Embedded Design Engineer

For more than 45 years, TCI has been a market leader in the development of innovative, high-performance communications, spectrum monitoring and communications intelligence systems. TCI’s diverse experience delivers proven solutions for regulatory compliance, monitoring and security, and communications intelligence applications. With advanced spectrum mapping and analytics, data recording capabilities and precision geolocation technology, TCI systems provide vital data for government and military agencies in more than 100 countries worldwide.

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 an Embedded 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. 

Job Summary

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.

Required Education / 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

•    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. 

Thank you for your interest in our company.


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About SPX

SPX is a diversified, global supplier of infrastructure equipment with scalable growth platforms in heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), detection and measurement, and engineered solutions. With operations in 17 countries and approximately $1.4 billion in annual revenue, we offer a wide array of highly engineered products with strong brands.

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  • Excellence
  • Teamwork
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