TTP plc. Full-time 2022-05-13

Embedded Software Engineer - Health Tech

  • Location
    Cambridge, United Kingdom


This is coding with real-world impact.  Your coding could help shape the future development of global healthcare. Join our Health Tech team and you’ll create code to enable life-transforming treatments. You’ll get to lead the firmware development for prototypes and inventions that will turn complex science into new technologies. Every breakthrough creates simple-to-use, patient-centric solutions. 

Our projects are intriguingly unpredictable. You might get to work on surgical instruments to deliver the latest treatments for eye diseases; create connected drug delivery devices or develop the latest imaging systems to enable the next generation of minimally invasive interventions.

Whatever the projects, you’ll be involved in all stages of software and product development including analysis, system architecture, prototype design, implementation, and test development. 

It’s a fantastically agile role beyond the realm of traditional software engineering. 


You’ll get to manage and execute the full development process of embedded firmware for regulated medical devices.  Selecting the best tools for the job and making them work, planning and documenting throughout. Your knowledge will constantly grow through your work with supportive multi-disciplinary teams of scientists and engineers. 

The goals are audacious, requiring high levels of communication, alignment, trust, responsibility, and insight. It’ll place you on a rapid journey by broadening your skills and understanding of new technologies.

We’ll help you develop into a consummate consultant. This means you’ll get to grow your technical, project leadership, and client-facing skills to new heights. And when leading, you’ll get to promote these values - but when acting as a team member - your razor-sharp focus on the project goals will be key.


The focus will be on Software engineering for robust real-time embedded control systems in C/C++. This will lean on your knowledge of embedded micro-controller architectures and embedded interfaces (e.g. SPI, I2C, UART, USB) and protocols (e.g. TCP/IP, BLE, Modbus). When necessary, you’ll also apply your understanding of hardware debugging techniques. 

Whether you’re in the early stages of your career or an established Software Engineer, you’ll need a track record of achievement and academic excellence to thrive in this role.  

We’re keen to hear about your collaborative, analytical, and structured approach to tackling complex technical problems. We’re interested in your ability to plan and pre-empt potential coding errors. 

Your application will have a distinct edge if you’ve worked within a highly regulated industry having developed whole systems and demonstrated ownership of risk and quality management.

Why TTP?

At TTP, you’ll get to tackle problems that could impact the patient experience globally. Here are a couple of example case studies to showcase the kind of pioneering inventions you could help create:

TTP is an employee-owned business operating from green surroundings in Melbourn, just south of Cambridge. We encourage 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.


  • 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 6x 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

So, if you’re ready to help shape the future development of global healthcare, apply now.

Every application will receive a response.

Closing date:  13th June 2022

How to apply

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