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Lead Firmware Engineer - Consumer Electronics

  • Location: Cambridge, Cambs
  • Sector: Embedded Software
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: MRJ38058/32
  • Salary: to £70K + excellent benfits

Job description

Lead Firmware Engineer needed to join the R & D Labs of a Global Consumer Electronics company. - Cambridge - c. £ 70K

A really exciting Lead Firmware Engineer job to work within the electronics team of a truly multi-disciplined (Mechanical Engineers to Scientists) Consumer Electronics R & D Lab (a VERY impressive Lab) to develop and test a range of premium consumer electronics devices for a successful and growing company, which preserves the original dynamic and start-up atmosphere, and is backed by one of the largest companies, in their industry, in the world.

Fantastic cutting edge work, in a start-up environment, with the financial stability of a world leading company. The best of both worlds.

Work will include software development for embedded systems, microcontrollers and other SoC's managing the entire software life cycle, hardware/software integration and working with other businesses to bring the latest technology (IoT, AR, AI) into next generation products.


> Lead all the firmware activities (entire lifecycle) and manage other firmware engineers
> Work with the Head of Electronics Engineering to execute and deliver the technology and innovation roadmaps
> Recommend appropriate tools and processes
> Maintain, expand and document already existing complex firmware for microcontrollers (C language)
> Create new firmware platforms (C language) for microcontrollers and other SoC's allowing code reuse across projects
> Work with third parties to bring the latest technology to the business portfolio. This includes IoT, AR and AI systems
> Develop and tune control algorithms for optimal performance
> Work with hardware engineers to research potential IC's and SoC's for new applications
> Mentor and train non-senior team members


> Ideally a qualified Firmware Engineer with at least 10 years' experience and previous experience in embedded systems (microcontrollers) for high-volume consumer electronics or similar products
> Proven track record of developing complex software in Embedded C to a high standard (bare-metal and RTOS)
> Must be able to demonstrate a deep understanding of microcontrollers and best practices for embedded software development
> Strong skills with firmware IDEs/tools (Eclipse, MPLAB, Tortoise SVN, Bugzilla). Previous experience with Cortex-M0 and Cortex-M4 would be highly beneficial
> Experience of IoT systems/platforms. Previous experience with Mbed OS and Pelion or similar would be highly beneficial
> Ability to lead a small team
> Ability to communicate concisely and influence others
> Ability to plan and make decisions under tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment

This is a pivotal role within the R & D Team and it is expected that the successful Lead Firmware Engineer will be able to move up and lead a larger Team if the successful applicant is keen to do this.

Much more than a Firmware Engineer job, you will work on multiple new technologies, incorporating technology roadmapping, process identification and implementation, technical responsibility, all whilst enabling you to stay hands-on, are on offer to the successful candidate.

For more information on or to apply for this Lead Firmware Engineer job, in Cambridge, or to hear about other similar Firmware Engineer jobs, please contact Mike Jenkins on mjenkins@redlinegroup.Com or on 01582 878827

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