Embedded Firmware Engineer


We’ve introduced a 3-day weekend for all full-time employees, at full salary. From June 2022, we’ll work 35-hour, 4-day weeks

Posted 4 weeks ago

Only considering candidates eligible to work in Linz, Austria ⚠️

About us

We're the world's most-trusted name in keeping cats and dogs safe and healthy. The secret to that success? A team of truly unique individuals who care about each other just as much as going the extra mile for pet parents.

Your territory

As part of our Firmware team, you will:

  • Develop world-class firmware for a global pet tech market leader
  • Take end-to-end responsibility for feature development by bringing complex ideas into life and ensuring they work seamlessly in the field
  • Analyze code to ensure our products run smoothly by identifying and correcting errors, and improving and optimizing key metrics like power consumption, accuracy, and data volume
  • Prepare feature implementations and partner with our in-house Architects
  • Collaborate seamlessly with the Backend, Tech Support, and QA teams, while independently driving projects forward
  • Delve into GPS, Cellular, BLE, or Zephyr technology, becoming the go-to person in your specific area of expertise
  • Participate in retrospectives and introduce your improvement suggestions to enhance our team processes
  • Bring in your fresh ideas to make Tractive better - you’ll never hear the phrase “...because that’s how we’ve always done things”
  • Continuously grow personally and professionally, take ownership of areas that show your potential, and attend workshops which help you get to the next level

Your profile

Key requirements:

  • Hands-on experience in firmware development of minimum 5 years
  • Extensive working knowledge of C within an embedded environment
  • Proficient user of version control systems and commitment to quality standards like Clean Code and Unit Testing
  • Track record of contributing to larger firmware projects (ideally within SCRUM) in a collaborative working environment
  • Proficiency in C++ is a significant advantage that sets you apart
  • Prior exposure to GPS/Cellular/Wifi or BLE technologies especially in combination with the Nordic platform is a plus
  • Very good English skills

Does this sound like you?

  • Self-starter with keen attention to detail and an analytical thinker who gets super excited about hardware and gadgets
  • Engaged, hands-on and ready to take action
  • Effective communicator who thrives in team environments
  • Passionate about fields like IoT - and more!
  • Excited to work in Austria alongside an outstanding team



Let's strengthen the bond between pets and their owners! Join our pack of 140+ team members in Austria and Seattle!

Working Week

We’ve introduced a 3-day weekend for all full-time employees, at full salary. From June 2022, we’ll work 35-hour, 4-day weeks

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Our Vacation Policy

We offer 25 days PTO, plus public holidays (15 in Austria) plus 6 "Balancing days" for over-hours accumulated throughout the year

  • 40 days
  • 52 Fridays
  • 92 days off per year

Remote Working Policy

We work hybrid remotely. Team members work at least 2 days per week from our office in Linz (Austria)

  • Austria
  • USA
  • UK

Company Benefits

  • Holistic health package
  • Company Pension
  • Flexible working hours
  • Generous parental leave
  • Company retreats
  • Equipment allowance

Our Team

We're a team of 250 across 14 departments:

  • engineering
  • marketing
  • support
  • data science
  • product management
  • arts and design
  • human resources
  • operations
  • sales
  • +5 more teams

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • C
  • C++
  • Firmware development
  • Version control systems
  • Clean Code
  • Unit Testing
  • GPS/Cellular/Wifi/BLE tech

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