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Vacancy: Senior Embedded Software Engineer - Leeds

Posted on 07/05/2024
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About Optoma

As the #1 4K UHD projection brand worldwide, Optoma is a leading manufacturer of award-winning display products, including interactive flat panels and direct-view LED displays and business and home entertainment projectors for consumers, businesses, education, professional audio/video, and the retail market.

With our top-rated technologies, superior customer service driving customers back to us year after year, and a talented team dedicated toward delivering our customers with an uncompromising, high quality, visual experience, Optoma is poised to bring new levels of solutions. We are seeking smart, creative and passionate individuals who share the same insatiable drive we do to join us in bringing innovative products and integrated technology solutions to market. It’s a great time to join Optoma!

We present a great opportunity for a highly skilled and enthusiastic Embedded Software Engineer with experience of working with embedded OS based systems (for example Linux, Android) to join a small but growing team of highly skilled innovation minded engineers. Our team researches, designs and manufactures high end Pro-AV products and maintain a very high degree of control over both hardware and software, from the low-level DSP algorithms through to the User Interface and control systems.

You will have the opportunity to bring something new to the team whilst giving you the chance to expand your own skillset through close work with our engineers - who collectively, have skills covering the whole software and hardware stack.

The successful candidate must have experience of developing products on an embedded Linux and/or Android platform and ideally from a background involving the development of video management and processing products.


Working for Optoma, you can expect a competitive salary with additionial corporate benefits such as medical insurance, dental cover, pension and up to 30 days holiday per year - subject to service requirements.

Job Description


  • Development of embedded systems, software and drivers to configure and control video processing products and contributing to design and architecture.
  • Porting existing components and services from other projects.
  • Unit / Automated Test development to ensure quality.
  • To imaginatively tackle sometimes loosely defined problems.
  • Work as part of an international team to evaluate and implement new features and system requirements.
  • Support Hardware and FPGA teams with verification tasks.
  • Occasionally may need to support SW Team Lead with project reporting, tracking and team management with the potential for career progression in this area.

Candidate Specification

Core Competencies:

  • Experience of developing products on an embedded Linux and/or Android platform
  • Background experience involving the development of video handling and process products.
  • Familiar coding skills in C++, C, Java, Android and Linux
  • Team working and knowledge sharing.
  • Excellent communication skills are a must with the ability to deliver high levels of internal support.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills are required while working within a small team.
  • The ideal candidate needs to be self-motivated, reliable, disciplined and hard working with the willingness and ability to learn new skills and working practices.



  • Software Engineering experience.
  • BSC, BEng in Computer Science, Engineering or related field.
  • Excellent OOP skills for design and implementation.
  • Excellent coding skills in C++, C, Java.
  • Experience of developing software for embedded systems.
  • Some experience of system design and architecting.
  • Some knowledge and understanding of raw video timing standards.
  • Good Team player with the ability to work within a multi-cultural, inter-disciplinary team.
  • Competent in using Microsoft Applications, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook             



  • Ability to work on multiple levels of the Android stack, from BSP and drivers to apps and frameworks.
  • Experience with TCP/IP network programming and debugging.
  • Scripting experience especially Bashscript and Python.
  • Experience with various UI frameworks and technologies for embedded and mobile platforms such as Qt, HTML5, JavaScript, Android Studio are a real bonus.
  • Hardware level debug skills and an ability to read schematics.
  • Low-level device driver experience for interfacing with hardware I/O and processing chips over PCIe, I2C and SPI.
  • Android TV, Video Streaming, HDMI / HDCP, Wireless Communications
  • Version Control experience – GIT / SVN
  • ARM based platform development.

How to apply

To apply for this vacancy please email your CV and a covering letter to [email protected]


We are an equal opportunities employer committed to promoting diversity and ensuring that all employees and applicants are treated with respect, dignity and fairness. We welcome applications from all and as such if you require any reasonable adjustments to our recruitment process, please inform us and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.