When you come to work at Davidson, you won’t just be joining a group of 3,000 consultants in 6 countries and 2 continents, you’ll be joining “the” company named by its employees as Great Place To Work France and Europe for four years, as well as the largest B Corp in France.
“B Corps” form a community of companies that have decided that, rather than being the best in the world, they’ll be the best *for* the world.
Our growth is based on strong principles:
Deep respect for all our stakeholders: consultants, customers and suppliers, because although work can’t “buy happiness”, it can “cause unhappiness”. We’re therefore committed to listening, acting honestly and promoting equality (Women / Men but not only).
A minimum environmental footprint and a maximum societal footprint. This is why, aside from the assignments you’ll be working on, you’ll also have the chance to contribute to the projects Davidson supports: international solidarity assignments (with Planète Urgence), supporting students from disadvantaged backgrounds (with Article 1) and investing in start-ups that develop innovative solutions.
Adhocratic management based on implementing “horizontal company” and “tribal management” principles.
One important point about the latter: well-being at work is a luxury you need to have as a “solid” company. For the Davidson teams, this means marrying initiative, commitment and professionalism, as “without work, talent is just a dirty habit”. It drives us to recruit components that are better than we are. In a classic hierarchical organisation, it can be beneficial to have an army of people who work for you. In an adhocracy, that doesn’t work.
Mission / Profile
We are surrounded by innovative devices that are becoming smarter, more independent and more communicative every day. And in some cases, Davidson may even have had a little something to do with it!
Whether it involves flying a plane, making a car self-driving, geolocating a suitcase in an airport or linking a robot to the cloud, our Embedded Software engineers are helping to make the machine community smarter!
If you used to take your parents’ radio apart, and now program your Raspberry Pi to put the coffee on when the pressure sensor detects a foot in your slippers, then keep reading!
When you work at Davidson, you might become a technical expert who advises on embedded software developments and architectures, or you might gravitate toward managing embedded systems projects—whatever path you choose, we could use you. And of course you know that C isn’t just the chemical symbol for carbon, low-level programming doesn’t mean coding in the basement, and Multithread, Mutex and Semaphore aren’t Marvel superheroes…
Let’s start with:
- Designing and implementing software in C to run on 8-32 bit embedded systems
- Adhering to the application’s specific constraints (real time, low power, critical system, etc.)
- Getting up to speed with new microcontrollers, with or without RTOS
- Ideally, an ability to dig down through layers: read a data sheet, tweak registers, etc.
- Debugging, investigating, testing corner cases to figure out why it works on paper but not on the card
- Using your writing skills to document your work (architecture files, specifications, test procedures, etc.)
- Providing expertise and feedback to the Dav community (internal projects, support, training, etc.)
Skills (pre-existing or to be acquired)
- A postgraduate degree
- You can speak, read and write English (without using Google Translate)
- A passion for embedded systems (Passion >> Competency for us: the former is slower to develop than the latter)
- Proven ability to analyse and see the big picture
Description of the segment's business
Davidson works in partnership with its customers on projects geared towards an advanced, connected and environmentally-friendly future.
From participating in developing innovative products and procedures to incorporating digital and connectivity into the core of solutions (manufacturing 4.0), limiting risks and fostering sustainable development, Davidson’s consultants play a central role in shifts in industrial sectors.
We’re active in the manufacturing industry, energy conversion, transport and agribusiness, and support our customers at each stage in the life cycle of a project or business: from inception through to final delivery. To achieve this, our operations combine functional responsibilities and technological support for our customers’ organisations
Our business lines:
- Research and development, studies and engineering
- Industrial organisation, operational performance and excellence
- Quality, regulatory compliance and industrial risks
- Supply chain management
- Digital & Digital Transformation
The fields we work in:
- Special machines
- Heavy industry