Embedded Linux Software Engineer

THE ROLE

Would you like to work on advanced robotic systems, sensors for autonomous drones, or smart city technology? What about advanced mobile ad-hoc radio networks or airfield radar? How do you fancy underwater or aircraft-based sensor and communications systems? These are all current projects at Plextek and we need the brightest minds to deliver them.

One of the great advantages of working in a consultancy is that your next project will be very different from your last. If you are a bright, adaptable self-starter who thrives on variety, enjoys learning new skills and facing exciting challenges, this is the place to be.

In this role, you will be developing embedded Linux board support packages and kernel device drivers, and developing real-time software for embedded Linux targets. Typical projects use customised hardware based on reference designs such as the Beaglebone Black and Avnet PicoZed. You will design and implement custom Linux distros comprising board support packages, device drivers and application software for real-time embedded systems such as radars, radio base stations and remote telemetry sensors.

In-depth knowledge and proven experience in embedded Linux board support and application development is essential, and experience of writing Yocto recipes is highly desirable. You should have a technical degree or equivalent from a good university. You should be comfortable developing software for a variety of platforms and pushing the boundaries of your capabilities.

There are customer-facing aspects to the role, so you must be comfortable participating in sales and project meetings with clients, and able to generate the technical responses to bids and tenders.

In return, we can offer a competitive package and an environment that will stimulate and challenge you to be your best.

We provide all the training and support that you need to complete your projects and grow your skills. The nature of our business means that we are able to support career progression in many dimensions, including technical, commercial and managerial.

Due to the nature of this position, candidates must be willing to undergo, and eligible to achieve, HMG security clearance up to at least SC level.

THE COMPANY

Plextek provides unique solutions for our customers by solving today’s hardest engineering problems in sensing, data collection & communications. Our customers span a wide range of markets including healthcare, defence, internet of things, security and automotive.

Based just south of Cambridge, we have easy road and rail routes to the vibrant city centre. We provide a friendly and supportive working environment, including a calendar of regular social events in which to unwind.


Chris Lancaster, Graduate Software Engineer:

“Working at Plextek is helping me find my way through my career due to the wide variety of tasks that arise on a daily basis working for a consultancy. Every day I learn something new.”

Job Details

Job Reference Number: ES04B

Position: Full time

Placement: Permanent

Benefits:
Company Pension Scheme (company contributes 5% of salary)
Permanent Health Insurance
Private Medical Insurance
Employee Assistance Programme
Life Assurance
25 Days Annual Leave
Flexible Working Hours
Free On-site Parking
Cycle to work scheme
Sick Pay
Free Fruit & Biscuits
Regular Social Events

Embedded Linux Software Engineer

THE ROLE

Would you like to work on advanced robotic systems, sensors for autonomous drones, or smart city technology? What about advanced mobile ad-hoc radio networks or airfield radar? How do you fancy underwater or aircraft-based sensor and communications systems? These are all current projects at Plextek and we need the brightest minds to deliver them.

One of the great advantages of working in a consultancy is that your next project will be very different from your last. If you are a bright, adaptable self-starter who thrives on variety, enjoys learning new skills and facing exciting challenges, this is the place to be.

In this role, you will be developing embedded Linux board support packages and kernel device drivers, and developing real-time software for embedded Linux targets. Typical projects use customised hardware based on reference designs such as the Beaglebone Black and Avnet PicoZed. You will design and implement custom Linux distros comprising board support packages, device drivers and application software for real-time embedded systems such as radars, radio base stations and remote telemetry sensors.

In-depth knowledge and proven experience in embedded Linux board support and application development is essential, and experience of writing Yocto recipes is highly desirable. You should have a technical degree or equivalent from a good university. You should be comfortable developing software for a variety of platforms and pushing the boundaries of your capabilities.

There are customer-facing aspects to the role, so you must be comfortable participating in sales and project meetings with clients, and able to generate the technical responses to bids and tenders.

In return, we can offer a competitive package and an environment that will stimulate and challenge you to be your best.

We provide all the training and support that you need to complete your projects and grow your skills. The nature of our business means that we are able to support career progression in many dimensions, including technical, commercial and managerial.

Due to the nature of this position, candidates must be willing to undergo, and eligible to achieve, HMG security clearance up to at least SC level.

THE COMPANY

Plextek provides unique solutions for our customers by solving today’s hardest engineering problems in sensing, data collection & communications. Our customers span a wide range of markets including healthcare, defence, internet of things, security and automotive.

Based just south of Cambridge, we have easy road and rail routes to the vibrant city centre. We provide a friendly and supportive working environment, including a calendar of regular social events in which to unwind.


Chris Lancaster, Graduate Software Engineer:

“Working at Plextek is helping me find my way through my career due to the wide variety of tasks that arise on a daily basis working for a consultancy. Every day I learn something new.”

Job Details

Job Reference Number: ES04B

Position: Full time

Placement: Permanent

Benefits:
Company Pension Scheme (company contributes 5% of salary)
Permanent Health Insurance
Private Medical Insurance
Employee Assistance Programme
Life Assurance
25 Days Annual Leave and 8 Bank Holidays
Flexible Working Hours
Free On-site Parking
Cycle to work scheme
Sick Pay
Free Fruit and Biscuits
Regular Social Events

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