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Embedded Software Contractor

Here at Consult Red, we’re looking to partner with independent software and hardware service providers to work on high-profile projects across the UK.


UK-Wide / 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.

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. The specific requirements of these projects mean that we sometimes need the support of independent third parties and associates with specialist technical and sector knowledge.

If your business can provide hands-on embedded C++ software engineering experience, strong customer-facing skills, a wealth of technical knowledge and the ability to solve complex problems with minimal support, then we’d like to speak with you. 

What you will need to bring

Mandatory Skills

  • Strong technical experience with C, C++, or Java in an embedded Linux or Android environment.
  • Experience in Set-Top Boxes and related technologies (such as RDK), would be highly advantageous
  • Strong debugging and problem-solving skills using the latest tools
  • Experienced developing and debugging multithreaded and/or multi-process code
  • First-class communication and customer management skills

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

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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.