Are you an experienced Technical Lead, or maybe an experienced Software Engineer ready for your next challenge? Perhaps you prefer to think of yourself as a Software Superstar, an Expert Developer or just a really good engineer who’s great with people? This could be the dream job you’ve been waiting for.
Red Embedded was born out of a love for technology, a fierce sense of adventure, and a strong desire to do something different. We develop exciting and innovative technology solutions for our clients. As an industry-leading technical professional services business, our teams have built a reputation for delivering at the highest level to customers who are leaders in their fields.
Our business has grown year on year since we started out 15 years ago and we now have a staff of 150 people, delivering cutting-edge solutions for some of the world’s biggest TV, IoT, and consumer electronic brands. The software products that we deliver for our customers will reach 20 million people across the globe this year, and that number is growing all the time.
Our mission is to build an inspiring organisation with an engaged and high performing culture, working at the leading edge of technology, for years to come.
If that's something you can get excited about, we'd love to hear from you.In Brief:
In this role (which is formally known as Technical Lead), you’ll build on your proven experience of software development and add in the ability to lead and inspire your team.
In footballing terms, you’re the Captain, not the Manager. You’ll still be in a hands-on technical role, working day-to-day in a Scrum team, but you’ll be the one your colleagues look to for support, to set their technical direction, help them out of sticky situations, and advise them on the right approach to a problem. Our clients will know you as the most dynamic member of the team (though not necessarily the most senior in years) and as someone they can rely upon to answer their questions and explain difficult technical stuff in a down-to-earth way.
You’ll have excellent knowledge of software development. We mainly use C++ or Java, so experience with those is really helpful, but if you can show expertise in other languages, good theoretical knowledge and an ability to learn quickly we’d still love to hear from you.
We’re an entrepreneurial, customer-facing consultancy business, so our Technical Leads need to be passionate about innovation, communication, and leading by example in all that they do; consistently providing a first class service to their team, the business and a wide variety of customer stakeholders.
You’ll generally be part of an established Agile (Scrum) team. While Scrum teams don’t officially have leaders, you’ll be able to use your experience to offer support and advice to other members of the team.
The work involves delivery of a wide array of bespoke customer projects – you might be working on anything from the next generation of TV streaming box to a new embedded Internet-of-Things device that might sit at the heart of the home of the future.
Our customers value our expertise and industry experience, so they will look to you for advice, feedback and solutions to a variety of technical problems. This means you’ll need to be knowledgeable, approachable and adaptable; stepping in to assist proactively, wherever you see a potential bump in the road.
This is a highly visible role within the business and, as well as helping others, you’ll have significant opportunities to train, develop yourself, and to progress your own career at Red Embedded.
This role is based in our Shipley, West Yorkshire office, which is a few miles outside both Leeds and Bradford in the North of England. It’s a great place to live and work. We’re located mid-way between the urban and the rural – if city living’s your thing, you could set up home just 20 minutes away by train in Leeds’ bustling city centre (which is only an hour further from Manchester and just over two hours from London). If you want to live in a stone-built cottage on an isolated hillside, or bring up your family in a traditional rural village or smart market town, you can do that and still be able to commute in 30 minutes or less (by car, bus, train; or even bike along the picturesque Leeds-Liverpool Canal, which passes right by the office).
Closer to work, there are great places to eat, drink (Yorkshire is awash with craft breweries, including Saltaire Brewery just around the corner from us), and relax, including the World Heritage Site of Saltaire a short walk away.
Compared to much of the country, house prices and rents are affordable, and we can offer a relocation package to successful candidates who are moving to the area.
From time to time you may be asked to travel to other Red Embedded offices (in Poland and the USA) or customer sites, but you will spend most of your time in the Shipley office.
Experience with any of the following is useful, although not required – an ability and willingness to learn is just as important.
C++11 / STL or frameworks such as Qt • Embedded or mobile Java, JNI • Linux development / kernel / driver / networking code • Android / AOSP development • RTOS • GCC / GDB • TDD and Unit Testing frameworks such as Google Test / Mockito / JUnit • Software development for consumer electronics, Internet of Things, or TV • Audio, Video & TV standards • Networking protocols and standards including TCP/IP, Wi-Fi, UPnP / DLNA, HLS, MPEG-DASH • Cloud development for AWS / Google Cloud / Microsoft Azure • Agile / Scrum / Kanban • UML • Use of planning tools e.g. Jira, MS Project
Once you submit your CV, we’ll send you a short online form asking you to confirm a couple of things. This will then go directly to the Hiring Manager to review.
We'll often do a short first stage telephone interview to find out more about you, tell you more about the role, answer any questions you might have, and to check that the role would be a good fit for your requirements.
Then, if you progress to interview stage we’ll try to cover off everything we can in one sitting, to make the process quicker for you - which means our interviews can be slightly longer than average. We want you to leave the interview with a real feel for the job and what it’s like to work with us.