Data Quality Engineer

About Us

Carv is creating a new category of sports technology by redefining the way skill-based sports are taught with cutting-edge hardware, real-time audio instruction, AI-driven data analytics and content curated by the best instructors in their industries.

Our first product focuses on skiing and was launched in 2016 after a record breaking Kickstarter campaign. Carv’s smart inserts retrofit to any ski boot to measure pressure and motion, data is then processed by your smartphone to deliver turn-by-turn coaching through your headphones and a breakdown of your technique in our app.

We’ve manufactured and shipped 21,000 units to date and are doubling production every year to keep up with demand. This is an outstanding opportunity to work in a fast growing VC backed sports technology start-up in London, alongside a fantastic team of hardware and software engineers, marketing and customer service experts who are all passionate about changing the paradigm of coaching.

The Role

Carv relies on accurate sensor data to provide effective coaching to our members. We are constantly trying to improve the accuracy of this data, trialling new algorithms, calibration methods, and sensor technology to ensure that all nuances of a skier’s movement are captured.

As a Data Quality Engineer, you will lead future investigation into sensor accuracy and data quality, working within the Hardware team with the Data Science and Product teams to test, characterise, and improve Carv’s sensing capabilities.

At Carv you will:

  • Create a calibrated and trusted set of test fixtures designed to assess the performance of force and motion sensors.
  • Use these fixtures to characterise the performance and robustness of the current and future Carv hardware.
  • Analyse experimental data and propose product changes to improve data quality, from the design of the product itself through to in-manufacturing process changes and calibration processes.
  • Manage junior engineers in carrying out detailed research into specific areas.

Requirements

The Necessities

  • 1st or 2:1 in Electrical, Mechatronics, Mechanical or similar Engineering course with a grounding in both mechanical and electrical design principles, or equivalent professional experience.

  • 2+ years of relevant experience.

  • Experience designing and building custom testing equipment from scratch.

  • Comfortable designing and carrying out multivariate experiments.

  • Experience processing experimental data to extract useful insights.

  • Familiar with rapid prototyping methods

  • Familiar with a range of mass-production manufacturing techniques

  • Experience working in multi-disciplinary teams

The Nice-to-Haves

  • Experience in the testing of consumer electronics or medical devices.

  • Experience working with IMUs or other MEMS devices

  • Experience working with capacitive touch sensors

  • Loves skiing!

Location

UK. You would be expected to be in our London office for at least 2 days per week on average, so could be based partly remotely or full-time in the office. COVID permitting, this role may require travel to China for several weeks each year. You may also make use of our mountain office, in the centre of Innsbruck, Austria where we have company accommodation which can be used year round

Remuneration

  • £30k-£38k salary dependent on experience
  • Equity
  • Gear budget for work-related / skiing purchases
  • Option to work from our mountain office in Innsbruck, and use of Carv’s accommodation there any time of year.

Applications

To apply, please send a CV and cover email (no more than 250 words) to team@getcarv.com

Please note that we will not accept graduates or recruiter submissions for this role.