The Company: 

Open Bionics Ltd is a Bristol based company who designs, develops and manufactures bionic limbs for amputees. Our mission is to: “Create and Democratise Technology that Enhances the Human Body”. In other words, we want to make beautiful bionic limbs more accessible and to turn disabilities into superpowers! We’ve won several awards including most recently, Hanger Clinics Innovation Award for 2019. Please visit our website to find out more about us: 

Role Specification: 

Are you an innovative person with a passion for making a difference to people’s lives? Are you ambitious and think you are able to push the boundaries to make our technology truly groundbreaking? 

We are super excited to be recruiting for a Senior App Developer to join our Research & Development team at Open Bionics! If you’re an existing senior developer looking for an exciting move or somebody who believes they have the aptitude and potential to move into a senior developer role, then this could be the job for you. 

The role itself involves: 

  • ⭐️  Working with the R&D Manager to define the system requirements for Open Bionic’s digital services,
  • ⭐️  Developing digital infrastructure and services to support the Hero Arm.
  • ⭐️  Creating Android and iOS applications using the React framework.
  • ⭐️  Working with the embedded software team to manage the app to Hero Arm interface.

Any experience with the React framework and back-end development would be beneficial to your application, as would experience with Bluetooth and over-the-air updates.


We’d like to offer over-the-air software updates for Hero Arms in the field. Implementing this will be one of your initial responsibilities as the Senior App Developer. As a means of demonstrating your technical capabilities, please submit a proposal of no more than 2 sides of A4 detailing how you would approach this. You may choose the format in how you wish to present your response. 

Things you may want to include are: 

  • ⭐️ What are the options for implementing such a system? 
  • ⭐️  Which option do you think is best and why? 
  • ⭐️  What systems would be used? 
  • ⭐️  What resources would this require? 
  • ⭐️  What experience do you have that would aid you in implementing this system? 

You can assume the following: 

  • ⭐️  The Hero Arm can connect to a smartphone via Bluetooth 
  • ⭐️  And it has a bootloader (so is capable of updating itself on receipt of new firmware). We have a strong preference for any applications to be built using the React framework. 

Another key skill we’re looking for is the ability to communicate technical concepts clearly to others in a multi-disciplinary team. You can assume your audience is technical but not in your area of expertise. 

To Apply 

1) Visit and click on the vacancy where you can follow the instructions to apply. Your application will only be received if you apply through this portal. 

2) You will be required to upload your CV and your challenge response. 

Please note that both the CV and Challenge must be submitted in order to be considered for the post. 

Other Information
Open Bionics is an Equal Opportunities employer. If you are disabled and require any reasonable adjustments, please contact james

We welcome enquiries from everyone and we value diversity in our workplace. We may operate positive action measures to encourage people from under-represented groups to apply and help
them overcome disadvantages in competing with other applicants.If you are successful, you will be expected to start within one month following the offer of an employment contract with Open Bionics Ltd and be expected to provide proof of your right to work in the UK.

Job details

£50,000 - £60,000 per annum + up to 8% company bonus
Full Time
32 days annual leave (including bank holidays), Pension Scheme, Cycle Scheme, 50% subsidised Gym/Sports membership or exercise classes, 50% subsidised language classes, Free Fruit Free Tea & Coffee

Skills required

Perks & benefits

Work From Home
Free Food
Team Outings
Bike Shed
Birthday Off
Casual Dress
Optician Benefits
Good Pension
Free Coffee
Diversity Programme
Flexible Working
Wellness Programmes
Volunteering Days
Unlimited Holiday
Travel Loan
Team Holiday
Share Scheme
Private Health
Performance Bonus
Pet Friendly
Subsidised Learning
Lunch and Learns
Joining Bonus
Gym Discount
Beer On Tap
Free Discounted Lunch
Free Parking
Free Gym
Employee Discounts
Electric Car Charging
Dental Benefits
Charity Partner
Car Allowance
Buy Holiday Days
Bike Loan