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Advisory Embedded Software Engineer - Linux BSP

Pittsburgh, PA | Work from home flexibility

Posted: 03/20/2023 Job Category: Software Engineer - C++/Robotics Job Number: 6616

Job Description

Preferred Experience

  • Creating custom Linux distributions with the Yocto project
  • Building and configuring the Linux kernel for embedded targets
  • Developing and tweaking Linux device drivers
  • Customizing the U-boot bootloader
  • Knowledge of hardware and low-level development
  • Developing user space applications in C++
  • Basic scripting with bash, python, etc.
  • Configuration management with Git

Job purpose
Lead engineer responsible for the complete development lifecycle for embedded software that runs our life-saving medical devices.  This includes design, implementation, debug, test and post-production support in a regulated environment. Additional responsibilities include development and maintenance of design documentation, participation in technical reviews, work planning and estimation, and providing technical support to other internal cross-functional groups.  May also lead research, design and technical feasibility projects. The Advisory Software Engineer is an individual of high professional expertise recognized within engineering as an expert in a particular field.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Designs, implements, debugs, tests and documents software for microprocessors in bare-metal, embedded Linux, or real-time operating system (RTOS) environments
  • Develops the fundamental architecture of software systems
  • Designs and implements software unit tests, integration tests and system tests
  • Leads and contributes to software process and quality efforts including source control, code reviews, design reviews, project planning, estimation and software release activities
  • Troubleshoots software-related field issues and implements software fixes
  • Leads and supports sustaining engineering and corrective action activities
  • Researches new products, tools, components, technologies and processes; develops and demonstrates prototypes, and recommends a course of action
  • Leads and supports continuous improvement activities including tool selection and process improvements


  • Experience in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or a related discipline
  • Experience with embedded software development with progressively increasing responsibility, including a track record of successful project completion
  • Experience using C and/or C++ for embedded software development (C++ preferred)
  • Experience with embedded software development tools such as Integrated Development Environments (IDEs), debuggers and development kits
  • Experience with microprocessor architectures and peripherals
  • Experience applying software development and software quality practices
  • Experience with project management and technical leadership on small software projects (preferred)
  • Experience applying industry and regulatory standards governing software quality (preferred)
  • Experience with scripting languages such as Python or Bash (preferred)

Supervisory responsibility
The position does not have any direct reports; however the employee may act as a technical lead for a small embedded software development team.

  • Provide technical and quality direction to team
  • Identify and communicate resource needs, including people, facilities and equipment
  • Identify and communicate technical and schedule risks; recommend and implement mitigations
  • Collaborate with peer technical leads for system lifecycle activities
  • Provide feedback for performance reviews

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

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