Firmware EngineerOctopus Energy

Portadown, UK 01-05-2023
We’re on a mission to invest in people, ideas and industries that will change the world. Octopus Energy is the global tech pioneer using our in house technology platform, Kraken Tech, to unlock a Customer focused and affordable green energy revolution. 

We’re changing the energy system globally, spearheading the transition to greener, cheaper energy through the installation of in-home technologies.  

We have phenomenal growth plans, and we need enablers to help deliver our aspirations at speed and scale.  It’s a unique culture where people learn, decide and build quicker, where people work with autonomy alongside a wide range of amazing co-owners, on projects that break new ground.  

At Octopus Energy Heating we’re developing a home heating revolution through innovative heat pumps which will significantly reduce reliance on fossil fuels and bring a cleaner more sustainable world.  We are setting up the first (of multiple) manufacturing premises in Portadown and if you want to help us bring this technology to the market at scale and speed, then read on…

We have an exciting opportunity to join our decarbonisation of heating team as we explore products for the UK market and beyond.

Being part of the founding team, we’re looking for a Senior Embedded Firmware Engineer to join the Electrification of heat team. You will be joining a team that is innovative and forward thinking and you’ll have full autonomy to work creatively.

What you'll do

    • Design control algorithms for heat pumps and associated heating control devices, model control systems in C/C++ and Python, to interact with analogue inputs and sensors on I2C / SPI interfaces
    • Integrate and test control algorithms with external devices across various protocols (such as Modbus, CANbus) and transport layers (such as WIFI, RS-485, TCP)
    • Work with the Electronic engineers to design and implement control solutions
    • Write, maintain C/C++ code for ’bare metal’ / RTOS embedded devices
    • Review field performance of the product, identify issues, and work with suppliers to resolve
    • Write automated tests for production validation and integrate them into a continuous integration environment
    • Troubleshoot electrical and firmware issues, in new designs
    • Troubleshoot issues in the lab as well as in the field during alpha/beta trials
    • Collaborate with other groups on the design and implementation of new features

What you'll need

    • A degree in Embedded Firmware Design or equivalent
    • Good, demonstrable work experience in either embedded design or firmware

Why else you'll love it here

    • Wondering what the salary for this role is? Just ask us! On a call with one of our recruiters it's something we always cover as we genuinely want to match your experience with the correct salary. The reason why we don't advertise is because we honestly have a degree of flexibility and would never want salary to be a reason why someone doesn't apply to Octopus - what's more important to us is finding the right octofit!
    • Octopus Energy is a unique culture. An organisation where people learn, decide, and build quicker. Where people work with autonomy, alongside a wide range of amazing co-owners, on projects that break new ground. We want your hard work to be rewarded with perks you actually care about! We won best company to work for in 2022, on Glassdoor we we're voted 50 best places to work in 2022 and our Group CEO, Greg has recorded a podcast about our culture and how we empower our people 
    • Visit our perks hub - Octopus Employee Benefits
We're very excited at this opportunity. We're looking for the passion, skills and experience to help shape and define the future of energy and business at a global scale. If you're reading this and grinning and want to bring this technology to the market at scale and speed, then we would love to hear from you. 

Studies have shown that some groups of people, like women, are less likely to apply to a role unless they meet 100% of the job requirements. Whoever you are, if you like one of our jobs, we encourage you to apply as you might just be the candidate we hire. Across Octopus, we're looking for genuinely decent people who are honest and empathetic. Our people are our strongest asset and the unique skills and perspectives people bring to the team are the driving force of our success. As an equal opportunity employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute. Our commitment is to provide equal opportunities, an inclusive work environment, and fairness for everyone.


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