Embedded Design Engineer

Date: 3 Apr 2024

Location: Wappenham, NTH, GB

Company: our team

Building the people that build the world.

With platforms in HVAC and Detection and Measurement, SPX Technologies builds innovative solutions that enable a safer, more efficient, sustainable world.  Through our RiSE talent development framework, we Reach, Identify, Strengthen, and Engage our employees to support them in their continued development.  We’re a global company of problem solvers, collaborators, and innovators, and our businesses build solutions that impact the world. 

 

As part of Detection and Measurement, Enterprise Control Systems (ECS) is a leading supplier of long range data links that support real time high resolution video transfer between air and ground users.   In creating products like RF inhibitors and specialized equipment for military and security purposes, we protect ground forces and infrastructure around the world.

 

How you will make an Impact (Job Summary)


SPX is a diverse team of unique individuals who all make an impact. As an Embedded Design Engineer for CommTech (ECS &TCI), you will play a crucial role supporting us through a range of statements of work during a period of high volume demand. 

 

You will be joining a dynamic team continually designing and developing world beating products. As a contact design Engineer you will be expected to support our UK based embedded team through an extremely busy period where we are juggling both New Product Development and delivering customer funded projects based around existing product ranges. This role will predominately be supporting out Datalink products but it is possible they will be asked to support the other CommTech (ECS & TCI) product lines also. 

 

What you can expect in this role (Job Responsibilities)
While each day brings new opportunities at SPX, your core responsibilities will be:
1.    Design including but not limited to;
•    Firmware/software design for processors and microcontrollers including embedded C.
•    Design and development with Linux
•    Firmware design for FPGAs including VHDL/DSP. 
•    Development for customer projects, new product development and feasibility studies. 

 

2.    Technical Support and Testing 
•    Production and Manufacturing assistance as required.
•    Answering of customer and marketing questions as required.
•    Trouble shooting of firmware, software and system issues seen from all areas of the business
•    Self testing and debugging of your own design and development work.
•    Testing and debugging of existing design and development work produced by other engineers for our products.
•    Participation in Design Reviews and Project meetings when required.

 

3.  Documentation and Communication including but not limited to;
•    Weekly summary email of work completed.
•    Weekly standup meeting to communicate previous weeks achievements and current weeks priorities. 
•    Participation in Design Reviews and Project meetings when required.
•    Creation of Requirement Specifications (RS)
•    Creation of Test Plans (TP) and Test Results (TR)
•    Creation of User Information (UI) documents
•    Creation of Application Programming Interface (API) documents 
•    Assisting Principal Design Engineer and Project leads with project plans.


What we are looking for (Experience, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education)
We each bring something to the table, and we are looking for someone who has:
Required Experience 
•    Suitable experience in an equivalent role
•    The following skills and experience will be required. Candidates are not expected to have experience in all areas;
o    C/C++ on bare-metal, embedded RTOS and Linux.
o    Embedded Linux experience including applications, drivers, system build and SoC integration. 
o    C#
o    GUI Development for Windows OS
o    Knowledge of UDP, TCP, threads/multi-process, serial protocols and high-speed interfaces.
•    Self-motivated and enthusiastic. 
•    Strong team player with good interpersonal skills. 
•    Ability to work in a team and interact with other Engineering disciplines. 
•    Experience of contracting and being able to make an impact during short periods of employment
•    Ability to produce results under pressure

 

Preferred Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
•    Substantial experience in an equivalent role. 
•    An understanding of products aligned with CommTech’s portfolio.
•    The following skills and experience would also be beneficial;
o    Experience of DVB-T or datalink/radio technologies
o    Experience of video and broadcast
o    Development of VHDL using Xilinx Vivao and/or Intel Quartus including IP block integration and SoC designs
o    Complex FPGA design from concept through to verification with automated test benches
o    Electronic design/schematic capture including component creation.
o    Familiarity with scripting such as Python, Bash or Make

 

Education & Certifications
•    Desirable is a degree in electronics, computer science or related subject


Security
•    British Citizen or ability to obtain required security clearance.


Travel & Working Environment
•    Travel unlikely
•    Onsite working with option for working from home. 

 

How we live our culture

Our culture is at the center of what we do and, more importantly, who we are.  Our core values set a standard for how we manage ourselves, and our Leadership Model sets the standard for how we engage with each other.  Whether you are an individual contributor or you lead a large team, each of us leads at SPX.  

 

What benefits do we offer?

We know that the well-being of our employees is integral. Our benefits include:

  • Competitive and performance-based compensation packages and bonus plans
  • Educational assistance, leadership development programs, and recognition programs  

 

Our commitment to embrace diversity to build a culture of inclusion at SPX

We value different backgrounds, experiences, and voices at SPX, and we are committed to challenging ourselves, openly communicating, and striving to improve every day.  We believe in creating an inclusive work environment where everyone has a voice and is encouraged to realise their fullest potential.