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Job Description

Job Title

Firmware/Embedded Software Development Engineer


R&D - Electronics

Reports to

Head of Electronics Engineering


Job Purpose


Foster + Freeman Ltd. is one of the foremost forensic science equipment suppliers in the world, exporting market leading products to more than 140 countries. Our products are designed to perform detailed forensic investigations at scenes of crime and in the laboratory.

Foster + Freeman continue to grow, driven by universal concerns over national and international security as well as the company’s ability to create innovative products.

We are an equal opportunities employer and offer excellent terms of employment with attractive remuneration and the chance to flourish in a high technology environment.

As a modern forward-looking company, we recognize that people are our main asset. You will join a multi-skilled team of engineers where you will get to grips with a broad mix of technology and get involved in all aspects of the project lifecycle from rough and ready prototypes to production machines.


We are looking for:

Firmware/Embedded Software Development Engineer (permanent)

  • Good all round knowledge of Electronic Design Engineering.
  • Degree Educated (2:1 minimum)
  • Proactive and innovative.
  • Ability to integrate with a multiskilled team (e.g. mechanical, software, physics, optics, chemistry).


You will be involved in specifying, designing and testing systems incorporating:

  • Microcontrollers (Microchip PICs, ST ARM Processors)
  • FC based firmware, C++/C#.net Application software


Beneficial (but not essential) experience/qualifications include: 

  • Visual Studio and/or QT
  • Comfortable programming both for Windows and Linux
  • WPF/WinForms development experience
  • Familiarity with design patterns like MVVM
  • A familiarity with machine vision & camera interfacing
  • Experience of design for low to medium volume manufacturing


The company provides competitive basic salaries and a benefits package that includes bonus, pension (with company contributions), life assurance 37.5Hours per week. 25 days holiday per year.

Job Type: Full-time




To register your interest in this vacancy please contact:     HR @ fosterfreeman.com

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