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[1X] Embedded Linux Software Engineer



At Argotec, we build the most innovative, sustainable, and reliable space solutions and missions. Our horizons range from small satellites for low Earth orbit and deep space to cutting-edge technologies designed to enhance the comfort of astronauts, space explorers, and space tourists.  Our expertise leads us to design, build, and operate our own products entirely in-house. That means every part of our designs comes to life in our laboratories.

To support our Company’s growth we are looking for an Embedded Linux Software Engineer to work on our flight software, targeting products, such as our small satellite platforms for a variety of space applications, and Earth Observation services for disaster management and sustainability.

As an Embedded Linux Software Engineer within our Software Unit, you will play a crucial role in designing, developing, and optimizing software for Linux and RTOS based embedded systems to be integrated into our satellite platforms. You will collaborate with the rest of the team to develop, integrate and test portable software modules for on-board data handling and advanced processing as part of the Argotec flight software, while aiming at code reusability for future missions.


These activities will include:

  • Design and develop software for our avionic systems, mainly Linux-based;
  • Work throughout the whole software development lifecycle, from requirements definition to test and result reporting;
  • Develop and integrate new Linux device drivers;
  • Develop and/or tailor the Linux kernel for the target avionics systems and applications;
  • Participate in the integration and testing of the flight software on the avionics systems and satellites;
  • Identify and support a core set of tools for performance analysis;
  • Design and develop tools (e.g. scripts, simulators, digital twins, etc.) that help the team in providing high-quality flight software;
  • Cooperate with Hardware Engineering to integrate software with specific hardware components and constraints;
  • Support the path-to-production for the developed software solutions;
  • Maintain software solutions deployed to orbit throughout the whole lifecycle of the satellites.


  • MSc in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or related fields (any other proven experience in software design and development will be considered as well)
  • 3+ years of professional experience in developing embedded Linux-based systems and application software
  • Good knowledge of UNIX OS fundamentals
  • Knowledge of Linux kernel and device drivers development
  • Excellent skills in software design and development with C and C++


  • Previous experience in projects in the aerospace/space industry
  • Experience and familiarity with the Yocto Project (custom recipes, BSPs, U-Boot)
  • Good comprehension of Inter-Process Communication mechanisms in Linux and knowledge of related frameworks (D-Bus, gRPC, etc.)
  • Familiarity with containerization tools (e.g. Docker) and containers orchestration
  • Hands-on experience with scripting languages (Bash, Python, etc.)
  • Knowledge of GIT or other software versioning applications
  • Good familiarity with common architecture and software design patterns (best practices)
  • Fluent in English language, both written and spoken
  • Analytical mind and problem-solving, as well as a continuous learning attitude
  • Excellent attitude for teamwork and cooperation


We consider the experience in the following fields a plus:

  • Knowledge of cybersecurity concepts applied to embedded devices
  • Knowledge and experience with Linux for ARM/AMD SoCs
  • Knowledge of communication interfaces and protocols (UART, SPI, I2C, CAN, Ethernet, SpaceWire, etc.)
  • Familiarity with electronics equipment and tools (Power Supplies, Multimeters, Oscilloscopes, Signal Generators, etc.)
  • Experience with CI/CD tools (BitBucket, Jenkins, SonarQube)
  • Understanding of software and hardware development lifecycle, system design, and agile methodologies

This announcement is aimed at both sexes, under laws 903/77 and 125/91, and to people of all ages and all nationalities, under legislative decrees 215/03 and 216/03.

To apply for this job please visit invia-candidatura.