WM Embedded was launched in 2019 to provide the Embedded Software contract market with a trusted business partner. The two founding members have over 20 years of recruitment experience and 8 years specialising in the embedded systems & electronics market.

Specialist areas include:

Software: Embedded - Middleware - GUI - Programming languages: C, C++, C#, Python - Microcontrollers: PIC, ARM - Systems/platform: Bare metal, RTOS, Linux, Windows - Standards: MISRA, DO-178b, IEC 62304 - Wireless comms: Bluetooth, BLE, Zigbee, 3-5G, etc - Software process: UML, OOD/OOA

Electronics: - Analogue - Digital, Mixed-signal - FPGA & ASIC - RF - PCB – Design & Layout - EMC

Test: - Software Test Engineering - Test Development – LabVIEW/TestStand - Python - Electronic Test Engineering - Test Technician

Management: - Project/Programme management - R&D Management - Technical/Team/Department management (Software, Electronics, Test)

Embedded Consultants


Sam O'Leary

Associate Director

I’m Sam O’Leary, Associate Director of Woodrow Mercer Embedded. I’m a recruitment professional with over 9 years’ experience working within the UK IT contract industry. I pride myself on offering an honest and transparent service, endeavouring to building long lasting relationships in the process. Outside of work, I enjoy playing golf and spending time with my family and friends. 


Nathan Upton

Associate Director

Hello, I’m Nathan Upton Associate Director at Woodrow Mercer Embedded, After I completed of a BSc degree I jumped straight into the world of technical recruitment. Securing my first Associate Recruitment Consultant role in 2007. Since then having progressed to Consultant, Senior Consultant and then Manager. After 13 years of technical recruitment and 8 years specifically within in Embedded Systems & Electronics market I decided to work on the establishment of an embedded systems & Electronics Division, Woodrow Mercer – Embedded. Throughout my 13 year recruitment background I have extensive experience of building long lasting relationships with a variety of clients and candidates in the embedded systems & electronics sector. I pride myself on being honest, personable and committed to delivering the best service to all customers I come into contact with. Outside of work most of the time your will find me on the golf course or spending time with my family and socialising with friends. 

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