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Careers at Whale

The Whale Team

Munster Simms Engineering (better known by our brand name Whale) is an established local business with a reputation for quality, innovation and service. With over 200 years heritage in Northern Ireland it is now a valued division of the US-based Brunswick Corporation. In recent years, the company has seen exponential growth and has released a stream of award-winning new products. Distributing to over 50 countries worldwide, Whale serves a range of diverse markets including leisure marine, recreational vehicles, portable sanitation, domestic shower drainage and various niche industrial sectors.

Our vision and aspiration is to build an outstanding, sustainable company widely known for our innovative and principled approach in everything we do. Learn more about the way we work.

Whale is a fair employer committed to providing equal opportunities to all candidates regardless of religious affiliation, religious belief, political belief, sex, race, marital status, age, sexual orientation, disability or part time or full time status. In order to demonstrate our commitment to equality of opportunity and meet our obligations under Fair Employmment legislation we are required by law to monitor the religious affiliation and sex of all job applicants.

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Current opportunities to join the Whale team

Embedded Software Engineer

Ref Number: ESE/02/19


The embedded software engineer role involves designing, developing and maintaining software for microcontroller-based products.

Whilst the role is primarily focused on embedded software development, some projects may also involve computer and smartphone app development.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on intelligent control systems that drive some of the most advanced and user-friendly products on the market, boldly setting Whale apart from its competitors.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on a diverse range of products utilising latest tools and technologies. Projects can involve safety critical control, wireless technology, wired protocols, user interfaces, control theory, control system simulations, and other exciting technologies.

Heavily investing in R&D enables Whale to stay at the forefront of innovation and shape the technological landscape of the markets in which we operate.

The role will involve working closely with various other functions (quality, marketing, purchasing and production) to develop and agree product specifications, and to ensure that these specifications are met in terms of performance, cost, timescales and reliability.


  • Be highly motivated.
  • Drive execution.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Adaptable and quick learner.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Work well independently and as part of a team.


An experienced embedded software engineer to contribute to new product development at Whale and help support existing products.

Candidates should be educated to at least degree level (or equivalent) in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Electronics, Physics, or a closely related discipline.

Candidates must have software development experience in embedded C programming, and have the ability to work independently and as part of a team.


  • An opportunity to work in a successful company that recognises the importance of safe, secure and rewarding employment.
  • A competitive salary.
  • An excellent benefits package including flexible working hours, enhanced pension and death in service benefit .


  • Educated to at least degree level (or equivalent) in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Electronics, Physics, or a closely related discipline.
  • Experience developing software for a microcontroller platform.
  • Good experience in new product development.
  • Be enthusiastic and keen to work as part of a team.
  • Demonstrate a high level of integrity and thoroughness in all you do.
  • Display strong interpersonal skills at all levels.


  • 2+ years embedded C programming experience.
  • Control theory knowledge and experience e.g. PID control.
  • Knowledge of electronic hardware.
  • Experience using software version control tools e.g. Subversion, Git.
  • C# and Visual Studio experience.
  • Experience using Matlab/Simulink.
  • Experience developing safety critical software.
  • Knowledge of software safety standards.
  • Project management experience.

If you are interested in applying for this role, please request an application pack by calling 028 9127 6550.  Completed application forms must be RETURNED to:

The Monitoring Officer
Munster Simms Engineering Limited
2 Enterprise Road
BT19 7TA

or Emailed to 

Closing Date for Applications: Friday 29th March 2019 by 1pm. Please quote the relevant job ref. We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Download the application form

Please return your completed form to the Monitoring Officer: