Senior Embedded Software Engineer


We’re seeking talented engineers to join our expanding software team, where we tackle diverse projects often involving hardware and embedded applications. You should have deep expertise in one domain and broad knowledge across multiple domains, along with a knack for quickly mastering new technologies to drive our cutting-edge designs.

At TTP, we’re growing a central software capability to meet the increasing demand for innovative solutions that improve lives and drive business growth across various application areas. Our projects range from connected medical implants and desktop biology to safety-critical protocols, satellite communications, industrial automation, imaging, and IoT systems. Each project offers a unique learning opportunity, allowing you to expand your skills or pivot into new technical domains.

This is an exciting time for software experts to join TTP. Our team supports the full software consulting cycle, from sales and systems definition to design, development, delivery, and production support. We often collaborate with client R&D teams and third-party software houses, providing our experts with a chance to enhance their commercial acumen alongside technical and leadership skills.


Your application will stand out if you have:

  • Experience in embedded software design and development​
  • Developed application and drivers in C and C++ for various embedded platforms  ​
  • Python experience​
  • Strong problem-solving skills and a keen attention to detail​
  • Computer Science, Electronics or Engineering related degree​

We don’t expect you to have experience in all the following, but it would be great if you can demonstrate broad experience, capability and enthusiasm to dive into several of these areas:

  • Bringing up hardware platforms and developing BSPs and bootloaders for bare-metal, RTOS and Linux running on various microprocessors
  • Linux Kernel or driver development
  • Working with wired and wireless communication technologies and interfacing with (or ideally implementing) various communication protocols (e.g. Bluetooth, WiFi, LTE PHY etc) and networking (e.g. TCP, MQTT)
  • Understanding OSes and concurrency issues​
  • Experience with on-device security and cryptography​
  • Build systems (Make, CMake) and tools (shell scripting, Docker)​
  • Efficient algorithm implementation and ability to optimise low-level code. N.B. DSP experience is desirable ​
  • Appreciation of hardware and board level debugging
  • FPGA experience
  • Ability to read and review a schematic​
  • Project leadership experience


TTP is an employee-owned business operating from green surroundings in Melbourn, just south of Cambridge. Our working culture encourages entrepreneurship, shared ideas and technical collaboration, while providing you with the freedom to do your best work. We value our collaborative culture and the benefit in-person interaction brings to our colleagues and to the business. We also understand the importance of work-life balance and offer flexibility in how you self-manage your working week.

Our benefits include:

    • Annual profit-related bonus
    • Employer pension contribution of 12% of pensionable pay
    • Private medical insurance for employees and dependants
    • Free lunch and all-day refreshments
    • Life insurance worth 6 x salary
    • 25 days holiday
    • Enhanced maternity and paternity leave, with the option to return part-time for a year
    • Electric car leasing scheme
    • Cycle to work scheme
    • Season ticket loan
    • A wide range of activities including squash, Zumba, yoga, arts and crafts, and TTP’s own rock band
    • Local sports facilities and theatre discounts and memberships
    • A comprehensive relocation package is also available, if applicable

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Applying to TTP

We’re always recruiting

We never close our applications, because we never stop looking for people to join us. Our internships can be competitive though, so the earlier you apply the better.

We can sponsor working Visas

If you’re a foreign national that meets the Home Office criteria.

There’ll be a couple of stages to your interview

There are two stages to our interview process for graduates, and one stage for interns. For both of those roles, there are usually a number of one-to-one interviews with our consultants. We focus on your technical abilities and consumer awareness and use our interviews to see how you’d fit into TTP.

We hold our interviews at TTP Campus in Melbourn

On the outskirts of Cambridge. The interview process is usually around a couple of hours and it’ll include technical problem-solving style questions.

We’ll cover expenses for your interview

Which includes cost of your return travel to the interview. If you need to stay overnight in Melbourn, let us know in advance and we can organise something.

After the interviews, you’ll hear back from us in a few days

It’ll normally take a few weeks to finish the interviews, but this can sometimes take a little longer depending on how busy we are.

If you fit the criteria, we can cover relocation costs up to £20,000

But before you start, we’ll discuss this together to see if you fit the criteria.