Principal Platform Software Engineer in Cambridge at Sepura

Date Posted: 11/30/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Reporting to the Device Driver Team Leader, the role focuses on the development and maintenance of the existing product range’s low-level platform software, including the Embedded Linux Kernel, the DSP Operating System and the associated Device Drivers. The candidate will be responsible for optimising real-time software components, resolving issues and trialling new development tools. 

Main duties include:

  • Responsible for troubleshooting and maintaining device drivers and low-level software components.
  • Investigation and resolution of low-level software faults, including scheduling issues, data corruption, resource leakage etc.
  • Trialling, integrating and implementing development tools for debugging, profiling, memory leak detection, test automation etc.

Job Requirements

Skills & Experience

Essential:

  • Embedded Linux Kernel and userspace software development experience of a commercially release product is essential.
  • Excellent debugging skills. Enjoys investigating and solving challenging real-time platform issues.
  • Experience with development tools for debugging, profiling, code coverage, memory leak detection etc.
  • Excellent knowledge of the C programming language.
  • Experience with real-time, multi-processor, multi-threaded, event-driven software.
  • Familiarity with working with a hardware development team (interpretation of schematics and practical knowledge of debugging using logic analysers and oscilloscopes).
  • Experience of using configuration management and fault tracking tools.

Attitude

Essential:

  • Innovative with proven ability to generate new ideas and approaches to problems.
  • Tenacity to probe issues to understand their root causes.
  • Good analytical, numerical, written and verbal communications skills.
  • They will be able to apply initiative when required and will take ownership for the achievement of their own activities.

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