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Junior Embedded Software Designer

Website Frontgrade Gaisler

Are you curious about starting a new and exciting role at a world-leading company in the space industry? Frontgrade Gaisler is looking for a skilled Embedded Software Designer to join our experienced team. We are expanding our software ecosystem to include support for our next generation microprocessor and our new RISC-V processor architecture.

Job description

As an Embedded Software designer at Frontgrade Gaisler you will primarily be responsible for the development of embedded system software, from specification to implementation and documentation. This is an opportunity to take part in a dedicated team around the software development for our LEON/SPARC32 and NOEL-V/RISC-V processors, and you can also be involved in supporting development of instruction simulators and hardware debug software tools support, which are tightly coupled with our SoC solutions. The software ecosystem is to a large degree based on open-source projects where you will be involved in public discussions and contributions from time to time.


We are looking for a candidate with at least 2 years of applicable experience within embedded systems development such as SW/HW integration, device drivers, communication protocols and real-time systems. Your experience should include at least two of the following topics:

  • Embedded operating systems, such as Real-time Operating System (RTOS) or bare metal C
  • Device driver design, or other low-level programming skills
  • SoC computer architecture understanding, such as bus communication or ISA
  • Peripheral interfaces and communication protocols

The development is mainly performed using C programming, but also using SPARC/RISC-V assembly, C++, and scripting languages. Other skills that would be preferable, but not required, are skills within:

  • Automated testing using available frameworks, such as Jenkins
  • Compiler toolchain and C Library
  • Operating System or RTOS kernel programming
  • Secure Boot, Cryptography software algorithms
  • Software engineering/quality development methods

Personal Qualities

You enjoy analyzing complex problems with attention to detail and quality. You possess excellent English skills, both verbally and written. You’re always eager to learn more and share your competence with your colleagues. The role will be adapted according to your previous experiences and skills.

What we offer

In the software section we offer you a creative environment where you can influence your work and have the possibility to work within several projects ranging from simulators, debuggers, operating systems, drivers and boot loaders. Since all hardware SoC design and supporting software development takes place in-house at Frontgrade Gaisler, a unique expertise within SoC, and microprocessor hardware design, target software and tools is at hand.

Besides being a part of an experienced team and working with challenging tasks we also offer:

  • Hybrid workplace, allowing remote work two days per week
  • Health care insurance
  • Regular health check-ups
  • Annual wellness allowance of 5000 SEK
  • Extra paid days off in connection to Swedish holiday

About us

Frontgrade Gaisler is a world leader in the space industry, making a real difference by providing cutting-edge products for mission-critical solutions in space. Our customer base is worldwide in an exciting and growing market, working on a scale that benefits humanity on Earth and extends across the solar system.

Website Frontgrade Gaisler

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