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Embedded Software Engineer

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
Berkshire, England, Reading
£33850 - £50000 per annum
Closing date
17 Jun 2022
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AWE has new opportunities for Embedded Software/Hardware Engineers wishing to specialise in the design, development, verification, and validation of high reliability/high consequence devices within a diverse R&D environment.

Great training and benefits!

Embedded Software Engineer

Location: Reading / Basingstoke Area (office based)

Salary: £33,850 - £50,000 (depending on your suitability and level of experience)

AWE (one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK) offers an attractive array of benefits which include:

  • Market leading contributory pension scheme

  • Generous holiday entitlement (270 hours a year plus every other Friday off)

  • Flexible working hours

  • Salary sacrifice scheme

  • Funding for the annual membership of a relevant professional body

  • AWE Life Insurance

  • Consideration for either full time or part time hours. Just let us know on your application if you wish to work part time

  • Relocation support (T&C apply)

Supporting the work of our Warhead Engineering team, this role will give you the chance to grow your skills and knowledge as an Engineer with opportunities for development and progression across our programmes of work.

To be considered for the role, you will have an HNC / HND or higher qualification in an engineering discipline or proven experience working in a similar environment and possess strong communication skills.

Whilst not considered a check list, candidates would benefit from some of the following to support their application:

  • Knowledge of at least one high level programming language

  • Experience designing digital system in Verilog or VHDL

  • Hardware design verification and validation using Universal Verification Methodology (UVM) and System Verilog

  • Experience designing digital electronic circuits

  • Experience using standard communications protocols (e.g. UART, SPI, I2C, CAN)

  • A working knowledge of systems, requirements and verification engineering

  • Knowledge of safety critical software design principles

Candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for the role.



We’re looking for talented and ambitious people to join us in our work at the forefront of nuclear defence engineering, science and technology.

To work at AWE is to play a valuable part in keeping our country safe and secure.

Working at AWE gives you access to exceptional technologies, facilities and projects no ordinary company can provide – and the support of world-class professionals at every stage of your career.

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