Embedded Development Engineer

Job description

Job title: Embedded Development Engineer

Department:Electric Systems

Responsible to:Head of Electric Systems

Salary Competitive

Hours40 hours per week

About the Company

Brompton wants to transform cities. By providing the means to commute or explore with a bike that you can take anywhere and store anywhere we can make cities better places to live in. Our high-quality products, combined with resurgence in cycling, means that we are enjoying strong, sustained growth. If we are to continue to thrive we need to recruit great people who can contribute to our ambitious aims. We are a truly global company exporting 80% of our production to 45 countries around the world and intend to produce over 50,000 bikes this year; though we believe we’re just getting started. We can offer you a job you won’t find anywhere else.

The role

Brompton has an ambitious target for growth over the next 5 years in which the Brompton Electric is a major part.

This role will be pivotal in the improvement of existing embedded designs to upgrade the current Brompton Electric, followed by the designing and implementation of future generations of software and electronic solutions both on and off the bike.

Main duties

  • To support and improve existing embedded (HW&SW) designs for the Brompton Electric
  • To develop, prototype and test embedded software and electronic developments
  • To work with the integration team to ensure optimal integration into bike
  • Provide development support for test fixtures
  • To help improve design practices and processes within the business

Skills and Requirements

  • Experienced engineer with strong background in embedded software applications
  • Experience using TI or Silicon Labs processors and IDE’s
  • Experience of firmware algorithm development and BLE
  • Preferable experience of embedded electronics design
  • Preferable experience with electric motors/inverter drives
  • Experience with Windows based test tools
  • Confidence in general software fault finding and testing
  • Preferable experience of a full product lifecycle
  • A hands-on practical approach.
  • Ability to work in a team or alone and unsupervised as needed.
  • Good understanding of engineering principals and good numeracy and arithmetic skills.
  • Ability/willingness to cycle a bonus
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills.
  • Punctuality and reliability are essential.
  • Highly computer literate.
  • An awareness of Health and Safety law and best practice.
  • Right to Work in the UK.
  • Some occasional international travel may be required


Ideally the individual will have the following educational and professional qualifications or experience:

  • Degree education in related subjects (software/firmware engineering).
  • The ability to demonstrate a solid engineering/technical background in a relevant environment.
  • The ability to demonstrate hands on experience in a similar role.
  • The successful candidate will have at least 5 years’ experience in a relevant role.
  • Experience of more than 3 years’ will be considered if the experience is directly applicable to this role.


Brompton offers you a very excellent working environment with enthusiastic colleagues who get along very well, communicate and cooperate with each other. The working climate is informal, but we work hard. Next to good terms of employment Brompton offers you the opportunity to work in a responsible and challenging job within a dynamic, international and ambitious environment. We are all proud to be part of Brompton Bicycle; we all share the same passion and dedication to the company and embrace differences in cultural backgrounds and skills.

Huge discount on your very own Brompton (family and friends get discount too)

  • Position to thrive. Whether you’re early in your career or an experienced professional, Brompton provides you with everything 
  • you need to excel in your job and for personal growth. You will be actively encouraged to increase your skillset and to attend relevant events
  • 20 days holiday plus Bank Holidays, increasing the longer you stay with us
  • Workplace Pension Scheme, Season Ticket Loan, Childcare Vouchers, Flexible Working, Cycle to Work Scheme to name just a few…..
  • Birthday Breakfast, Family Fun Days, Christmas Parties, London to Brighton Bike Rides, Charity Raffles, Volunteering with the local community all go towards creating a working environment that is fun and enriching

Job requirements

Applicants must have the right to work in the United Kingdom.

The Company reserves the right to vary or amend the duties and responsibilities of the post holder at any time according to the needs of the Company’s business.

The statements contained in this job description reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility. It should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.