Firmware Engineer

SER (Staffing) Ltd

Southampton, Hampshire
SER (Staffing) Ltd

Salary: Up to £45,000

Location: Hampshire, UK

Role: Firmware Engineer


Their products are in use across all forms of entertainment from the largest of world tours to the smallest of nightclubs. They build products which inspire creativity and enable lighting designers to create the shows you will have seen at festivals, concerts & on TV. They produce market leading lighting control hardware and software solutions and develop lighting networking hardware for permanent and temporary applications.

Developing a wide range of software from embedded firmware to mobile apps and web applications, primarily using C & C++ but also Python, JavaScript and others as needed.

About the Role:

Seeking a Firmware Engineer to join their ambitious and growing team and help them build software for a range of hardware platforms. My client has a small but growing R&D team based in Hampshire and their engineers are involved in the full software development life cycle, from conception to deployment.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Design, develop and support solutions for our bespoke products.
  • Create firmware and hardware level software and support tools.
  • Ensure firmware can be built on our continuous build system.
  • Produce documentation including requirements, change notes and user manuals.
  • Prepare and implement suitable test strategies.
  • Assist the support team with troubleshooting technical issues, developing and implementing corrective actions as needed.
  • Share knowledge and learning with other members of the software team.

So, what we are looking for:

If you’re the kind of person who is self-motivated, enjoys variety in their work and has a passion for developing software you’re probably the kind of person they are searching for.

Essential Skills:

  • At least 3 years professional experience in Software Engineering.
  • Experience of developing for ARM based micro-controllers in C.
  • Excellent communication, technical & problem-solving skills.

Desirable Experience:

  • Developing for the Atmel SAM range of microprocessors.
  • Experience using IDE’s such Eclipse or Visual Code.
  • Using version control and CI systems such as GitLab, Git or Atlassian tools.
  • Agile/Scrum development process experience.
  • Working with stage lighting and lighting control products.

What we offer:

My client offer’s a 35-hour work week (9 am to 5 pm Monday to Friday) with an hour for lunch and although they hope you never need it, they also include BUPA company healthcare. On top of this, they also offer a company pension.

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