Our growing team was founded over 20 years ago, by one individual who believed that he could make a difference. With each new employee hired, new goals are achieved, teams are defined, and our core products are designed to meet the technological needs of commercial organizations, private individuals, and our service men and women. Every day, what we do makes a difference to the end users of our products. Join our team! Make a difference!
Software Engineer (Embedded Linux)
Position located in Fredericksburg, VA or Manassas, VA
Must be a US Citizen
NAL is seeking a candidate who has embedded Linux experience with handheld, multimedia, smartphone, or tablet devices. The Embedded Linux Engineer is expected to maintain and develop NAL’s Linux based embedded systems software and firmware. Our development process is highly iterative and often requires low-volume production of prototypes for internal product testing and customer pilots. You'll solve challenging problems on a daily basis and work with the latest in Satellite and PNT technologies.
You will be focused on firmware development for modem, tablet, and smartphone devices, including board bring up, writing low level device drivers and delivering high quality, robust product firmware. This position is an exciting opportunity to be part of a growing team as we add value to our expanding product family.
Responsibilities and Duties
Be excellent in C/C++ programming for low power mobile devices
Design, develop, implement, debug and maintain embedded Linux based products
Linux board support package development and board bring up
Work with the electrical team for hardware bring up and verification of new designs
Perform power consumption analysis and optimize firmware for low power battery operation
Lead and participate in technical discussions across engineering and product teams
Review product manuals and brochures for technical accuracy and participate in product definition activities such as feature analysis and system tradeoffs
Assist design engineering as needed with component datasheet review and schematic design review
Keep up with current technology in field through reading, self-study, and seminars
Other duties and tasks may be assigned
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related field
5+ years of experience working in embedded systems
3+ years of experience with embedded Linux
Proficient in C and C++ and ability to develop clean, modular code
Strong Experience in Linux kernel / OS development on ARM based platforms including configuration management, build, deployment, secure boot, U-Boot, device tree, Linux device driver and HAL layers
Low level programming of hardware peripherals/interfaces (UART, SPI, I2C,I2S, USB)
Must be persistent, possess strong problem-solving skills, and be willing to work with others to find solutions that avoid project stalls
Must be responsible, self-motivated, creative, have a solid work ethic and have a desire to produce a quality product
Balance quality, quantity and complexity in work output
Know how to iterate quickly without sacrificing your passion for quality
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Linux system administration experience (e.g., systemd, udev services, bash scripting)
Linux patching, field updates and security hardening
Linux media frameworks/APIs (ALSA, V4L2)
Build systems experience (Yocto, Buildroot)
Build server setup and administration
Wireless technologies such as cellular and satellite modems, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth
Debugging hardware (use of oscilloscope, multimeter, logic analyzer, JTAG/SWD debug adapters)
Deep knowledge of electrical concepts and comfortable reading hardware schematics and debugging hardware at a board level
Experience with mobile-class SoC (e.g. Qualcomm Snapdragon)
Familiarity or experience with Agile/Scrum methodology and practices
NAL Research Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Must be a U.S. citizen with the ability to obtain a security clearance. NAL Research Corporation offers a generous employee benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, disability, and a 401(k).
Please submit a cover letter with salary expectations, along with a resume.
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