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Principal Advanced Development Engineer

Elekta Limited
Crawley, West Sussex, UK
Posting live until
23 Mar 2024

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We don’t just build technology. We build hope.

Here at Elekta, you will make a difference.

We have a unique opportunity for the right- minded person to join our growing Advanced Development Engineering team and play an important role in the exploration of new concepts for our innovative radiotherapy solutions, based on linear accelerators.

Building on Elekta’s mission to create more than just technology, we are architects of hope. At Elekta, you have the power to make a significant impact. Our Advanced Development Engineering team is seeking a multi-disciplinary experienced scientist, with a background in physics or engineering and with applied software skills, who shares the same passion for bringing hope to people living with cancer and for giving everyone access to the best cancer care.

What you’ll do at Elekta

As a Principal Advanced Development Engineer, you will focus on exploring and de-risking new technologies to support our future linear accelerator developments.

This is an exciting opportunity to be able to carry out the following responsibilities:

  • Exploring future technologies regarding technical feasibility, robustness, cost, and appropriateness of use for radiotherapy treatment;
  • Application of best practices in the exploration phase, from idea evaluation to prototyping and proof of concept of proposed technology;
  • Development of prototypes integrating hardware and software;
  • Enabling a smooth transition of technology from the Advanced Development Engineering prototype phase to the engineering development and implementation phase within a program, including technical guidance to the engineering teams;
  • Leveraging skills of the wider engineering organisation and third parties to achieve the goal;
  • Planning the work for timely deliveries and keep progress, status and risks transparent to project team and stakeholders;
  • Actively keeping oneself updated on areas concerning engineering and the radiotherapy domain, such as engineering practices, standards, tools, methodology, etc.;
  • Actively improving one’s soft skills regarding team collaboration, communication, and building relations within your professional network.

The right stuff

We believe you are self-motivated, thrive in a fast-paced environment, and are always in search for a better way. You are creative, smart, work best in teams, and want an opportunity to truly make an impact through:

  • Analysis of technical requirements;
  • Definition of prototype specification;
  • Design of experiments for exploration;
  • Technical exploration planning, management and execution;
  • Authoring of technical reports.

What you bring

  • A BSc and/or PhD and/or master’s degree in physics, mathematics, electronic engineering, computer science or similar;
  • Extensive experience of developing software and experimental prototypes for physics and/or engineering applications, including aspects of control systems;
  • Languages: C/C++, plus at least one of the following: Matlab, Simulink, Python;
  • A good understanding of systems engineering principles and practices;
  • Experience of medical device development is an advantage;
  • Ability to effectively communicate and liaise with other functions, such as hardware engineering (mechanical and electronics), software, physics, product management, as well as with external partners, such as research institutions and other 3rd party technology partners;
  • Ability to guide the technical work of internal and external engineering physics teams;
  • The desire and flexibility to acquire different skills to complete the task;
  • Excellent command of English, both written and spoken;
  • A team player with good communication skills, but with the ability to complete work independently and coordinate work involving different parties;
  • Excellent problem-solving capabilities.

What you’ll get

In this role, you will work for a higher purpose; hope for everyone dealing with cancer, and for everyone regardless of where in the world, to have access to the best cancer care. In addition to this, Elekta offers a range of benefits.

  • Hybrid work option (you are required to work on location at least 3 days/week);
  • Group Income Protection;
  • Private Medical Insurance;
  • Pension;
  • Dependants’ Pension;
  • Introduction Bonus Scheme Policy;
  • Holiday Purchase;
  • Cycle to work scheme;
  • Flexible working hours;
  • Life Assurance;
  • Long Service Awards;
  • Retirement Policy;
  • Love electric (Electric Vehicle salary sacrifice scheme).

How to apply

We are looking forward to hearing from you! Apply by submitting your application and résumé in English, via the “Apply” button. Please note that we do not accept applications or résumés by e-mail.

Your Elekta contact 

For questions, please contact the responsible talent acquisition partner, Sarah Elmasry, at

We are an equal opportunity employer.

We are an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic.


Elekta profile imageA leader in precision radiation therapy, Elekta is committed to ensuring every patient has access to the best cancer care possible. We collaborate with customers to meet evolving patient needs, improve outcomes and bring hope to those dealing with cancer. We’ve been working openly and proactively with clinicians and our partners for almost half a century to advance precision radiation therapy and meet continuously evolving patient needs – no matter where they are in the world. This includes our investment in making our cutting-edge solutions broadly available to the millions of people around the world with limited access to cancer care. To us, it’s personal, and our global team of 4700 employees combine passion, science and imagination to profoundly change cancer care.

Why work for us
Our treatment solutions and oncology informatics portfolios are designed to enhance the delivery of radiation therapy, radiosurgery and brachytherapy, and to drive cost-efficiency in clinical workflows. At Elekta, you will have the opportunity to work with a complex range of technologies including radiation physics, X-ray and MR imaging, software, electronics and mechanical systems. In addition, we also have expertise in manufacturing, logistics, product management, procurement, technical training and many other disciplines that can fulfil your career aspirations.

Training and development
At Elekta we expect every employee to want to do their best work and take responsibility for the development of their career. We offer different routes for development – from product and technical training, to attendance of scientific workshops and conferences – as well as personal-development programmes to enhance effectiveness and develop leadership skills. Employees benefit from a network of coaches and mentors and are encouraged to achieve industry-recognized qualifications (such as CEng, CPhys). 

Graduate schemes
Elekta’s Graduate Scheme is an excellent opportunity for recent physics and engineering graduates. The programme offers a range of rotations that allow graduates to learn about various areas of the company. Additionally, Elekta supports career development via the membership of professional bodies such as IOP, IET and IMechE. 

What we are looking for
We are looking for motivated scientists and engineers with strong problem-solving skills and the ability to contribute in multidisciplinary teams. Roles will often offer interaction with our customers, healthcare professionals and research institutions, therefore we require excellent communication skills. Elekta solutions encompass the broad spectrum of disease management. Diverse and exciting employment opportunities are available in many areas. If this sounds like the kind of organization you’d like to become a part of, we want to hear from you.

Main offices in the UK, Sweden, the Netherlands, China and the US

Number of employees

Positions recently recruited for
We recruit for a variety of positions across our business – from research and development, through manufacturing and supply, to customer management, sales and service

Desired degree disciplines/class
Undergraduate or postgraduate degree in medical physics, accelerator physics, imaging, mechanical engineering, electronics, software engineering and system engineering, or relevant experience. Some technical roles may require professional qualifications

Eligibility to work in the job’s location is preferred

How to apply
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Closing date
All year round

Tel +44 (0)1293 544422

Company info
+44 (0)1293 544422
London Road
RH10 9BL
United Kingdom

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