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  • Job reference: RMS0191202

Senior Software Engineer

  • Sector: Power & Energy
  • Location: St. Neots, Cambridgeshire
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 23/02/2018
  • Duration: permanent
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The Role:
An exciting opportunity to be part of a multi-discipline team creating instrumentation products in the expanding measurement and analytics portfolio. Bring your expertise in embedded firmware into an Agile development environment and see the impact of your know how and creativity in new and enhanced products. Work with cross functional teams from initial concept to manufactured product and benefit from the company's global R&D resources.

The ideal candidate will have an embedded firmware background with experience of all aspects of the development lifecycle.

Main Accountabilities
Working as part of an Agile development team of firmware developers:
* Development of code in C/C++ to MISRA coding standard using real time operating systems
* Requirement capture and documentation
* Development of firmware for embedded systems with limited power and resources
* Work with team members to create maintainable and modular software architectures
* Work with test driven development methodology
* Creation of test cases, test code and test reports
* Trouble shooting and debugging at hardware level for new and legacy devices
* Creation of new and maintenance of existing software
* Work with other design engineers (including global teams) together with cross functional members of new product introduction teams
* Creation of design description documentation, software module user guides and input for customer facing documentation

* Working with colleagues to ensure successful New Product Introduction
* Local multi-discipline R&D team
* Working to demanding timescale to achieve project objectives
* Able to reach set goals despite obstacles, setback or uncertainty
* Able to see projects through from concept to completion
* Willing to fully participate in a multi-disciplined team to work to produce good quality, documented and tested work

The Company:
Our client is an Engineering Services company, who are an international technical consultancy, providing a range of services including licence to operate, asset management, manufacturing improvement and capital investment to customers in the chemical, petrochemical, oil & gas, pharmaceutical, manufacturing and consumer industries worldwide

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
* Degree in a software/electronics or relevant technical discipline.
* Previous experience in embedded software design, ideally in the development of industrial products.
* Experience of embedded programming in C/C++/MFC
* Experience of driver and application development with RTOS
* Experience with static analysis tools, version control repositories, application lifecycle management tools
* Experience with 16/32 bit processors

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
* Experience of C# / .NET development
* Experience with Windows CE / LINUX
* Experience with Renesas micro processors
* Experience of using databases / file systems in an embedded environment
* Experience of industrial communication protocols e.g. Modbus, HART, Profibus

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

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