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Lead Firmware Engineer - Manchester

Type: Permanent Full-Time
Salary: £40,000 to £60,000 pa
Job Ref: PS1624
We are currently recruiting for an exciting new role as a Lead Firmware Engineer for a Talented Tech stat-up with the opportunities to support the development of a new exciting wearable tech product. As the Lead Firmware Engineer you will be expected to take ownership of the existing code, and to recruit a talented team to work alongside you on enhancing the functionality of the product.
Role and Responsibilities
The main responsibilities as the Lead Firmware Engineer will be to;

• Ensure that all software, firmware and hardware are in line with system architecture
• Opportunity to help recruit and develop a talented development team who will report directly in to the Lead Firmware Engineer
• Take responsibility for looking into all development areas proactively
• Mentoring all development staff in good design practice
• To personally develop some of the key software in the system, as appropriate.
• Working with other functions to ensure future systems satisfy the range of Monitoring development activity to ensure that it is in line with current architecture
• Ensuring adherence to ISO standards for development of healthcare products

Skill Set
The successful Lead Firmware Engineer will have the following:

• This person is likely to have come from a software system development background, but with a reasonable understanding of hardware
• At least 3 years’ experience in firmware engineering for embedded devices
• A self-starter, with a positive approach, who is able to take the product forwards and create an environment that fosters high quality engineering
• Delivered multiple technically complex software systems (from a technical leadership perspective)
• At least 1 years’ experience in proven technical leadership, including outsourced and/or geographically separated teams
• Must possess a strong proficiency in writing robust programs in C or C++
• Experience of working with 8051 and ARM architecture
• Using compilers such as Rowley Crosssworks and IAR Workbench

Desired Skills
• Candidates with experience working in a team environment and doing previous development for a wearable tech device are preferred!
• Any experience of working with medical devices
• Experience of DSP – Digital Signal Processing – would be an advantage
• Experience working with low energy Bluetooth

Apply below or to find out more information about the Lead Firmware Engineer job, contact Philip Shepherd on philip.shepherd@opilio.co.uk or call 020 7183 7145 quoting the reference PS1624.

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Philip Shepherd

Philip Shepherd


Philip specialises in: Director Levels Roles in SaaS Sales, Media Sales, Agency Sales, Business Development, Account Management in addition to C-Levels positions.

E: philip.shepherd@opilio.co.uk
T: 020 7183 7145
M: 07957 210 008

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