Embedded Linux Software Engineer

Our Opening and Your Responsibilities

Our R&D team is searching for an individual to fill an Embedded Software Engineer role. Reporting to our Hardware Engineering Manager, this position is responsible for the embedded software development and integration with electronics for a series of analytical instruments and devices and will lead all development phases of embedded engineering from architectural design to implementation and testing.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Developing embedded Linux distributions, board support packages, device drivers and applications for MT’s embedded ARM/x86 based hardware products
  • Performing project planning, feasibility and costs estimation activities of custom software projects
  • Providing support and guidance to the systems development teams to create complete product solutions
  • Advancing embedded development techniques and infrastructure to include dev ops pipelines, automated unit testing, continuous integration, cloud based tools, etc.

  • Developing the software to interfaces modules, servers, PCs, and peripherals to the instrument. Integrate software libraries and drivers provided by external partners and team members.

  • Generating embedded software code, conduct internal design reviews for performance, testability, manufacturability and serviceability
  • Collaborating with hardware and software engineers and scientists to enable prototyping and development of software interfaces in parallel with hardware design and verification
  • Working with a multi-disciplinary team of engineers and product managers, investigate new technologies and concepts for future product improvements or development 
  • Maintaining continuous integration infrastructure – unit test frameworks, hardware based automated testing tools, dev ops pipelines, manufacturing test tooling
  • Designing for manufacturability and modularity under the processes and procedures set in place and in accordance with ISO 9001:2000 and ATEX Annex VII (ATEX 94/9/EC, 13980)
  • Providing customer support for product design related to software/firmware problems or special applications
  • Troubleshooting software/firmware defects, analyze and solve complex technical problems and implement and test bug fixes

What You Need to Succeed

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science, or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Master's degree a plus.
  • Two (2) years embedded software development experience or equivalent academic experience 
  • An in-depth technical understanding of the Linux Operating system (Yocto, Buildroot or PetaLinux  toolchain experience a plus).
  • Knowledge of ARM and x86 processors, FPGA devices, Microcontrollers and processor subsystems
  • Proven experience with Linux, its configuration, kernel, device trees, custom BSPs, application and driver development
  • Experience in developing low-level software including device drivers
  • Excellent programming skills (C, C++, Shell Scripting, JavaScript, Python)
  • Experience in GCC/GNU Linux tool chain and cross compiling
  • Knowledge of secure coding and security in embedded systems (e.g. secure boot, crypto file systems)
  • Experience with analytical or similar instruments preferred
  • Microchip MPLABX-IDE (and/or other embedded platform development tool chains)
  • Comfortable with version control and release management, e.g. Git
  • Hands-on experience with electronics hardware bring up and troubleshooting using DVM,  oscilloscope and other tools
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • SAP knowledge preferred

Our Offer to You

  • Medical, dental and vision care coverage and a 401(k) savings plan with company matching – all starting on date of hire
  • Tuition reimbursement, perks, and discounts
  • Parental and caregiver leave programs
  • All the usual benefits such as paid time off, flexible spending, short-and long-term disability, basic life insurance, business travel insurance, Employee Assistance Program, and domestic partner benefits
  • Global market strength and worldwide leadership in precision instrumentation
  • A brand name that is identified worldwide with precision, quality, and innovation
  • Thousands of patents, design and innovation awards across Mettler Toledo
  • Global recognition for the quality of our products and services

About Mettler Toledo

Working at METTLER TOLEDO AutoChem Inc. (www.mt.com/autochem) means you are impacting the world in important ways. Our process analytical technology and automated synthesis reactors provide scientists in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and chemical industries the information they need to deliver life-changing products.  As a strategic business unit within Mettler Toledo, AutoChem develops, manufactures, sells, and services instruments that modernize chemical synthesis, provide insight to every chemical reaction, and provide process knowledge to eliminate scale-up and safety incidents. 

  • Our instruments increase the efficiency and effectiveness of chemists and engineers.
  • Our products help develop profitable, green, and safe scientific processes.
  • We help keep you healthy. Our instruments make it possible for scientists to develop new drugs and bring life-saving medicines to the world.

Equal Opportunity Employment

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We give consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other protected classification. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click here.

Mettler Toledo endeavors to make www.mt.com accessible to any and all users. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact us at EEO@mt.com.

For those who prioritize precision, Mettler Toledo is precisely where you belong.

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Mettler-Toledo Autochem, Inc.

6708 Alexander Bell Dr, Columbia, MD 21046 United States

+1 (410) 910-8100