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Senior Embedded Software Engineer (Linux)

About the Role

We're excited to be hiring our second Senior Embedded Software Engineer. This is a senior role and you'll be helping us to grow the team. We have a pile of systems outlines, concepts, functional prototypes, test setups, and scripts - and we need to resolve these to deliver a real product to market.

To be clear - you will not be polishing some ancient code or tinkering around the edges - this is a jump-in boots-and-all clean sheet opportunity. This is a highly complex project - involving hard real-time safety-critical sensing and processing, configurable, distributed IOT system of systems. If this sounds exciting then keep reading.

Some of the things that you might be involved in initially include:

  • Assisting our systems team with rapid prototyping of new concepts to realise and validate IP blocks
  • Implementing real-time sensor and communication integrations, complex analytic algorithms, and supervisory systems
  • Implementing the cloud connectivity, firmware update mechanisms, security protocols, authentication and data management of an IOT system.
  • Building from the ground up a software development and test system, in the face of evolving architecture, requirements, IP blocks, and interfaces
  • For the right person, drive towards becoming our Lead Embedded Software Engineer and growing a world-class development team
  • Helping to establish the processes and documentation systems for a safety-critical regulated product, working with our process leads to achieve this
  • Creating efficient continuous test infrastructure, python scripts, test equipment interfaces, backend support systems
  • Developing high-reliability software capable of functioning for years without resetting
  • Setting up and maintaining software test frameworks including continuous integration systems
  • Helping grow a high-performance team


About You

We think you’ll be a fit for this role if you:

  • Have a tertiary qualification in software development, or relevant experience
  • Can create great embedded software in C & C++
  • Have experience with embedded Linux: kernel development, Linux fundamentals, boot & startup procedures
  • Are familiar with Linux-based performance analysis for managing computational workloads
  • Understand the wider system beyond software, and can articulate the impacts of systems decisions on software and vice versa
  • Have security experience with modern internet-attached Linux systems: ensuring 3rd party software is up-to-date, minimising exposure to internet-based attacks
  • Are a team player - effective at working within a cross-discipline team, contributing to overall product creation
  • Are comfortable working with uncertainty, using your initiative, and doing what it takes to solve problems
  • Can sprint, iterate and understand when to go fast vs when to be detailed
  • Have either the experience or passion for working in a start-up environment


  • A competitive salary and employee share scheme (ESOP)
  • A remote-first culture - work from home or come into the office, it's totally up to you
  • Great new headphones when you join
  • Flexible hours - we focus on effort and outcomes, so adjust your hours around your children, hobbies, or other commitments
  • A schedule of fun team events throughout the year (ziplining, knife throwing, lawn games, what's next?)
  • Office dogs
  • Unlimited annual leave so that you can take the time that you need to re-energise
  • Newly-refurbished offices in Auckland (by the beach) and Christchurch (by the park)
  • The opportunity to learn and develop from some of the best and brightest minds in the industry!


Let's Talk!

We'd be excited to have you join our team! As a Senior Embedded Software Engineer, you will contribute greatly to the success of our journey. By shaping and implementing our product technology, we will truly create a lasting and positive impact for people all over the world.

We have a preference for someone close to our Christchurch Design Lab, however we welcome exceptional remote talent to apply.

No need to submit a cover letter - just click 'apply' to answer a few short questions of ours (we find this gives us more insight) and attach your CV.

If you have any questions about the role, fire them over to Beth at

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