What does an Embedded Linux Developer do?

Embedded software engineers develop and implement the software of embedded devices and systems including smart watches, digital TVs, and electronic control units in a car. They may also be responsible for the analysis and monitoring of the efficiency and stability of a system. They develop and implement embedded devices and systems and support software quality assurance while optimizing I/O performance. They provide post-production support when necessary.

Embedded software engineers develop, code, test, and troubleshoot system software, and they analyze, monitor, and improve system efficiency and stability. They will interface with hardware design and development. They are the designers of the first layer of code that runs on a device and need a full understanding of its hardware. Embedded software engineers know the schematics of hardware and have chip data sheets related to the codes written for them. Embedded software engineers need a bachelor's degree in computer science or management information systems.

Work/Life Balance
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Avg. Experience2-4 years

Embedded Linux Developer Salaries

Average Base Pay

$104,281 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Embedded Linux Developer Career Path

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Apsis SolutionsApsis Solutions
Embedded Software Developer
Aug 14, 2021

“As because of large number of projects there is little bit work load on employers.”

Picustech Software
Embedded Software Engineer
Sep 24, 2021

“If you are keep for embedded devices then this is the best place to work.”

Embedded Software Engineer
Aug 26, 2021

“Working at IBM is good from career and works perspectives but it's actually not that great from an employers perspective.”

Nex Robotics
Embedded Engineer
Oct 16, 2020

“Salary scale might be an issue but if you are looking for startup of your career then go for it!!!”

Panasonic AutomotivePanasonic Automotive
AUTOSAR Embedded Software Engineer
Apr 28, 2021

“Salary was good and equilvlient to work overload”

Prudent Communication Systems
Junior Embedded Software Engineer
Sep 30, 2021

“here there is no any disadvantages but one thing is salary is not that much of hike will not be there... here”

Ignitarium Technology SolutionsIgnitarium Technology Solutions
Embedded Software Engineer
Feb 28, 2021

“Good projects and clientele.”

Itech Software Solutions Pvt. Ltd.Itech Software Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
Embedded Engineer
Jul 4, 2021

“great work life balance is good”

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