Lead Kernel Software Engineer

Job Description

At Siemens we are always challenging ourselves to build a better future.  We need the most innovative and diverse Digital Minds to develop tomorrow’s reality.  Find out more about the Digital World of Siemens here:

Our customers are shaping the future of automotive embedded systems with the vision and team of innovative, dedicated, smart, hardware and software developers who passionate about creating extraordinary automotive solutions. The solutions range from small footprint ECU software up through the most advanced applications in ADAS, Infotainment, Hardware Engineering and Automotive Audio. The company specializes in highly optimized in-vehicle solutions, focused in the areas of BSP, audio, graphics, video, and networking.

Job responsibilities:

  • Definition of complex architectures and configurations of embedded BSP software layer according to customer requirements and ABU platform definitions.
  • Design of low-level SW components for Linux and Android, from the Kernel up through Middleware
  • Device driver development, support, configuration, and optimization
  • Actively participate in low-level software architectural discussions
  • Customer requirements analysis, breakdown, and technical coordination
  • Definition, estimation, and planning of work packages for the BSP software development.
  • Support of software integration (CI/CD), testing and failure/performance analysis.

Job requirements:

  • MS or BS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or a related field
  • 10+ years of Linux/Android Kernel experience in a comparable position in embedded systems, ideally automotive software
  • Strong background in the design and development of low-level SW components for Linux, Android, and QNX
  • Experience with the upstream Linux Kernel community processes and requirements, including upstream Kernel git patch submissions
  • Strong technical background in embedded system software development and state of the art automotive ARM SoCs such as Samsung Exynos Auto V9, Qualcomm 8x55/8x95, i.MX6/8, R-Car Gen3, etc.
  • Experience in embedded architecture and system definition of complex multicore and multiprocessor systems
  • Strong experience in agile software development
  • Strong team player with good leadership, communication, presentation, and social skills


  • Automotive development experience
  • Yocto Project experience / bitbake
  • V4L2 and ALSA
  • Hypervisor experience (development and configuration)
  • UML design experience
  • Jenkins job configuration and execution for Continuous Integration (CI)


  • Enjoyable, flexible, and creative workplace
  • Attractive salary including bonuses
  • Flexible working hours
  • Work from Home

Qualified Applicants must be legally authorized for employment in the Unites States. Qualified Applicants will not require employer sponsored work authorization now for employment in the United States.


Organization: Digital Industries

Company: Siemens Industry Software Inc.

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Job Type: Full-time

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