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Company Overview

SmartIR was founded to develop a commercial pathway for a patented graphene technology for adaptive emissivity and absorption of infrared (IR) and visible light.

SmartIR Ltd is currently developing a flexible, lightweight, and switchable graphene-based tile system for coating surfaces to control infrared emissivity and visible colour across a broad spectrum. Tiles enable control of thermal radiation on demand and can be connected together to cover large surfaces and controlled on a tile-by-tile basis. Initial demonstrators have been produced embedded into textile, plastic, and various substrates at 10x10cm scale.

In addition to aerospace, ATT also has applications into thermal signature management for increased survivability and force protection against set-and-forget style weapons systems which target heat emissions for course guidance.

Additionally, thermal identification patches are currently employed by infantry and vehicles to recognise friendly forces in the field. The existing technologies are static, hence, more vulnerable to falsification. The SmartIR ATT is capable of producing dynamic infrared patterns and signals that can be updated with a miniature peripheral electronic circuit.

What you’ll be doing:

You will be leading defence related projects and support other space development oriented activities.
· Working on electronic integration of multiple tiles to cover large areas.
· Push the TRL of SmartIR core technology
· Build direct customer and stakeholder relationships to assist in ensuring effective project delivery
· Support the development of projects that require the design and manufacture of the SmartIR solutions and their integration on end-user applications

Candidate Requirements


  • Electronic engineering skills (Raspberry pies, PCBs, Microprocessors, general integration )
  • Some Familiarity with Electronics CAD software (schematics and PCB layout)
  • Analogue and digital circuits, electronic components and microcontroller datasheets.
  • Degree qualified (or equivalent) in a relevant scientific / engineering discipline with proven industrial experience. · BS and Master
  • Unlimited permit to work in UK
  • Familiarity with industry standards
  • Familiarity with techniques for optical characterisation & measurement including visible, IR & microwaves
  • Good communication skills willing to work and interact with a multicultural team
  • Located in Manchester & NW area, to be able to commute easily on a daily base to GEIC in Manchester

Desirable :

  • Sensing integration
  • Experience with Space & Defence related projects & applications
  • Knowledge or experience of Python and/or C++ programming.
  • Knowledge or experience of Product development and the product development lifecycle.


Company: SmartIR

Location: Sci-Tech Daresbury, Keckwick Ln, Daresbury, Warrington WA4 4FS

Employment type: Full Time

Salary: £40,000 – 45,000 DOE

Closing date: 1st October 2023

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