Embedded Software Engineer
Who we are
Serving the fast-moving entertainment industry, we design, manufacture, and sell premium products that allow artists to express their creativity and push boundaries using eye-catching scenic motion.
Kinesys products have been used by some of the world’s most successful artists including Ed Sheeran, The 1975, U2, Take That, One Direction, Mariah Carey… the list goes on. It’s also used in TV shows, films, venues and at corporate events across six continents. We have a reputation for quality, design and service that is second to none.
We’re part of the TAIT group, market leaders in designing, constructing and delivering world-class solutions for live events. We’ve got an ambitious and exciting business plan and the investment to make it happen.
What you’ll be doing
Our customers come to us because we have a reputation for continuously challenging the industry to do things better, with innovation and excellence at our core. You’ll be a key part of the team that makes this happen and helps us to keep pushing the boundaries.
You will be responsible for the embedded software aspects of architecting, developing, and documenting Kinesys control products.
How you’ll do it
You’ll be responsible for the architecture of code, and work with the electronics engineers to determine the hardware architecture
You’ll be responsible for the creation of new code, and maintenance of old code to execute on RTOS
You’ll deliver top quality software, using coding standards and appropriate methods (Code Review, Static Analysis, Unit Test etc.)
You’ll Fully test any code created to ensure full compatibility with the chosen hardware prior to release
You’ll utilise a combination of simulation and hardware testing to ensure fault free release of software
You’ll accurately document designs for inclusion in our technical files to support CE marking, or other regulatory requirements
You’ll take the lead with embedded software changes, obsolescence management, and updates for legacy products
You’ll help create and maintain manufacturing information, test specifications and production build packages
You’ll fault find test failures to support production as needed
You’ll make sure we do things right by developing and executing test plans, as well as documenting our software products
Who you are
You’ve got an excellence mindset and make sure it’s right first time
You’re a fast learner and ask the right questions to extract the information you need
You like structure and process and are a natural born problem-solver
You thrive on innovating, improving and asking ‘what if…’
You’re self-motivated and get a buzz from taking ownership and delivering what’s needed, on-time
Your experience and knowledge
You have experience of writing RTOS firmware with the following interfaces UART, SPI, I2C, TCP IP, Modbus (Serial and TCP)
You’re highly proficient in Software testing methodologies
You’ve worked with Operating Systems such as uTasker (at the heart of many of our products) or you bring relevant RTOS experience (e.g. FreeRTOS, VxWorks, Green Hills, QNX)
You’ve got proven hands-on ‘real time’ experience with embedded microcontrollers (e.g. ARM) using toolchains such as Rowley Crossworks, Keil uVision etc.
You’re comfortable ‘hands-on’ with hardware (JTAG, logic analysers, ‘scopes) and familiar with data comms (RS232, RS485, I2C, SPI, Ethernet IP)
You might have a degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or Electronics Alternatively, you may have gained your expertise through a less conventional path – practical experience, learning from your mistakes, or maybe a misspent youth.
What you’ll get here
It’s official! We’re a Great Place to Work 2022
Competitive Salary and Pension Contribution
You’ll get 23 days holiday, increasing by one day per year of service to 25 days (+ Bank Holidays)
You’ll also get Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve off every year, without fail
You’ll get an annual £200 Entertainment Fund to spend on concerts, theatre, or cinema, as well as the usual Childcare Vouchers, Cycle to Work scheme and contributory pension
You’ll get life insurance, disability insurance, a medical cash plan, and mental health support services
You’ll get access to our onsite gym and free parking