Embedded Software Engineer

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    Belfast, County Antrim

  • Sector:

    Aerospace Software and Systems

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  • Contact:

    Rajshree Mogal

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  • Published:

    29 days ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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Embedded Software Developer

Site Location: Belfast

Duration: 6 Months

Primary Purpose of the Role:

The successful candidate will work as part of a team of Software Engineers in one of Company' multi-discipline programmes and will participate in all phases of the software development lifecycle. This will involve embedded software development, targeting off the shelf high-technology sub-systems or in-house processor-driven boards using a range of real-time operating systems.

Software assignments will be across product lines with a military focus, including (for instance) land vehicle platforms, missiles and training systems.

Principal Relationships:

  • Working with other software engineers and other engineering disciplines as part of a product team
  • Reporting to a work package manager while working in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Reporting to a product Software Engineering Manager in an engineering context
  • Reporting to the Software Discipline Manager for people matters

Key Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Designing and developing real-time embedded software solutions.
  • Integrating and debugging solutions on target hardware, addressing issues arising during hardware/software integration
  • Targeting multiple real-time platforms (e.g. VxWorks and MicroC/OS) using C and/or C++
  • Developing to alternative software lifecycles with participation in all aspects of the software lifecycle
  • Software requirements management and traceability using industry best practice, tools and techniques.
  • Software test planning and execution (Unit, Integration and System Level)
  • Developing software solutions with a view to reuse.
  • Documenting all aspects of the software production process in accordance with company processes and standards



  • Knowledge of embedded real-time development.
  • Knowledge of the hardware/software interface.
  • Understanding of real-time operating system behaviour.
  • Appreciation of software requirements analysis, specification & design
  • Knowledge of both procedural (e.g. C) and object-oriented (e.g. C++) languages
  • Understanding of data communications (e.g. 1553, RS422) and networking
  • Understanding of the principles and levels of software testing


  • Knowledge of UML
  • Knowledge of Agile development methodologies
  • Graphical User Interface design and development
  • Understanding of software configuration control
  • Knowledge of one or more of VxWorks, uC/OS or SYS/BIOS



  • Proven ability of real time embedded development.
  • Proven ability of integrating embedded solutions on target hardware.
  • Proven ability of debugging on a target hardware platform.
  • Use of one or more real-time operating systems.
  • Track record of developing C/C++ applications.


  • Proven ability of model-driven software development using UML.
  • Proven ability of Graphical User Interface development.
  • Proven ability of using change management and version control systems.
  • Experience developing under a range of software methodologies.