Senior Embedded Software Engineer - TG1106ML
Vacancy Description
School of Biology, Sea Mammal Research Unit (SMRU), Salary: £39,324 - £48,327 per annum, Start Date: As soon as possible, Fixed Term: 3 years with possible extension
The Sea Mammal Research Unit’s Instrumentation Group designs and manufactures bespoke electronic tags that are attached to seals and other marine animals.  These miniature tags collect information from sensors and relay these data and animal tracks ashore – always mindful of a strict energy budget and the environmental extremes in which they operate.  We need an experienced Senior Embedded Software Engineer to lead the software development for the next generation of tags.

You will be proactive in translating scientific questions into novel solutions - within limited resources and in a timely fashion.   You will be a hands-on coder as well as being able to lead multiple projects efficiently.  You will be self-motivated and yet happy to work as part of a small innovative team.

You will have a degree in Computing Science or related subject, with five or more years of experience relevant to this post.  You must be able to demonstrate experience in:
• Designing and maintaining complex software ecosystems
• Developing real-time and hardware interrupt-based software in C
• Extremely low-power systems
• Interfacing to external hardware devices using common serial interfaces like USART, SPI, I2C
• Controlling analogue sensors, A/D conversion
• Designing for testability, simulation testing of real-time systems

Desirable experience includes:
Programming ARM-Cortex M processors, Silicon Labs EFM32, energy modes; communication protocols, satellite, cellular and short range communication, user interface design for PC/mobile platforms, RF systems, data compression: (Huffman coding, CRC codes), operation in remote and harsh environments.

The post will start as soon as possible and will, in the first instance, last for three years, with the possibility of extension thereafter.

Informal enquiries can be made to Phil Lovell, email: pl7@st-andrews.ac.uk, Tel: 01334 829182, Bernie McConnell, email: bm8@st-andrews.ac.uk,  Tel: 01334 463280 or Mike Fedak, email: maf3@st-andrews.ac.uk,  Tel: 01334 463218.

The University of St Andrews is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all, which is further demonstrated through its working on the Gender and Race Equality Charters and being awarded the Athena SWAN award for women in science, HR Excellence in Research Award and the LGBT Charter;  http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/hr/edi/diversityawards/.
Please quote ref: TG1106ML

Closing Date: 23 January 2017

Further Particulars: TG1106ML FPs.doc; TG1106ML Appendix A.pdf

School of Biology
Sea Mammal Research Unit (SMRU)
Salary: £39,324 - £48,327 per annum
Start Date: As soon as possible
Fixed Term: 3 years with possible extension