Job Title: Software Engineer
Why I chose to work at IDEX
Before joining IDEX, I was working in France for a medical start-up. When searching for opportunities in the UK, I was looking for a company which had the potential to bring me a lot of experiences and challenges in embedded systems. That is what I found in IDEX; now my role allows me to work with brilliant people on cutting-edge technologies.
What I do
As a member of Software Engineering Group, my activities are in the design and development of firmware for low power microcontroller, implementation of security mechanisms and communication protocol, while taking into account power consumption, robustness and potential security vulnerabilities. Since embedded software development is at the border between hardware and software, I also work closely with other teams on common issues or design discussion.
My background and advice for current students
I have a Master of Computer Science from a private French university. During my end-of-degree internship, I did a placement for six months in a small company. This was my very first experience in embedded systems, and I got the opportunity to be in charge of my own software module and meet people who mentor me. I was offered a full-time position as a software engineer after my graduation, and worked there for two years. I would advise current students to carefully choose the placement company and prioritise experience over compensation.