Senior embedded software systems engineer at award-winning startup – permanent (EMB0705-8)


8power is the award-winning startup developing smart, self-powered sensors to monitor infrastructure, assets and machinery, based on novel technology created at the University of Cambridge. This is an outstanding opportunity to join a company at an early stage and help shape its growth.

You must be curious, ambitious, excited to join a startup and ready to work hands-on. You will already have achieved something significant in your personal life or career, and should mention this in your application.

We offer a competitive package. The role will be based at our office in Cambridge.

This role

You will work in a small team developing the microcontroller firmware and software to run the company’s sensor hardware, and be responsible for integrating, testing and deploying the systems. This role is for a permanent employee.

No agencies or contractors please

Please do not contact 8power if you are an agency or if you are not seeking permanent employment.

Must-have skills and experience

  • A 1st or 2:1 degree from a leading university in electronics, software or systems engineering or computer science
  • At least 5 years’ experience developing embedded software systems in a commercial environment using C/C++
  • Good understanding of electronics design, both analogue and digital
  • Familiarity with working on a range of embedded systems and microcontrollers
  • Track record of making things, ideally both through work and in your spare time.

Desirable experience

  • Systems architecture
  • Embedded applications development
  • System test
  • Security and cryptography in embedded systems and/or Internet protocols
  • ARM mbed OS or similar RTOS platforms
  • Power optimisation for battery-powered devices
  • Experience in least one of C#, Java, Javascript, PHP and Python
  • Good understanding of Internet and communication systems architectures and protocols, preferably including TCP/IP, TLS, COAP, LWM2M
  • Experience developing products using wireless technologies such as M2M, LPWAN, LoRa, Bluetooth, BLE.

How to apply

  • Find out more at our website
  • All applications should include a CV and covering letter mentioning the Job reference (EMB0705-8), and must be submitted by e-mail to the address shown on our contacts page
  • We welcome applications from UK and EU citizens and others with the right to work in the UK.