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Data and Firmware Engineer



London, UK
Posted on Monday, April 15, 2024

Are you passionate about fighting climate change? Do you want to work on creating a world where everyone can breathe clean air? Do you want to have an opportunity to shape a growing company?

Who we are

At Breathe, we believe an electrified future is key to achieving this, which is why we are building battery technology to help brands do more with the power they have.

Our physics-based battery management software helps some of the world's largest and most iconic automotive and consumer electronics brands deliver products with faster charging, longer life and zero compromise on safety. Put simply, we make batteries better. And we want you to join us.

What we will give you

As a growing start up you will join a talented and cohesive team who everyday go to work to do more with the power we have. Why? Because we dream of a world where everyone can breathe clean air. You will have the opportunity to have a big say in how the company is run and where we are going.

You will become an agent of change and help us push the industry forward by helping make the complex simple and in return you have an opportunity to grow your career with us as we scale.

We’re genuine people who want to do good and are driven by passion, coffee and a mutual love of dogs – and yes, our office in London is dog friendly and we would love to add more dogs to our pack.

Sounding great right?

Being a start-up, we know it isn’t always 9-5 but we do know that family and a good work life balance are key to innovation, so we offer flexible/hybrid working to try to accommodate your needs, - Not based in London? don’t worry let’s chat.

We believe in keeping energy levels high and we have a constant supply of office snacks to help you with that.

We offer Share options, an ethical pension scheme and we know downtime is key to keeping the mind sharp, so we offer 34 days holiday per annum inclusive of Bank Holidays that we want you to take.

As well as the ability to learn from and with a room full of experts working at the cutting edge of the industry, we will provide the support and training to develop your skills, be that via courses, conferences or other learning opportunities / materials.

What you will be doing

This is an exciting time to join Breathe. Having proven the value of our products in both the automotive and consumer electronics spaces, we are scaling our Engineering Team. You’ll work with experts in a variety of teams to understand their pain points, which you’ll resolve by developing software that improves the testing systems in our lab as well as systems which manage the data it produces. You’ll work on embedded systems and our proprietary hardware to enable the battery testing team to run a wider variety of tests and reliably deliver data to the rest of the company in near real-time. Joining at this stage in our journey will give you the opportunity to have a say in the architecture of the software and hardware components that allow all of the above to happen.

Your day to day

· Write high quality, testable code, along with unit and integration tests to ensure quality and robustness.

· Help to continuously improve our Software Engineering practices, including the automation of processes where possible.

· Help to continuously improve our Software Engineering practices, including the automation of processes where possible.

· Build and automate process for management of embedded systems, and proprietary lab equipment.

Your background

· Experience with embedded RTOS C/C++ on bare metal or RTOS

· Experience with Python

· Experience with low level communication protocols (CAN, I2C, SPI, Ethernet, etc.)

· Strong time-management skills to deliver projects in a timely manner and proven experience working collaboratively with other departments in a kind and conscientious way

· Experience with databases (e.g. Postgresql) is a plus, but not essential

· Experience with software CI/CI (Jenkins, GitHub actions…) is a plus, but not essential

We want to add the best talent to our incredible team, and we want to find you tomorrow. We will do our best to process your application as quickly as possible and come back to you within 2 weeks as we appreciate communication is key. But we aren’t perfect so do reach out to us for an update.

At Breathe, we believe that having diverse perspectives within our team is an essential part of innovating quickly, thinking from first principles, and expanding our expertise. Ultimately, enabling us to deliver better products to our customers.

We aim to attract, nurture, and retain diverse individuals. Because that’s how we do our best work. And because that’s the kind of world we want to live in.

We welcome and encourage applications from all qualified candidates and are happy to provide the accommodations you need within our recruitment process to enable you to demonstrate your skills. Just let us know what you need.

So, what are you waiting for? Come join us!