R&D Engineer

Employer: Ooni Pizza Ovens
Job location
Broxburn, West Lothian
Job salary
Job closing date

Hey you! Are you the kind of person that loves to generate new and innovative solutions? Lives for research and development? Wants to smash those loves together with an awesome pizza loving company, and lead some epic level R&D into the next generation of kick-ass products? Can you absorb learning and bend the art of the possible? Want to develop new patentable technologies that make people go all “Oooooh that’s cool” and give you high fives? Well here’s your time to shine! We are looking for an R&D Engineer to join our crew.

Do you like pizza? Like - really LIKE pizza. Then this could be a match made in heaven.


A little about the job:

  • Generate new groundbreaking ideas and realise these through proof-of-principle prototypes, performance testing and iterative design refinement.
  • Embodying our value of innovation by maintaining awareness of new technologies and consumer insights to develop mind-blowingly awesome products
  • Research into new and existing technologies, and material science, collaborating with external manufacturing partners to develop new components and materials.
  • Be part of the team that looks at our existing hardware and says ‘hey wouldn’t it be even better if we did this…”
  • Analysis, test methods, design methodologies, feasibility justification, and business case processes are all things that you actually DO on a regular basis.
  • Coordinating with lovely Project Managers to ensure key stage-gates are met within timelines, quality/performance requirements, and budget.
  • Produce technical documentation, procedures and test reports to support handover of new technologies into our core Industrial Design and Engineering teams.  
  • Solid understanding of the appropriate analyses, test methods, design methodologies, feasibility justification, and business case processes for new designs.

A bit about YOU: 

  • Degree in (Design/Mechanical/Software) Engineering is required.
  • Track record of experience in a similar role.
  • Proficiency in CAD Modelling (preferably SolidWorks)
  • You are a persistent soul, who can iterate a design idea until it works beautifully.
  • All of the above fills you with so much joy you may occasionally burst into song. Yodelling accepted. 
  • You need to like or at least tolerate dogs (we are a dog friendly office so that’s kind of a big deal)

The Company:

  • Go to YouTube and search “We are Ooni”. That wee video pretty much says it all

The quick version is:

  • We make epic pizza ovens that cook awesome pizza in 60 seconds and start from only £299.
  • We’re now up to 300+ in the whole team. This was 100 this time last year and only 50 the year before that. And they are all AWESOME - our culture is core to our whole reason for being. 
  • These are our values: Passion, Rigour, Innovation, Ambition and Kindness. We really do live by them and demand them in everything we do. It ain’t just corporate mumbo jumbo to us. See how they’re capitalised to show how important they are?


  • Salary depending on experience, tell us what sounds good to you..
  • £500 every year to spend on your passion – whatever that may be. 
  • Great pizza every single day if you want it. Yep. Every single day. And we’ll teach you to become a pizza pro
  • Pension scheme, cycle to work scheme, weekly yoga classes. (NamastYAY!)
  • 35 days paid holiday per year
  • £1000 to spend on Ooni products each year, plus 50% discount on any other Ooni stuff
  • Employee Assistance Programme – our people are at the heart of everything we do, so if you’re happy, we’re happy.
  • Raising money for charity – we’re all about giving back… and having lots of fun in the process!

To know more, have a look at our website. Read a bit about our values and products and just have a wee Google. If you like what you see, apply online with your CV and a cover letter to tell us why you want to come on board. We really like nice letters – especially ones that are personalised just for us!

Having a fantastic culture is really important to all of us at Ooni. We work hard to make it diverse and inclusive, and want everyone to have access to the same opportunities. If you would like this advert in a different format or need an alternative method of applying, please let us know. You can email us at jobs@ooni.com


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