James Cambridge Focal Point

Life at FocalPoint

Join our team of trailblazers turning world class technical research into world-changing products.

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Our culture and values are based around excellence, integrity and a pioneering mindset.

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We’re looking for software engineers, GNSS experts, machine learning specialists and entrepreneurial business builders to join our team creating the next generation of positioning solutions.

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Our current vacancies

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Explore some of our current vacancies on our careers portal

Senior Inertial Navigation Engineer

Technology | Hybrid

Senior GNSS Engineer

Customer Experience & Support | Hybrid role

Applications Engineer (US)

Customer Experience & Support | Remote role

Talent Acquisition Partner

Operations | Hybrid role

Admin and Facilities Assistant

Operations | Office-based

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Interested in working with us but there are no current openings in your area? We’d still love to see your CV and stay in touch for the future.

Our impact

Work on challenges that will change the world

We develop new technologies that improve the performance of any mobile device, giving them 10x improvements in sensitivity, accuracy and integrity in positioning.

Our expertise

Our teams

Our focused teams bring together deep expertise across disciplines and industries, searching for novel ideas that transform ground-breaking research into real-world impact.

Technology

Our team expertise includes

  • GNSS
  • Inertial Navigation
  • Machine Learning
  • Software Engineering
  • Android
Customer Experience & Support

Our team expertise includes

  • Field Application Engineering
  • Customer integration support
  • Technology transfer
Sales & Marketing

Our team expertise includes

  • Business Development
  • Brand strategy
  • Growth hacking
  • Social media and comms
People & Operations

Our team expertise includes

  • HR
  • Finance
  • Admin
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Our values

The principles we work to

Our technologies will transform products and services that touch the lives of almost every person on the planet. We know that the impact we will have is immense, we’re laser-focused on achieving it.

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Work with integrity

We are ethical, trustworthy, and rigorous in our commitment to fact, not hype.
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Set the standards that others will follow

We strive to always be the best, we want to change the world for the better.
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Professional development and opportunity

Empower people to make decisions and grow professionally.
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Be trailblazers

Our research, technology and products redefine the state of the art of positioning systems.
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Engage and support

Create an environment where great work and collaboration take place.

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Our people

Diversity and inclusion

Our people are at the heart of everything we do, that’s why we've built on culture on investing in and growing every individual. We aim to attract diverse talent, ensure fairness and equity in all that we do and create an environment where everyone can grow and achieve their potential.

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Why we've joined the Tech Talent Charter

People Team

"We are proud to become a signatory for the Tech Talent Charter. As FocalPoint goes from strength to strength, it is vitally important that Diversity and Inclusion acts as part of our core values. We welcome talent from across the globe with our Tier 2 Visa Sponsorship Licence and seek enthusiastic individuals who can culturally add value to our business."

Suraksha

C++ Software Engineer

"I am a regular user of navigation apps so I was excited to get to grips with FocalPoint's new technology that brings accurate positioning to mobile and other devices. The team continues to be friendly and supportive."

Jez

Product Manager

"When speaking with customers, I really love those moments where you get a new lightbulb-moment as to what is driving them, or how they use the product or what is most important to their customers."

Michele

Senior Algorithms Engineer

"I like the technical challenges and contributing to solve them. I have enjoyed taking ownership of an idea, demonstrating it and putting it in practice to solve a real problem."

Becky

Senior HR Manager

"Our daily stand-ups are great for team communication & the new starter lunches are a nice touch too."

Paulo

Principal Scientist

"The team spirit is really good, I believe everyone very much wants to succeed and contribute to the company's success"

Robert

Senior Scientist

"I was attracted to the role by FocalPoint's R&D work, skill development opportunities and overlap in algorithms with my PHD"

Nationalities

10 nationalities

Female workforce

33% female workforce

BAME

13.6% Ethnic minority

Diversity partners

Partners in diversity

Proud members of the ACCU

We care about craft, sharing knowledge, learning, and seeking Professionalism in Programming

Our application process

What to expect

We believe interviewing works both ways – a chance for you to find out about FocalPoint and the role, and for us to find out about you and your skills and experience. Our recruitment process is transparent and relaxed. We look forward to speaking with you.

Our perks

Discover the benefits

Savings

Workplace pension
We offer a 401(k) contribution in the US and 5% matched pension contribution in the UK

Healthcare

Healthcare
We offer Vitality Healthcare in the UK and Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield in the US

Membership

Professional memberships & career development
We cover the cost of a variety of memberships, training and conference attendance.

Referral

Refer a friend scheme
One-off payment up to £5000 / $6500 depending on seniority of the role

Festivities

Holidays & leave
25 days annual leave and bank holidays on top. Our Cambridge, Bristol and US hubs are closed over Christmas break.

3 years

Additional holiday days
3x extra days holiday up to a maximum of 10 additional days, each year after 3 years.

Share scheme

Share Scheme
Employees may be eligible depending on a number of factors throughout the duration of your employment.

Social

Monthly staff socials
From eating out, board game evenings and golf ... these are just a few examples.

Hybrid working approach

Hybrid working approach
Whether you want a permanent desk or mixture or both hub/remote, the choice is yours.

What insiders have said

Glassdoor reviews

FocalPoint Positioning

4.9
100% Recommend to a Friend
100% Approve of CEO

16/January/2021

"Good company to work for"

12/January/2021

"Nice company with great culture"

08/January/2021

"Mind blowingly clever team"

05/October/2020

"Great company"

08/October/2020

"Excellent workplace"

08/January/2021

"Great technology, lots of potential, exciting environment"

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