Research & Development Assistant

British Energy Saving Technologies
Energy, Natural Resources & Utilities, Engineering, Manufacturing & Processing
St Austell
Salary Details
Hours of work
40 hours per week
Job Type
Interview Date
01/01/2018 (Anticipated)
Closing Date
This is an exciting opportunity for someone with skills and an interest in computer programming and electronics to join our team in Cornwall. Immediate ability is not as important as attitude and aptitude, as full training will be given.

Job Description


  • Product testing and bug fixing
  • Product and data security
  • Documentation
  • Decoupling of application from OS environment
  • Extension of interaction with our cloud services
  • Improve boot speeds
  • Improve efficiency (application, space, speed and bandwidth)
  • Extend application feature set

Requirements (Must have)

  • Good understanding of maths and science (eg physics/electronics) (A-level)
  • Proven Debugging skills
  • Demonstrable programming skills (Any language as you will need to become poly-linguistic eventually)

Desirables (Would be good to have)

  • Physics / Maths / Computing degree
  • Understanding of electronics design
  • Practical Electronics skills (soldering etc.)
  • Development of hardware or firmware (either in a previous role or in own time)
  • Understanding / Interest in energy management

Personal Qualities / Attributes

  • The right attitude – Willingness to work and to learn etc.
  • Good attention to detail.
  • Ability to accurately locate/acquire new knowledge quickly.
  • Ability to work conscientiously without direct supervision.

Company Description

British Energy Saving Technology (BEST) is a UK based company specialising in the measurement, control and reduction of energy consumption and costs within the industrial, commercial and public sectors. 
Formed in 2006, we now operate in more than 50 international territories, across all major continents, working in partnership with over 100 independent distributors across the globe. 

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