Firmware Engineer

Starting Salary: Competitive | Type: Permanent | Location: Theale, Berkshire


The Job

Our firmware engineers are involved in many different activities, and in particular the following:

  • Developing, enhancing and maintaining our UEFI BIOS and IPMI firmware on multiple platforms.
  • Developing, enhancing and maintaining factory test, self-test and other diagnostic programs.
  • Working with our hardware designers during design to specify the product, and again particularly during the prototyping stage to get the product working.  This often involves the development of new special-purpose test software or other tools.
  • Backing up our technical support engineers when problems arise in the field.
  • Interfacing directly with our manufacturing Test team for queries arising in our in-house production test area.

Our Engineering teams work closely together across all our sites and across all disciplines, with a small number of engineers working on each project. Every software engineer is rapidly involved in many different projects, and our firmware engineers have responsibility for the entire product life cycle. The hardware and software platforms vary, but most of the devices used are complex and a good appreciation of the hardware is a pre-requisite for this role.

Qualifications and Experience

Engineering graduate, with very good experience in the areas below:

  • Proficient in Embedded C programming for x86, PowerPC or high-performance ARM processors.
  • Practical experience programming a variety of hardware devices at register level.
  • A detailed understanding of I2C and SPI interfaces.
  • Excellent diagnostic skills.

Previous experience with developing UEFI firmware or EFI shell applications would be desirable.

The ability to communicate effectively with others within the company at an Engineering level is an important additional attribute.


Very competitive salary package, with generous relocation allowance where appropriate. Company-supported private pension scheme. Non-contributory private health insurance scheme.

Starting Salary: Competitive | Type: Permanent | Location: Theale, Berkshire