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Elvie • Bristol, United Kingdom

Senior Embedded Firmware Engineer

Employment type:  Full time

3–4 days/week at home

Fully flexible hours

Dog friendly

Job Description

Life at Elvie; Meaningful work, Exceptional People

We're Elvie. We create smart products, new solutions, and a fair few taboo-busting conversations while we’re at it. Founded by Tania Boler in 2013, we develop extraordinary innovations designed to improve women’s lives. It's a fascinating and challenging area that requires us to solve problems that no one else has ever tackled before.

At Elvie, you’ll be surrounded by people who want to improve everything and everyone around them. People who are passionate about our mission. People who are driven to solve problems and constantly consider the best ways to improve the health and wellbeing of women.

Find out more about life at Elvie here.

We're deeply proud of our values, which are intrinsic to the way we behave every day. We take them seriously because we want our culture to thrive:

  • We make an impact: We’re mission-driven and not afraid to break boundaries. We relentlessly focus on going the extra mile to solve problems.
  • We’re fearless innovators: We are passionate, curious, and data-driven. We continuously embrace change and innovation.
  • We’re in it together: we fail and learn fast — always as one team — and have fun along the way. We stay authentic and embrace our differences.

About the role:

Okay, we’ve waffled long enough. So let’s get to the good bit: You.

As a Senior Embedded Firmware Engineer your role sits within the Electronics and Embedded Firmware Team. You will be primarily focused on implementing firmware, but you will also be deeply involved in designing and documenting the system architecture on the projects you are responsible for. You will liaise with Product Managers and help breakdown features into tasks. Your work will have a direct impact on the lives of our customers as your code will serve both next generation products as well as being pushed to existing devices in the field.

You will have passion for technology and a deep understanding of industry leading best practices in embedded firmware development. You will be fluent in C/C++ and have good experience of developing firmware for connected devices using Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and building applications on top of a Real Time Operating System (RTOS).

We would expect a successful candidate to be able to clearly articulate design decisions including any design patterns and demonstrate a level of fluency in the tools they use.

Previous experience with git/github, docker, VMs, CI/CD pipelines, vsCode remote containers, ARM cross-compilers and Zephyr would be ideal

You will be mentoring junior members of the team and will be willing and able to share your knowledge and work collaboratively.

Location: Hybrid working; a mix of working from our Bristol or London office & working remotely.

Employment type: Permanent (please note, you must have the right to work in the UK)

What you’ll be doing at Elvie:

  • Writing code and unit tests (C++/C)
  • Exploring new technologies & implementing new product features
  • Holding yourself and others to a rigorous FW development standard in line with IEC 62304
  • Mentoring Junior Developers
  • Working with Product stakeholders to breakdown features into tasks
  • Writing documentation
  • Developing automated build and test infrastructure
  • Working closely with Electronics engineers to understand hardware/firmware requirements and interfaces
  • Consolidating legacy build systems maintaining new codebases
  • Working closely with test and quality teams to provide smooth releases

Requirements

What we are looking for:

  • Experience of Real time operating systems - Essential ( ideally Zephyr )
  • Experience with writing Firmware for BLE embedded systems - Essential (ideally Nordic chipsets)
  • C/C++ fluency
  • Experience with Git, Cmake, Zephyr, West, Scons, Docker, VsCode, JIRA, unit testing frameworks and writing documentation including UML

Benefits

We're on an exceptional journey. And we can offer you a genuinely purpose-led career with a culture built on trust, autonomy, and flexibility. In addition, we'll give you:

  • Lots of flexibility: whether it’s working from home, doing the school run, or life admin, we understand that flexibility is essential, and we trust you to do the right thing for you and us
  • Share options: we want everyone to have a stake in our success
  • An annual discretionary bonus scheme
  • 25 days’ annual leave, plus bank holidays
  • 8 extra life leave days; getting married, moving house, menopause or just things that you can’t put a label on that matter to you
  • 5=10 leave: 10 days’ additional leave on your 5th and 10th years of service!
  • £100 contribution to your home working set up to spend as you see fit
  • An annual personal development allowance of £200 and unlimited access to our learning and development platform, Learnerbly
  • Generous parental leave policies; maternity, paternity/partner, shared & adoption
  • Healthcare plans, life insurance, and an employee assistance program for you and your family
  • A tax-efficient group pension scheme
  • Group income protection; protect your salary if you get sick
  • A free Elvie trainer for you to keep or give away when you join
  • Generous employee and friends & family discounts on Elvie products
  • Wellbeing support from YuLife and access to SmartHealth app with unlimited GP appointments for you and your family, plus various well-being initiatives throughout the year
  • Lovely offices in great locations, with drinks and snacks provided, along with fun social events

What you can expect after you’ve applied:

A member of our recruitment team will reach out to you after they have reviewed your application. You must ensure your application is completed correctly, and we strongly encourage you to add a cover letter or note to let us know why Elvie’s the right fit for you.

We would like to get to know you through your background, attitude, experience and understand your motivation to work with us. Our interview process varies depending on the position, but it typically looks like this:

  • 20-minute video call with one of our recruiters
  • 30-45 minute video call with the hiring manager
  • 45-60 minute video interview with the team (some positions may require you to complete a task/presentation)
  • For some positions, there may be an additional interview with one of senior our leadership team

This is undoubtedly a great time to join Elvie. You’ll have a voice, make an impact, and have the opportunity to mould your role. So be ready to learn, have fun, and be inspired by our passionate, talented team — and having a sense of humour helps too. 😉

We can’t wait to hear from you!

Belonging at Elvie

At Elvie, we believe having diverse teams in which everyone can be their authentic self is key to our success. We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply and we don't discriminate based on race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, marital status, disability or age.

If you need any support with your application, please get in contact with us: elvie@jobs.workablemail.com or 0203 884 7223.

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Company benefits

9-day fortnight
25 days annual leave + bank holidays
Open to part-time employees
Enhanced maternity leave
Charity donation scheme
Dog friendly office
Employee discounts
Enhanced sick pay
Fully stocked snack cupboard
Adoption leave
Enhanced paternity leave
L&D budget
Shared parental leave
Open to job sharing
Cycle to work scheme
Personal development budgets
Share options
Teambuilding days
Annual bonus
Volunteer days
We want to look after you. As well as the chance to develop products with real work impact and working with dedicated and passionate colleagues, our benefits have flexibility and wellbeing in mind with
Great work environment - regular company socials, free daily snacks
Flexible work environment built on trust and autonomy
Enjoy employee / friends & family discounts on Elvie products
Annual personal development allowance & unlimited access to our learning & development platform
A tax-efficient group pension scheme with SmartPension
A tax-efficient charity donation scheme
Life Insurance with Yulife
Medical, Dental & Optical cash-plan with WPA
Employee Assistance Program for you and your family
Generous employee referral program
Cycle Scheme & Tech Scheme
YuLife Well-being app & access to SmartHealth app with unlimited GP appointments for you and your family, plus various well-being initiatives throughout the year
Location
98%
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Hours
94%
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Benefits
82%
Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
80%
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
90%
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Autonomy
90%
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Additional employee ratings
(these do not contribute to the FlexScore®)

Diversity
67%
Employees feel that the diversity is good and there are continued efforts to improve it
Inclusion
81%
Employees feel like the company culture is brilliantly inclusive and equitable
Culture
86%
Employees feel like it is a really great environment to work in
Mission
91%
Employees feel very excited about and aligned with the company mission
Salary
61%
Employees feel that their salary is good and matches the value they bring

Working at Elvie

Company employees

225

Gender diversity (male:female)

66:31

Office locations

Bristol, London, US Remote

Funding levels

$80mil

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom
United States

Awards & Achievements

Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2024
2nd – Consumer Goods

2nd – Consumer Goods

Industry awards 2023
Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2023
3rd – Retail & Ecommerce

3rd – Retail & Ecommerce

Industry awards 2022