• Embedded Software Placement Student

    Job Locations UK-Andover
    Posted Date 3 months ago(04/12/2018 08:43)
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  • Overview

    In 1867 Joseph Stannah first opened his doors for business in Bankside, London. Nearly 150 years later, we are still a British, family owned and run business, managed by Joseph’s great, great, grandchildren: Patrick, Jon, Nick and Alistair.


    Based in Andover, our engineering team go in to meticulous detail to ensure every aspect of our Stairlifts are scrutinised, perfected and adheres to regulations from around the world. We take our commitment to manufacturing standards very seriously and have worked with standards agencies to help develop many of today’s guidelines.


    The successful candidate will be given a fantastic opportunity to work within a team environment under the Lead Software Engineer.


    You will be working on new projects and using knowledge learnt through your studies to aid design and development of Stannah products, whilst gaining real work experience and skills that will accelerate your future career.


    We primarily design, code, and deliver embedded software solutions for passenger transportation. Our expertise is in motion control, sensor algorithms, board level communications, and safety critical systems; the role you will perform is hands on and involves working with electromechanical devices and machines. You will work closely with all engineering disciplines to ensure a holistic design solution is achieved.


    Our software team contains a wealth of experience and holds knowledge of various languages; we see this as a strength which has aided our solutions to problems and will assist in your learning experience. Historically and primarily we use C code for high end embedded processors, and our coding design and development follows a systems design approach which ensures that we have our input upon everything


    from aspects of processor and hardware designs choices, through to mechanical drives or mechanisms that we may be required to control.


    While our core skill is embedded C and development of safety critical systems, we also make use of other languages, such as Python, C# and C++, which are presently used for supplementary debugging and data capture tools.


    Whilst at Stannah you will develop your coding skills to a high level, learn about the software life cycle, and help ensure high integrity of our software with the use of coding standards, unit testing and continuous integration. Language and tools do not limit our abilities, but serve to advance our skills and products! 


    Skills required


    • Demonstrable interest in Software Engineering.
    • Knowledge of software life cycle.
    • Experience in using C code for embedded systems.
    • Knowledge of microcontrollers, sensors, motor control, and communication protocols.
    • Understanding of electronic systems.
    • Competent in the use of test equipment: debuggers, oscilloscopes, and multi-meters.
    • Competent in the use of PC tools: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
    • The ability to work as a team member, and possess good interpersonal, communication and literacy skills.
    • Practical prototyping skills are desirable.
    • To work with efficiency, accuracy and to be able to meet deadlines.
    • To be able to prioritise workload and work under own initiative.


    Personal Attributes and Behaviours


    We expect you to be a great communicator and able to interact with all people equally and effectively. Your academic history will demonstrate you’re a high flyer with an ambition to learn, do well, and achieve your goals.



    We are a company who are pioneers of forward thinking, we never forget that vital to our success is the amazing people who work for us and the commitment we have to our customers. We have carefully selected following benefits which complement our employees lifestyles


    Benefits Include


    • 25 days holiday + the option to purchase another 5 days + additional long service holiday
    • Company Benefits Discount/ Rewards Scheme- including cinema discounts, annual free flu jab, discounted hotel and theme park stays and discounts off many high street shops.
    • Quarterly Bonus
    • Subsidised Pension
    • Health Cash Plan covering routine treatment and prescriptions
    • Cycle to Work Scheme
    • Free onsite parking
    • Employee Assistance Programme


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