Senior Embedded Systems Engineer

Who are we:

We are an ambitious start-up that has secured venture funding which is allowing us to rapidly grow the business.  Our main brand is RootWave.

What are we about:

Our technology uses electricity to kill weeds and is at the forefront of solving two of the most pressing global issues. The first is to remove chemical herbicides from our food and the environment to improve the health of the global ecosystem. The second is to create healthy soils that capture and store carbon to reduce the impact of global warming. Our technology is a sustainable and regenerative alternative to chemical herbicides.

What are we looking for:

We are looking for people that love what they do, as it is that passion and dedication that will help us achieve our goals and improve the world, we live in.  You should be open minded, flexible, and adaptable in your approach, with a solution focused attitude.

Our expectations:

As an innovative business we have moved away from detailed job descriptions.  We will give you an overview of the role as it stands today and empower you to grow in your role as our company evolves.

We will expect you to:

  • Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to deliver projects on time;
  • Show disciplined engineering within a system engineering framework;
  • Take ownership of sub-system design, design, develop and deliver complex, safety critical systems to customers;
  • Take responsibility for all elements of your engineering, right through the process from requirements development to FMEA, verification, hands on testing of prototypes, and to production;
  • Work effectively in a team-based environment and at the same time be willing to work as individual contributor with minimal supervision;
  • Ensure your systems are robust, fit-for-purpose & integrate, potentially in environments which the company holds little experience;
  • Develop detailed design documents;
  • Participate in design reviews;
  • Work to design and safety standards and processes to ensure best practice;
  • Take an active role in verification and validation tests. Guaranteeing the product meets the customer’s specification target and company’s reliability targets.


You will have 6+ years’ experience.

Essential Skills

  • Embedded software development in C for different microcontroller platforms, C2000™ real-time microcontrollers (Ideally TI, NXP, ST, Microchip)
  • Control systems esp. closed loop systems and loop stability (PI, PID, PR etc.)
  • Serial communications (UART, SPI, I2C)
  • Low level driver development experience (PWM, ADC etc.)
  • Debugging using IDEs
  • Strong CAN protocol experience (Communication with BMS and other sensory based sub-systems)
  • Full software development life cycle experience
  • Software development using RTOS (E.g.: freeRTOS)
  • Configuration management tool (Ex: Bitbucket, Github etc.)

Desirable Skills

  • Power electronics development
  • Cloud
  • IOT
  • Mobile App development
  • Web application development
  • Awareness of working with high voltages, batteries, 3 phase systems
  • Functional safety experience (ISO 26262, ISO 13849 or similar)

What do we offer:

We offer a competitive total reward package as well as working for a company that values its people and achieved a ‘One to Watch’ Accreditation from Best Companies.  We encourage a hybrid approach to working as we trust our people to deliver their outputs in a way that benefits both the business and the individual.

If what you have read excites you as much as it does us, please send your CV and tell us the value you can add on our journey.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Visit our LinkedIn Life Page to get a feel about what it is like to work with us.