Senior Embedded Linux Software Engineer

Senior Embedded Linux Software Engineer

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Job Title: Senior Embedded Linux Software Engineer

Location: Sunnyvale, CA

Spectranetix, a small fast-growing company that develops and provides advanced electronic systems for the U.S. Department of Defense, is looking for a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer. We recently joined forces with Pacific Defense and our growth is accelerating!

Spectranetix designs and builds advanced, military standards-based, modular open systems architecture (MOSA) systems. These systems are used for multi-mission electronic warfare, tactical communications, signals intelligence, cyber-EW, high speed computing or simultaneous combinations of these capabilities.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking to hire a Senior Embedded Linux Software Engineer who wants to get involved with a small, fast-paced and dynamic company. Responsible for managing, maintaining, and advancing the state of the art in embedded software components on SDR systems.


  • Be responsible for system architecture and design on our embedded platforms
  • Investigate, prototype, and deliver new and innovative system solutions 
  • Design, develop and verify firmware and drivers for embedded systems
  • Lead in design reviews, API development, and documentation 
  • Work with new technologies that are vital to product development 
  • Deliver investigation plans and reports, architectural documents, design specs, software source code.
  • Perform tasks including debug, bring-up, Beta and production software development
  • Successfully collaborate with both software and hardware product teams


  • 5-10 years of experience as an embedded software engineer writing C and C++ user space applications
  • Experience in design, development, and debugging applications on ARM/ARM 64 architecture
  • Experience developing application software that interfaces with FPGAs, sensors, and other embedded hardware
  • Experience with building and “bring-up” of embedded Linux, Linux kernel, and Linux user space packages on ARM based SoC’s
  • Experience with RTOS, embedded Linux development, and user space drivers on Linux
  • Experience in writing well-documented code in a collaborative, team-centric environment
  • Experience applying Computer Science fundamentals such as data structures, algorithm design, problem solving, and complexity analysis
  • Previous contributions to open source projects and Linux Kernel are a plus


  • Minimum requirement of BS in CS, EE, or relevant field
  • Masters preferred (CS, EE, or relevant field)
Job Category: Engineering
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Sunnyvale-CA
Engineering Category: computer FPGA software systems

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