Embedded Software Engineer

Summary

A number of positions are available from graduate engineer to senior consultant depending on your experience. You will be developing real-time software for embedded systems working closely with members of our engineering team to create solutions that meet our clients’ requirements. Projects range from using small off-the-shelf platforms with minimal resources to large customised designs with an integrated RTOS. You will be participating in client meetings and will be responsible for the full software life cycle from concept to delivery. Apply now and join a team that works with leading-edge technology at the forefront of today's hardest engineering problems.

Would you like to work on novel healthcare solutions, smart city technology, advanced robotic systems or sensors for autonomous drones? What about mobile ad-hoc radio networks or airfield radar? How do you fancy underwater or aircraft-based sensor and communications systems? These are all current projects at Plextek and we need the brightest minds joining our diverse teams to deliver them.

Our work is largely driven by technical development and innovation. One of the great advantages of working here is that no two projects are the same. If you are an enthusiastic, adaptable and motivated person who thrives on variety, enjoys learning new skills and facing exciting challenges then this is the place to be.

THE ROLE

A number of positions are available from graduate engineer to senior consultant depending on your experience. You will be developing real-time software for embedded systems working closely with members of our engineering team to create solutions that meet our clients’ requirements. Projects range from using small off-the-shelf platforms with minimal resources to large customised designs with an integrated RTOS. You will be configuring embedded peripherals on microcontrollers and interfacing to external devices using techniques such as GPIOs, SPI, I2C and UARTs. You will be testing and refining your solutions at hardware level using equipment such as oscilloscopes and logic analysers. There will be opportunities to develop solutions for non-real-time systems, such as stand-alone PC applications and mobile device apps, in a variety of programming languages. You will be participating in client meetings and will be responsible for the full software life cycle from concept to delivery.

Knowledge of real-time embedded systems and a solid understanding of professional software development are essential. Experience of wireless protocols is highly desirable and an understanding of schematic diagrams would be an advantage. You must be comfortable participating in sales and project meetings with clients and able to generate technical responses to bids and tenders. You should have a good technical degree or an equivalent qualification and you should have genuine enthusiasm for problem-solving.

THE REWARDS

In return, we offer a competitive package and a stimulating environment that will encourage you to be your best. We provide all the training, professional development and support that you need to complete your projects. We are a versatile business and are able to support career progression in many dimensions including technical, commercial and managerial.

THE COMPANY

Plextek provides unique solutions for our customers by solving today’s hardest engineering problems in sensing, data collection & communications. Our customers span a wide range of markets including healthcare, internet of things, defence, security and automotive.

We are based just south of Cambridge with easy road and rail routes to the vibrant city centre. We provide a friendly and supportive working environment including regular on-site and off-site social events.

Office address

The Plextek Building
London Road
Great Chesterford
CB10 1NY

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