Senior Software & Controls Engineer

Research & Product Development

Key details

Based at: Leicestershire, UK
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Category: Product Development, AC
Line Manager: Technical Lead, IE-POWER PLM
Closing date: 26th April, 2024
Posted on: Wednesday 20th March, 2024

About the Role

Working as part of the Product Development team, you will utilise embedded controls firmware engineering skills, leading the design and development of control software for commercial products for use in applications including automotive and industrial power systems.

You will have responsibility for the appropriate use of the firmware toolchain and supporting development tools including version control and configuration management. You will architect, write, and document C code for microcontroller applications and deliver embedded control for systems and system components from early prototypes to fully developed products.


Collaborating with other functional teams including electronics and systems engineering, you will be responsible for specification development from customer and internal requirements. You will conduct hands on test, validation, and debug of system firmware on the target product to facilitate development and understanding of systems in a real-world environment.

About You

You will hold a BEng, BSc (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline, or possess a relevant non-degree

level qualification alongside suitable industrial experience.  Membership of a relevant professional body, progressing towards chartered status is advantageous.

You will have demonstrable relevant industrial experience in writing C code for microcontrollers, alongside a proven track record of developing, delivering and documenting firmware products, systems and system components.

You will be able to demonstrate experience of interfacing embedded control with real world hardware through sensors and actuators using a variety of protocols including I2C, SPI and CAN.

You will have proven capability of delivering work packages on time and to commercial and technical requirements.

It is key to us that you have a commercial mindset and the ability to work with a flexible and solutions focused approach, in an agile and fast paced environment.  You must also be able to work collaboratively with a cross-functional team alongside both technical and non-technical colleagues. As such, excellent communication skills are vital.

What We Offer

This role is based on site in our Loughborough facility.

At Intelligent Energy we offer the opportunity to work in a great team, with our world leading technology and cutting-edge products.

We offer the following range of benefits:

  • Salary sacrifice pension scheme
  • Private healthcare
  • Life cover
  • 25 days holiday per year plus public holidays with flexibility to buy or sell holidays each year
  • Electric Car Scheme
  • Cycle to Work
  • Exclusive discounts at a wide range of high-street and online retailers
  • A relocation allowance where required
  • Reimbursement of professional memberships or subscriptions
  • Free on-site parking
  • Free tea and coffee

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