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Embedded Linux Engineer

  • Location: Cambridgeshire
  • Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
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Job Description

Embedded Linux Engineer - Cambridge - Linux, C, Shell, Kernel, Git, Embedded

£40,000 - £50,000 per annum

The Role

My client is current recruiting for a Embedded Linux Engineer to support a range of products and actively contribute to existing Linux development and Internet of Things (IoT) program. By learning and employing the most recent tools and techniques, including advanced configuration management and cloud-based solutions, my client aims at more automated quality control and predictable delivery times.


  • Develop embedded Linux distributions, board support packages and device drivers for embedded hardware, including x86 and ARM based platforms
  • Organize, automate and manage Linux distributions across the portfolio of products, across chip architectures and platform versions
  • Provide feasibility and cost studies for custom software projects
  • Provide support and guidance to the systems development and systems application teams to create complete product solutions
  • Project management to ensure efficient and timely delivery of engineering projects, adjusting priorities where necessary
  • To undertake the responsibilities of applying the Product Life Cycle to a product development, handling all aspects of the life cycle from concept/feasibility through to production release
  • Liaise with the Operations team to ensure the products can be manufactured
  • Liaise with and visit customers as required
  • To provide support to the Sales team when necessary to ensure specifications meet customer requirements
  • Archive all computer-generated work so that it may be safely recovered in the future


  • An in-depth technical understanding of the Linux Operating system
  • Proven experience with Linux, its configuration, kernel, driver, and application development
  • Experience with Linux Networking Configuration (iptables, routing, cellular, wifi)
  • Knowledge of security techniques and best practices
  • Excellent programming skills (C, Shell Scripting)
  • Experience of developing low level software
  • Experience with GCC/GNU Linux tool chain and cross compiling
  • Comfortable with version control and release management e.g. Git
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Can't be afraid of wires, termination blocks, or jumper cables


  • Knowledge of and hands-on experience with Open Embedded
  • Wind River Linux and or Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • Using Docker (or other containers)
  • Bootloader porting (e.g. U-Boot)
  • Secure Boot and Chain of Trust
  • Ansible as an IoT automation platform
  • Java programming
  • Using Linux configuration management tools like cobbler, kickstart, puppet and chef are highly welcome
  • Android development experience - particularly low level Android porting and not just application development
  • Experience with industry specific protocols such as Bluetooth LE, Modbus, CanBus, Zigbee, I2C, SPI, PWM, or others is highly welcome.
  • Experience with Agile Software Development and SCRUM

Apply Now!

So if you are an Embedded Software Engineer based near Cambridge who wants to progress their career and work for a company that is on the up, and works with some of the most cutting edge tech including IoT, then click the button and APPLY NOW!

£40,000 - £50,000 per annum

Embedded Linux Engineer - Cambridge - Linux, C, Shell, Kernel, Git, Embedded

Oscar Technology Limited is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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