Software Engineer Ref# V-32635

  • South East, West Sussex, UK
  • £35000 - £45000 per annum
  • Permanent
  • V-32635

Do you have a passion for creating software that powers innovative technology?

Holt Executive are partnered with a leading electro-optics design and manufacturing business, who are seeking an experienced Embedded Software Engineer to join their dynamic team.

If you are a highly skilled and motivated Embedded Software Engineer with a passion for embedded systems and a collaborative spirit, then this opportunity is for you!

Key Responsibilities for the Embedded Software Engineer:

  • Play a key role in the entire software development lifecycle, from concept to coding.
  • Working with Systems, Mechanical/Electrical and Electronics engineers as part of a team to ensure project success.
  • Maintaining oversight of all software requirements and issues for a project
  • Develop robust software with particular attention to fault management, fault reporting and health status of applications.
  • Produce and maintain related supporting documentation (interface control documentation, input to user manuals, fault code lists and actions).
  • Work directly with customers to integrate, commission, and troubleshoot software solutions, sometimes on-site.
  • Understand the customer’s technical needs and concept of operations and feed this into wider project requirements.
  • Work with the Project Manager, Technical Authority and Quality team as required to identify risks, issues, solutions, and opportunities.
  • Ensure significant developments and actions are communicated to relevant personnel in the engineering team and provide technical input to the project manager to allow them to generate and maintain the project plan and monthly project review packs.

Key Skills & Experience Required for the Embedded Software Engineer:


  • Strong degree in a related discipline
  • Understanding of embedded software design and appreciation of associated hardware
  • Understanding of developing desktop application and user centric interface design


Embedded software/firmware:

  • Experience of writing C/C++ for embedded applications and 16bit/32bit microcontrollers
  • Experience of using STM32 processors and Keil uVision development environment and tools
  • Communications such as Ethernet, RS422/UART, CAN, SPI etc.
  • Hardware interfacing, GPIO, ADC, DACs etc.
  • Some appreciation of motor control principles and theory

Windows/User interfaces:

  • QT and QT Creator– multiplatform development environment in C++
  • Visual Studio C++ and C#
  • Low latency programming techniques
  • Networking (TCP/UDP)

General software:

  • Use of source control, particularly SVN and GIT
  • Use of Jira and Confluence for software requirements and task capture
  • Experience of using unit testing tools and technologies
  • Static code analysis

Company Benefits:

  • 37.5 hour working week and lunchtime finishes on a Friday.
  • 28 days annual leave.
  • Christmas closure.
  • Employee Help@Hand Service gives you and your family access to 4 key services including remote GP service, second opinion, mental health pathway service, and physiotherapy consultations.
  • Life Assurance Policy, including Bereavement Counselling and Probate Helpline.
  • Company Share Incentive Plan and Save as You Earn Scheme.
  • Wellbeing initiatives, including access to the Aviva Wellbeing App and the addition of mental health support for all employees plus regular activities across our sites to support and promote well-being.
  • Employee discounts scheme (inc access to an additional wellbeing hub).
  • Excellent Learning & Development opportunities.

If your skills and experience match this Embedded Software Engineer opportunity, we encourage you to apply by sending your CV to

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