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Embedded Engineer



Software Engineering
Oslo, Norway · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Northern.tech is an international and innovative team based in Oslo, Norway, and California, USA, on a mission to “Secure the World’s Connected Devices.” We believe in a strong company culture where every day at work should be enjoyable and meaningful. We value team players, learners, optimists, and those who help others succeed.

As part of building our team, we are looking for a software engineer to help scale up Mender. The product, based on open source, has quickly become a standard for over-the-air updates of IoT and connected devices. Please note that we are looking for candidates located in Oslo or remote in Europe only for this role.

In this position, you will:

  • Make it easier to support new Linux-based OSes and boards for Mender.
  • Enable support for running Mender on new platforms, including RTOSes.
  • Design, build, and manage new and existing Mender code, which includes:
    • Researching development tasks from low- to high-level.
    • Estimating resources and time needed to finish tasks.
    • Developing tasks as defined during planning meetings.
    • Presenting deliverables to the team bi-weekly.
    • Documenting new code and ensuring documentation is published on time.
    • Writing tests for all new code.
    • Debugging and fixing issues related to your code.
    • Providing technical expertise for planning new features and improvements.

About you

  • You are excited about our mission and believe you will thrive in the Northern.tech culture. Working in a company that seeks to secure the world’s connected devices motivates you.
  • You have good interpersonal skills and are a team player. You find great pleasure in seeing others succeed with your help and assistance.
  • You are autonomous, embrace accountability, and like to take initiatives and decisions.

Required skills and experience

  • Minimum of 5 years of embedded Linux programming experience
  • Excellent knowledge of С++ language and experience in development for embedded
  • Excellent knowledge of at least a few of the following:
    • RTOSes (e.g., Zephyr, QNX, Integrity, FreeRTOS)
    • Understanding of bootloader (especially U-Boot, Grub) functionality (including boot scripts, configurations, boot environments, and installation).
    • Yocto
    • Embedded memory storage (eMMC, SD, Raw NAND, NOR) and understanding of partition layout, file systems, and software requirements for reliable implementation (e.g., wear leveling, UBI).
    • Designing of Embedded Linux platforms, writing Board Support Packages, system integration, and Embedded Linux system programming.
  • Upper Intermediate/Advanced English communication skills.

Desired skills and experience

  • QEMU
  • Go
  • Python
  • Backend web programming at scale ( RESTful APIs, HTTP, microservices).

About us

Northern.tech is an international and innovative team based in Oslo, Norway and California, USA who have set out on a mission to “Secure the World’s Connected Devices.”

We have a strong belief in our company culture, and think that every day at work should be enjoyable and meaningful.

We’re looking for team players. We’re looking for people who love to learn. We’re looking for optimists. We’re looking for those who bring out the best in others. We’re looking for people who can grow. We’re looking for people who are different.

We offer:

  • Fair pay & benefits
  • Flexible working hours & vacation time
  • Generous parental and family leave

and more benefits. Read about careers at Northern.tech.