Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Semiconductor Jobs - June

A hugely influential player when it comes to semiconductor technology and seen by some as an unchallenged No.1 company in its field, this is a seriously high-tech company and one that has changed the world with its products. Its revenues are growing faster than industry revenues - this is one pioneering company you don't want to miss.

Offering diversity of products & career opportunities, this Cambridge player wants to hire the best of the best and in return will offer you an exceptional benefits package which may include:

Share options, private medical care, life assurance, pension scheme, annual bonus (performance-related), 25 days holiday, flexitime, 4-week paid sabbatical after 4 years' service, on-site gym, restaurant, pool table, and relocation expenses (where appropriate).

These opportunities are largely based in Cambridge (but locations outside of this city are shown below) to give you a flavour as to the type of roles available with this firm. However, this list is not exhaustive and we have many more vacancies with this Company as well as other organisations. All vacancies can be found on our website Alternatively, ring to speak to one of our consultants on 01442 874 884.

Hardware Roles:Project Manager - Yorkshire
SOC Verification Engineer - South Yorkshire
Hardware Design Engineers - Yorkshire
Senior Implementation Engineer - Cambridge
Senior Verification Engineers - Cambridge
Project Manager - Cambridge
Senior DFT Engineer - Cambridge
Senior Project Manager - Cambridge
Electronics/FPGA Support Engineer - Cambridge
Product Manager - Cambridge

Software Roles in Cambridge:Compiler Engineer
Tools & Infrastructure Software Engineer
Senior Software Engineer
Linux Software Engineer
RTOS Embedded Software Engineer
Software Engineer
Senior Software Engineer
Embedded Software Engineer - Boot Time Drivers
Embedded Software Manager

Monday, 2 June 2014

Cake Monday - 2nd June 2014

We race (electronically) and the loser has to bake a cake to feed the office. 
Why? because we like cake.
Who? everyone in the office. No one gets out of it. When? 1st Monday of the month. The rules: you make the cake yourself, without any help. You can't 'repeat' a cake. Your cake will be judged on presentation, difficulty and taste, and marked out of 10 by each colleague. When you have baked 3 cakes, you are out of the competition for 1 year.

'Double Chocolate Sponge' cake by Darren. This ended up being Darren's back-up cake due to his first idea not working out. His aim was for this cake to look better than his last cake and as a result he was at that oven door watching his cake rise to ensure it didn't crack. What he would have done if it had cracked we don't know, but good to know he was watching it. By his own admission, this was a straightforward cake to make (cue an immediate drop of points in terms of 'technical difficulty') and that his original cake planned was a Banoffee Sponge (cue further groans of disappointment). Still, this chocolate cake did look good. 

The Verdict - well executed & a moist sponge, but the office was divided when it came down to taste; some colleagues thought he could have made more of the filling by substituting it for cream or buttercream. Others really liked the topping and filling and appreciated the mix of chocolate decoration. For some though, the sponge wasn't flavoursome enough and they didn't experience the 'wow factor', whereas others loved it, and said it was exactly their kind of cake. 

'Double Chocolate Sponge' Average Score: 7.6

A credible score, but it doesn't increase his existing position on the Leader Board. Next time: Louise is back in the kitchen.

10 Featured Jobs - June

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