Senior Radio Firmware Engineer

- United Kingdom -- England -- East of England -- Cambridgeshire -- Cambridge Posted 02 February 2021 Permanent

Job Description

Samsung Cambridge contributes outstanding Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity to multiple chipsets for smartphones and tablets.

Our Radio Firmware Team develops embedded software to optimise Wi-Fi radio performance. We act as a bridge between analogue and digital designers, and Wi-Fi firmware developers.

Your role will be as a technical contributor in our enthusiastic team, taking on exciting opportunities in design and development, radio bring up, debugging of complex low level embedded/radio issues and RF optimisation to meet customer targets.

You will design and develop low level radio firmware to produce efficient, effective operation of the radio when used in a real-time environment. A keen interest in wireless technology and the operation of radio frequency hardware will be useful.


  • Detailed technical contribution to radio firmware development tasks (requirements, design, code, bring up, unit/system test, documentation, code review and support)
  • Understand and improve radio calibrations
  • Contribute to the improvement of retrieving, analysing and presenting low level debug data
  • Investigate real-time radio issues and suggest performance improvements
  • Work with lead Engineers to ensure timely delivery of designs
  • Contribute towards the continuous development of the team’s processes and deliverables
  • Contribute towards improving the test system and coverage

Required Skills:

  • Competent in C programming, particularly within a constrained embedded environment
  • Excellent problem solving abilities; willing to pursue investigations to conclusion
  • Degree (or equivalent qualification) in Software / Electronics / Science / Maths
  • Good interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills

Desired Skills:

  • Knowledge of Wi-Fi 802.11 protocols or similar protocols
  • Understanding of radio systems and system integration (analogue, digital and firmware)
  • Experience of implementing radio calibrations and optimisation
  • Understanding of analogue/digital and RF designs
  • Competent in MATLAB and/or Python, especially within a test environment
  • Familiarity with wireless radio technologies and characterisation testing with radio test equipment (spectrum analyser, radio communication test set, etc.)
  • Familiarity with tracking and revision control systems (e.g. JIRA and Git)
  • Exposure to Verilog and analogue/digital simulations, Jenkins, Wireshark, ARM

Working with us

Joining our team, you'll receive a great benefits package.

Benefits include:

  • Annual bonus
  • Continued training and development
  • Private medical insurance
  • Travel insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Flexible benefits system
  • 25 days holiday with the option to buy or sell days
  • Great discounts on Samsung products
  • Free on-site gym and canteen

We know that the diversity of our team is integral to our continued success. We encourage people to apply from all backgrounds. Please let us know if you need any reasonable adjustments to take part in this recruitment process and we'll do our best to arrange these if needed.


Samsung Cambridge are following all government guidelines and many of our team still working from home. In the office we have many new safety precautions.

All of our interviews will be online. Your safety and our teams safety is our number one priority.

Contact information

Natasha Willett