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Embedded Software Engineer

The Netherlands - Eindhoven | China - Suzhou |

Embedded Software Engineer

At Prodrive Technologies, there are multiple teams in which you can thrive as an embedded software engineer. Feel free to describe your preference in your motivation letter. Otherwise, we will find the project that fits you best during your interview.

Embedded x86

Our embedded x86 solutions are used by global market leaders in the industry. With over two decades of experience in industrial technology, we developed the Zeus High Performance Cabinet solution based on latest Intel Xeon Scalable processors. This means you can work on not yet released processors, that will be part of the servers of tomorrow.

As an OEM, Prodrive develops their own building blocks all the way down to the server board level, allowing for deep customization and integration with existing infrastructure. This enables fast data acquisition, efficient image processing, and high-throughput storage.

The Zeus High Performance Cabinet solution characterizes itself by offering hardware-enabled AI acceleration, long life availability, and a Kubernetes-based orchestration platform.

Embedded Linux

At Prodrive, we also develop products running embedded Linux on ARM. Due to ARMs lower technical complexity compared to x86, this yields a lower power consumption for products that need it most.

We utilize a maintained codebase for the board support package. This allows for re-use and continuous, modular design for software and hardware. In the end, this makes development and maintenance easier. Most of this basis is setup with Yocto.

This codebase is used for products such as:

  • Extensive vehicle managers
  • Telemetry communication and logging products
  • Industrial IoT (Industy 4.0)
  • HMI products
  • Machine control

Embedded microcontrollers

For the embedded microcontrollers we utilize a framework approach for embedded development. This to optimize the code-reuse and maintainability for developers. This embedded framework, Prodrive Technologies Embedded Base, is capable of running on several ARM type Cores from M0 to M7. This framework also allows for testing systematically across a wide range of our own produced products.

Our framework is used for products such as:

  • Telemetry communication with M2M communication with interfaces such as: WLAN, Cellular, Bluetooth, GPS/GNSS
  • Motor controls, using CAN, Lin or RS485/232
  • Monitoring products
  • Machine to control interfaces

The framework and application development are mostly in C / C++. Several supporting languages are used for additional test interface and scripting but is mostly Python.

The team size is mostly small to medium depending on the product being developed or the supporting framework team.


  • 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

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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.