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Embedded Linux Engineer

FORT Robotics

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Posted on 09/01/2021


Philadelphia, PA and/or Remote


FORT Robotics is seeking a dynamic and experienced Embedded Linux Engineer to join our team and help us build out the future for autonomous and robotic machines. As an embedded engineer, you will be primarily responsible for writing and maintaining high performance components for our device networking and communications stacks. Additionally you will contribute to our device support packages and security feature sets. The ideal candidate communicates as well with people as they do with machines and enthusiastically supports development best practices such as peer review, unit and regression testing, and fixing bugs first.

Major Duties & Responsibilities


  • Develop software for the next-generation of safety and security solutions for robotics and autonomous systems
  • Assist with board bring up, BSP development, and board SDK maintenance
  • Write high performance networked applications spanning both kernel- and user-space
  • Structure interactions with low level peripherals (UARTs, I2C, SPI, etc.) to optimize system performance and resource utilization
  • Implement critical security features such as hardware Root of Trust, TrustZone, and encrypted M2M communications

Minimum Skills & Abilities


  • Extensive (5+ years) experience using Linux system building tools (i.e. Yocto, Buildroot)
  • Well versed in software development in both compiled (e.g. C/C++) as well as interpreted languages (e.g. Python)
  • Comfortable writing and maintaining software build tools (make/CMake)
  • Experienced with IP-based networking and network-aware software development
  • Deep knowledge of Linux system security best practices
  • Familiar with Linux kernel and driver development and debug
  • Fluent in modern SCM workflows (i.e. git, Bitbucket/Github)
  • A strong written and verbal communicator
  • Extremely driven to achieve aggressive goals, and motivated by the mission of the organizations you are involved with
  • Friendly, positive, patient, collaborative; willing to question fellow team members and be questioned in return
  • A professional with at least a B.S. in an Electrical/Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or related discipline

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FORT Robotics offers solutions that help builders and operators of smart machines deploy faster, reduce risk, and keep people protected.

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