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Embedded Developer Job Description

Embedded Developer job description

An embedded developer designs, develops and tests software for embedded systems. These systems can include cell phones, medical devices, and industrial machinery. An embedded developer has a strong understanding of low-level programming languages and hardware platforms. They must also work well in team environments and have good problem-solving skills. Embedded developers typically have a bachelor's degree in computer science or a related field. Some companies may require experience with specific embedded development tools or platforms.
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Embedded Developer Job Brief

We are looking for an experienced and passionate Embedded Developer to join our team! As an Embedded Developer, you will be responsible for developing and maintaining software for our embedded devices. You will work closely with our hardware engineers to create firmware that meets the requirements of our products. In this role, you will be required to have a strong understanding of embedded systems and how to optimize code for performance.

To be a good embedded developer, you must be fluent in C & C++ and thoroughly understand microcontroller standards. A proficient embedded developer must be able to create optimal embedded code while working within hardware limits and readily discover inefficiencies or software mistakes.

Embedded Developer Responsibilities

Mentioned below are the primary responsibilities of an Embedded Developer:

  • Defining technical specifications with customers, designers, & engineering teams.
  • Working with team members to create system architectures.
  • Creating and maintaining detailed documentation.
  • Investigating and resolving customer issues.
  • Ensuring code quality through peer reviews and static analysis tools.
  • Designing software architecture following project requirements as well as hardware requirements.
  • Writing embedded applications, software code, and system protocols.
  • Performing embedded software system testing to guarantee good integration.
  • Debugging embedded systems and determining the cause of faults, breakdowns, or inefficiencies.
  • Repairs, tweaks, and improvements to the embedded code that are effective.
  • Assisting design and production teams with procedural alignment.
  • Meeting project timeline by working closely with other team members.
  • Creating diagnostic records, technical documents, and data for software development.

Embedded Developer Requirements

  • A bachelor's degree is required in computer engineering, computer science, or a related field.
  • Expertise as an embedded developer for at least three years is required.
  • Knowledge of the C & C++ programming languages.
  • Solid understanding of hardware architectures, including ARM, MIPS, & x86.
  • Knowledge of hardware protocols like UART, I2C, USB, and SPI.
  • Experience with operating systems such as Unix, Linux, and RTOS.
  • Outstanding diagnostic abilities.
  • Excellent analytical & problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent organizational and project management abilities.
  • The capacity to stay current on technological and technical improvements.

An experienced Embedded Developer will be able to develop, test & debug software for embedded systems. They will also be efficient at working with other teams, such as hardware engineers, to ensure that the software is compatible with the system's hardware.

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