Work/Life balance and ASH flexibility

ASH prides itself on our ability to get the job done. At the same time we recognise that every person's life contains it own demands and challenges, and we need to be flexible to fit the job with life.

  • Steve W: Takes one day a week off to help care for his father. Also leaves on the dot on Thursday afternoon to make 5 a side footy.
  • Andy: Works on a zero hours contract, on a project by project basis. Currently on sabbatical working for a startup to exploit one of his own inventions. Using ASH as a subcontractor for prototype development at the moment.
  • James J: Takes a big lunch break to take Otto (his dog) for a long walk in the daytime. Works late to get everything done.
  • Denis: Only works part time to fit with his lecture commitments at the university.
  • Katherine: Works reduced hours and schedule to fit with childcare commitments and choir practice
  • James B: Works a flexible schedule of days to allow for a 6 day break every month for adventure trips - e.g. Mountain biking in the Lake District etc

Current Vacancies 

Position: Electronics and Embedded Software Engineer 

About ASH:

Founded in 2001, ASH is now a thirteen people strong team who are passionate in solving problems applying the latest stable technologies to new situations.  We’ve provided electronic solutions to transportation, power distribution, entertainment, military, sanitation and payment systems industries and for research.  We enjoy pizza lunches together too.

About the job:

You will work within ASH’s collaborative technical team of eight colocated engineers creating innovative design solutions across a range of projects which might include:

- Low power microcontroller solutions operating a range of air interface protocols e.g. 802.15.4, Bluetooth, WiFi
- Industrial systems, Scientific instrumentation, Commercial products.

In your role you will:

- Have input on system, architecture and circuit designs
- Contribute to schematic captures
- Design, implement, review, test, release and maintain embedded software
- Support and debug issues with existing designs
- Test designs to specification
- Develop prototypes and bench demonstrators
- Take designs right through to production for both industrial and OEM clients
- Propose improvements and justify process tailoring

Minimum Requirements:

- Experience in embedded software design
- Working knowledge and understanding of embedded architectures, RTOS, software defined radios and
  low power techniques
- Basic knowledge and understanding of TCP/IP, Mobile networks, meshed networks, 802.11, Bluetooth and 802.15.4
- A sound foundation in digital and analogue electronics design
- A good degree in electronics engineering
- Excellent practical problem-solving skills, enthusiasm and a can-do attitude
- Good communication skills, both written and verbal
- Good work ethic and time keeping/forecasting skills
- Creative and inquisitive mind, eager to learn new skills and to develop solutions for interesting and complex problems
- Keen to share knowledge and time, reviewing
- Able to perform under pressure

In addition, experience of the following will also be highly desirable:

- Using Labview, Java, Xcode, Android, iOS or embedded Linux.
- Bluetooth LE, Thread, ZigBee
- Signal processing
- PCB design
- RF circuit design
- Waterfall and Agile workflow
- Security, Functional Safety and Safety Integrity / IEC61508 / MISRA
Location:               Southampton, Hampshire.                Salary:                                   Competitive.       
Benefits:                25 days holiday per year.                  Probationary period           6 months

Please send your CV with a covering letter to [email protected]

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