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Jobs at Brainlab

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 1400 dedicated and inspiring individuals in 19 offices worldwide. To succeed in reaching our targets, we are seeking committed colleagues who can stand behind our core values of inspiration, simplicity and integrity:

Software Engineer - Embedded Linux Expert

  • Munich, Germany
  • Full-time
  • Department: R&D Software


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)


  • a mutually-supportive, international team 
  • meaningful work with a lasting impact on medical technology 
  • 30 vacation days, plus December 24th and January 1st  
  • 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 

A position at Brainlab means that you’ll be part of a professional business environment working together with an excellent international team. You will be a valued member of a team of likeminded individuals. You’ll be assessed fairly and given great opportunities based on your performance.

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

Contact person: Daniel Sypli