Electronics/Controls Engineer


  • Full Time

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Do you want a rubbish job?

At Recycleye, we’re on a mission to build the recycling industry of the 21st century. One of the world’s biggest challenges is waste – how do you sort it, store it, and reuse it? Recycleye’s proprietary waste-sorting technology solves this issue for waste handlers and accelerates the world’s transition to a circular economy.

We’re looking for an Electronics/Controls engineer to join us as a key hire on our journey to developing the recycling infrastructure of the future. You’ll have the opportunity to play an integral role in building a world-changing product while developing your own skills and qualifications.

About Recycleye

Currently, the sorting of waste materials is done by manual workers. This is expensive, slow, and inaccurate. It’s estimated that the average materials recovery facility spends 60% of their operating costs on these manual workers. To date, AI and robotics have not been advanced enough to reduce this cost and make recycling cheaper, more efficient, and more widespread.

At Recycleye we’ve taken this into our own hands and decided to create the future. Recycleye’s ground-breaking computer vision technology allows the automatic sorting of waste while our robotic picker system sorts it accordingly. Combined, they replicate the capabilities of the human brain, eye, and arm. We predict our technology will save the average materials recovery facility over $4 million.

Our technology stands to change the way recycling is done and we have received significant traction. We have a technology development partnership with Microsoft, are members of the world-leading Plug and Play accelerator, and have received grants/funding from the UK government and a number of high-profile VC funds.

The Role

The Hardware Team is looking for an Intermediate/Senior Electronics/Controls engineer to work on scaling our products. You will help us refine our robotic solutions for our clients, improve at each iteration and standardise along the way. Every so often you will even go to help install them to better understand the whole process! In this role you are the designer, the one putting together the first prototype, and the one helping to get it off your hands (to a third-party or our in-house team) to scale it to hundreds of units a year.

In this role you will be responsible for research, design, development (and assembly of initial prototypes) of the electronics driving and controlling our robotic cells and other products within the hardware engineering team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Be the main point of contact for anything related to electronics/electrical/control systems within our products.
  • Help us standardize our products and make them more indestructible!
  • Specifying, designing and documenting bespoke PLC/HMI control systems and software to meet the requirements of our customers.
  • Produce high quality technical specifications and documentations (e.g. FAT/SAT documents)
  • Design & streamline electronics & control: developing solutions that scale and that integrate neatly with our clients’ existing infrastructure.
  • Design testing procedures to guarantee the quality of our products.
  • On top of all of this? We’ve recently moved into a huge empty arch near Waterloo… and we most likely will be making some of the changes to the arch ourselves! If these things excite you then we want to hear from you!

You’re a good fit if you:

  • Are passionate about the green revolution;
  • Don’t mind getting your hands dirty, literally;
  • Are ambitious and want to change the world;
  • Have a growth mindset and are willing to learn and adapt;
  • Are excited about being an early-stage hire in a start-up.


  • Degree in Electrical or Electronic Engineering or equivalent experience.
  • Experience in PLC programming, HMI screen creation, integration of 3rd party equipment such as robot, vision systems, measurement systems etc.
  • Experience with industrial robots and the regulations around them.
  • Experience working within a start-up, enjoying the fast pace and the forever changing plans.
  • Experience dealing with product development (supply chain issues, etc.) and scaling products for industrial settings.
  • A hands-on attitude: you are happy to go and sort out problems at the recycling centre if need be or to assemble one of our products and do some troubleshooting when necessary.
  • A keen interest in solving the problems within the recycling industry.
  • London-based role so you need to be based in London.


  • Be part of a small structure and get your voice heard
  • Ownership: you’ll own a piece of our company through our share option scheme
  • Unlimited holiday
  • Flexible working hours
  • A big workshop in central London
  • Extensive upskilling opportunities
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