Embedded Software Engineer

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We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated Embedded Software Engineer to join our engineering team. As an Embedded Software Engineer, you will be responsible for designing, developing, and testing software for embedded systems that power our products and devices. You will work closely with hardware engineers, firmware developers, and cross-functional teams to deliver efficient and reliable embedded software solutions. The ideal candidate should have a strong technical background, expertise in embedded systems development, and a passion for solving complex engineering challenges.


  • Collaborate with hardware engineers and cross-functional teams to understand product requirements and develop software specifications for embedded systems.
  • Design, develop, and test embedded software applications using programming languages such as C/C++ for microcontrollers and other embedded devices.
  • Implement device drivers, communication protocols, and low-level software for hardware peripherals and interfaces.
  • Optimize embedded software performance and memory usage to meet real-time constraints and resource limitations.
  • Conduct thorough testing and debugging of embedded software to identify and resolve technical issues and ensure software reliability.
  • Integrate software with hardware components and perform system-level testing to validate functionality and interoperability.
  • Document software design, development, and testing processes for reference and future maintenance.
  • Stay up-to-date with industry trends and advancements in embedded systems development and propose innovative solutions.

Preferred Skills:

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams.
  • Provide technical support to production and field teams during product deployment and issue resolution.


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or a related field. A Master's degree is a plus.
  • Proven experience as an Embedded Software Engineer or in a similar role, with a track record of developing embedded software for complex systems.
  • Strong proficiency in programming languages such as C/C++ and familiarity with embedded systems development environments and toolchains.
  • In-depth knowledge of microcontrollers, embedded processors, and hardware peripherals.
  • Experience with real-time operating systems (RTOS) and real-time scheduling concepts.
  • Understanding of communication protocols, such as UART, SPI, I2C, and Ethernet.
  • Knowledge of software development methodologies, version control systems, and collaborative development workflows.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills to address complex embedded software challenges.