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Embedded Software Engineer

Malvern, Worcestershire
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17 Dec 2021
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QinetiQ supports the delivery of secured navigation which can be depended on when accurate navigation, positioning/ timing is mission critical. Our specialist teams provide our clients with consultancy support, research and the development of services & security capabilities for resilient positioning and navigation systems including Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) Receivers. As the programme of work continues to ramp up, we are looking to recruit experienced (C++) Embedded Software Engineers to join the team. 

What will I be doing?
You will be developing software for cutting edge electronics systems, solving technically challenging problems and work on a variety of projects, from rapid developments with tight time-scales (a few days/weeks) to full scale system developments (1+ years). You will work closely with specialists from across a number of disciplines which may include; RF, electronics and FPGA design, digital signal processing, secure products, navigation products and cryptography. You will also work throughout the engineering lifecycle, applying rigorous engineering practices; analysing, designing, implementing, testing, supporting and maintaining solutions that solve the mission-critical problems of our customers.

What do I need:
The successful candidates will have previous Embedded Software Engineer experience gained from a fast paced and dynamic environment. You will have experience at various stages of the software development lifecycle, with knowledge and experience of the specification, design and implementation of complex software solutions. Your primary software language will be C++.

Experience in some of the following areas would be desirable, but not essential:

• Experience developing for real-time, embedded, resource constrained targets

• Experience of designing software using UML 

• Embedded RTOS programming

• Unit Test Experience

• Agile / Scrum experience
• Software design, development environment and test tools such as Enterprise Architect, Visual Studio, etc.

Why join us?

As we continue to grow into new markets around the world, there’s never been a more exciting time to join QinetiQ. The formula for success for QinetiQ is the appetite for innovation, courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges and motivated people who work to deliver the best possible solutions to partners.

Joining QinetiQ offers an opportunity to work on highly technical cutting edge projects, enabling customers to protect, improve and advance their vital interests. To apply for the role please click on the apply button to submit your application.

QinetiQ is made up of dedicated experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets, all working together to explore new ways of protecting what matters most. People around the world depend on us for their safety and security, and to enable the safety and security of others. Partnering with our customers, we help to save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. Our is a unique working environment where teams from different backgrounds, disciplines, and experience enjoy collaborating widely and openly as we undertake  this exciting and rewarding journey.

Through effective teamwork, and pulling together, we get to experience what happens when we all share different perspectives, blend disciplines, and link technologies; constantly discovering new ways of solving complex problems. Being part of QinetiQ means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Come and find out how you can play a role.


Our Company

QinetiQ is a company of scientists and engineers committed to listening, understanding and responding to our customers' needs. This enables us to use our depth of experience and our unique science and engineering expertise to equip them with powerful solutions to their most pressing challenges.

What we do

We offer our customers world-class expertise in advice, services (particularly test and evaluation) and innovative technology-based products. We deploy our scientific and technological knowledge, proven research capabilities and unique, purpose-built facilities to provide both services and products that meet the needs of a wide range of global customers. We operate primarily in the defence, security and critical national infrastructure markets.

Technical and Engineering Roles

Our engineers, scientists and consultants provide world-class, independent technical advice, guidance and thought leadership across a broad spectrum of subjects from algorithms and lasers to cyber security and human performance.

Our People

QinetiQ is a company of over 6,000 people dedicated to being on the side of their customers. They are pragmatic and hugely experienced, looking always for enterprising, agile ways to create real benefit and added value. They are also natural collaborators, adept at making vital connections through forging industry partnerships and harnessing the best talents within the supply chain. It is these qualities, demonstrated every day by our employees, mean that QinetiQ can be trusted as a partner to enable, assure and protect our customers' interests.

Why work for QinetiQ Inc.?

We know our greatest asset is our people. To attract and engage the best employees we need to provide them all the support they need to enjoy work, develop their skills and realize their full potential.

We understand that our people want diversity in their careers, so we offer a flexible working environment, enabling you to work on a variety of projects, with the freedom to innovate and try new things. We constantly encourage people to think outside the box, to always look for enterprising, agile ways to drive change to drive real benefit for our customers. Collaborating with and learning from our world-renowned experts makes QinetiQ Inc. an exceptionally rewarding place to work; no two days are the same.


We want our employees to share in our company’s success, as we wouldn’t be able to deliver for our customers without them. Through our Rewarding for Performance program, which includes an All Employee Incentive Scheme, we ensure there is a clear link between the contribution you make and the reward you receive.

Wherever possible, we look to offer adaptive working  in terms of offering part time roles, flexible hours and a choice of work location.

Our people have access to a great range of flexible benefits.

Join us

At QinetiQ, you’ll find a dedicated and talented group of people who enjoy their work and take pride in their accomplishments. We solve some of the world’s most complex defence and security challenges.

As a member of our team, you’ll have the opportunity to work with cutting edge technology and some of the industry’s most brilliant minds.
Be a game changes in tomorrow’s innovation and start a career with purpose – join our team!

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