Control System Support, Firmware Engineer, WLAN

- United Kingdom -- England -- East of England -- Cambridgeshire -- Cambridge Posted 03 September 2019 Permanent
Competitive Salary + Great Benefits

Job Description

Samsung Cambridge develops world class Bluetooth and Wi-Fi IP that is incorporated into multiple chipsets targeting smartphones, tablets and IOT devices. We are looking for bright, enthusiastic embedded software engineers to join the Firmware Team developing and supporting Wi-Fi for Samsung.

Your role will involve supporting existing developments and commercialisation of new developments, focussing on the Control Plane aspects of the system.

You will help with investigating customer issues, including travel to customer sites, porting features across multiple customisations, and taking an active interest in developing and improving Control Plane testing and diagnostics.

The software is written in “C” and runs in a resource constrained, embedded, real time environment.

Joining us with this position will allow for future progression into either firmware development, firmware test or product support.

Your responsibilities:

  • Investigating customer issues; liaising with both customers and engineers, including travel to customer sites
  • Owning and improving the diagnostic capabilities of the Control Plane firmware to simplify investigation of customer issues
  • Porting features across multiple customisations. Understanding the requirements, design and implementation of features so that they can be ported to new and existing platforms
  • Developing and improving engineer testing of the Control Plane firmware focusing on Hosted Unit Tests
  • Contribute towards the continuous development of the department’s processes

Skills and experience you need:

  • Degree (or equivalent qualification/experience) in maths/science/software/electronics
  • Excellent proven understanding of ‘C’ programming language for resource constrained real-time environments where MIPS and memory have to be utilised carefully
  • Experience of developing embedded control software
  • Understanding of embedded debug techniques and tools
  • Knowledge of a scripting language such as Perl or Python
  • Effective team player and good communicator
  • Excellent problem solving ability and tenacity in finding root cause for complex issues with focus on delivering results
  • Excellent communicator with great attention to detail

Why work with us? 

We are Samsung Cambridge Solution Centre (SCSC) we form part of the Connectivity Business area of Samsung Electronics. Our fun and friendly team consists of 150 people in our head office in Cambridge on the Innovation Park and also a team of 50 in Aalborg, Denmark. We develop the core silicon and software technology for Bluetooth, Bluetooth Low Energy and Wi-Fi technology. The culture we have built is very much work hard play hard and we strive to deliver results but also ensure that working with us is fun and engaging.

People are at the heart of everything we do. Without our dedicated, hardworking team, we wouldn't have reached the success we have today. You will receive a competitive salary and an excellent compensation package including:

  • 25 days holiday, plus the option to buy and sell
  • Private medical insurance
  • Group income protection
  • Life assurance
  • Travel insurance
  • Discounted Samsung products in the Staff Shop
  • Team and social events
  • Free breakfast and lunch in our canteen
  • On site facilities including, a gym, table tennis, games room and more
  • Flexible benefits including, breakdown cover, Gymflex, cycle to work, dental insurance and much more for you to choose from

We are an equal opportunities employer and we know that the diversity of our team is integral to our continued success. We positively encourage applications from all qualified and eligible people regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief. If you require any reasonable adjustments to take part in the recruitment process, please let us know during your application and we will make every effort to accommodate this.

Contact information

Natasha Willett