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Actalent Embedded Software Engineer in North Reading, Massachusetts


We are seeking a talented and motivated Firmware Engineer to work with the sensor team to develop and test sensor and computer systems. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with extensive experience in embedded Linux development. The candidate must have a strong desire to up-skill and self-develop. They must have the ability to work well both independently and in team settings.

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

• Develop firmware, such as bootloader, Linux kernel and device drivers.

• Bring up Linux and drivers on new hardware.

• Update and maintain the Linux build system.

• Develop test plans and procedures based on functional requirements and industry standards.

• Design automated test suites for sensors and embedded systems.

• Perform functional tests for sensors and embedded systems.

Supporting other teams for how to task the cameras, and integrate the software API


embedded linux, device driver, yotco, Kernel, sensor, Embedded c, c

Additional Skills & Qualifications:

• BA/BS/MS/PhD in computer science, computer engineering or related discipline.

• High level of proficiency with C.

• 3+ years of embedded software development experience which must include direct, hands-on experience of full embedded software development cycle, including design, prototype, development, code review, test, build and release.

• Experience developing bootloader, Linux and/or device drivers.

• Experience with common hardware interfaces, such as GPIO, I2C, SPI, MIPI-CSI, Ethernet.

• Familiar with electronic schematics and test equipment (such as signal analyzers, oscilloscopes etc.)

• Able to bring up new PCBs, troubleshoot and debug firmware.

• Working knowledge of Linux-based developer tools and debugging environments.

• Demonstrable skills in designing and developing modular, maintainable and scalable software.

• Experience with code review, able to discuss the design choices and address feedback

• Ability to deal with ambiguity, work with the team to gather and clarify requirements.

• Ability to work independently with little guidance.

• High level of attention to details.

• Desire to work in a fast-paced environment

About Actalent

Actalent is a global leader in engineering and sciences services and talent solutions. We help visionary companies advance their engineering and science initiatives through access to specialized experts who drive scale, innovation and speed to market. With a network of almost 30,000 consultants and more than 4,500 clients across the U.S., Canada, Asia and Europe, Actalent serves many of the Fortune 500.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

At Actalent, diversity and inclusion are a bridge towards the equity and success of our people. DE&I are embedded into our culture through:

  • Hiring diverse talent

  • Maintaining an inclusive environment through persistent self-reflection

  • Building a culture of care, engagement, and recognition with clear outcomes

  • Ensuring growth opportunities for our people

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regard 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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