Embedded Software Engineer (C++, Embedded Linux)

  • Focusrite
  • High Wycombe, UK
  • Feb 26, 2022
Full time Information Technology Software Engineer

Job Description

Embedded Software Engineer (C++, Embedded Linux)

Term: Full-time, Permanent

Location: High Wycombe, with potential for some remote working

Salary: Negotiable + excellent benefits

Are you an engineer looking to be a part of an innovative team who create audio products such as synthesisers and audio interfaces for live music performance, studio recording and education applications?

On a day to day basis you will be responsible for developing embedded software from driver to application level. There will be close collaborative with other multidiscipline teams throughout the product engineering lifecycle, opportunities to contribute to strategic team objectives and engage with wider department continuous improvement goals.

You should apply for this role if you have:

  • Competent embedded C++ coding skills
  • Strong understanding of embedded firmware architecture
  • A passion for developing embedded Linux audio products
  • Ability to work with Linux command line, working with GNU tools, CMake, Git etc
  • Understanding of embedded firmware architecture and can balance design trade-offs
  • Excellent communication skills with an ability to articulate complex problems and solutions for both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Commitment to continually improve both personally and the wider team

It would be advantageous if you have some of the following:

  • A technical or engineering-based degree with two or more years of experience

Experience of Git, Mercurial and SVN. Familiarity with of Jenkins and Artifactory

  • Unit test familiarity with a framework such as GoogleTest

Experience in developing GUI based applications

Some experience of audio DSP ideally with ARM Neon familiarity

  • Communication protocol/stack experience e.g. audio, USB, SPI, Ethernet, I2C, Wi-Fi

Scripting experience in languages such as Python

Microprocessor development on bare metal and RTOS

  • Confidence in configuring a Linux operating system with Yocto or Buildroot

Optimised the Linux kernel to improve latency, boot time and system robustness

Basic knowledge of midi and synth equipment

About Us

Focusrite plc is a global music and audio group that develops and markets music technology products. Used by audio professionals and amateur musicians alike, its solutions facilitate the high-quality production of recorded and live sound. Our audio technology brands stand together, seeking to enrich lives through music by removing barriers to creativity – ‘we make music easy to make’.

The Focusrite Group trades under eight established and rapidly growing brands: Focusrite, Focusrite Pro, Novation, ADAM Audio, Sequential, Martin Audio, Optimal Audio and Ampify Music. With a high-quality reputation and a rich heritage spanning decades, its brands are category leaders in the music-making industry.

Music technology is an enriching space to work in and we enjoy a Group-wide open-door culture which encourages innovation. This culture, combined with a passion for the inspirational solutions we create, has led to the group winning numerous accolades, including four Queen's Awards for Enterprise and the AIM Company of the Year Award 2021.

The Focusrite Group is dedicated to building a great place to work and as an equal opportunity employer we are committed to Diversity and Inclusion. The group mission is to cultivate an equitable culture, internally and externally, where all people feel they are welcome and positively represented, whether office-based or working remotely. 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/hybrid working, company pension, life insurance, private healthcare, employee purchase scheme, company music events, free breakfast/lunch in the canteen at Focusrite HQ. We arrange company training sessions and encourage personal development.