Netherlands, Enschede

Embedded Linux designer

As an embedded Linux designer, your main responsibility is to create and maintain embedded Linux based board-support packages (BSP) for our custom hardware designs. This can range from designs based on off-the shelf System-on-Modules to completely custom boards based on state-of-the-art CPU-FPGA hybrids involving high-speed data processing.

You will specify and document requirements, design and maintenance of the BSP as well as integration with the hardware. When hardware is not yet fully supported by Linux, this will involve making extensions to the Linux kernel and/or bootloader. You will work closely with designers of all disciplines (software, hardware, (electro)-mechanical).


The Netherlands, Enschede
Educational background
Bachelor or master degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science
Job area
Engineering & Technology
Working in a flexible and hybrid environment
Work experience
At least 5 years of industrial experience in Embedded Linux design
Employment type

This is how you make impact as an Embedded Linux designer

As an embedded Linux designer you will be working together with your project team, where you are the embedded Linux expert. Together with your colleagues you will work on electronics solutions that we develop for and in consultation with our customers, and produce within one of our operating companies.

Our application process

First step
Apply today
Second step
Intake tomorrow
Third step
Second interview
Final step
Start right away

Your daily responsibilities include

  • Conceptualizing solutions and budgeting for quotes
  • Drafting and reviewing specifications with customers
  • Designing, implementing, testing and documenting independently
  • Keeping up with development tools and practices
  • Adhering to coding standards
  • Agile way of working in project teams

This is what we offer you as a firmware designer

An appealing salary tailored to your skills and experience, complemented by an 8% vacation pay. What really sets this job apart is a challenging position in a dynamic and healthy development project-oriented environment, while working with a team of enthusiastic highly skilled professionals. Our international organization is evolving into a System Innovator in which there is focus not only on hard skills, but definitely on soft skills as well.

Furthermore, you can expect*:

  • 27 days of annual leave
  • Plus 13 days off work pursuant to the Reduction of Working Hours Act
  • Working in a flexible and hybrid environment
  • Travel expenses
  • Profit-sharing scheme
  • Bicycle plan
  • Investment in your personal growth

*Terms & Conditions for the Netherlands.

This is what you bring to the team

You know how to maintain good contact with colleagues, suppliers and customers and know what is going on with the various parties. To get things clear, you are able to listen well and ask questions. You have a broad interest and experience in embedded Linux software for embedded systems design. You are able to make well-founded design choices together with your colleagues. You will make use of best practices and industry standards.


  • Bachelor or master degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science
  • At least 5 years of industrial experience in Embedded Linux design
  • Experience with Yocto and/or Buildroot
  • Experience with U-boot/Barebox and Linux kernel configuration
  • Experience with Linux kernel & driver development is a plus
  • Experience with a real-time Linux solutions like Xenomai/RTAI is a plus
  • Experience with hardware development and debugging is a plus
  • Affinity to work and discuss with hardware and software engineers on a technical level
  • Team player, analytical, pragmatic, creative and pro-active
  • Good communication skills and proficient in English
  • Good in time management and setting priorities

Ready to make impact?

Great! Apply now and explore Neways to create impact as an Embedded Linux designer

Do you have any questions? Please contact our Corporate Recruiter.

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