Aspire Cambridge are currently recruiting for an Embedded Software Engineer for our client based in Saffron Walden, Essex.
Would you like to work on advanced robotic systems, or sensors for autonomous drones, or smart city technology? What about advanced mobile ad-hoc radio networks or airfield radar? Or underwater or aircraft-based sensor and communications systems? These are all current projects and our client needs the brightest minds to deliver them.
One of the great advantages of working with our client is that your next project will be different from your last. If you thrive on variety, learning new skills and an exciting challenge, this is the place to be.
Our client is looking to recruit experienced Embedded Software Engineers to join the software team and support their latest client developments. The role requires all-round software development skills with the emphasis on embedded operating systems and applications. This will cover the development of software for a range of embedded platforms from bare metal microcontrollers to RTOS and embedded Linux systems. Given the breadth of work the ability to quickly learn new languages and skills is essential, so as to contribute across the range of the group’s activities.
With software playing a key role in nearly all leading-edge applications of technology, the software engineers are involved across the whole range of development projects undertaken by Plextek. In most cases, the roles involve working with other software or hardware engineers as part of a multidisciplinary project team.
You will be expected to participate in sales and project meetings with clients and be able to generate the technical responses to bids and tenders.
You should have a technical degree or equivalent from a good university. You should be comfortable developing software for a variety of platforms.
- Be an enthusiastic team player, but be able to work independently
- Be prepared to learn new skills quickly in order to react to changing demands
- Have good communications skills
- Have good organisation skills
- In-depth knowledge of embedded Linux operating systems/board support packages
- Developing real-time software in C
- Experience with debugging and optimising embedded code: finding problems and bottlenecks and fixing them
One or more of the following areas of domain experience (or similar) is also desirable:
- Familiarity with software-hardware interfacing
- Application development for embedded Linux or Android platforms
- Python, Perl, C++, C#, Objective C, Java, Bash/other scripting languages
- Build systems, source control & defect tracking
- Communications protocols
- Wireless technologies
- Test frameworks and design-for-test methodology
- Relevant commercial domain experience in medical, sensors or defence
- A record of open source software contributions
- Windows programming
In return, our client can offer a competitive package and an environment that will stimulate and challenge you to be your best.
They provide all the training and support that you need to complete your projects and grow your skills. The nature of their business means that they are able to support career progression in many dimensions, including technical, commercial and managerial.
Due to the nature of this position, candidates must be willing to undergo, and eligible to achieve, HMG security clearance up to at least SC level.
They provide unique solutions for customers by solving today’s hardest engineering problems in sensing, data collection & communications. Their customers span a wide range of markets including healthcare, defence, internet of things, security and automotive.
Location: Saffron Walden, Essex
Hours: Monday to Friday, full time
Salary: £Depending on Experience
If you are interested in this position, feel you have the relevant skills and would like to apply please call our team on or apply online. Whilst we’d love to get back to every applicant, it is not always possible, so if you haven’t heard from us within 3-5 days, please note that your application has not been successful on this occasion.
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