In your role as Embedded Software Engineer you will support our client in their mission, by helping them to build and develop new systems for FSO communications. You will be responsible for:

  • Development of a multi-threaded object-oriented optomechanical control system and API
  • Implementation of this interface in C++ on an embedded processor, including the communication and data transfer with a Linux host PC
  • Close collaboration with control system engineers and applications specialists
  • Testing and debugging of the necessary firmware/hardware. Including test setup preparation.

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Essential Qualifications

  • Experience with multi-threaded, real-time / embedded development, on Linux
  • Excellent object-oriented design skills and knowledge of C++ and Python
  • Use of standard Unix developer tools and source code version control (preferably Git)
  • Familiar with different communication protocols and basic hands-on skills with PCBs and discrete electronics
  • You MUST have an EU Work Visa or EU Citizenship or the right to work within the EU.

Personal Skills

  • Strong English verbal and communication skills.
  • Able to present yourself and necessary technical details to our customers.
  • Team player and builder; good interpersonal skills.
  • Able to work closely with a wider engineering team within the company and at our partners.
  • Prepared to work in a dynamic, multi-disciplinary team while able to work autonomously.
  • Self-propelling, flexible, showing initiative, result driven.
  • Hands-on attitude and ability to have fun.


This is what you can expect

Our client’s company is a dynamic organization which employs some of the brightest minds in the industry and takes great care of both their clients and their employees. Working for our client’s company gives you a unique experience to develop your skills in an international setting and work on exciting projects. You will work on challenging assignments and have the opportunity to witness the impact of your work. On top of that our client offers highly competitive compensation including an Employee Stock Appreciation Rights Program, the highest standards of inclusion, team spirit, and cooperation. If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you.


Do you want to make the world a more inclusive and connected place? Will working in the Eindhoven Startup Alliance (which includes ASML & Philips)? Look no further, we have got the right job for you!


45% of households worldwide have little or no access to internet. To improve coverage and tackle this digital divide, more cell towers will need to be built. It is our client’s mission is to build high-capacity free space optics systems (FSO) that can be deployed fast, cover long distances and are highly secure. Our client believes that giving people access to better communication infrastructure will not only allow the of exchange of more information but could also play a part in reducing inequalities in the world.

Our client is a startup based in Eindhoven, the Netherlands with an ambitious mission: developing next generation free space optics (FSO) systems for use in backhaul within new telecom and enterprise networks. But they are not alone our client company is Spin-off TNO. Their partners include Eindhoven Startup Alliance (which includes ASML and Philips), multinational telecom system integrators, global research institutes, universities, and innovative manufacturers.


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