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Lead Firmware / Embedded Software Engineer

Salary: £49,000

Location: Leeds

Job type: Permanent


Summary We are currently searching for a Senior Firmware Engineer to join a growing engineering team at an Automotive Manufacturing company in West Yorkshire. The ideal candidate will possess the necessary technical electronics / embedded software expertise as well as the experience required to lead the firmware engineering team. This is a great opportunity to join a forward-thinking organisation with a great reputation, allowing the chosen candidate to work closely with senior management at their European HQ as well as liaising with their partners in the US and Asia. Main duties & responsibilities * Functional leadership of the Firmware Engineering team, including goal setting and the creation of personal development plans * Mentor Firmware Engineering competency within the team through regular observation and feedback * Technical ownership of the firmware specification, design, implementation and test activities, within the product lifecycle, for embedded platforms * Lead Firmware Design Reviews * Approve firmware technical documentation * Convert high level architectural design concepts into detailed design and firmware * Advance the concept code into a product ready for manufacture and manage the code using secure and logical methodology * Apply best practice to code development, ensuring the code is annotated * Support Product Management with technical feasibility assessments and developing the ESG product vision * Support the sales team to develop various configurations of products * Maintain and develop Electronics design processes and procedures, identifying methods for improving efficiency within Engineering * Work alongside Project Management and project stakeholders to ensure successful on time delivery of electronics activities Essential requirements * Degree qualified, or equivalent, in Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Computer Engineering or Computer Science discipline with at least 7 years embedded software/firmware development experience * Automotive industry experience * Excellent C programming language skills * Creative problem-solving skills and diagnostic abilities * Experience of working with PIC microcontrollers (8, 16, 32 bit) using MPLABX IDE and XC compilers * Experience of working with ARM (NXP) and ATMEL Microcontrollers * Experience with development tools like Keil and Git version control system * Ability to understand electronic hardware schematic and component datasheets * Excellent PC skill levels using MS Office (Word and Excel) * Reliable, well organised with a focus on delivering high quality outputs * Delivering results under pressure to strict deadlines * Excellent communication skills both written and verbal Desirable * Experience with the use of oscilloscopes and other hardware debugging techniques * Knowledge of automotive communication protocols such as CAN / LIN / FlexRay / Automotive Ethernet * Design for manufacture of large volume products * Multiple languages to a level of fluency


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