Embedded Software Design Engineer Vacancy

  • Salary: £30,000 - £45,000 Based on Experience
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Posted On: 18/04/2019
  • Vacancy Reference: VC002

Position Overview

Altertek Ltd are seeking a highly driven Embedded Software Design Engineer to join the engineering team and create and maintain software for use in advanced Lithium Ion battery control and monitoring systems.

Benefits

  • Company pension scheme.
  • Childcare voucher scheme.
  • Free onsite parking.
  • A 2-minute walk to Romsey train station with direct links to Eastleigh, Southampton and Salisbury.
  • Free tea and coffee.
  • Altertek operate a flexible working week based around core hours which is great for working parents, gym sessions and other hobbies and interests.

Altertek offer 28 days annual holiday including statutory bank holidays and also offer an additional 1 day’s holiday for every completed year of service up to an additional 5 days.

Position – Detailed

Altertek are currently looking to recruit a highly motivated, passionate and focused Embedded Software Design Engineer to be part of the engineering team at their facility based in Romsey, Hampshire, UK.

The role will be to design and develop software for use in new products including battery management systems, control systems and integrating hardware with software.  You will also be required to maintain software being used in various legacy products that have been produced.

The successful candidate will work with highly skilled likeminded people who are proactive and passionate about what they do in a company that is guided by core values, including: environmental, social, ethical and moral responsibility and integrity.  As a result, we do not engage with products that cause deliberate harm to people or the environment.

As part of this company the candidate will not simply be a number.  You will be involved in decision making, customer interactions and helping to create exciting products in one of the world’s fastest growing industries.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the software design and implementation on a project by project basis.
  • Create and maintain product and project specifications.
  • Work in compliance with the company’s engineering design rules, development guidelines and the product development process.
  • Ensure that development work adheres to the requirements of project design specifications and other supporting documentation.
  • Play an active role in projects, team meetings etc. Liaise with other cross-functional team members, suppliers and other interested parties throughout projects and encourage their involvement and participation.
  • Participate and where necessary lead design reviews, communicate ideas and solutions, influence decisions and problem solving.
  • Test, validate and document design solutions ensuring they are robust and reliable by using relevant tools and techniques and evaluate outcomes and act as required.
  • Support the creation and maintenance of technical files as new products are designed, or existing products are changed.
  • Have a detailed and thorough understanding of our own products, and proactively seek to learn about competitors’ products.
  • Provide technical support to other areas of the business when required.
  • Design and develop new products and product improvements, balancing innovative engineering design, functional requirements and aesthetic appeal with product safety, cost effectiveness, ease of manufacture, installation and maintainability.
  • Assist the commercial team in creating quotations for potential new projects.
  • Provide regular reports to senior members of staff on project progress.
  • Work with the Quality Manager to implement changes to the Integrated Management System to continually improve customer satisfaction and quality.

Minimum Essential Attributes

  • At least 5 years’ industry experience in embedded firmware development.
  • Experience in software design and software architecture design.
  • Proficient in the use of day to day software packages such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Ability to work as part of a mixed-discipline team.
  • ‘Self-starter’ capable of working with minimal guidance and solving problems using available resources.

Ideal Required Attributes

  • Extensive experience of developing firmware in C programming language.
  • Experience of developing firmware for hosting on PIC32 or similar microcontrollers.
  • Capable of producing well thought out, maintainable, readable and well documented code.
  • Ability to understand electronic hardware schematics and component datasheets.
  • Ability to develop and document software architectural designs based on requirements specifications.
  • Ability to debug software to resolve problems.
  • Ability to use development tools and test equipment to test software.
  • Ability to review software design outputs from other engineers.
  • Experience of working within an ISO 9001 environment.
  • Experience of designing “Industrial” products.

Desired Attributes

  • Background in or knowledge of electronic hardware design or systems design.
  • Educated to degree level.
  • Ability to assist in system requirements capture through direct communications with customers.
  • Experience of CAN bus protocol.
  • Experience of battery management systems.
  • Experience of working to functional safety concepts (IEC 61508 / ISO 26262 etc).
  • Experience of developing PC / Linux / mobile based higher-level software applications.
  • Knowledge of UML.
  • Interest in developing software development processes.
  • Experience of battery system design.
  • Experience of Lithium Ion batteries and cells.
  • Experience of working with battery powered / Electric Vehicles.

Personal attributes and behaviours

  • Care about the environment and want to use your skills to create products that work towards helping the environment and improving the future.
  • A strong personality to be able to deal with customers and team members in solving problems and making sound decisions when under pressure.
  • Has a creative mind and ability to innovate.
  • Has a high level of tenacity and drive.
  • Has excellent problem-solving abilities and use of problem-solving tools and techniques.
  • Has excellent organisational skills and is highly task focused and able to prioritise, whilst also being flexible.
  • Is a good communicator interpersonal and relationship forming skills, able to communicate effectively and interact at all levels of the business.
  • Has an excellent if not an obsessive attention to detail.
  • Committed to actively improving own skills, knowledge, business awareness and performance through ongoing personal development.
  • An interest in electric vehicle / renewable energy technologies.

If you are interested in this vacancy please email your CV and covering letter to careers@altertek.com

We look forward to receiving your application.

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