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Embedded Systems Developer

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
England, Berkshire, Reading
£26200 - £39300 per annum
Closing date
14 Jun 2023

Job Details

AWE has exciting opportunities for an Embedded Systems Developer to join our Materials and Analytical Science group, bringing their experience to AWE and to successfully play a key role delivering for our customers.

Embedded Systems Developer

Location: Reading

Package: £26,200 - £39,300 (depending on your suitability and level of experience) + Allowance

Closing date: 14th June 2023

As part of our People Promise, AWE (one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK) has a range of benefits to suit you. These include:

  • Time to recharge your batteries with 270 hours of annual leave (plus every other Friday off work)

  • Consideration for flexible working arrangements so that your work may fit in with your lifestyle. Just let us know on your application if you wish to work part time

  • Opportunities for Professional Career Development that include funding for the annual membership of a relevant professional body, access to mentors and training

  • Employee Assistance Programme and Occupational Health Services

  • A generous defined contribution Group Personal Pension (we will pay between 9% and 13% of your pensionable pay depending on your own contribution)

  • Life Assurance

  • Discounts - access to savings on a wide range of everyday spending

  • Special Leave Policy including paid time off for volunteering, public service (including reserve forces) and caring for your family

  • A host of voluntary & core benefits to suit your health and wellbeing - more information available on our careers site

  • Potential opportunities to travel with work for conferences and collaboration

As an Embedded Software Developer, you will contribute to the design, characterisation, procurement, installation, commissioning and in-service support of instrumentation & equipment. Your key role will be working with engineers and scientists to establish what is needed and then develop software and microcontroller-based systems to meet that need.

Key responsibilities are:

  • Designing, building and testing embedded software and limited hardware to meet technical requirements

  • Contributing to technical documentation for software projects

  • Managing and maintaining effective communications with stakeholders within the immediate group

  • Providing technical solutions to meet stakeholder requirements

  • Contributing to small instrumentation projects by providing technical and financial input and contributing to design reviews

  • Assisting in the supervision and training of apprentices to enable them to carry out their responsibilities

We would be interested in hearing from candidates who can demonstrate knowledge or experience in some of the following:

  • Qualifications to minimum HND (preferably Degree or Chartered) or equivalent level of knowledge in software, engineering or physics discipline

  • Ability to produce/update technical documentation

  • Self-motivated and able to manage own workload

  • Analytical skills and attention to detail

  • Good communications skills at all levels and able to work as part of a team

  • Knowledge of Radiological Instrumentation or the ability and desire to achieve this through on the job training

Candidates must be willing 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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