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Embedded Systems Developer



Software Engineering
Madrid, Spain
Posted on Monday, April 1, 2024
Who we are:
Geotab ® is a global leader in IoT and connected transportation and certified “Great Place to Work.” We are a company of diverse and talented individuals who work together to help businesses grow and succeed, and increase the safety and sustainability of our communities.
Geotab is advancing security, connecting commercial vehicles to the internet and providing web-based analytics to help customers better manage their fleets. Geotab’s open platform and Geotab Marketplace ®, offering hundreds of third-party solution options, allows both small and large businesses to automate operations by integrating vehicle data with their other data assets. Processing billions of data points a day, Geotab leverages data analytics and machine learning to improve productivity, optimize fleets through the reduction of fuel consumption, enhance driver safety and achieve strong compliance to regulatory changes.
Our team is growing and we’re looking for people who follow their passion, think differently and want to make an impact. Ours is a fast paced, ever changing environment. Geotabbers accept that challenge and are willing to take on new tasks and activities - ones that may not always be described in the initial job description. Join us for a fulfilling career with opportunities to innovate, great benefits, and our fun and inclusive work culture. Reach your full potential with Geotab. To see what it’s like to be a Geotabber, check out our blog and follow us @InsideGeotab on Instagram. Join our talent network to learn more about job opportunities and company news.
Who you are:
Do you like Embedded Systems, Real Time, Electronics and anything related with low level computing? Do you have an interest in reverse engineering? Do you write your age in hexadecimal? We are looking for an Embedded Systems Engineer specialized in Systems Architecture.
Your primary responsibility will be the development of the different layers of the firmware stack for Geotab’s telematics devices. You will design, write, and test drivers written in C language for various hardware devices, file systems, and other kernel functionality enhancements.
What you'll do:
This position also creates and maintains coding guidelines to ensure application code is portable across different environments and operating systems, and knows how to refactor existing non-portable code according to those guidelines. Part of this role involves collaborating with other embedded systems developers, engineers, and internal technical teams in determining the architecture and constraints of the project.

How you'll make an impact:

  • Develop an in-depth understanding of the Geotab's device firmware from a Systems Architecture point of view..
  • Perform kernel-level development using C language.
  • Contribute to the evolution of bare-metal code to work on top of an Operating System on both embedded and non-embedded systems.
  • Write guidelines that ensure resulting code is able to run across a wide variety of environments and OSes.
  • Design testing strategies and implement automatic verification methods.
  • Provide expert judgment on the suitability of existing OSS solutions for specific functionality needs.
  • Debug code misbehavior and perform the appropriate fixes and modifications.
  • Align new and existing code to widespread practices and industry standards.
  • Maintain the documentation related to areas of responsibility.
  • Strive for perfection, searching for the “right” solution and not settling with “just works”.

What you'll bring to this role:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical, Mechatronics, Computer Engineering or related
  • +3 years experience in firmware development for embedded systems.
  • Understanding of operating system layers and architectures.
  • Strong knowledge of C programming language in POSIX environments.
  • Deep understanding on the code building process and compiler passes.
  • Proficiency with open source development tools (gcc/gdb).
  • Experience in debugging and troubleshooting on embedded targets.
  • Ability to read electronic circuit schematics and understand device datasheets.
  • Strong hacker attitude.
  • Self-learning and open problem solving capabilities.
  • Proven ability to work independently and with remote team members.
  • Contributions to OSS projects are highly valued.
  • Knowledge of modern microprocessor architectures is a plus.
  • Exposure and/or experience with SCRUM or other Agile frameworks is a plus.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in both Spanish and English.
If you got this far, we hope you're feeling excited about this role! Even if you don't feel you meet every single requirement, we still encourage you to apply.
Please note: Geotab does not accept agency resumes and is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes. Please do not forward resumes to Geotab employees.
What makes our staff passionate about Geotab?
Flex working arrangements
Home office reimbursement program
Fantastic state of the art office
Public transportation reimbursement
Employer pension contributions
Generous medical & dental benefits offered to you and family members
Electric vehicle purchase incentive program
Subsidized fitness membership
Co-pay tuition reimbursement
*The above are offered to full-time permanent employees only
How we work:
At Geotab, we have adopted a flexible first working model in that we have systems, functions, programs and policies in place to support both in-person and virtual work. However, you are welcomed and encouraged to come into our beautiful, safe, clean offices as often as you like. When working from home, you are required to have a reliable internet connection with at least 50mb DL/10mb UL. Virtual work is supported with cloud-based applications, collaboration tools and asynchronous working. The health and safety of employees are a top priority. We encourage work-life balance and keep the Geotab culture going strong with online social events, chat rooms and gatherings. Join us and help reshape the future of technology!
We believe that ensuring diversity is fundamental to our future growth and progress and is an integral part of our business. We believe that success happens where new ideas can flourish – in an environment that is rich in diversity and a place where people from various backgrounds can work together. Geotab encourages applications from all qualified individuals. We are committed to accommodating people with disabilities during the recruitment and assessment processes and when people are hired. We will ensure the accessibility needs of employees with disabilities are taken into account as part of performance management, career development, training and redeployment processes. If you require accommodation at any stage of the application process or want more information about our diversity and inclusion as well as accommodation policies and practices, please contact us at Click here to learn more about what happens with your personal data.