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| Embedded Software Engineer



| Embedded Software Engineer

At Prodrive Technologies we develop our own software and hardware, while most companies that are active in the Internet of Things industry focus mainly on software. Being in full control of the software and hardware enables us to offer highly competitive solutions.

My usual day at work starts off with a beautiful bike ride to Prodrive Technologies. After arriving at work, it is time for the best thing to start the day with a cup of good coffee.

The first thing on my agenda is a conference call with the customer to discuss the project’s progress. Specifically, this meeting is quite important, since next month a software release for the Telematics product is planned.

Just before lunch, I scheduled a meeting with Merijn about the implementation of a new functionality for the Telematics product. To finalize the boardsupport layer we need to design a state machine which handles the wireless connections of the product. The application will interact with the state machine to enable WLAN or cellular. The state machine will take care of maintaining an active WLAN or cellular connection to being able to push the gathered data to the cloud.

Within Prodrive Technologies you can have quite a lot of freedom and responsibility. For example, as an embedded software developer I need to make sure the software I am end-responsible for is tested thoroughly before being deployed in the field.

During lunch, I get to enjoy a healthy meal in the cafeteria and a brief walk outside. After lunch, I head straight to the lab to set up the nightly run tests. Testing software and hardware separately is important but running integrations tests is key before deploying any new functionality in the field. These nightly tests run every night to assure both software and hardware are still working correctly.

In the evening I planned some drinks with a few colleagues at my place to look back at another productive day.

If you are working on something exciting that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you

Embedded Software Engineer profile

  • BSc, BEng or MSc in Computer Science, Embedded Systems or related study

  • C / C++ knowledge for embedded microcontrollers/Linux

  • Python knowledge for testing and scripting

  • Affinity with (C)Make/Bazel/Yocto is preferred

  • Linux, shell knowledge for embedded Linux

  • Affinity with continuous integration, or any CI specific program knowledge

Pros and cons

  • Flexibility of working hours, even during weekdays and holidays

  • The possibility to work from home

  • Team building activities with the project team

  • Free healthy and nutritious lunch, snacks, and dinner

  • Fitness facilities on the grounds

  • The fitness coach keeps signing me up for the various fitness activities

The Prodrive Technologies Mindset


You don’t just go to work, you feel responsible for your project


You decide when, where and how much you want to work


You like to think about manufacturability when designing


You don’t sit and wait, you have a hands-on mentality

Have you got what it takes to become a Prodriver?

What we offer

  • Perfect environment for people willing to take full responsibility in a project
  • Unlimited growth opportunities and freedom in taking different roles in different projects
  • Young and dynamic culture
  • Unlimited personal budget for training courses, classes or studies
  • We are open 24/7 and provide lunch, dinner and a company gym
  • We keep management positions to a minimum, so there is virtually no hierarchy
  • Create your future with your own personal development plan
  • Tools and equipment such as an iPhone, and laptop
  • On campus sports facilities
  • Salary that grows with your performance
  • Opportunity to become a shareholder and entrepreneur in the company
  • Travel allowance based on the days you are actually at Prodrive
  • 33 vacation days
  • Retirement plan
  • Distribution of profits

Application steps

  1. We’ll take a look at your application within 5 working days.
  2. You will receive a link to Prodrive Technologies’ online aptitude test to see if you’re up for the challenge.
  3. We will set you up for a personal interview to ask you difficult questions about yourself. Afterwards, others will ask you some more difficult questions about your expertise.
  4. If we want to make you an offer and there's enough time left, we will discuss employment conditions directly after the interviews.
  5. If you survived everything, only your signature stands between you and being a Prodriver.