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Software Engineer – Embedded Linux Expert

R&D Software Mid-Senior Level Munich, BY, Germany

Founded in Munich, Germany in 1989, Brainlab develops, manufactures and markets software-driven medical technology, enabling access to improved, more efficient, less-invasive patient treatments. Our key to success is our creative, talented and hard-working team, which consists of around 2000 dedicated and inspiring individuals in 25 locations worldwide. To succeed in reaching our targets, we are seeking committed colleagues who can stand behind our core values curious, authentic and useful:

Job Description

Our passionate Platforms team develops the Brainlab hardware for our future image-guided surgery and Digital O.R portfolio. These state-of-the-art medical systems offer our customers easy access to the Brainlab software capabilities of today and tomorrow.

As a software engineer within our team, you will design innovative 4k augmented reality real-time video processing solution software on custom, highly specialized video hardware and will be part of a highly motivated team of technical experts.

Your tasks will span the entire process of hardware specific software development and include:

  • specification, implementation, testing and debugging of software components
  • realization of real-time software solutions mainly using C/C++ on Linux and RTOS platforms
  • contribution to technical documentation
  • close collaboration with software, hardware, and quality engineers
  • communication with external industry partners on a technical level


  • Required
    • university degree in computer science, physics, engineering or a related discipline
    • knowledge of C/C++
    • experience with embedded Linux or real-time RTOS/bare metal
    • experience in project work and pleasure of being part of a team
    • ability to work proactively and self-organized
    • fluency in English (German is a plus) 
  • Desirable (one or more)
    • interest in working with build systems like Yocto (Bash Scripting/Systemd/Python)
    • interest in Linux kernel driver development (DMA, DRM/KMS, PTP, …)
    • digital image processing (classical and AI)
    • experience in application development (gstreamer, OpenCV, C/C++)
    • experience with ARM Cortex-R in bare metal or RTOS (FSBL, multiple hw drivers)
    • familiar with Xilinx MPSoCs
    • knowledge in basics Web development (HTML, Javascript, REST)

Additional Information

  • a mutually-supportive, international team 
  • meaningful work with a lasting impact on medical technology 
  • 30 vacation days, plus December 24th and December 31st  
  • flexible working hours 
  • parking garage and safe underground bike storage  
  • award-winning subsidized company restaurant and in-house cafes  
  • variety-rich fitness program in our ultra-modern 360m2 company gym 
  • regular after work, team, and company events  
  • comprehensive training and continuing education opportunities 

Ready to apply? We look forward to receiving your online application including a motivation letter, your first available start date and desired salary.  

Apply now

Your HR Contact Person
Daniel Sypli

Daniel Sypli [email protected]

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