Katowice, Poland / Remote
Full time employment or B2B
12 000 to 20 000 PLN
10 000 to 18 000 PLN
We’re looking for Software Engineers that like working close to the hardware. You’ll have a choice of tasks depending on your experience. We work mostly with Linux, FreeBSD and some RTOS. There are 3 main areas of expertise available to you, depending on your skill and preference:
- Low-level programming. Everything that takes place before the operating system initialization starts. That means bare-metal compute loads, and things typically associated with a Board Support Package: bootloaders and software for bootloader stages (architecture dependent), including network boot, firmware, drivers, initialization procedures for components and subsystems, FPGA code when required by the boot process.
- OS adaptation to hardware. Enabling an operating system to utilize the features of the hardware it boots on. Includes tasks like changes to the kernel, init procedure, memory management and allocation, task scheduling and I/O.
- High level programming – components of an operating system post-initialization, and programs that run on top of the operating system. That includes working with physical hardware connected to the machine hosting the OS, but also things like UI and UX.
- Those are the options. What you’ll be doing depends solely on your choice and experience. Our work is to make your work as frictionless as possible, so you can focus on what you’re good at.
Skills that you’ll most likely find yourself using on this position, and should be comfortable with
- Communication with teammates regarding the project and your share of work.
- Estimate times needed for a particular task.
- Deliver the task within the estimates, with some wiggle room of course.
- Fit within the tool and coding standards your team chooses.
- Able to prioritize tasks so they’re non-blocking for the rest of your team.
- Deliver high quality, well documented code.
What we are looking for
- Knowledge of build automation tools for embedded linux, such as Buildroot, Yocto, OpenEmbedded, or similar.
- Bare-metal/RTOS programming
- Knowledge about the internals of x86 amd64, and ARM architectures.
- Familiarity with Git
- Fluent English and Polish
Nice to haves:
How we work
- Additional monitor
- Business phone
- Freedom to select tools
- Can switch project
- Company laptop
- Optional health insurance at discount prices
- Access to our lab for personal projects after hours
- Private gym located in the office
- Parking space
- Company events
- Personal development
- Optional health insurance at discount prices
- Large bathroom with a shower in the office
- Good office commute. Monitored parking and bike stands (or take it to the office), and close to a bus stop.
- Well equipped kitchen with a professional coffee maker (we’ve got plant milk too) and a variety of teas
- Beverages are on the house as well, freshly pressed juices, carbonated drinks – but we can adapt to your tastes!
- Access to our lab for personal projects after hours.
- Employee Referal Program
Our HQ is located in Poland, in the city of Katowice, one of the country’s most prominent industrial and technological hubs.
The office has good access, whether you decide to arrive there by car, bicycle, or public transport.
There is a car parking area next to the office building, fully paid-for, with security and guaranteed individual parking spaces.
There are guarded and monitored bike stands on the premises as well, or you can take your bicycle into the office - there’s enough space to store it there.
If you’d prefer to use public transport, there is a bus stop just outside the building’s gate.
The city also has a variety of taxi companies, Uber, and electric scooter services.
The nature of our work favors direct access to the facilities, like the electronics lab. Your ability to visit the office when necessary would be a huge benefit for you - you’d gain access to hardware not available elsewhere, and could participate in the full production pipeline of our products.
However, we do understand that work style preferences vary from person to person, and the ability to work in the most adaptable way is important, especially due to the ongoing pandemic - that’s why we’ll negotiate potential relocation or special requirements on a case by case basis.
You choose the tools you work with. From the operating system, to the IDE's and text editors, the choice is all yours. There are some programs and services we use for team-oriented tasks.
The tools we normally use are:
- Cloud provided services from Google and Dropbox.
- Main communication channels reside on Slack.
- We use Google Meet for conferencing, but we can use other options too.
The above are necessary, but you choose how to use them - you can install the dedicated apps, use the services in the browser, in CLI or custom UI via 3rd party apps, etc.
Some software we use - especially in the PCB manufacturing, testing and simulation pipelines - is strongly preferred, and we’ll insist on it unless you can prove you have better efficiency elsewhere or good reasons not to use it. We're always on the lookout for new hardware and software tools to aid us in our work, and we believe in using the best tool for the task, so if you like to work with a specific toolset, let us know about it - we're interested in your workflow.
We can provide you with a laptop - either preconfigured, or you can configure it yourself to your preference. You’re welcome to bring your own device if you so prefer.
We have a state-of-the-art electronics development lab that you’re welcome to use. If you need a device that’s not currently available, and its function is not replicated by any of the available hardware, we’ll act depending on the individual case - purchase the necessary hardware, lend it, or delegate this particular task to one of our trusted local partners.
We’re seeking people for long-term employment. Ideally we’d prefer if you could plan your career with us for several years at least, but regardless of that, we’ll help you stay competitive on the market and do our best to cater to your learning and personal development needs.
That’s partially in the definition of the job - we work with a lot of cutting edge technologies and develop them ourselves. In practice, this means that you’ll have to choose between multiple interesting technologies rather than trying to choose the least boring ones. No vendor lock-in, a lot of mutual trust.
Talking about trust - we’ll need you to sign a Non Disclosure Agreement. We’re typically working with sensitive materials, including client data, product documentation, schematics, and other information that should not be circulated freely. If you’re not comfortable with it, have some unfortunate background history, or are concerned you may not meet our expectations in this regard - regrettably, there’s nothing we can do about it. It’s a hard requirement.
On the upside - some of the things you’ll be doing have the opportunity to shape the future of the global technological landscape, with your name engraved on them.
We like to keep it simple.
We’ll invite you to a meeting where we’ll assess your suitability for the position. It can take place online, or you can show up in person - that’s totally up to your preference.
We may ask you for a follow-up meeting depending on how you perform. Depending on the outcomes, or by your individual request, you may get a probation period so we can mutually check if we meet each other's expectations.