Senior Embedded Software Engineer (ref ES Linux1)

Sector: Engineering and Manufacturing
Salary: Discussed on application
Location: Colchester
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 907201
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The Just Recruitment Group are currently recruiting for an Embedded Software Engineer for their client based in Colchester, Essex, an internationally known manufacturer of single board computer products, for the VPX, VME, Compact PCI, AMC and other bus architectures. Our products are designed and developed totally in-house, and use leading-edge microprocessors and peripheral components.

We sell into many different markets around the world, but in particular we have a number of high-performance processor and other boards used in aerospace, defence and telecommunications applications, among others. Further products provide solutions for a variety of other data processing and industrial I/O requirements.

Continuing expansion of our product range means that the company requires a Senior Embedded Software Engineer.

The Job:

Our software engineers are involved in many different activities, and in particular the following:

  • Work on BSPs for cutting edge Intel processor based boards.
  • Design and development of middleware, system and device driver software for many standard operating systems.
  • Working with our hardware designers during the design phase to specify the product, and again during the proving phase to validate the product.
  • Work on challenging customer issues that get escalated to engineering team.
  • Develop test software and procedures.

Working in a small company environment, projects are usually small and of short duration, and in most cases the bulk of the work is done by one individual. The hardware and software platforms vary, but most of the devices used are complex and a good appreciation of the hardware is a pre-requisite for this role.


Engineering graduate, with very good experience in the three areas below:

  • Very proficient in Embedded C.
  • In-depth knowledge and hands on experience writing real time device drivers for Linux or similar operating system.
  • In-depth knowledge of either ARM, PowerPC, x86 or other large CPU architecture.
  • Good appreciation of hardware.
  • Excellent problem solving and debugging skills.

Experience with any of the following would be desirable:

  • VMware configuration and deployment.
  • High-speed Ethernet networking protocols and infrastructure.
  • Programming for parallel processor architectures.
  • Web-based user interfaces

The ability to communicate effectively with others within the company at an engineering level is an important additional attribute. 


Very competitive salary package, with generous relocation allowance where appropriate. Company-supported private pension scheme. Non-contributory private health insurance scheme.

Contact Tracey Bates to talk about this role on 01376 517079