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Embedded Software Design Engineer

  • Full Time
  • Sandwich, Kent

Embedded Software Design Engineer

Department: Engineering
Reporting to:
Electronics and Software Team Leader

Covering multiple disciplines in a team-based environment from firmware to software to electronics; Embedded software design engineers will primarily focus on creating bare metal C code solutions for various microprocessors on custom designed electronic printed circuit boards. Such development often goes hand in hand with writing PC software to complement both testing and end user applications coded using C# and Microsoft’s Visual Studio integrated development environment.

Design engineers contribute to the full design lifecycle of Instro’s products, including but not limited to specifications, system architecture, UI/UX design, peer review, source control, deployment, design for manufacture, productionisation, testing, training, and project management both internally and occasionally interfacing with external customers or suppliers.


  • Due to the nature of the work all candidates must be eligible to obtain security clearance to SC level.

Company Benefits

  • Competitive salary, company profit sharing scheme, stakeholder pension and
    death in service scheme.
  • Rewards and recognition scheme.
  • To develop firmware and software solutions for Instro’s products as part of an agile multidisciplinary engineering team.
  • To document designs and maintain clear records of all work in accordance with procedures.
  • To facilitate the internal audit process when required through the provision of necessary information.
  • To support customers both internally and externally with troubleshooting software system solutions
  • To carry out other tasks as may be requested from time to time by the Engineering Director.



  • An Engineering or Computer Science degree (2:1) or equivalent preferred
  • Professional registration encouraged


  • Ability to deliver software projects, thinking conceptually and translating design requirements into viable technical solutions
  • Extensive experience in software design and test
  • Experience developing with: C, C++, C# .NET
  • Practical, hands-on experience helping design/develop and support electro-mechanical products
  • Full software lifecycle experience (documentation, design, development, testing, revision control systems and maintenance)
  • Structured design methodology (UML or similar)
  • Experience working within small teams and with Agile principles
  • Experience working with and developing/debugging for a range of embedded microcontrollers including the ARM Cortex family advantageous
  • Experience of Android software development advantageous
  • Advantageous to have a high-level understanding of electronics (e.g. digital circuitry to level of schematic review)


  • Embedded software, C/C++
  • Visual Studio (WinForms, WPF, Xamarin)
  • Knowledge of Cross platform (Android) application development desirable
  • Electronics knowledge desirable
  • Scrum or similar methodologies for team-based product development


  • Positive ‘can do’ attitude
  • Motivated
  • Accountable
  • Integrity
  • Team focused
  • Customer / quality focused
  • Outcome / solution focused
  • Flexible
  • Ability to self-manage a project to agreed timescales
  • Able to capture/create software requirements
  • Confident and self-motivated
  • Creative and practical problem solver
  • Aptitude for continuous improvement
  • Keen eye for detail
  • Works well with others
  • Results orientated, awareness of the importance of budgets and deadlines, ability to manage work within these constraints
  • Communication, influencing and interpersonal skills

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