Trowbridge, England, United Kingdom

Embedded Software Team Leader

 Job Description:

Zircon helps create software that drives the future in a wide range of industries and across embedded, application and enterprise systems. We might be small, but we work with giants!

We pride ourselves on our unique company culture, which is relaxed and supportive as well as professional, with a focus on personal development. 

We are currently looking for a Team Leader to head up and develop our Embedded Software group.

The role:

  • Lead the team of Embedded Engineers, who will be assigned to various projects within the organisation
  • Provide on-going support and advice to members of the team
  • Help provide quotations and estimates to our customers
  • Work with customers to solicit their requirements and architect solutions
  • Hands-on role, involving project development work

Ideal candidates should have:

  • Aptitude for problem-solving and the ability to quickly pick up new concepts/technologies
  • Experience in requirements analysis, software design, implementation and testing.
  • The ability to lead by example, correctly implementing standards and procedures without guidance, ensuring that other more junior engineers adhere to quality standards and approved working practices.
  • Experience of team leading/project management.
  • Responsibility for Architecture and Major design decisions.
  • Strong technical skills in current and evolving languages and technologies and the ability to pass on knowledge to those working around them.
  • Good interpersonal skills and direct customer interaction.
  • Work experience in BS EN ISO9001/Safety related in one of the following industries: Industrial automation, Medical, Oil & Gas, Aerospace, Defence, Automotive or Rail real-time systems.
  • The ability to write clear and concise technical reports, specifications and user documentation.

Technical skills:

  • Embedded/Microcontroller development
  • Knowledge of Communications Protocols/Internet Technologies (TCP/IP, Network sockets, HTTP, HTML)
  • Linux based platform development
  • Bare Metal development
  • Driver development
  • Languages: C, also python and C++ are desirable
  • Object-Oriented Design, UML, XML

Other Desirable Skills:

  • BS EN 50128 or other Safety Standard such as DO178, BS ISO 26262, SQLite, PHP, Android/iOS app development, AWS, Machine Learning


  • Salary depending on experience, which is regularly reviewed.
  • Pension Scheme
  • Private Medical
  • Private Dental
  • Company bonus
  • Life Insurance
  • 25 Days Holiday + three to four days between Christmas and New Years + Bank Holidays
  • Remote working with one day in the office
  Required Skills:

Personal Development Life Insurance Bonus Reports Software Design Automotive SQLite Development Estimates Support UML EN iOS Requirements Analysis Analysis Machine Learning Quotations Interpersonal Skills Gas Android Architecture Automation Salary Insurance Specifications XML C C++ Linux Python PHP Documentation Software Testing HTML Design Management