Embedded Software Engineer


We are looking to recruit experienced Embedded Software Engineers to join the software team within Plextek and support our latest client developments. The role requires all-round software development skills with the emphasis on embedded operating systems and applications.


You should have a technical degree or equivalent from a good university. You should be comfortable developing software for a variety of platforms.

You will:

  • 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

The following skills and experience are required:

  • 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

Any of the following skills and experience would be highly desirable:

  • Linux driver development (preferably on ARM platforms)
  • Familiarity with software-hardware interfacing
  • Yocto
  • 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¬†

The role is subject to the applicant being able to gain SC security clearance. See link for more details


Office address

The Plextek Building
London road
Great Chesterford

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