Embedded Firmware Engineer

Job Title: Embedded Firmware Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Farnborough, Hampshire
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Negotiable +Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 72435-ENGIN-EES_1537263770
Contact Name: Emma Smith
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 18, 2018 10:42

Job Description

Firmware Engineer

The Company

A world leader in down hole tools for the oil and gas industry (Wireline logging tools)
Designs and manufactures a diverse range of products that operate in deep wells, under extreme environments.

The Role

The business currently has a vacancy in the Engineering Department for an Electronic Engineer with a strong firmware background to take on the lead in development.

Essential Responsibilities

In this role, you will be a member of a team actively involved in developing physical sensing techniques and electronic instruments aimed at providing oil companies with important data about conditions in both new and established oil and gas wells.

As a member of the Development team, you will work closely with other Electronic, Mechanical and Software Engineers. The ability to communicate well with other team members on compliance-related issues is essential.

*Embedded Firmware Design and development (C, C++, ARM Cortex M0/M4, Xilinx Zync Ultrascale+)
*Responsible for designing, developing and testing electronic circuits and systems to measure 'real world' parameters in a hostile downhole environment.
*Be the Design Authority for key areas of technology.
*Working on concurrent designs and projects involving building prototypes, testing, confirming proof of concept
*Analogue and Digital circuit Design.
*Design capture using Altium Designer software
*Work closely with other Design and Manufacturing Engineers and Project Managers
*Technical document preparation - test schedules and procedures.
*Provide on-going product support throughout life cycle of product.

You must have the following skills:

*A passion for Firmware and Electronics engineering design and innovation.
*Objected orientated firmware development and use in real-time operating systems.
*Strong analytic skills
*Highly motivated self-starting approach.
*Familiarity with sensor physics and signal processing algorithms.
*As a minimum, the successful candidate will have gained a good honours degree in Electronic/Electrical Engineering.
*The candidate should demonstrate practical experience in the design, building and debugging of electronics either in a field environment, research and development or for recent graduates in a hobby environment.
*Experience of developing embedded firmware and object orientated code development.
Desired Characteristics

Experience in one or more of the following competencies will be a distinct advantage:
*Experience of working with real time operating systems.
*Experience of working with formal software design methods for example UML.
*Schematic Capture and PCB layout tools (preferably Altium Designer)
*Experience simulating circuits using tools such as Simetrix or LTSpice.
*FPGA development using VHDL.
*Experience gained in the oil & gas industry and in particular, the downhole/wireline

This company is fantastic to work for with a long list of benefits and development opportunities.