Job Details


Belfast, Northern Ireland

Closing Date

2022-03-28 23:00:00


Senior Firmware Engineer

  • Senior Firmware Engineer

    Location: Belfast

    Salary: Competitive

    The Company

    We’re a IoT security company focused on protecting M2M communications for Smart Cities and Mobility. Headquartered in Belfast, with offices in London and The Hague, we have developed solutions that protect devices’ identities. With an increase of inherently insecure networks coming online with the boom of IoT, our solutions safeguard critical machine-to-machine communication integrity and data provenance, creating trusted connections, even in untrustworthy networks.

    Since our formation, we have been moving at a high speed. We have been named as the Top Cyber Security company in NI, ranked 4th in NI’s Top 50 Tech companies, and nominated for Start-up of the Year. We’re also one of the Top 3 Hottest Space Tech start-ups in Europe! Our ground-breaking technology has led us to be the only cybersecurity company to win a place on Zenzic’s CAM Scale-Up Programme, and we are proud alumnus of Tech Nation’s Cyber 2.0, Seraphim Space Camp and YES!Delft. We are also the first (and only!) NI cyber security company to be a part of the NCSC Cyber Accelerator.

    We are entering an exciting phase of growth, and to achieve our goals we are seeking to develop our gifted, talented and international team. We aim to combine the best business and technical brains, to build a workplace where we continue to create breakthroughs at the forefront of technology.


    The Role

    We are looking for a Senior Firmware Engineer, with experience of designing and architecting firmware, to join some of the industry’s brightest minds dedicated to developing hardware and software authentication and encryption solutions. You will report directly to the Engineering Lead and will work within our Engineering Team who are responsible for developing, implementing and testing cryptographic protocols and IP. We see this role developing into a Lead role within the company.

    What you will do

    • Collaborating with various stakeholders to determine firmware requirements
    • Developing and implementing firmware to a production ready level
    • Creating high-level specifications and design documents
    • Testing the final product to ensure it is functional and meets requirements
    • Contribute to the various stages in the accreditation of Angoka’s security solutions
    • Test and verify new concepts and principles used within Angoka’s products
    • Mentoring and supporting junior members of the Firmware Team
    • Deliver high-quality technical analysis, reports, and presentations to senior management, external shareholders and clients
    • Attend and deliver talks at industry seminars and conferences and other events relevant to Angoka


    The Person


    • 5 years experience of developing firmware solutions
    • A degree in electronic engineering, computer science, software engineering, or a related discipline (2:1 minimum)
    • Demonstrable experience of firmware development and architectural design
    • Recent experience in developing for embedded systems in C
    • Recent experience of developing for bare metal and RTOS
    • Experience with interfaces such as UART, I2C, SPI, QSPI, Ethernet, RS232
    • Experience with microcontroller peripherals such as timers, PWM, ADC, DAC, DMA and interrupts.
    • Experience of ARM Cortex hardware and relevant compilers
    • Proven hands-on experience with debugging and fault finding
    • Proven ability to engage and work with other technical experts and incorporate their input and feedback into broader technical solutions.
    • Demonstrable ability to mentor and support colleagues
    • Eager to embrace opportunities and take ownership for projects 
    • Proven ability to communicate complex topics clearly and concisely
    • Excellent verbal and written technical English communications skills


    • Experience in programming embedded systems in C++ or Python
    • Experience of interfacing to industry standard secure elements such as HSMs, and TPMs
    • Knowledge of cyber security


    Significant related experience may be considered in mitigation of unmet criteria.

    Applicants who exceed criteria may be considered for an equivalent higher-level position.


    Angoka is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome and encourage applicants from all backgrounds and experiences. We do not tolerate discrimination or harassment.  
    At Angoka, all our hiring decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, and we are committed to creating an inclusive culture that supports and represents our diverse society.