Embedded Linux Software Architect

October 16, 2020
Seattle, Washington
Job Type


Position Summary: Software architect developing our future Linux software platform, Torizon, for Toradex SoMs.
Experience: 5+ years of experience in a related position
Education: M.S./B.S. in Computer Science or related
Functional Area: R&D
Location Detail: Seattle - United States
Travel Requirement: 10%
Salary Range: Competitive
Number of openings: 1


Job Description

Toradex is a leader in embedded computing, serving innovative products to industrial, medical, automotive & IoT companies creating feature-rich & intelligent systems for demanding applications, e.g. supercars, self-driving tractors, patient monitoring systems – to name a few. Our products are directly sold to more than 3'000 industrial customers in over 70 different countries worldwide.

As an Embedded Linux Software Architect you are part of the International R&D team developing our future Linux software platform, Torizon, for Toradex SoMs (System on Modules). You will plan, document & coordinate further architecture development of TorizonCore, an embedded Linux distribution built with the Yocto Project with containers as its core building block. Secure updates and Debian-based containers are key design elements of the Torizon platform.


Roles & Responsibilities

  • Work within the team that develops and maintains TorizonCore, a modern Linux distribution based on containers for embedded devices
  • Coordinate technical decision making among the team & stakeholders, including other teams, product management and customers
  • Ensure product architecture meets technical product specifications & requirements and aligns with R&D technology strategy
  • Document TorizonCore architecture
  • Provide architecture and technical guidance to the development team
  • Report shortcomings and possible improvements related to software products, documentation, processes, etc. to drive continuous improvements
  • Report project and task status within the development team and towards management

Desired Candidate Profile

  • Strong experience with embedded Linux development and OpenEmbedded/Yocto Project
  • Excellent low-level/system programming skills in C, C++ and Python
  • Open source software contributor
  • Familiarity with Docker, containers in general and development work flows using containers
  • Critical thinker and problem-solving skills, with a technical mindset and analytical approach
  • Excellent communication skills – fluent English language skills in reading, writing and speaking
  • Willingness to learn new/unknown technologies and share knowledge through concise documentation


  • Working in a dynamic global successful company
  • Contribute to various open-source projects
  • Work on the latest HW technology with early access to major SoC vendor
  • Enjoy a flat hierarchy where you may truly shape our HW and SW offerings
  • Work on challenging cutting edge SW projects like containerization and secure over-the-air update
  • Count on a diverse team of experienced HW and SW engineers
  • Variety of knowledge sharing, training and self-development opportunities


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