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Linux Kernel Engineer

  • Location

    Zürich, Switzerland

  • Sector:

    Embedded Software/Hardware

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    Swiss Franc85 - Swiss Franc105 per hour

  • Contact:

    Thomas ONeill

  • Email:


  • Job ref:

    JN -112021-90093_1638793719

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Duration:

    12 Months

  • Expiry date:


  • Startdate:


  • Consultant:


Senior Linux Kernel Engineer - Zurich - 12 Months Contract

Darwin Recruitment AG have a new open position at one of our key clients, where we are looking for a temporary external consultant to start as soon as possible.

General information:

  • Home Office: Flexible home office opportunity / ideally 3 days per week onsite
  • Duration: 12 Months (extension or internalisation possible)
  • Location: Zurich or St Gallen, Switzerland
  • Start date: January 2022

Main responsibility of this team is to provide and maintain a tailored operating system image for an extensive range of (my clients) products. This position is available in Zürich or St Gallen.

This is you:

  • University qualification (Bachelor / Master / Ph.D.) in computer science, mechatronic, electronic engineering or similar
  • Advanced embedded programming skills (BSP, kernel and driver development, debugging)
  • In-depth understanding of embedded programming on Linux, Yocto, OS internals, open source development, tools, libraries
  • Familiar in using git-based repositories and CI/CD systems
  • Strong ability to diagnose hardware and software issues; Hands-on hardware bring-up, system debugging and code optimization
  • Fluent in English

This appeals to you:

  • Elaborate the technical concept together with cross functional teams for a wide range of our devices
  • Bring the design to life: bring up, customization and maintenance of the operating system image and integration in the CI system
  • Integrate and configure drivers for different hardware modules
  • Develop drivers to interface (my clients) specific peripherals, such as sensor boards, angle, camera
  • Ensure (my clients) high product quality by developing and executing platform-specific tests
  • Define the process to configure, calibrate & produce the instruments together with electronics and production engineers

Interested? Please send your CV and I will contact you to book a meeting.


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