Advanced Linux Embedded Engineer (m/f/d)

  • Senior, very experienced
  • IT
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The Minimax Viking Group comprises nearly 70 fire protection companies around the globe, employing about 9.000 people and achieving an annual turnover of €1.7 billion. The Group is among the largest fire protection companies in the world. The headquarters are in Bad Oldesloe, Schleswig-Holstein. The Group’s companies deal with all facets of fire protection and have long-standing experience in their respective markets. The companies have in common a strong quality awareness in the areas of product distribution, manufacturing and maintenance as well as mobile fire protection. The technology portfolio of the Group ranges from electronic fire detection and extinguishing control technology to water, foam and gas extinguishing systems to mobile extinguishing equipment.

For the global Research & Development-Team of the Minimax Viking Group, we are looking for a talented advanced embedded engineer to join our software systems team. In this role, you will help lead the development of our operating system firmware and services running on our newest state of the art embedded hardware platform. You will work with the solution architect and internal and external developers to discuss requirements, design the architecture, develop and test the solution. 


  • Design OS and services architecture in cooperation with the solution architect and based on requirements
  • Develop and maintain our embedded linux OS
  • Develop embedded code for respective services running on the embedded platform
  • Technically work with and support external consultants in joint developments
  • Implement unit tests where required
  • Conduct tests and support the test engineer in establishing proper test criteria
  • Troubleshoot the embedded solution , diagnose errors and inefficiencies and drive resolution
  • Monitor and Implement important security updates
  • Ensure design and development of a secure solution
  • Plan and estimate work packages
  • Document all relevant design information


  • Bachelor's or Master’s degree in computer science, software development, natural science, technical mathematics  or equal through experience
  • Proven work experience as an embedded engineer with an affinity in Linux
  • Strong background and interest in embedded Linux
  • Proficiency in C / C++ / Python programming languages
  • Strong know-how of hardware architectures such as ARM and x86
  • Familiar with hardware protocols like I2C, SPI, UART, USB or similar
  • Strong diagnostics and problem-solving skills
  • Able to stay up to date on latest technologies and security practices and techniques 
  • Familiarity with NXP iMX8 processor family
  • Desirable: Experience with web technologies (backend), security techniques such as secure boot, hardware root of trust, HTTPS, code signing and scan tools, Linux drivers and kernel levels
  • Advantageous: points of contact with Docker-based test frameworks, Git, continuous integration as well as video codecs and streaming protocols
  • Fluent knowledge of English (spoken / written)

What we offer:

  • A future-proof workplace in an international company
  • Challenging activity characterized by independence and freedom
  • Health insurance by Company Health Care Plan
  • Attractive remuneration and benefits of a global company
  • Mobile work partly possible

Please apply to Katja Pohl via PohlK@mx-vk.eu, stating your salary expectations and your earliest possible starting date.

Minimax Viking Research & Development GmbH | c/o Minimax GmbH | Industriestrasse 10/12 | 23843 Bad Oldesloe

Further information at www.minimax-viking.com