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Lead Software Engineer

Job Title: Lead Software Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Towcester
Salary: Up to £53,000
REF: REF-009
Contact Name: Tally Richardson
Contact Email:
Job Published: over 4 years ago

Job Description


Our client based in Towcester is looking for a full time Lead Software Engineer to join their team. The primary role will be developing, implementing and validating embedded software components such as firmware, device drivers, Board Support Packages and I/O fabric frameworks.

Duties include (list not exhaustive):-

  • Produce firmware, device drivers, Board Support Packages (BSPs) and associated software components for use with VxWorks.
  • Develop key expertise and drive best practice within the VxWorks development team.
  • Communicate development status to key stakeholders in a timely and professional fashion
  • Produce internal documentation for assigned tasks consistent with engineering procedures
  • Produce draft customer documentation for processing and deployment by Tech Publications group
  • Perform software migration to support new versions of the VxWorks OS.
  • Participate in continuous improvement of Software Development Processes
  • Perform customer support and issue resolution resulting in the production of maintenance releases.
  • Engage in all aspects of the Agile process as part of the vxWorks development team

The ideal candidate will have a degree in Electronics, Computer Science or related discipline and a strong understanding of modern Real-Time Operating Systems. Strong Real-Time Embedded Softwar Skills and strong understanding of C as well as Linux kernel and driver development is also required.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a company that delivers high performance rugged embedded computing solutions, based on industry standards and open architectures, to mission-critical applications in defence, aerospace and industry around the world.