Jobs at Mathmos

Freelance Senior Technical, Design and Product Development Consultant

Mathmos want to develop an ongoing relationship with a senior designer / product developer with good technical experience to take primary responsability for the following functions;

  1. New Product Design and Development
  2. Improvement of quality and cost profiles of existing product
  3. Product Compliance

You will have several years experience in a senior possition designing and developing lighting or electrical products.  Working closely with the team at Mathmos you will co-ordinate the design and development of new products from concept to manufacture pulling in external designers and specialists as required.

You will have a good understanding of electronics and design engineering. You would have developed products for market with both UK and Far Eastern manufacturers. Ideally you will have knowledge of metal processes, plastics and glass. You will have the relevant CAD skills. You will probably have a industrial design, product design or engineering degre.

You can be based anywhere but must be set up to work effectively remotely and be able to attend regular meetings in Poole and in London.

Working to a tight brief and budget you will work closely with the Mathmos team to develop both their lava lamp and LED ranges.  You will be a team player and be used to small company situations and solutions.

You will take responsability for product compliance. Working closely with test houses and the lighting association you will ensure current and future product is compliant to the latest regulations

Please note this position is not suitable for a recent graduate; 8 years relevent experience is essential. Please write explaining why you are suitable for the role attaching a CV to; jobs@mathmos.com

NB. There is parking on site and Mathmos is next to Holton Heath railway station (Waterloo - Weymouth line)


Mathmos Design Internships - full or part time

Based in our Poole factory Mathmos offer unpaid placements providing fantastic hands on experience seeing products through from concept to sale.

You Need;

  • To have finished or be part way through a relevant design degree.

  • To live within a one hour commute of our factory: BH16 6LG. (We will pay either a petrol allowance or train fair (our factory is next to Holton Heath train station and has parking) plus lunch.

  • To be able to commit to a minimum of 4 months either full time or 3 days a week. (Please ensure you can afford to take an unpaid role before applying.)

  • A personable and willing attitude.

  • Solid Works and Adobe Suite are an advantage.

You will Receive Hands on Experience in the following areas;

  • Product design and development

  • Packaging Design

  • Product sourcing, supplier management

  • Setting AQLs and managing product quality

  • Exhibition design and execution

Please send a covering letter explaining what you could bring to the role, your CV and 2 pieces of work no larger than 3MB to Stephen@mathmos.co.uk.