Staff Embedded Software Engineer

Velodyne Lidar

Velodyne Lidar provides smart, powerful lidar solutions for autonomy and driver assistance. Velodyne is known worldwide for its portfolio of breakthrough lidar sensor technologies. Our lidar technology has revolutionized perception and autonomy for automotive, new mobility, mapping, robotics, and security applications.

Velodyne Lidar is seeking a Staff Embedded Software Engineer to help develop embedded lidar compute systems for robotics, industrial, and automotive applications. Specifically, this is a software role to develop real-time, safety-qualified lidar data processing software and APIs. This is a senior technical role – candidates must be able to lead the development of these software components.

Specific Job Requirements

  • Experience writing real-time software
  • Experience with functional safety processes
  • Experience writing sensor data processing software, including diagnostics monitoring/reporting
  • Experience writing Linux and RTOS (QNX, etc) device drivers

Preferred Education And Experience Requirements

  • Performance profiling of real-time applications
  • Developing for functional safety in automotive and/or industrial contexts – e.g. ISO-26262
  • Sensor data processing (Lidar, IMU, GPS/GNSS, camera, wheel odometry sensors)
  • Network protocols/communication (UDP, ZeroMQ, Berkeley/POSIX sockets)
  • Time synchronization protocols (PTP, NTP)
  • Middleware (ROS, DDS)
  • Linux, RTOS (QNX, etc.)
  • C, C++, Python
  • ARM

Minimum Education And Experience Requirements

  • BS in Computer Science, Robotics, or related field along with 8 years of experience, MS with 6 years of experience

To all recruitment agencies: Velodyne Lidar does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our career page or other Velodyne employees. Velodyne is not responsible for any fees related to any unsolicited resumes.

  • Seniority level

    Mid-Senior level

  • Employment type


  • Job function

    Information Technology and Engineering

  • Industries

    Automotive and Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing


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