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Sensata Technologies, Inc. Senior Software Design Engineer (Smart & Connected) in Antrim, United Kingdom

To develop software for the systems and products in our Smart & Connected growth initiative within the Sensata Ventures organisation


We are seeking enthusiastic and creative Embedded Software Engineers to design, develop and test software for innovative products within the automotive market.

Your main responsibilities will include working with other design teams in the company and with external customers to define software requirements, creating software design and supporting software acceptance testing. You will implement software in C and create test harnesses to provide automated testing.

You must possess a degree in Software Engineering or Electrical / Electronic Engineering related discipline (minimum 2:1) & 5 years industrial experience in an embedded software design role. Ideally, the role requires excellent Embedded C language skills, knowledge of microcontrollers and their peripherals, low level device drivers and of communications protocols such as CAN, Flexray, SPI, I2C, as well as excellent team working and communication skills however training can be given to the right candidate.

You will ideally have followed a software development process, like Agile or v-model, be skilled in the use of source control tools such as SubVersion/GIT and be familiar with the full product development lifecycle.

Desirable but not essential would be some experience GUI development using C++, Qt and Ruby using an RTOS, an appreciation of basic hardware principles, low-power development, signal processing algorithms and network programming on embedded targets.

The successful candidates will receive job-specific training, coaching and formal training, as required. Occasionally, some foreign travel may be required.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. As an Investor in People, Schrader is committed to the provision of training, development and promotion opportunities. A comprehensive Induction programme is also available to all our new employees.


Sensata Technologies is recruiting an Embedded Software Engineer to develop software for the systems and products in our Smart & Connected growth initiative within the Sensata Ventures organisation.

Commercial fleets are seeking to deploy smart and connected devices across trucks and trailers in order to generate actionable insight to reduce operating costs, improve uptime and enhance safety. As an Embedded Software Engineer you will work within a cross-functional team to develop embedded software for multiple sensing applications and deliver unique system solutions which provide high value to our end customers. You will have an opportunity to work on cutting-edge technology which offers a unique challenge in achieving optimal hardware and algorithm performance from resource-constrained devices.

The selected candidate will join a highly motivated and growing team within a new ventures organization at Sensata charged with incubating and commercialising new technologies.

Responsibilities include:

  • Developing embedded software for sensing and gateway products

  • Supporting all aspects of the software product life-cycle, from initial software requirements capture, architectural design, coding design, implementation, test, and release to customers

  • Algorithm design and implementation for new functionality

  • Developing proof-of-concept demonstrations to customers and development partners

  • Working according to all agreed team procedures, including Agile/Scrum methods


The ideal candidate will possess the following characteristics:

  • BEng degree in Electronics, Software or a related engineering discipline

  • Five years’ industrial experience in an Embedded Software Design role

  • Embedded software development in C or C++ to MISRA standard

  • Understanding and experience of the software development toolchain: Requirements capture tools, bug/issue tracking tools, IDEs, software analysis and testing tools, documentation tools, compilers and debuggers

  • Proven ability to work collaboratively in a cross-functional team and deliver results

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Energetic and self-motivated personality

  • Willingness to travel as required to global Sensata and customer sites

Preferred characteristics include:

  • Experience in development of embedded software for wireless communication, including Thread, Zigbee, Bluetooth or Wi-Fi

  • Experience in development of embedded software for battery-powered devices

  • Experience in development of automotive software e.g. CAN bus, AUTOSAR

  • Experience working in an Agile/Scrum team development: writing user stories, sprint planning and workshops

  • Experience developing products/systems compliant to SPICE and/or ISO26262 functional safety standards


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  • Employees work across functions, countries and cultures gaining new perspectives through mutual respect and open communication.

  • As OneSensata, we are working together to make things work together

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