Base Pay: £40,000 - 45,000
Bonus: 0-10%+ (Based on Company Performance)
Share options: £10,000
At Switchee, we believe that everyone deserves to live in a decent home and that the environments we inhabit have a massive influence on our ability to enjoy life and prosper.
One in five households in the UK live in social housing, a sector with the right values at its core but that has historically struggled to deploy innovations in the home. Many residents still can’t afford to heat their homes and live in cold, mouldy properties they can’t be proud of.
We believe that radical innovation in internet-connected technology can ensure that every resident, every day, is living in a home that allows them to succeed. That’s why our products are built not just on great technology, but on an understanding of what people want from the space they live in.
This approach led us to reimagine the most mundane household object, a thermostat, into a product that automatically reduces energy bills, looks great and offers control to those who want it. We are also revolutionising the way social landlords manage their housing stock with an obsessively tailored SAAS property dashboard and handy alerts on things like when the boiler is going to break.
Our technology revolutionises the way residents interact with their homes and landlords manage their properties.
We may be only 6 years old, but it’s already been quite a ride. Our first product, the connected Switchee thermostat is already in 75 of the UK’s biggest housing providers.
We’re growing 100% year on year and are backed by some of the best-known investors in technology and social impact. We are a small team of 25 passionate and ambitious people driven by a collective desire to make a positive impact in the housing sector, both for residents and landlords.
We are looking for a motivated individual to be an essential part of our R&D department.
As an embedded software engineer, it will be your responsibility to architect, design and verify embedded software functionality for our bespoke hardware products that interoperate with our cloud applications.
The hardware products are intelligent low-power embedded IoT devices comprising microcontrollers, sensors, and numerous wired and wireless communication interfaces.
We are looking for someone with the drive and a creative mind capable of solving complex problems in a neat, simple and reliable fashion. You will join the Embedded Software engineering team and work closely with our Cloud software team.
We firmly believe extraordinary people can come from a wide range of places – but we wouldn’t be surprised if the person who gets this role has some or all of the following:
Solid programming experience in C / C++ and preferably scripting languages like python
Ideally 3 years or more experience (but those with 1 year or more will be considered if all other criteria are matched)
Proven ability to drive a subsystem or product to completion
Familiar with driver and board-level software development, board bring-up and systems debugging
Experience developing software in a bare-metal or RTOS environment
Experience with FreeRTOS and AWS MQTT stack or Zephyr RTOS
Experience with common interfaces like SPI, I2C, UART, USB, DMA, Flash and GPIO’s and wireless interfaces such as Zigbee, Bluetooth or Z-Wave
Experience in IP & IoT protocols such as MQTT, CoAp, TCP/IP, DNS etc.
Knowledgeable in use of toolchains and debug tools like GCC
Experience with ARM Cortex based microcontrollers
Familiarity with software configuration management tools, defect tracking tools, and peer review like Jira/GIT and confluence
Familiarity with code analysis tools such as SonarCloud
Good understanding of Scrum, Jira or other agile toolsets.
Software Development Lifecycle & software Testing Lifecycle experience.
Testing of performance, units, security, penetration, scalability/stress and load.
Experience working with APIs and tools for testing them.
Ideally be experienced with IoT solutions, devices & Cloud platforms (e.g. AWS) technologies.
Good understanding of Python (or similar languages for test development).
Very good understanding of modern QA methodologies and practices.
We look for people who share our values and can add to our culture. Values are shared beliefs that guide our decision-making, and culture is how we function as a group and how we live our values as individuals.
Quarterly Company Retreats
Regular overnight stays with team building and entertainment. One of our retreats a year lasts for an entire week and we typically go abroad!
At Switchee we work in the new hybrid way. You will be remote-first with an ability to get a desk space in our central office at Somerset House, London.
Work From Home Equipment
We will cover the costs of an ergonomic set-up for your home office workspace.
Learning & Development
We are always pushing for L&D, you will be assigned your own budget, monthly books & career development coaching.
Share Options form a part of your compensation package. All of us have a piece of our success.
Matching Charity Donations
Movember Challenge, Annual Auction of Promises for donations to the Mind charity and other initiatives will be organised throughout the year.
Access to ThanksBen
Our benefits platform provides you with plenty of discounts as well as access to coaching, yoga, nutrition, exercise and other sessions for free.
Access to Spill
Mental Health and Wellbeing are really important to us at Switchee. Aside from regular conversations about it, flexible working hours, unlimited holiday policy, quiet Wednesdays and Collaborative Thursdays initiatives, we are also offering access to Spill (qualified professional help).