Embedded Software Project Manager Recruitment & Jobs

KO2 recruit software project managers throughout the electronics and embedded systems engineering industry, placing candidates in roles across a range of sectors.

Skills and Responsibilities of a Embedded Software Project Manager

  • As a software project manager, you will not only need experience developing and implementing new software on a range of devices, but should also have previously worked in a role that involved organising and coordinating a team of other employees
  • In previous software project manager jobs we have recruited for, responsibilities have involved leading ideation sessions to design new software features and systems and managing projects in full-stack, front-end and back-end software development
  • Candidates may also be required to work with other software developers and engineers and present progress reports to senior company members
  • Many software roles require proficiency in at least one programming language such as C#, C++, WPF, Python, Java or PHP
  • More and more clients are seeking software project managers who have experience developing mobile applications and applications that connect with devices to share data and provide an improved user experience
  • As in every project manager role, skills required include good communication and interpersonal abilities, time management, attention to detail, the ability to problem-solve, specific technical expertise and experience (in this case in software development) and organisational and leadership skills
  • Why KO2?

    Software developers are now widely needed by businesses in the embedded systems and electronics industries as IoT technology becomes more widespread, automation is a valuable feature of many devices, and data needs to be shared across a range of systems and products to optimise efficiency and user experience. KO2’s exclusive experience working in this industry sector means that we have a unique understanding of the requirements of these roles and can ensure our candidates are matched with opportunities that suit their skillset.

    Our specialism as software developer recruiters means not only being able to source skilled software developers, but also providing our clients with ones who have experience developing software for electronics and embedded system-based businesses in full-stack, front-end and back-end development.

    We’ve been recruiting for 25 years and are always up to date with the latest technologies, developments and ideas, meaning that we understand the changing landscape of engineering recruitment and what is required. Our software project managers have worked on everything from automotive, medical and defence projects to jobs developing software for IoT, wearable and wireless devices.

    As a specialist recruitment agency in electronics and embedded systems, KO2 is the best choice for candidates seeking software project management roles in this sector. Not only do you benefit from our industry-specific recruitment advice, but we prioritise matching the candidate’s ambitions with the client’s requirements so that everyone is satisfied.

    Embedded Software Project Manager Jobs UK – FAQs

    ​​Is a project manager higher than a software engineer?

    The role of a project manager can be higher in a company than the role of a software engineer, but it really depends on the level of experience and responsibility that the software engineer has.

    In general, project managers are senior members of staff with responsibility over an entire project, which may involve multiple departments, but will usually report to a director or senior decision maker. However, some software engineers may be heads of their departments, consultants or manage projects themselves, which would make them either equal to or higher up than a project manager in a company’s hierarchy.

    What skills do embedded software project managers need?

    Embedded software project managers need a good knowledge of embedded software design and the different stages involved in embedded software development, but will also benefit from having a basic grasp of the kinds of issues that may halt a project and how to overcome this. As well as this engineering background, they also require project management skills like leadership, communication, organisation, responsibility and accountability in order to successfully take charge of a project and see it through to completion.

    Which places are popular for Software Project Manager jobs?

    According to a recent CompTIA study, the UK’s five most popular cities for tech roles like software project manager are Bristol, Manchester, Cambridge, Birmingham and Nottingham. These cities have the highest number of tech companies that offer the most competitive salaries, so they will be the best places to look for a software project manager position.

    Get in Touch

    If you’re an embedded software developer with project management experience, we would love to speak to you and find out more about what you’re looking for.