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Firmware Team Lead

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Firmware Team Lead

Posted 11 months ago


Firmware Team Lead

Join the Access Family and see how we make software ideas become a reality!

Our core value of ‘Love Work, Love Life, Be You’ has been central to our success and so we’re looking for people to join us who share our passion for making things better every day and help us continue to grow.

We are the number one UK headquartered software provider in the UK and are forecasted to grow to a global population of over 12,000 employees by 2026.

 What are we all about?

At Access, we love software and how technology never stays the same. It's this obsession that drives us to work closely across sectors to understand the business needs of our customers - from the Hospitality sector, to Manufacturing industry, to Not for Profit’s to Construction, and many more.

We're passionate about helping our customers stay one step ahead of the challenges facing their industry and business, currently helping over 60,000 customers to have the freedom to do more.


About you:

You are a dynamic, skilled, high performing, Firmware Engineer with leadership experience. You have a passion for technology and a keen sense of pride in the work you do. You coach the team to use modern techniques, patterns and practices to build accessible, scalable and evolvable software that is robust. You demonstrate the ability to co-ordinate and plan engineering sprint/release activities, prioritising according to risk and changes in the delivery schedule. You work closely with your peers to ensure cross-team and cross-division activities are performed cohesively and efficiently, delivering the desired results for the business. You are constantly seeking to improve both your own skills and the skills of others and enjoy working in a fast paced dynamic company.


Day-to-day, you will:

  • Contribute to the strategic development of the product through your leadership of an Agile team.
  • Lead by hands-on example, driving both technical excellence and high individual/team performance throughout the development process. Provide technical leadership, guidance and direction to the team.
  • Take responsibility for assessing the risk of development tasks, taking into account technical and commercial factors, and making risk-based recommendations and decisions. 
  • Help ensure all engineers within the team understand the scope, risk and complexity of changes by challenging and providing feedback on the stories and acceptance criteria
  • Design and develop software solutions to agreed requirements using front-end technologies.
  • Code review other engineers' work, providing constructive feedback, advising on best practices and coding standards.
  • Drive the development of processes and improvements and ensure the software is designed and built to a high standard.
  • Report to the Engineering Manager on progress and areas of risk, including metrics where requested.
  • Provide motivational leadership, mentoring and coaching to the team, including on best practices and approaches, and the continuous improvement of these.
  • Work in accordance with the company’s policies and procedures and manage career and skills development, performance, holidays and workloads of your team.



Your skills and experiences might also include:

  • You can co-ordinate, plan and manage Dev sprint/release activities. You take responsibility for the entire project, can identify risks early, understand the overall project picture and make decisions/recommendations according to these in order to achieve successful delivery of deliverables autonomously.
  • You can motivate and lead teams, driving career development and high performance, and supporting them to upskill to achieve their potential. 
  • You are collaborative and pragmatic. Able to communicate well with team members and stakeholders on deliverables and approaches, demonstrating the ability to communicate and listen appropriately depending on the audience. Able to communicate and collaborate with other teams.
  • Writes clear and self-documenting code. Good understanding of technical and commercial drivers when making decisions on refactoring.
  • Stay up to date with the latest technology. Aware of trending design patterns in the technologies they work in, able to select the best design pattern for the job in hand and articulate to others why this has been chosen.
  • You actively promote and show ownership of Quality centred activities including QA best practices, good planning, early discovery of defects, functional testing by developer before handover to QA, optimal running of regression periods, proactive risk management, requirements analysis and cost of defects.
  • Drives and implements change within the team to achieve Development and business objectives.
  • You demonstrate role model behaviours, remain optimistic and committed in the face of challenges and can adapt and flex with changing priorities.
  • Confident in ability to Design, write and unit-test new code using most of the following languages and protocols: C, C++, Arduino, FreeRTOS, Zigbee, Z-wage, BLE, Modem, VOIP, Wifi, Ethernet
  • An understanding of Azure DevOps and Azure Pipelines for Continuous Integration & Deployment or other DevOps tooling.
  • Has relevant experience writing code for various cutting edge microprocessors such as STM32s and Espessif ESP32
  • Knowledge of embedded systems, component datasheets, board schematics


What does Access offer you?

We are a growing software company, and we deliver on what we say we do! We take the development of our people very seriously and we will work with you to carve out your success plan and an opportunity to accelerate your career and make a real difference.

On top of a competitive salary, our standard 25 days holiday (which goes up the longer you’re with us), and a matched pension scheme you’ll also be able to choose from a range of benefits to suit you. We pride ourselves on being an organisation that gives back so you’ll also have a charity day you can take to support something that matters to you.  


At Access we’re all about helping everyone Love Work and Love Life. Why? Because we believe people can only be their best when they can be themselves. So, if you are excited about this role, but your past experience doesn’t match perfectly, we’d still love to hear from you. You might just be who we are looking for.

We love the fact that we’re all different. We believe by having more diverse perspectives at work improves how we run our business, helps us to better support our customers, and when you think about it, it’s just more fun!

What’s holding you back? Come and be part of our Amazing Access Family!

Love Work. Love Life. Be You.