Embedded Firmware Engineer

Sensata Technologies

Sensata Technologies

Software Engineering
Swindon, UK
Posted on Wednesday, March 6, 2024
Swindon Silicon is looking for an enthusiastic and motivated mid-level embedded firmware engineer to help lead our software development to the next level. With a solid background understanding of electronics combined with lots of experience in modern software practices, they will be able to bring innovative designs and quality processes to the team.

The candidate will need a degree in engineering, electronics, computer science or similar and have 3-5 years experience of in embedded firmware development using C or C++, preferably with GCC, git and Linux. A familiarity with Continuous Integration and Deployment, automated build and release processes will be valuable in ensuring that we continue delivering quality products and software on time.

General Responsibilities

  • Some experience using C++ in any capacity, professional or personal / hobby use.

  • Skilled with scripting methods, such as Python, bash, shell, perl etc.

  • Understanding of register maps and memory spaces within SoCs.

  • Experience analysing waveforms from oscilloscopes.

  • Knowledge of interfaces such as SPI, I2C, parallel busses etc.

  • Confidence with Linux.

  • GCC, makefiles, linker scripts, GDB, git, gitlab or github, CI/CD, automated build systems.

  • Development of simple applications on PCs, (Linux or Windows), for internal test purposes.

  • MISRA / quality-assurance techniques and ability read and understand schematics.

  • Configuring IDEs such as Eclipse, VSCode, UltraEdit etc.

  • Experience of VHDL / Verilog for ASIC / FPGA design.

  • Unit test and HIL test frameworks. ​

Experience / Qualifications

  • A university degree in Engineering, Electronics, ASIC/FPGA design, Computer Science or similar required (i.e. Bachelors degree)

  • or 3-5 years of professional experience, coding embedded C on bare-metal / RTOS CPUs to production readiness

  • Must be a team player able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to handle multiple competing tasks and demands

  • Strong communication skills; oral, written and presentation

  • Strong organization, planning and time management skills to achieve results

  • Strong personal and professional ethical values and integrity

  • Holds self-accountable to achieving goals and standards

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)

  • Strong interpersonal & collaboration skills to work effectively with all levels of the organisation including suppliers and/or external customers

Specific Responsibilities

You will play a key role in architecting our current and next-generation TPMS software platform to service our existing wide range of global automotive customers. Further, the new platform will allow rapid development and growth in sales in untapped new markets.

During the silicon design process, for customer-specific ASICs and TPMS, you will develop the software and frameworks required to ensure the chips are fit for purpose before we commit to fabrication.


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