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Lead Embedded Software Engineer – Motor Drives

Lead Embedded Software Engineer – Motor Drives

Job Title: Lead Embedded Software Engineer – Motor Drives
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Wiltshire
Salary: £contact for info
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: GF5675
Contact Name: Gemma Feist
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 05, 2021 19:13

Job Description

Lead Embedded Software Engineer – Motor Drives
£competitive salaries

Our innovative technology client is seeking a Lead Embedded Software Engineer – Motor Drives to join their team to be a part of concept development of new products within the business. This is a varied role working on a variety of projects from connectivity, sensors, microcontrollers, hardware, AI, machine learning and much more. This will suit someone with a strong embedded Software Engineering background looking for a fast-paced dynamic role

The Technical Research team is responsible for a number of disciplines, including motor drive design, heater control, battery management software, and sensor systems, all of which use real-time embedded software. The team work with several of the New Product Innovation Teams, including Floor Care, Environmental Control, New Category and Hair Care, to deliver technologies into our ever-expanding product portfolio. 

The work often involves shorter-term projects targeting specific products, alongside longer-term research projects. Technologies transfer to the downstream development teams once they reach suitable maturity. 

The team is looking for a Lead Embedded Software Engineer with experience in motor control to join the team. 
Applicants should be proficient in creating and developing embedded software with particular focus on motor control. 
The role involves: Working with the different sub teams within Technical Research, as well as New Product Innovation, other research groups and development teams to gain an in depth product understanding, while using your expert knowledge of the latest technologies to create innovative systems and solutions. 
Producing high quality software for embedded platforms, including RTOS and bare metal based systems. 
Developing scripts and tools to automate testing of software. 
Developing software for demonstration rigs to convey ideas to others. Implementing various control algorithms on embedded systems, along with modelling and analysis of algorithms on Windows or Linux based hosts. 
Producing well-structured software for transfer to the downstream development teams at particular milestones. 
Contributing to software review activities 
Documenting software requirements and architecture details. 
Contributing to review packs for project milestone and update reviews. 
The review packs typically include concept specifications, requirement and specification documentation, risk registers, FMEAs and design guides. 
Researching into new and emerging technologies.

Minimum Bachelors degree in Computing Science, Electronic and Computer Engineering, or other relevant discipline with industrial experience in a relevant industry. Experience of brushless motor drive systems. 

Minimum technical knowledge: 
In-depth knowledge of common software design methodologies and embedded software development in C/C++. 
Familiar with the requirements for real time embedded software applications and demonstrable experience of working within real time constraints. 
Knowledge of Linux and FreeRTOS based systems. 
Ability to derive software requirements from product level requirements and derive own requirements when limited information is available. microcontroller-based motor control systems and associated power systems 
Significant experience of developing for ARM platforms including Cortex M series devices. 
In depth understanding and application of version control systems. 
Good quality engineering process understanding and appreciation.
Familiar with creating requirement documents. 
Experience of working in a laboratory environment. 
Use of lab equipment to set up experiments and to take precise measurements. 

Essential Management skills: 
Ability to manage several projects running concurrently.
Experience of working with external suppliers and building/maintaining supplier relationships. 
Essential behavioural skills: 
Good analytical ability and attention to detail. 
Ability to communicate appropriate, concise and accurate information in written and verbal format to engineers and up to executive level. 
Ability to adapt or generate imaginative and innovative ideas, in line with core values. 
Ability to multi-task and plan effectively when working with a variety of project teams. 
Additional experience that is desirable: Knowledge of Python / Matlab scripting 
Developing low level device driver software 
Knowledge of a wide range of communication interfaces including I2C, SPI, UART desirable 
Practical experience of building and testing electronic hardware will be beneficial 
Experience of heater control, lithium-ion battery management or sensor systems.

Benefits Overview
•27 days holiday plus eight statutory bank holidays
•Pension scheme
•Performance related bonus
•Private medical insurance
•Life assurance
•Sport centre
•Free on-site parking
•Subsidised café and restaurants
•Discounts on company products

To apply please send an MS Word formatted version of your CV for our review.