Firmware Engineer at The Focusrite Group (London, UK) (allows remote)
Location: London, UK
Type: Full Time
Created: 2021-08-19 05:00:55
Firmware Engineer for NovationBased: High Wycombe, London or Remote (UK Only)Term: Full-time, PermanentSalary: Depending on Experience
Are you an Embedded Software engineer looking to join an innovative team with a passion for creating audio products in applications including live music performance, studio recording and education?
On a day to day basis you will be responsible for developing high quality embedded software for our midi controller, synthesiser and groovebox products. You will be involved in the whole product lifecycle; refining product specifications, producing innovative designs, generating complexity/work estimates, fixing issues and engaging with a multidiscipline team. Project work is typically managed in a combination of stage gated and scrum methodologies to suit the technical discipline and project complexity. Our company is committed to improving and you will have opportunity to help evolve our working practices to keep up to date with technology trends in our product sector and best practice in the software development industry.
In order to be successful in your application for this role you will need:
- Competent coding skills in C (and ideally C++)
- An understanding of embedded firmware architecture and ability to balance technical trade-offs
- A commitment to continual improvement, both personal and of the wider team
- Excellent design, debugging and problem-solving abilities
- The ability to clearly articulate problems and solutions for both technical and non-technical audiences
It would be advantageous if you have some of the following:
- Embedded processor experience on Cortex M or Xtensa (Cortex A would also be useful)
- Knowledge of bare metal and RTOS software designs (Embedded Linux experience would also be useful)
- Familiarity with wireless communications technology (e.g. BT, WiFi)
- A technical or engineering-based degree and 2+ years of industry experience in firmware development projects.
- Experience of working using Agile methodologies such as Scrum.
- Test driven development (TDD); unit, integration, automated and system testing experience
- Understanding of code management systems e.g. Git, Mercurial, SVN,
- Knowledge of continuous integration, specifically Jenkins and Artifactory
Our audio technology brands stand together, seeking to enrich lives through music by removing barriers to creativity. We want to create opportunities for everyone to enjoy making music, from musicians trying to capture their unique sound, to the professionals delivering the greatest shows on earth. The Focusrite Group has an illustrious history with four Queen's Awards for Enterprise among a host of other accolades. We comprise six successful and rapidly growing brands: Focusrite, Focusrite Pro, Martin Audio, ADAM Audio, Novation and Ampify Music. With a high-quality reputation and a rich heritage spanning over four decades, our brands continue to shape the music-making world.
Focusrite leads that world in audio interfacing technology more musicians record through Focusrite than any other brand. The Focusrite Pro team are focussed on the complex needs of the audio professional for whom sound is not just a passion, but a way of life. Martin Audio have been uniting audiences for almost five decades with their awe-inspiring touring and installation loudspeaker systems. Based in Berlin,ADAM Audioare precision innovators in the field of professional monitoring and loudspeaker technology, made famous by their unique ART ribbon tweeter. Novationis obsessed with helping electronic music makers find new ways to produce and perform new music. Born out of that team and based in Tileyard, King's Cross, London, AmpifyMusic make innovative music-making apps that are highly accessible, yet extendable and deep.
Music technology is an enriching space to work in, and that's not about to change. We embrace its evolution, and that means remaining open to new ideas. We enjoy a Group-wide open-door culture, where we can all contribute and everyone is heard as we grow and develop, both as individuals and as a team. We encourage innovation and fresh-thinking and are passionate about the inspirational solutions we create. Behind our success is a tightly knitted, like-minded family of music and audio lovers. We're always pulling together to try and make a difference; our frequent appearance in 'The Sunday Times 100 Best Small Companies to Work For' is testament to this.
As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage people to apply regardless of religion, ethnic background, nationality, sexual orientation or gender identity. We recognise the diversity shortcomings of our industry and are committed to driving change. Equally, we recognise the major impact that climate change is having on our world and work every day towards being industry leaders in a carbon neutral future.
Benefits include flexible working, home working, company pension, life insurance, private healthcare, employee purchase scheme, company music events, offsite company parties and free breakfast/lunch in the canteen. We arrange company training sessions, hold making things easy days, encourage personal development training, run lunch and learns and facilitate external visits.