Location: Shipley GB

Just why would you give up the bright lights of our capital (or similar urban metropolis) for a new career ‘up north’ in Yorkshire? We’re happy to explain just why we think Yorkshire is pretty much the centre of the Universe, and the perfect location to embark on the next stage in both your career and life journey!

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Electronic Engineer – Compliance

We’re looking for an Electronic product compliance Engineer to support our hardware design and development team and clients with various UK, EU & Worldwide regulatory compliance activities.  We’re looking for someone with technical excellence and demonstrated experience of compliance and applying standards. They will join a world-class team working with leading clients in the fast moving arenas of IoT and digital TV technologies.

 

Shipley GB / Full Time / On-site

Learn more about this role

Consult Red is a trusted partner to the digital media industry and beyond, driving innovation and delivering support through the entire product development journey.

We apply our cutting-edge experience in product development, hardware, embedded and cloud technology to help companies in all sectors to deliver connected devices and systems.

Founded by 5 engineering leaders from Pace Micro Technology in 2003, Consult Red has grown a strong reputation working with some of the world’s leading Pay TV, media and OTT operators.

Since then we’ve grown from being an embedded specialist in the media sector to a provider working with companies in other industries such as Energy and Healthcare. We’ve applied our cutting-edge experience and talent in product development, hardware, embedded and cloud technology to help customers deliver connected devices and systems.

As the world becomes more and more connected, it’s this experience that we think will drive opportunities for our clients looking to broaden their appeal and their business in the next decade.

We work with clients as a secure, discreet and reliable partner who works hard in the background, making sure everything is done on time. Our teams work from fully equipped laboratories in Yorkshire in the UK, Wroclaw in Poland and Los Angeles in the USA.

If that is something you can get excited about, we'd love to hear from you.

How you will spend your time

This role will allow you to develop your engineering knowledge and offer challenges to build on your existing skills. Applicants from a compliance laboratory background will have the opportunity to see things from an R&D perspective and become familiar in electronic design and engineering disciplines.  You’ll form part of a team, contributing to product development, verification and overall project delivery.  The results of your work will be important to our clients who operate at the forefront of technologies using embedded hardware and software.

As part of the team you’ll both develop yourself and contribute to the value we bring to our clients who operate across a wide variety of applications from the lowest power IoT devices to the highest speed home entertainment broadcast receivers.  You will work in a flexible environment reporting to a Group Lead or Project Manager and will have considerable exposure to our clients and other partners. You will need to bring a sound engineering knowledge, be able to learn ‘on the job’ and have first rate communications skills.

What you will need to bring

Mandatory Skills

  • A minimum of two years working in an electronic product development, compliance or test environment.
  • Ability to understand complex engineering standards and clearly communicate them via phone, email and other methods.
  • Excellent communication skills in English, written and spoken.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of Electronic product compliance standards, test methods and requirements for conformity to directives.
  • Knowledge of basic electronic hardware architecture and design principles.
  • Attention to detail and ability to explain, triage and resolve complex issues.
  • Ability to understand and contribute to schematics and PCB layouts.
  • Knowledge of RF measurement techniques.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of the principles of electronic hardware testing and debug.
  • Excellent problem solving skills.

Desirable Tech Skills

Experience with any of the following is useful, although not required.  An ability and willingness to learn is just as important.

  • Schematic capture & PCB layout skills.
  • Product specification creation.
  • Knowledge of modern software and scripting techniques.
  • Familiarity with Linux and command line tools.
  • Contribute to architecture level design.
  • Design review experience and critique.

What you will get in return

  • A competitive salary which will grow with your career.
  • A twice-yearly company bonus scheme.
  • Opportunities to train, develop and grow, as well as learning from talented colleagues.
  • 25 days’ holiday as standard, rising an extra day for every year you stay with us.
  • Free on-site parking, rail season ticket support, and a cycle to work scheme.
  • Relocation assistance for those moving to the area
Read more about our employee benefits

Our Recruitment Process

We believe in moving fast and keeping things simple.

Once you submit your CV, we'll send you a short online form asking you to confirm a couple of details. Your application then goes directly to the Hiring Manager to review. We'll always try to come back to you within a few days.

We'll usually do a short first stage telephone interview. If that goes well, we'll want to set up a longer conversation to find out more. Where possible, we'll do a face-to-face interview in our offices, so that you can get a better feel for the company and your team. However, we understand the challenges of COVID-19 and have adapted our business to be completely flexible around the current situation. This means that we may do some, or all, of the interview process over video using Microsoft Teams, Skype, or GoToMeeting.

However we do it, we want you to leave us with a real feel for the role and a sense of what it's like to work with us, so we're happy to spend some quality time to answer all of your questions.

If this sounds like what you’ve been looking for, apply today and we’ll be in touch really soon.

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Electronic Engineer

We’re looking for an Electronic Engineer to undertake interesting and challenging design and development projects.  We’re looking for someone with technical excellence and a demonstrated passion for research.  They will join a world-class team working with leading clients in the fast moving arenas of IoT and digital TV technologies.

Shipley GB / Full Time / On-site

Learn more about this role

Consult Red is a trusted partner to the digital media industry and beyond, driving innovation and delivering support through the entire product development journey.

We apply our cutting-edge experience in product development, hardware, embedded and cloud technology to help companies in all sectors to deliver connected devices and systems.

Founded by 5 engineering leaders from Pace Micro Technology in 2003, Consult Red has grown a strong reputation working with some of the world’s leading Pay TV, media and OTT operators.

Since then we’ve grown from being an embedded specialist in the media sector to a provider working with companies in other industries such as Energy and Healthcare. We’ve applied our cutting-edge experience and talent in product development, hardware, embedded and cloud technology to help customers deliver connected devices and systems.

As the world becomes more and more connected, it’s this experience that we think will drive opportunities for our clients looking to broaden their appeal and their business in the next decade.

We work with clients as a secure, discreet and reliable partner who works hard in the background, making sure everything is done on time. Our teams work from fully equipped laboratories in Yorkshire in the UK, Wroclaw in Poland and Los Angeles in the USA.

If that is something you can get excited about, we'd love to hear from you.

How you will spend your time

This role will allow you to develop your existing engineering knowledge and offer challenges to hone your skills in electronic design and engineering disciplines.  You’ll form part of a team, contributing to product development, verification and overall project delivery.  The results of your work will be important to our clients who operate at the forefront of technologies using embedded hardware and software.

As part of the team in you’ll both develop yourself and contribute to the value we bring to our clients who operate across a wide variety of applications from lowest power IoT devices to highest speed home entertainment broadcast receivers.  You will work in a flexible environment reporting to a Group Lead or Project Manager and will have considerable exposure to our clients and other partners.   You will need to bring a sound engineering knowledge, be able to learn ‘on the job’ and have first rate communications skills.

What you will need to bring

Mandatory Skills

  • A minimum of five years working in a hardware design and development environment.
  • Ability to understand complex engineering issues and clearly communicate them via phone, email and other methods
  • Excellent communication skills in English, written and spoken.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of electronic hardware architecture and design principles.
  • Knowledge of basic printed circuit design principles.
  • Ability to understand and learn CAD systems for schematic entry and PCB layout.
  • Demonstrable ability to develop a design to an agreed specification, taking the product requirements into account.
  • Knowledge of modern software and scripting techniques.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of the principles of electronic hardware testing and debug.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.

Desirable Tech Skills

Experience with any of the following is useful, although not required.  An ability and willingness to learn is just as important.

  • PCB layout skills.
  • Product specification creation
  • Familiarity with Linux and command line tools.
  • Contribute to architecture level design.
  • Design review experience and critique.

What you will get in return

  • A competitive salary which will grow with your career.
  • A twice yearly company bonus scheme
  • Opportunities to train, develop and grow, as well as learning from talented colleagues
  • 25 days’ holiday as standard, rising an extra day for every year you stay with us
  • Free on-site parking, rail season ticket support, and a cycle to work scheme.
  • Relocation assistance for those moving to the area.
Read more about our employee benefits

Our Recruitment Process

We believe in moving fast and keeping things simple.

Once you submit your CV, we'll send you a short online form asking you to confirm a couple of details. Your application then goes directly to the Hiring Manager to review. We'll always try to come back to you within a few days.

We'll usually do a short first stage telephone interview. If that goes well, we'll want to set up a longer conversation to find out more. Where possible, we'll do a face-to-face interview in our offices, so that you can get a better feel for the company and your team. However, we understand the challenges of COVID-19 and have adapted our business to be completely flexible around the current situation. This means that we may do some, or all, of the interview process over video using Microsoft Teams, Skype, or GoToMeeting.

However we do it, we want you to leave us with a real feel for the role and a sense of what it's like to work with us, so we're happy to spend some quality time to answer all of your questions.

If this sounds like what you’ve been looking for, apply today and we’ll be in touch really soon.

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Solution Architect

We’re looking for an experienced Solution Architect to join our Technology team, which delivers industry-leading solutions to customers and helps to shape the future of our business.

 

Shipley GB / Full Time /

Learn more about this role

Consult Red is a trusted partner to the digital media industry and beyond, driving innovation and delivering support through the entire product development journey.

We apply our cutting-edge experience in software development, hardware, embedded and cloud technology to help companies in all sectors to deliver connected devices, gateways and systems.

Founded by five engineering leaders from Pace Micro in 2003, Consult Red has grown a strong reputation working with some of the world’s leading Pay TV, media and OTT operators.

Since then, we have grown from being an embedded specialist in the media sector to a professional services provider working with companies in other industries such as Energy, Telecommunications and Healthcare.

In 2020 we’ve grown our staff headcount by 15%. And we’re looking to double that growth – to over 200 heads globally – by the end of the year.

Our Solution Architects play a critical role in both designing and delivering exceptional software and hardware solutions for our customers. As a senior member of the Delivery or Technology team, both internal and external stakeholders will look to you for support, advice and leadership, as you help shape and innovative an industry-leading response to a wide range of customer requirements.

A lot of the work we do is in the Digital TV space, but we’re also growing our portfolio significantly in other areas, such as and Connected Devices. A broad range of knowledge and experience across one or more of these areas will serve you well and set you up for success.

Working across multiple customers and projects at any given time, you’ll become a key customer confidante. There will be a fair amount of technical pre-sales support, where you will work closely with the wider business, providing technical inputs for customer meetings, commercial documents and marketing materials.

As a Solution Architect, you’ll have significant strategic input in the success and future direction of the company. Our Architects are also the “glue” that holds projects together: advocating for the customer’s needs and requirements, whilst pulling a variety of internal teams in one direction towards a common goal.

In terms of approach, you’ll need more than just technical know-how. You’ll be calm, measured, honest and authentic.  More than anything else, you’ll be a key advocate in our belief in striving for simple, successful and scalable design for all of our customers.

If that is something you can get excited about, we'd love to hear from you.

How you will spend your time

  • Working with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders to define product or technology requirements, whilst suggesting suitable solutions to complex technical problems.
  • Designing and architecting various software and system modules that come together to form a fully functioning solution, which works to the customer’s specification and timeframe (including CPE, Back-end, Third-party services, etc.).
  • Defining sub-systems across a range of products and technologies.
  • Developing well-structured design documents, roadmaps and specifications.
  • Advising on project progress and development, including design, technology choices, life cycles, costs and resource availability.
  • Pre-sales technical support and evidencing RED’s capabilities to a variety of customers, including trade shows and industry forums.
  • Contributing to commercial documents, including RFP’s, RFI’s, Statements of Work and White Papers.
  • to evaluate and select solutions according to customer business goals.

What you will need to bring

Mandatory Skills

  • A strong track record in software and systems architecture within a technology-focused business
  • Experience must include developing software and services for either Telecommunications or Pay TV operators
  • The ability to identify and explain suitable solutions, that address customer problems, whilst working with limited information
  • Exceptional people skills, including the communication of technical ideas to a broad range of sponsors, as well as motivating and negotiating with internal and external teams
  • A deep understanding of a variety of programming paradigms, languages, frameworks and methodologies
  • A proactive approach to problem-solving and learning new skills

 

Desirable Tech Skills

  • Experience working within a Consultancy business

What you will get in return

  • A competitive salary that grows with your career
  • A twice-yearly company bonus scheme
  • Opportunities to train, develop and grow your career to the highest level
  • 25 days’ holiday as standard, rising an extra day for every year you stay with us, up to a maximun of 30 days
  • A flexible and risk-averse approach to remote work in these uncertain times
  • Free on-site parking, rail season ticket support, and a cycle to work scheme for when you do need to come into the office.
  • Access to the “Headspace” mindfulness app
Read more about our employee benefits

Our Recruitment Process

We believe in moving fast and keeping things simple.

Once you submit your CV, we'll send you a short online form asking you to confirm a couple of details. Your application then goes directly to the Hiring Manager to review. We'll always try to come back to you within a few days.

We'll usually do a short first stage telephone interview. If that goes well, we'll want to set up a longer conversation to find out more. Where possible, we'll do a face-to-face interview in our offices, so that you can get a better feel for the company and your team. However, we understand the challenges of COVID-19 and have adapted our business to be completely flexible around the current situation. This means that we may do some, or all, of the interview process over video using Microsoft Teams, Skype, or GoToMeeting.

However we do it, we want you to leave us with a real feel for the role and a sense of what it's like to work with us, so we're happy to spend some quality time to answer all of your questions.

If this sounds like what you’ve been looking for, apply today and we’ll be in touch really soon.

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Agile Software Expert

We’re looking for a superb Software Engineer to join us and share your superpowers! You’ll set the direction and act as the technical expert in one of our Agile development teams.

Shipley GB / Full Time /

Learn more about this role

Consult Red is a trusted partner to the digital media industry and beyond, driving innovation and delivering support through the entire product development journey.

We apply our cutting-edge experience in software development, hardware, embedded and cloud technology to help companies in all sectors to deliver connected devices and systems.

Founded by 5 engineering leaders from Pace Micro in 2003, Consult Red has grown a strong reputation working with some of the world’s leading Pay TV, media and OTT operators.

Since then we have grown from being an embedded specialist in the media sector to a professional services provider working with companies in other industries such as Energy and Healthcare. We’ve applied our cutting-edge experience and talent in product development, hardware, embedded and cloud technology to help customers deliver connected devices and systems.

We take good care of our staff, not only salary and benefits-wise but also when it comes to their place of service delivery. Our teams work from fully equipped laboratories in Yorkshire in the UK, Wroclaw in Poland and Los Angeles, California.

And currently, having taken their equipment, office chairs and favourite coffee cups with them, our team members #stayathome and work safely from there.

If that is something you can get excited about, we'd love to hear from you.

How you will spend your time

In this role, you’ll build on your proven experience of software development and add in the ability to lead and inspire your team.

In footballing terms, you’re the Captain, not the Manager. You’ll still be in a hands-on technical role, working day-to-day in a Scrum team, but you’ll be the one your colleagues look to for support, to set their technical direction, help them out of sticky situations, and advise them on the right approach to a problem. Our clients will know you as the most dynamic member of the team (though not necessarily the most senior in years) and as someone they can rely upon to answer their questions and explain difficult technical stuff in a down-to-earth way.

You’ll have excellent knowledge of software development. We mainly use C++ or Java, so experience with those is really helpful, but if you can show expertise in other languages, good theoretical knowledge and an ability to learn quickly we’d still love to hear from you.

You’ll generally be part of an established Agile (Scrum) team. While Scrum teams don’t officially have leaders, you’ll be able to use your experience to offer support and advice to other members of the team.

The work involves the delivery of a wide array of bespoke customer projects – you might be working on anything from the next generation of TV streaming box to a new embedded Internet-of-Things device that might sit at the heart of the home of the future.

Our customers value our expertise and industry experience, so they will look to you for advice, feedback and solutions to a variety of technical problems. This means you’ll need to be knowledgeable, approachable and adaptable; stepping in to assist proactively, wherever you see a potential bump in the road.

This is a highly visible role within the business and, as well as helping others, you’ll have significant opportunities to train, develop yourself, and to progress your own career at Red Embedded.

What you will need to bring

Mandatory Skills

  • Really strong, hands-on, software engineering experience
  • Great knowledge of modern software engineering techniques – such as object-oriented design, unit testing/test-driven development, CI/CD, use of code analysis tools
  • You are likely to have experience of developing in languages such as C++ or Java, but you’ll also be comfortable with the idea of learning new languages and technologies quickly
  • Experience working in Agile/Scrum teams
  • Experience mentoring and supporting other engineers on your team. While this doesn’t need to be in a formal management/leadership capacity, you will be a “people person” and a very strong team player, and you’ll know how to encourage a team to achieve it’s technical goals and hit deadlines
  • A desire to grow your career – you’ll be the sort of person who is always up for a challenge, interested to learn new things and gain new experience
  • A flexible, can-do approach
  • Outstanding communication skills; you’ll be confident discussing technical matters with both technical and non-technical people

Desirable Tech Skills

Experience with any of the following is useful, although not required – an ability and willingness to learn is just as important.

C++11 / STL or frameworks such as Qt • Embedded or mobile Java, JNI • Linux development / kernel / driver / networking code • Android / AOSP development • RTOS • GCC / GDB • TDD and Unit Testing frameworks such as Google Test / Mockito / JUnit • Software development for consumer electronics, Internet of Things, or TV • Audio, Video & TV standards • Networking protocols and standards including TCP/IP, Wi-Fi, UPnP / DLNA, HLS, MPEG-DASH • Cloud development for AWS / Google Cloud / Microsoft Azure • Agile / Scrum / Kanban • UML • Use of planning tools e.g. Jira, MS Project

What you will get in return

  • A competitive salary which will grow with your career.
  • A twice-yearly company bonus scheme
  • Opportunities to train, develop and grow, as well as learning from talented colleagues
  • 25 days’ holiday as standard, rising an extra day for every year you stay with us up to a maximum of 30 days
  • A flexible approach to remote work and a great work-life balance.
  • Relocation assistance if you’re considering moving more locally.
Read more about our employee benefits

Our Recruitment Process

We believe in moving fast and keeping things simple.

Once you submit your CV, we'll send you a short online form asking you to confirm a couple of details. Your application then goes directly to the Hiring Manager to review. We'll always try to come back to you within a few days.

We'll usually do a short first stage telephone interview. If that goes well, we'll want to set up a longer conversation to find out more. Where possible, we'll do a face-to-face interview in our offices, so that you can get a better feel for the company and your team. However, we understand the challenges of COVID-19 and have adapted our business to be completely flexible around the current situation. This means that we may do some, or all, of the interview process over video using Microsoft Teams, Skype, or GoToMeeting.

However we do it, we want you to leave us with a real feel for the role and a sense of what it's like to work with us, so we're happy to spend some quality time to answer all of your questions.

If this sounds like what you’ve been looking for, apply today and we’ll be in touch really soon.

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Embedded Software Contractor

Here at Consult Red we’re looking for talented Embedded Software Contractors to work with us on high profile projects across the UK. 

Shipley GB / Contract / Remote OK

Learn more about this role

Consult Red is a trusted partner to the digital media industry and beyond, driving innovation and delivering support through the entire product development journey.

We apply our cutting-edge experience in product development, hardware, embedded and cloud technology to help companies in all sectors to deliver connected devices and systems.

Over the last several years, we’ve grown from being an embedded specialist in the media sector to a provider working with companies in other industries such as Energy and Healthcare. We’ve applied our knowledge and talent in product development, hardware, embedded and cloud technology to help customers deliver connected devices and systems.

We take good care of our staff, not only in terms of salary and benefits, but also when it comes to their place of service delivery. Our teams work from fully equipped laboratories in Yorkshire in the UK, Wroclaw in Poland and Los Angeles, California.

If that is something you can get excited about, we'd love to hear from you.

How you will spend your time

Our teams work on exciting technical projects for some of the biggest global names in the media and broadcast industry; this means we often need the support of contract Engineers and Associates with specialist technical and sector knowledge.

We are currently looking to engage with several experienced Contractors that have hands-on embedded C++ software engineering experience, to support with the delivery of exciting, new customer projects. If you’re used to working in an Agile environment, have strong customer-facing skills, a wealth of technical knowledge and the ability to solve complex problems with minimal support, then we want to hear from you

And, currently, having taken their equipment, office chairs and favourite coffee cups with them, our team members #stayathome and work safely from there.

What you will need to bring

Mandatory Skills

  • Strong experience with C, C++ or Java in an embedded Linux or Android environment
  • Strong debug and problem solving skills using the latest tools
  • Experienced developing and debugging multithreaded and/or multiprocess code
  • Ability to understand complex issues and discuss them via phone, email and other methods
  • Flexible, can-do approach

Desirable Tech Skills

Object Orientated programming in C++ or Java / UML diagramming / C++11 / STL or frameworks such as Qt / Embedded or mobile Java / JNI / Linux kernel / drivers / GCC / GDB / TDD and Unit Testing frameworks such as Google Test / Mockito / JUnit and similar / Software development for consumer electronics or TV / Audio,Video & TV standards / Networking protocols and standards including TCP/IP / Wi-Fi / UPnP / DLNA / HLS or MPEG-DASH / Agile, Scrum methodologies

What you will get in return

Read more about our employee benefits

Our Recruitment Process

We believe in moving fast and keeping things simple.

Once you submit your CV, we'll send you a short online form asking you to confirm a couple of details. Your application then goes directly to the Hiring Manager to review. We'll always try to come back to you within a few days.

We'll usually do a short first stage telephone interview. If that goes well, we'll want to set up a longer conversation to find out more. Where possible, we'll do a face-to-face interview in our offices, so that you can get a better feel for the company and your team. However, we understand the challenges of COVID-19 and have adapted our business to be completely flexible around the current situation. This means that we may do some, or all, of the interview process over video using Microsoft Teams, Skype, or GoToMeeting.

However we do it, we want you to leave us with a real feel for the role and a sense of what it's like to work with us, so we're happy to spend some quality time to answer all of your questions.

If this sounds like what you’ve been looking for, apply today and we’ll be in touch really soon.

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Senior Embedded Software Engineer

We’re looking for a talented Senior Embedded Software Engineer, with a proven track record of software development using C++ and/or Java in an embedded environment, to work on cutting-edge embedded software projects, as a part of an agile team.

Shipley GB / Full Time /

Learn more about this role

Consult Red is a trusted partner to the digital media industry and beyond, driving innovation and delivering support through the entire product development journey.

We apply our cutting-edge experience in product development, hardware, embedded and cloud technology to help companies in all sectors to deliver connected devices and systems.

 

Over the last several years, we’ve grown from being an embedded specialist in the media sector to a provider working with companies in other industries such as Energy and Healthcare. We’ve applied our cutting-edge experience and talent in product development, hardware, embedded and cloud technology to help customers deliver connected devices and systems.

 

We take good care of our engineers not only salary and benefits-wise but also when it comes to their place of service delivery. Our teams work from fully equipped laboratories in Yorkshire in the UK, Wroclaw in Poland and Los Angeles, California. 

 

And currently, having taken their equipment, office chairs and favourite coffee cups with them, our team members #stayathome and work safely from there.

Please note: Due to COVID-19 we are taking precautions and all interviews will be held remotely.

If that is something you can get excited about, we'd love to hear from you.

How you will spend your time

You will work in an agile environment reporting to a Group Lead or Project Manager and will have considerable exposure to our clients and other partners. You’ll be a key part of planning, design, development, debugging and integration of embedded software modules for cutting edge broadcast and internet TV receivers (set-top boxes). You’ll create new features while also supporting the C++ debugging team, which will be around a 60/40 split of your time. Most importantly, your work will help deliver a much-needed service for society in lockdown – quick and easy access to some of the World’s best digital TV services.

What you will need to bring

Mandatory Skills

  • Strong experience with C, C++ or Java in an embedded Linux or Android environment
  • Strong debugging and problem-solving skills
  • Experienced developing and debugging multithreaded and/or multi-process code
  • Ability to understand complex issues and discuss them via phone, email and other methods
  • Flexible, proactive, can-do approach

Desirable Tech Skills

Experience with any of the following is useful, although not required

 

Object Orientated programming in C++ or Java | UML diagramming | C++11 | STL or frameworks such as Qt | Embedded or mobile Java | JNI | Linux kernel | drivers | GCC | GDB | TDD and Unit Testing frameworks such as Google Test | Mockito | JUnit and similar | Software development for consumer electronics or TV | Audio, Video & TV standards | Networking protocols and standards including TCP/IP | Wi-Fi | UPnP | DLNA | HLS or MPEG-DASH | Agile, Scrum methodologies

What you will get in return

  • A competitive salary which will grow with your career
  • A twice-yearly company bonus scheme
  • Opportunities to train, develop and grow, as well as learn from talented colleagues
  • 25 days’ holiday as standard, rising an extra day for every calendar year you stay with us (up to a maximum of 30 days)
  • 5% matched contributory pension
  • Access to Headspace meditation app
  • Flexibility in your working hours and home office
  • Free on-site parking, rail season ticket support, and a cycle to work scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Relocation assistance for those moving to the area
Read more about our employee benefits

Our Recruitment Process

We believe in moving fast and keeping things simple.

Once you submit your CV, we'll send you a short online form asking you to confirm a couple of details. Your application then goes directly to the Hiring Manager to review. We'll always try to come back to you within a few days.

We'll usually do a short first stage telephone interview. If that goes well, we'll want to set up a longer conversation to find out more. Where possible, we'll do a face-to-face interview in our offices, so that you can get a better feel for the company and your team. However, we understand the challenges of COVID-19 and have adapted our business to be completely flexible around the current situation. This means that we may do some, or all, of the interview process over video using Microsoft Teams, Skype, or GoToMeeting.

However we do it, we want you to leave us with a real feel for the role and a sense of what it's like to work with us, so we're happy to spend some quality time to answer all of your questions.

If this sounds like what you’ve been looking for, apply today and we’ll be in touch really soon.

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Technical Lead

We’re looking for a superb Technical Lead to join us and share your superpowers! You’ll set the direction and act as the technical expert in one of our Agile development teams, working in our office in West Yorkshire.

Shipley GB / Full Time / On-site

Learn more about this role

Are you an experienced Technical Lead, or maybe an experienced Software Engineer ready for your next challenge? Perhaps you prefer to think of yourself as a Software Superstar, an Expert Developer or just a really good engineer who’s great with people? This could be the dream job you’ve been waiting for.

Consult Red was born out of a love for technology, a fierce sense of adventure, and a strong desire to do something different. We develop exciting and innovative technology solutions for our clients. As an industry-leading technical professional services business, our teams have built a reputation for delivering at the highest level to customers who are leaders in their fields.

In this role, you’ll build on your proven experience of software development and add in the ability to lead and inspire your team.

In footballing terms, you’re the Captain, not the Manager. You’ll still be in a hands-on technical role, working day-to-day in a Scrum team, but you’ll be the one your colleagues look to for support, to set their technical direction, help them out of sticky situations, and advise them on the right approach to a problem. Our clients will know you as the most dynamic member of the team (though not necessarily the most senior in years) and as someone they can rely upon to answer their questions and explain difficult technical stuff in a down-to-earth way.

You’ll have excellent knowledge of software development. We mainly use C++ or Java, so experience with those is really helpful, but if you can show expertise in other languages, good theoretical knowledge and an ability to learn quickly we’d still love to hear from you.

We’re an entrepreneurial, customer-facing consultancy business, so our Technical Leads need to be passionate about innovation, communication, and leading by example in all that they do; consistently providing a first class service to their team, the business and a wide variety of customer stakeholders.

And currently, having taken their equipment, office chairs and favourite coffee cups with them, our team members #stayathome and work safely from there.

Please note: Due to COVID-19 we are taking precautions and all interviews will be held remotely.

If that is something you can get excited about, we'd love to hear from you.

How you will spend your time

You’ll generally be part of an established Agile (Scrum) team. While Scrum teams don’t officially have leaders, you’ll be able to use your experience to offer support and advice to other members of the team.

The work involves delivery of a wide array of bespoke customer projects – you might be working on anything from the next generation of TV streaming box to a new embedded Internet-of-Things device that might sit at the heart of the home of the future.

Our customers value our expertise and industry experience, so they will look to you for advice, feedback, and solutions to a variety of technical problems. This means you’ll need to be knowledgeable, approachable and adaptable; stepping in to assist proactively, wherever you see a potential bump in the road.

This is a highly visible role within the business and, as well as helping others, you’ll have significant opportunities to train, develop yourself, and to progress your own career at Consult Red.

Where You’ll Work:

This role is based in our Shipley, West Yorkshire office, which is a few miles outside both Leeds and Bradford in the North of England. It’s a great place to live and work. We’re located mid-way between the urban and the rural – if city living’s your thing, you could set up home just 20 minutes away by train in Leeds’ bustling city centre (which is only an hour further from Manchester and just over two hours from London). If you want to live in a stone-built cottage on an isolated hillside, or bring up your family in a traditional rural village or smart market town, you can do that and still be able to commute in 30 minutes or less (by car, bus, train; or even bike along the picturesque Leeds-Liverpool Canal, which passes right by the office).

Closer to work, there are great places to eat, drink (Yorkshire is awash with craft breweries, including Saltaire Brewery just around the corner from us), and relax, including the World Heritage Site of Saltaire a short walk away.

Compared to much of the country, house prices and rents are affordable, and we can offer a relocation package to successful candidates who are moving to the area.

From time to time you may be asked to travel to other Consult Red offices (in Poland and the USA) or customer sites, but you will spend most of your time in the Shipley office.

What you will need to bring

Mandatory Skills

  • Really strong, hands-on, software engineering experience
  • Great knowledge of modern software engineering techniques – such as object-oriented design, unit testing/test driven development, CI/CD, use of code analysis tools
  • You are likely to have experience of developing in languages such as C++ or Java, but you’ll also be comfortable with the idea of learning new languages and technologies quickly
  • Experience working in Agile/Scrum teams
  • Experience mentoring and supporting other engineers on your team. While this doesn’t need to be in a formal management/leadership capacity, you will be a “people person” and a very strong team player, and you’ll know how to encourage a team to achieve it’s technical goals and hit deadlines
  • A desire to grow your career – you’ll be the sort of person who is always up for a challenge, interested to learn new things and gain new experience
  • A flexible, can-do approach
  • Outstanding communication skills; you’ll be confident discussing technical matters with both technical and non-technical people

Desirable Tech Skills

Experience with any of the following is useful, although not required – ability and willingness to learn is just as important.

C++11 / STL or frameworks such as Qt • Embedded or mobile Java, JNI • Linux development / kernel / driver / networking code • Android / AOSP development • RTOS • GCC / GDB • TDD and Unit Testing frameworks such as Google Test / Mockito / JUnit • Software development for consumer electronics, Internet of Things, or TV • Audio, Video & TV standards • Networking protocols and standards including TCP/IP, Wi-Fi, UPnP / DLNA, HLS, MPEG-DASH • Cloud development for AWS / Google Cloud / Microsoft Azure • Agile / Scrum / Kanban • UML • Use of planning tools e.g. Jira, MS Project

What you will get in return

  • A competitive salary which will grow with your career.
  • A twice yearly company bonus scheme.
  • Opportunities to train, develop and grow, as well as learning from talented colleagues.
  • A flexible approach to work and an entrepreneurial atmosphere.
  • 25 days’ holiday as standard, rising an extra day for every year you stay with us up to a maximum of 30 days.
  • Free on-site parking, rail season ticket support, and a cycle to work scheme.
  • Relocation assistance for those moving to the area.
Read more about our employee benefits

Our Recruitment Process

We believe in moving fast and keeping things simple.

Once you submit your CV, we'll send you a short online form asking you to confirm a couple of details. Your application then goes directly to the Hiring Manager to review. We'll always try to come back to you within a few days.

We'll usually do a short first stage telephone interview. If that goes well, we'll want to set up a longer conversation to find out more. Where possible, we'll do a face-to-face interview in our offices, so that you can get a better feel for the company and your team. However, we understand the challenges of COVID-19 and have adapted our business to be completely flexible around the current situation. This means that we may do some, or all, of the interview process over video using Microsoft Teams, Skype, or GoToMeeting.

However we do it, we want you to leave us with a real feel for the role and a sense of what it's like to work with us, so we're happy to spend some quality time to answer all of your questions.

If this sounds like what you’ve been looking for, apply today and we’ll be in touch really soon.

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Embedded Software Engineer

We’re looking for a talented Software Engineer to work on cutting-edge embedded software projects as part of an agile team, based at our office in Shipley, West Yorkshire.

Shipley GB / Full Time / On-site

Learn more about this role

Consult Red was born out of a love for technology, a fierce sense of adventure, and a strong desire to do something different. We develop exciting and innovative technology solutions for our clients. As an industry-leading technical professional services business, our teams have built a reputation for delivering at the highest level to customers who are leaders in their fields.

Our business has grown year on year since we started out 15 years ago and we now have a staff of 150 people, delivering cutting-edge solutions for some of the world’s biggest TV, IoT, and consumer electronic brands. The software products that we deliver for our customers will reach 20 million people across the globe this year, and that number is growing all the time.

Our mission is to build an inspiring organisation with an engaged and high performing culture, working at the leading edge of technology, for years to come.

And currently, having taken their equipment, office chairs and favourite coffee cups with them, our team members #stayathome and work safely from there.

Please note: Due to COVID-19 we are taking precautions and all interviews will be held remotely.

If that is something you can get excited about, we'd love to hear from you.

How you will spend your time

You will work in an agile environment reporting to a Group Lead or Project Manager and will have considerable exposure to our clients and other partners.

Working as part of a team, you’ll be a key part of the planning, design, development, debugging and integration of embedded software modules for cutting edge broadcast and internet TV receivers (“set top boxes”) or similar embedded/Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

What you will need to bring

Mandatory Skills

  • Strong experience with C, C++ or Java in an embedded Linux or Android environment.
  • Strong debug and problem solving skills.
  • Experienced developing and debugging multithreaded and/or multiprocess code.
  • Ability to understand complex issues and discuss them via phone, email and other methods.
  • Flexible, can-do approach.

Desirable Tech Skills

Experience with any of the following is useful, although not required – ability and willingness to learn is just as important.

Object Orientated programming in C++ or Java / UML diagramming / C++11 / STL or frameworks such as Qt / Embedded or mobile Java / JNI / Linux kernel / drivers / GCC / GDB / TDD and Unit Testing frameworks such as Google Test / Mockito / JUnit and similar / Software development for consumer electronics or TV / Audio,Video & TV standards / Networking protocols and standards including TCP/IP / Wi-Fi / UPnP / DLNA / HLS or MPEG-DASH / Agile, Scrum methodologies.

What you will get in return

  • A competitive salary which will grow with your career.
  • A twice yearly company bonus scheme.
  • Opportunities to train, develop and grow, as well as learning from talented colleagues.
  • 25 days’ holiday as standard, rising an extra day for every year you stay with us up to a maximum of 30 days.
  • Free on-site parking, rail season ticket support, and a cycle to work scheme.
  • Relocation assistance for those moving to the area.
Read more about our employee benefits

Our Recruitment Process

We believe in moving fast and keeping things simple.

Once you submit your CV, we'll send you a short online form asking you to confirm a couple of details. Your application then goes directly to the Hiring Manager to review. We'll always try to come back to you within a few days.

We'll usually do a short first stage telephone interview. If that goes well, we'll want to set up a longer conversation to find out more. Where possible, we'll do a face-to-face interview in our offices, so that you can get a better feel for the company and your team. However, we understand the challenges of COVID-19 and have adapted our business to be completely flexible around the current situation. This means that we may do some, or all, of the interview process over video using Microsoft Teams, Skype, or GoToMeeting.

However we do it, we want you to leave us with a real feel for the role and a sense of what it's like to work with us, so we're happy to spend some quality time to answer all of your questions.

If this sounds like what you’ve been looking for, apply today and we’ll be in touch really soon.