Embedded Software Lead Engineer


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Job context and purpose


Astrocast, in partnership with Airbus and Thuraya is building a network of leading-edge nanosatellites in Low Earth Orbit to provide cost-effective IoT services to the 90% of the world not covered by cellular systems.

Astrocast low-cost terminals collect and transmit data from sensors or other customer assets and transmit them to our satellite network. The collected data is stored on the satellite and then forwarded to ground stations located around the globe. The ground stations forward the data to the cloud database, which is easily accessible to clients.

Astrocast’s mission is to track assets, monitor the environment, and save lives by building and operating the most advanced and sustainable satellite IoT network.

To consolidate the M2M Systems Team, we are looking for an experienced Embedded Software Lead Engineer who will report directly to the Head of M2M Systems. Thanks to the required firmware development know-how, software architecture and testing background, this role will manage the embedded software activities of the Astrocast satellite communication modules and their related products. This position will act as a system engineer when testing them against the overall system, with the goal of enabling next Service Level functionalities and new features on the Astrocast network.


A day in the life of an Embedded Software Lead Engineer


  • Manage the firmware architecture of Astrocast Astronode and Wi-Fi commercial Products
  • Maintain software specifications (application, MAC layer, drivers) based on existing documentation, product requirements and inputs from external partners or other teams
  • Design, contribute, improve, and test of the secured wireless communication device’s embedded software
  • Contribute to verification plans in collaboration with the Product Reliability Engineer
  • Setup code reviews and continuous integration (automatic build, unit testing, …)
  • Opportunity to manage a small team of developers
  • Support other M2M teams and contribute to the M2M end-to-end system


What will make you successful 


  • Master’s degree in computer science or related technical degree
  • Demonstrated experience in software architecture, ideally in wireless product software
  • At least 5 years’ experience in embedded software development
  • Experience with system level design: demonstrate aspects of system engineering
  • Ability to describe and delegate development activities and testing issues (scrum)
  • Delegate and manage developers’ daily tasks and their prioritization
  • Demonstrated experience in wireless product software implementation
  • Knowledge of security is a strong asset (encryption, authentication, memory protection)
  • Hands on experience with software & hardware debugging tools (STM32) and scripting languages (bash, Python)
  • Ability to identify needs, understand problems, evaluate options, and implement solutions
  • Excellent communication and team spirit; critical thinking and writing skills
  • Fluent in English, knowledge of French is a plus
  • Open-minded, positive attitude and strong attention to detail


What we offer 


Astrocast supports equal opportunities employment.

Our values are important to us as they define Astrocast culture and represent what we believe in:

  • Agile – stay ahead of the game and be ready for the next challenge
  • Smart – be smart enough to set goals you can reach and navigate to get there
  • Team-oriented – share knowledge, trust your colleagues and be committed
  • Respectful – embrace diversity, new ideas and value differences
  • Open-minded – think outside the box, be opened to change and learn from failures.

Astrocast offers flexible working time, team events, free fruits and great offices, in a dynamic, friendly, innovative and multi-cultural work environment.


  • Start Date: Q3 2022
  • Contract / mission duration: permanent position with 3 months trial period
  • Activity rate: from 80-100%
  • Location : Astrocast, Chavannes-près-Renens, Switzerland
  • Due to Swiss immigration regulations only European applications and Swiss permit holder will be considered


Send your complete application including CV, cover letter and work certificates before 1 September 2022.

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