Embedded Linux Software Engineer

Futurex is seeking talented software engineers with an understanding of the Linux kernel and subsystems to work on Futurex's line of cryptographic devices. Individuals must have the ability to setup and debug an embedded Linux system. Additional responsibilities include interfacing with hardware using protocols including I2C, SPI, and GPIO.

Our world-class software engineering team is based at Futurex's Engineering Campus in Bulverde, 15 miles north of San Antonio, Texas. This role offers an opportunity for candidates to expand their talents by participating directly in the development of production software. Individual visibility within the team is high, and opportunities for rapid advancement exist.

Qualified candidates possess strong C and/or C++ skills, as well as the ability to: design programs and systems based on defined requirements; prepare program specifications; code, test, and debug software; interpret technical information relating to software development; and communicate effectively. The position involves developing and extending both existing and new embedded systems, as well as documenting methods and procedures.


  • Design, code, test, and troubleshoot software developed for Futurex's line of cryptographic devices
  • Confer with software and hardware team members to develop, understand, and update requirements for product features
  • Write and maintain programming documentation on subjects including code, API functionality, and software issue creation/resolution
  • Maintain confidentiality with regard to information being processed, stored, or accessed


  • A key role in production-level software projects working directly on cutting-edge encryption technology with a fast time to market
  • Competitive compensation and opportunities for advancement
  • Flexible scheduling policy 
  • Company-provided snacks and drinks
  • Scenic corporate campus with amenities including a tennis court, jogging trail, and putting green
  • Welcoming, family-style corporate culture uniquely suited to fast-paced, entrepreneurial, and motivated individuals


  • Strong interest in embedded Linux, embedded hardware, and software
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in computer science, engineering, or similar field
  • Software development experience in C and/or C++
  • Experience developing embedded Linux systems, Linux driver development, or kernel debugging
  • Motivated, self-starting, and eager to learn


  • Strong knowledge of Linux kernel stack and subsystems
  • Experience building an embedded Linux environment from scratch, using tools such as buildroot or Yocto
  • Experience with developing for multiple architectures (ARM, PowerPC, x86_64)
  • Experience debugging and integrating hardware components with the Linux operating system
  • Experience with scripting (Python, Bash, POSIX shell)
  • Experience with version control software (git)

LOCATION: Bulverde, Texas

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