Embedded Software Engineer — Cambridge, UK

Palma Ceia SemiDesign (PCS), is a fast-growing, fabless semiconductor company, focused on complete integrated Wi-Fi solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) marketplace. PCS is seeking embedded software engineers to join the existing team in Cambridge, UK, to develop and maintain products based on the latest WiFi (802.11) standards. Successful candidates will have knowledge and experience of embedded software development, ideally in the field of wireless communication systems.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Embedded software development in C.
  • Development of new code and products.
  • Maintenance of existing code base.
  • Development of python regression tests.
  • Development of ‘host’-side (windows / linux) drivers.
  • Peer review of colleagues’ work.
  • Support Inter-Operability testing (unplug fest).
  • Support customers.

Skills and Experience:

Essential Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, electronic engineering, or a related subject
  • Deep experience of software development in C within an embedded environment
  • Familiarity with software development for ARM and/or RISC-V
  • Experience of professional methodologies for software development and verification within a team environment

Desirable Experience:

  • Master’s degree or higher
  • Experience of software development specifically for wireless communication systems (e.g. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, cellular, etc.)
  • Bringing-up and debugging software stacks running on custom ICs
  • Experience of attending plugfests / unplugfests to perform interoperability testing of complex wireless systems
  • Some proven ability to interact and support lead customers with software related issues



  • Strong team-player
  • Can-do attitude
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • A willingness to get involved in whatever needs doing


  • Willingness to travel, if needed

Additional Information:

Palma Ceia SemiDesign does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or third-party recruiting agencies in response to job postings. All candidates must be submitted by approved Palma Ceia SemiDesign vendors who have been expressly authorized by Palma Ceia SemiDesign to make a submission for a specific job opening. If you submit a candidate without our prior written approval and engagement we reserve the right to contact the candidate directly and we will not recognize you as having a role in the candidacy. No fee will be paid to third parties who submit unsolicited candidates directly to our hiring managers.