Principal Embedded Software Engineer (GNSS Safety-Critical Products)

Location: Athens - Greece

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About u-blox

u-blox (SIX:UBXN) is a global technology leader in positioning and wireless communication in automotive, industrial, and consumer markets. Their smart and reliable solutions, services and products let people, vehicles, and machines determine their precise position and communicate wirelessly over cellular and short range networks. With a broad portfolio of chips, modules, and secure data services and connectivity, u blox is uniquely positioned to empower its customers to develop innovative and reliable solutions for the Internet of Things, quickly and cost effectively. With headquarters in Thalwil, Switzerland, the company is globally present with offices in Europe, Asia, and the USA. (www.u-blox.com)

Job Description

Looking for Clever Heads!
u-blox continues to expand its efforts in positioning technology with a focus on building positioning products for safety-critical applications such as autonomous road and airborne vehicle control and navigation. The Positioning Product Center is charged with ensuring that u-blox positioning products not only remain at the forefront of positioning technologies, but also becomes a key player within safety-critical systems like autonomous vehicles.

As a new and fast-growing team within this organization, we are applying our best research and engineering capabilities to new products for which not only positioning performance matters, but also integrity and safety. While satellite-based positioning technology is widely accepted and integrated within General Aviation, we are only starting to assign them safety-critical tasks within future mass-market applications such as highly-automated and autonomous control.

Our vision is to develop a positioning technology that is so reliable, accurate and easy to integrate that it will become a key player within systems asking for high accuracy, integrity and safety. Our positioning technology integrates GNSS satellite signals with sensors from the vehicle by means of sophisticated hardware and software.

We are looking for experienced and passionate Embedded Software Engineers for Safety-critical Products who are quick learners and enthusiastic about safety-critical systems. If you want to join an organization whose mission is to build cutting-edge technology that will shape the future of autonomous vehicle control and navigation, this may be the right opportunity for you!

The role is located in Athens, Greece.


Your Responsibilities
  • Design, development, documentation and delivery of software for our safety-critical positioning products
  • Participate to the full functional safety-compliant software development life cycle (from design to validation and verification)
  • Integrate and tailor existing software components to the required safety and integrity levels
  • Ensure adherence of our software to our safety-compliant development standards

Your Skills and Experience
  • Degree in electrical engineering, computer science, robotics, or equivalent education
  • At least 15 years of experience in embedded software development
  • Deep knowledge in embedded software development (C programming language, debugging and testing)
  • Functional Safety Software development (ISO-26262, DO178 or similar) and/or GNSS receiver experience and/or deep Radio Communications experience
  • Modelling languages (e.g. SysML, UML) and tools (e.g. IBM Rational Rhapsody, Enterprise Architect)
  • Strong documentation and communication skills
  • Team player with the ability to work independently within broader project teams and a can-do attitude
  • Able to travel to other EU u-blox sites and locations, especially during the ramp-up of the team competencies
  • English fluent both written and spoken
Bonus Points

Version control software (Git, SVN, etc.)
Scripting languages (e.g. Perl, Python, etc.)
Requirements management tools (e.g. Jama, JIRA, IBM Doors, System Weaver, or others)
GR/EU/Schengen citizens or people able to apply for a GR work permit

Perks and Benefits
  • A multicultural and international company with over 50 different nationalities
  • Project-based activities working with colleagues across the globe
  • A start-up and innovation mindset while in the process of scaling-up processes and efficiencies
  • Hybrid work model (40% remote/60% office) & flexible working hours
  • Training and career growth opportunities
  • Company Bonus and Stock Option Plan
  • Parking lot or public transportation subscription
  • Relocation costs supported
  • Social benefits according to location:

Learn more about your future working environment within our Positioning Product Center here !
We see diversity as a strength and promote a culture of inclusion among our employees. Our varied backgrounds, ideas and experiences are critical to our success. We strive to become a strong learning organization and are committed to provide our employees with equal opportunities regardless of differences such as gender, race, ethnicity, generations, belief.

Are you interested in this challenging position within an international work environment in a successful company? Apply now! You will be working with a motivated team in an exciting technology. We are looking forward to receiving your application.

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