TTP plc. Full-time 2022-09-15

Embedded Software Engineer - Energy & Materials

  • Location
    Cambridge, United Kingdom


TTP has an opportunity for an Embedded Software Engineer to join our multidisciplinary Energy & Materials team, within our Deep Tech business unit.

We see a great future in working with some of the world’s most forward-thinking corporate clients and technology start-ups, to leverage our multi-disciplinary science, technology, and engineering skillset, to help those clients respond to the global challenges of sustainability, energy transition, synthetic chemistry and environmental technologies.

As an Embedded Software Engineer, you will be involved in all stages of software and product development including analysis, system architecture, prototype design, implementation and test development. Your solutions will be implemented using a range of tools often with the freedom to select the best one for the job. As well as bringing depth in embedded software engineering, your technical breadth will enable you to quickly grasp new ideas and collaborate effectively with people from a variety of backgrounds.

As a consultant, you will work on complex technical challenges for our clients, using your solid grounding in scientific and engineering principles to find solutions to real-world problems across a range of industries. This will involve a mix of desk-based ideas-generation and problem solving as well as hands-on experimental work. You will also enjoy using this growing knowledge base to explore new business opportunities and in the creation of value for our clients and for TTP.

With superb facilities, training, and the freedom to innovate, your future at TTP is what you make it, and we provide a fantastic environment to develop your career.


  • A bachelor’s degree in electronics and software, computer science or a related discipline
  • High proficiency embedded C
  • Knowledge of peripherals such as SPI, I2C, UART/RS232 etc
  • Experience using micro-controller debuggers and oscilloscopes
  • RTOS experience
  • Bare-metal programming of micro-controllers
  • Python capability
  • C++ capability
  • Ability to develop PC utilities for testing embedded systems (typical environments: C#, Python, C++)
  • Experience writing bootloaders
  • Able to read and understand a hardware schematic
  • Able to identify real time constraints of a system


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

Our business revolves around collaborating with one another to tackle genuinely hard problems. Equality and diversity in the workplace are some of the most challenging problems facing society. We can’t profess to be perfect in this regard, or to yet have all the answers. But we continuously strive to do better, and we fundamentally believe in the power and importance of diversity – both for our community and for the overall success of our business.
We therefore encourage applications from all individuals. Whatever your background, whatever your identity: we would love to hear from you.

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