Software & Controls Engineer (Embedded Firmware)
Function: Research & Product Development
- Category: Software and Controls
- Based at: Loughborough, UK
- Line manager: Functional Lead, Software & Controls
- Posted on: Mon 17 February, 2020
- Closing date: 5pm on Fri 28 February, 2020
About the role
Working as part of the Product Development team, you will apply your embedded controls firmware engineering skills to lead the design and development of control software for commercial products for use in applications including automotive and industrial power systems.
You will architect, write and document C code for microcontroller applications.
You will deliver embedded control firmware of simulations for systems and system components from early prototypes to fully developed products, ensuring that software is delivered following a robust design, development and validation process.
You will have responsibility for the appropriate use of the firmware toolchain and supporting development tools including version control and configuration management.
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, responsible for firmware design of control architectures and interfaces to systems to facilitate debug and analysis.
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
At Intelligent Energy we offer the opportunity to work in a great team, with our world leading technology and cutting-edge products.
This position will be at either Senior or Principal grade, dependant on experience. At senior grade the salary range is £32,000 - £42,999. At Principal grade the salary range is £43,000 - £50,000.
We offer a range of benefits, including:
- Salary sacrifice pension scheme with 4% employee and employer contribution
- Private healthcare
- Life cover
- 25 days holiday per year plus public holidays with flexibility to buy or sell holidays each year
- Exclusive discounts at a wide range of high-street and online retailers
- Cycle to work scheme
- Company paid seasonal flu vaccinations
- Free on-site parking
- Free tea and coffee
We offer opportunities for learning, development and ongoing professional development. Our Exceptional Contribution Award and Peer-to-Peer Recognition schemes recognise and reward outstanding contributions of individuals and teams.
How to apply
To apply please email the following to firstname.lastname@example.org stating the job title in the subject line:
- A full CV and cover letter
- Details of your current notice period
- Current remuneration details
- Confirmation of your eligibility to work in the UK
We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.