projects
  • Experience with 3D printing and additive manufacturing for rapid prototyping
  • Professional experience programming with C++, Python.
  • Solid understanding of DFM and DFA principles, with the ability to design for efficient manufacturing and assembly
  • Product development expertise

The following are desirable skills and traits:

  • Familiarity with electronic systems and circuit design—including analog and digital circuits, microcontrollers, and sensors
  • Experience designing PCBs with tools such as Altium, Eagle, KiCad
  • Experience developing handheld and robotic sensing devices or sensors
  • Experience with robustness testing, knowledge of design validation techniques, including accelerated life testing and environmental testing, to ensure the product's reliability in various operating conditions
  • Experience with linux, camera calibration routines, and sensor communication methods (ethernet, UART, RS232).


For the successful candidate, we can offer:

  • 25 days of paid annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Salary pension exchange scheme
  • A dynamic fast-moving work environment based in central Oxford
  • On-the-job training in cutting-edge robotics and AI
  • Full support for relocation costs including visa sponsorship, as required
  • Annual performance and salary review
  • Employee share options


While this role will require some on-site and in-person time, much of what we do is structured for hybrid work. We more highly value excellent work - rather than an on-site work environment.

This role assumes a typical 37.5 working week centred around a set of core working hours but we can offer extra flexibility for candidates with specific constraints.

Diversity and Inclusion

Our company thrives on diverse inputs from people of different backgrounds, skillset and points of view. We embrace individuality and aim to offer the flexibility demanded by the modern digital workforce.

Connecting physical to digital.

Real-time solutions for the construction industry.

*** Deadline for applications 27 June 2024 ***

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NavLive Limited

11-50 employees
Software Development

NavLive is a newly formed spin-out from the University of Oxford and is backed by award-winning technology and algorithms from Oxford Robotics Institute. We are developing real-ti…

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