Embedded Software Engineer

Pektron Group Ltd
02 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Be a part of one of the UK?s most innovative companies and one of the world?s largest privately owned electronics manufacturers.

Pektron Group Ltd is searching for an Embedded Software Engineer who will be responsible for writing software for a range of bespoke products.

About us:

Pektron has been in business since 1964 and continues to be an industry leader. We deliver bespoke electronics hardware and software solutions to blue chip companies around the world and are innovators in our field. We invest in the best people, processes and equipment to drive technological development and meet our customer?s needs.

We have recently been awarded the prestigious Queens Award for Enterprise, having achieved international sales growth of 250% over the last ten years.

At our HQ in Derby we employ 350 staff and operate Engineering, Manufacturing, Design, Testing, Quality and Support functions, whilst our Sales and Technology centre in Detroit supports our customers in the US. To learn more about us visit our website

About you:

You will be a highly motivated and self-managing Embedded Software Engineer with experience of working in a customer facing, commercial environment. You will have a highly developed, structured approach to design and the ability to compose a design rationale, along with good technical writing skills and a willingness to work to existing software design ethics and style.

The role:

You will be working within a multi-disciplined engineering team, consisting of Mechanical, Electronic and Firmware Engineers.

New business is primarily focussed in the high performance and luxury car markets; however Pektron designs and manufactures a wide range of products for Gas, Automotive, Safety and Consumer industries.

Recent projects include:

Design and manufacture of advanced body control systems including passive keys and active suspension systems for high performance vehicles.

Developing advanced instrument clusters, passive entry systems, body and chassis control systems for major OEM clients in the automotive, agricultural and construction sectors.

You will have the opportunity to write software for interesting and diverse projects as well as specify tools, requirements and drive the software discipline within the company, and to be involved in every aspect of the product lifecycle from quotations, conception and design through to manufacture.

Experience and Skills Required:

Programming Language C

Real Time Control

Version Control

Static Analysis / Code Metrics

Microprocessors 8, 16 & 32 bit

Low Level Drivers for External Hardware / CPU Peripherals

Other Requirements:

Full Driving Licence (You could be working on vehicle systems and/or at customer site)

Ability to travel freely, some customers are based in US / EU

Additional Experience That Would Be An Advantage:

Programming: Windows/Linux, Visual Basic, C++, high level structured languages

Simple Electronic Design: Analogue / Digital

Control of Graphic Displays

Communications Protocols: CAN, Diagnostic, IP

Use of Volcano or Vector Vehicle Networking Tools

Modelling experience (For example: UML, Matlab, Simulink or Targetlink)

ARM Based Graphics Processors & Driving TFT displays

What?s on offer:

Competitive salary, 25 days holiday, pension, healthcare, life Insurance, professional training funding, yearly pay review and free onsite parking. If required we are happy to assist with relocation costs.

We are able to offer tier 2 sponsorship for candidates from outside the UK/EU who have extensive, relevant experience and meet all our criteria.


We are based in Alfreton Road in Derby, easily commutable from the Derby area, Nottingham, Mansfield, Burton, Loughborough, Ashbourne and the Peak District and East Staffordshire.

We have 5 modern, purpose built buildings at our Derby site including our state of the art manufacturing centres and technology campus. Our facilities have been recognised as being one of the most modern and well equipped electronics design, development and manufacturing plants in Europe.

This job was originally posted as www.jobsite.co.uk/job/959439140