Embedded Firmware Engineer (Ref: SMEFE)

Position in the Engineering sector in Durban - Kwa- Zulu Natal
Posted On Monday 28 March 2022
Job Description:

Super opportunity exists with a Multi-National Concern, based in Durban, for an Embedded Firmware Engineer . 

As Embedded Firmware Engineer you will deliver new secure applications for a variety of product variants. You will be responsible for design and development of new applications, enhancing existing applications, solving problems, and resolving defects. The Engineer will review requirements, develop the architecture and design of features (including the relevant documentation), develop application prototypes, participate in design and code reviews, and write code (including unit tests). The candidate must be able to become proficient on new task domains quickly, demonstrate technical excellence in his/her personal work as well as contribute to the team's continued success by sharing technical knowledge. An ideal candidate should have open mind set, be flexible, focused on quality and open to switching to different projects The culture is characterized by short decision paths, clear targets and team spirit.


·     Design and implementation of new secure embedded firmware applications in C, C++, and Python

·     Develop low level interfaces (GPIO, UART, I2C, SPI)

·     Review and maintain existing code base

·     Support in the design and development of desktop engineering tools

·     Develop test fixtures in C, C++, Python, and higher-level Object-Oriented language (e.g. C#)

·     Documentation and cross functional training of low-level concepts

·     Consult with other engineers to evaluate interfaces between hardware & embedded solutions and operational & performance requirements of the overall system

·     Prepare, present, and participate in technical discussions and code reviews

·     Contribute to the continued development of processes to improve the efficiency and quality of development projects; assist in formulating standards and development practices to improve our development processes

·     Investigate and analyze reported defects to resolve them in a timely manner

·     Proactively provide status, raise issues, and communicate necessary information to appropriate team members on a regular basis


Desired Skills & Experience


·     5 years of hands-on code development

·     Applied experience with C , C++, Python, and .NET

·     Comfortable working at a hardware level drivers (GPIO, UART, I2C, SPI)

·     Familiarity with bug tracking tools (Bugzilla, Jira)

·     Working knowledge of source code management and configuration

·     General knowledge of test frameworks and automated build systems (e.g. Jenkins, NUnit, NAnt)

·     Ability to complete design related tasks with minimal supervision

·     Basic understanding of development processes, principles, and objectives

·     Some exposure of development through the entire life cycle including design, architecture, and implementation

·     Analytical, planning, problem solving and decision-making skills

·     Excellent organizational and time management skills

·     Experience with RTOS development (FreeRTOS or other) is preferred

·     Experience with Secure Elements, RFID, NFC, HCE or Bluetooth technologies is a plus

·     Experience with Agile Scrum development a plus

·     Experience with Keil Development Environment is a plus

·     Experience with Linux development is a plus

·     Ability to effectively use and operate oscilloscopes, analyzers, power supplies, etc. is a plus


Customer Expectations 

·     Highlight knowledge, skills, abilities, and traits necessary in this role to satisfy our customer's expectations

·     Promote secure development and be able to work cooperatively and autonomously in a dynamic multi- cultural environment

·     Available for occasional international travel

A Consultant will be in touch if you are shortlisted for the position. Please consider your application unsuccessful should you not have been contacted within 2 weeks. We will keep your CV on our database and contact you should you match the criteria of any other vacancies.

Please contact Sian Morgan