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Lead Embedded Systems Engineer

  • £60000 - £70000 per annum
  • Edinburgh
  • Posted: 21/05/2024
  • Permanent
  • Job Ref: V78100227

Job Details

Do you want to be part of a company who are visionaries, inventors and achievers driving technology that will revolutionise the way we connect the world?  Are you looking to advance your career rapidly by taking direct ownership of product solutions, interfacing with customers and solving challenging technical problems?  Then this could be the opportunity for you!
We are looking for an innovative highly experienced Embedded Systems Engineer to join our Edinburgh based clients growing team. In this role, you will be responsible for developing and delivering the core firmware and software components that power our clients next generation hardware. You will play a pivotal role in the development of their embedded systems from the ground up. You will be responsible for the entire development lifecycle, from selecting the appropriate bootloader and operating system to writing device-specific code and configuring higher level device management features and functions such as SNMP.

You will make an impact by:

  • Being a go to person for all aspects of embedded systems and software implementation.
  • Develop and maintain customized embedded Linux distributions for various target devices.
  • Design, write, and debug microcontroller firmware, ensuring efficient and reliable operation.
  • Craft or modify kernel drivers to bridge the gap between hardware and software, enabling seamless communication.
  • Configure and optimise wireless and networking subsystems/protocols to deliver maximum performance and functionality.
  • Create and maintain Board Support Packages (BSPs) to facilitate hardware-specific software development.
  • Customize bootloaders for different processor targets, ensuring a smooth startup process.
  • Configure and integrate remote configuration and management protocols like SNMP for secure device management.
  • Collaborate with hardware engineers to ensure optimal integration between hardware and software components.
  • Perform thorough testing and debugging to deliver robust and reliable embedded systems.
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest advancements in embedded systems technologies and best practices.
You will thrive if you:
  • Enjoy being part of a close-knit team and coaching/learning from those around you but can also work independently and are hands on to solve problems as they emerge.
  • Are familiar with hardware engineering and development.
  • Demonstrate expert knowledge of developing board support software for custom hardware platforms.
  • Demonstrate expert knowledge of C/C++ and scripting languages such as BASH/Python/perl.
  • Demonstrate expert knowledge of Linux kernel architecture, module development and kernel customisation.
  • Have strong understanding of microcontroller architecture and assembly language programming.
  • Have excellent knowledge of OpenWRT or similar router operating system customisation.
  • Have experience configuring protocols such as SNMP, secure LDAP, TLS, etc.
  • Have excellent knowledge of hardware development processes and low-level protocols such as I2C, SPI, UART, etc.
  • Utilise source control and versioning tools (e.g., GIT and SVN) on a day-to-day basis.
  • Have experience of peer code-review to ensure high quality of software design.
  • Proven team-player with the demonstrable ability to work autonomously.
Bonus points if you have:
  • Knowledge of Windows device drivers and networking framework.
  • Knowledge of developing drivers for Android devices and for iOS devices.
  • Familiarity with real-time operating systems (RTOS)
  • Experience of AGILE software development practices.
For more information please contact:
Nicole Chapman