Embedded Software Engineers Recruitment UK

KO2 has been recruiting in this sector of the industry since 2007, honing our knowledge of client and candidate requirements to provide the best possible recruitment service for permanent & contract in remote, hybrid and in-house positions. If you’re looking to recruit for embedded software engineers in the UK then you’re in the best possible place.

From Linux to Windows and RTOS, we source candidates to develop embedded software on a range of different operating systems in a range of programming languages. No matter your background or specifications, we’ve got the experience to know how to match the right candidate with the right role.

Current Embedded Software Engineer Jobs UK

All of our current embedded software remote or in-house, permanent or contract jobs are currently listed above.

This jobs page is updated frequently, but sometimes not all of our most recent opportunities are displayed. If you can’t see the kind of position you’re looking for, please get in touch to discuss other requirements that might be relevant to you.

Our Expertise

We have 25 years of experience working with embedded software engineers and have recruited for many different roles within the embedded software/firmware
industry during this time. Our team understands the requirements of businesses working in this sector better than any other agency in the industry, making us the best choice for a recruitment partner for both organisations and individuals interested in embedded development.

We have experience placing embedded software engineers throughout the software development lifecycle. This means working from requirement capture to test, doing brand new embedded software development or debugging an existing codebase.

We also offer permanent and contract software engineer roles for our candidates, helping provide our clients with a range of solutions to suit their hiring needs. From local opportunities to global and remote recruitment, we understand the current state of the jobs market for software engineer jobs UK and can offer guidance no matter the kind of role you’re searching for.


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Specific Roles

Why We’re The
Right Partner

Whether it is kernel/device driver development, middleware or application development, KO2 has the software engineer recruitment experience to cover any embedded software requirement. Our previous clients have ranged from start-up businesses to global blue-chip organisations, so we understand how to find candidates with the right values and motivations to fit your business.

Whilst our specialism is in electronic embedded systems engineering, we place candidates in a range of industries. This has included safety-critical development projects, medical device projects working to IEC 62304, IEC 61508 jobs, automotive to MISRA, aerospace to DO-178B, and 61508 for the energy industry.

Not only do we place customer satisfaction and candidate enjoyment at the heart of what we do, but we’re also leading experts in electronic embedded software recruitment, giving us the insight we need to ensure we always match the right candidates with the right role and employer.

For example, some of the typical roles we work on require engineers to program in C, C++ or Assembler. We have also worked with embedded software engineers who have experience on a wide range of different RTOS, such as ThreadX, FreeRTOS and VxWorks, programming through the full software stack.

Aside from having the relevant embedded programming language experience, our embedded engineer jobs usually require Bare Metal, RTOS, Linux or Windows experience.

Don’t Take Our Word For It

“We’ve used KO2 for our technical recruitment for a few years now. They have become our default agency as they understand our technical requirements and have supplied us excellent staff over the years. Thoroughly recommended.”

Martin Williams, Engineering Director

Skills We Recruit For

We cover every niche skill that an embedded systems business needs, operating throughout the full product lifecycle.

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Embedded Software Engineer Recruitment UK – FAQs

What is the average salary of embedded software engineer jobs?

According to data from Reed, the average annual salary for an embedded software engineer in the UK is £53,184. This average is higher when you look at embedded engineering jobs in cities like London, where engineers in this industry tend to earn more.

Which industry do Embedded Software Engineers belong to?

Embedded software engineers are part of the embedded systems sector of the engineering industry. However, you can find embedded software engineering jobs in other industry areas as well, as embedded software is used in healthcare, wearable devices, energy, home appliances and robotics.

Which places are popular for Embedded Software Engineer recruitment in the UK?

Demand is increasing for embedded software engineering jobs across the country, so plenty of big cities around the UK are becoming more popular with engineers working in this discipline. As always, London is one of the best cities to work in if you want to be part of a big company in the industry, but Cambridge is another UK location where more and more engineering firms are cropping up.

What skills are needed for an embedded software engineer?

Technical skills that are required for a role in embedded software engineering include being able to code in multiple programming languages, including C and C++, knowledge of microprocessors and Real-time Operating Systems, communication protocol experience and debugging skills. Soft skills that benefit embedded software engineers include problem-solving, written and verbal communication, troubleshooting, attention to detail and organisation.

Get in Touch

If you’re looking for embedded software engineer jobs in the UK, we would love to speak to you and find out more about how we can help.