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As R&D projects become more complex, project owners develop greater dependence on attracting a qualified and capable workforce. Those with specialist, in-depth knowledge form a very small talent pool – it’s the pool we draw from exclusively for our clients.

Spencer Ogden delivers tailored solutions to fulfil all your contract and permanent recruitment needs across the following sectors:
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Embedded Software
  • Hardware/Firmware
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Project/Programme Management
  • MFG Planning / Project Engineering
  • Sales
  • QA & Continuing Improvement
  • NPI & Product Engineering
  • Supply Chain & Procurement


The R&D sector plays an essential part of the engineering process and is a sector that continues to attract substantial investment across the UK.

Technology has simultaneously revolutionised the way we think, work and play, and the need for innovation is at the heart of R&D.

As a function, it has created a strong demand for talent with an innovative skillset. It is from this unique talent pool where fresh inventive ideas originate and further propel the sector to reach new heights.

The UK has been at the forefront of some of the most influential technological improvements in modern history. It is a country that has a supportive government, flexible labor market and a strong willingness to invest in new infrastructure. To support the growth of this market, our team monitors our talent network, keeping in touch so when a suitable role arises, we know who to call. Our business is based on successful, long-term relationships and when it comes to finding high-calibre candidates, our dynamic global network puts us in the driving seat.

Giving you the advantage in recruitment

Here at Spencer Ogden R&D, our team offers industry specific services to large international engineering companies as well as unique SME clients. Our consultants bring expertise into every stage of the product life cycle, and have the understanding to know the challenges our clients face. Each consultant spends time understanding the sector which in turn enables them to challenge clients about their needs for each role ensuring we find the right candidate first time.

Timely, effectively project delivery is our core focus. Our careful and diligent recruitment process will acquire the correct candidates with job roles that fulfil clients’ extensive requirements. A centralised project team based in one of our 16 global offices, combined with expert contractor care provide additional reassurance for all of our clients. From clearance issues to payroll or accommodation, it’s all covered.

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.NET System Analyst Lead
  • Job type Permanent
  • Location Hong Kong
  • Salary HK$35000 - HK$45000 per month
  • Description An excellent opportunity has arisen where you will be working as part of a talented platform development team on innovative FS platform buildout. You will be involved in a dynamic environment
IoT Software Engineer - Python
  • Job type Permanent
  • Location USA, New York, New York City
  • Salary Negotiable
  • Description JOB DESCRIPTION On any given day you will productionize ML prototypes, create data visualizations and work on the implementation of Spark pipelines. We're looking for a seasoned engineer to join a
IoT DevOps/Software Engineer
  • Job type Permanent
  • Location USA, New York, New York City
  • Salary Negotiable
  • Description JOB DESCRIPTION This position is a mix of DevOps (75%), and software development (25%). On any given day you will update and test infrastructure improvements, create internal tools
NodeJS - IoT Software Engineer
  • Job type Permanent
  • Location USA, New York
  • Salary Negotiable
  • Description JOB DESCRIPTION This position is focused exclusively on software development. On any given day you will develop, update or fix product features. We're looking for a seasoned engineer to join a stellar