Linux Software Engineer

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Category (Portal Searching)
Lighting Engineering

Job Description

We currently have an opening for an entry level Linux Software Engineer within our IoT Engineering group located at the Cree corporate headquarters in Durham, NC. If you’re a qualified Linux software developer, especially with product development experience, we want to hear from you.


This role is for an entry level software engineer with prior experience writing software in a Linux environment. The ideal candidate will have previously maintained a Linux distribution for an embedded project including kernel compilation, hotfixes, patches and BSP maintenance tasks.


What can Cree do for you?

  • Work within one of the fastest growing groups at Cree.
  • The product line this person is responsible for helping create will take Cree into the future.
  • Hands on design and development of a product not currently in existence.
  • Ability to have a say in the design and development of the IoT product line.

What can you do for Cree?

  • Design, develop, implement and maintain world-class software applications
  • Participate as an active member of our Agile/Scrum engineering organization
  • Linux operating environment configuration and compilation, including Board Support Package/BSP maintenance
  • Application development utilizing GoLang, C, Python, Bash and other common Linux tools/languages
  • Support and work with other developers to integrate software development tasks and duties within a larger project deliverable
  • Apply test driven development practices in an Agile setting including writing, deploying and maintaining unit tests and continuous code integration/deployment

What you need for success:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or a related field
  • Strong desire to work on technical challenges coupled with close peer interaction
  • 3+ years’ experience in a software development role
  • Solid understanding of HW architectures, especially related to Linux kernel drivers and operating environments
  • Understanding Linux pre-emptive scheduling in an application development context
  • Ability to perform board bring-up including BSP modifications
  • Experience with ARM based Uboot development
  • Source level Development experience working with Linux SPI, i2c, GPIO, and i2s
  • Ability to develop embedded applications in C and Golang
  • Ability to work in parallel with hardware design engineers and communicate efficiently
  • Experience with git and JIRA preferred
  • Configure, design and maintain existing applications including bug fixes and feature enhancements
  • Solid understanding of embedded systems and integrated network programming (sockets)
  • Systems software expertise in developing modular software for embedded software applications 


Since our beginning 30 years ago, we have introduced innovative and disruptive solutions that enable a more efficient, productive and safer world. We continue our leadership in developing market-leading lighting-class LEDs, lighting products and semiconductor products for power and radio frequency (RF) applications. We believe in unlocking the power and potential of technology, enabling the world to do more with less. We aim to transform the way people experience light and are also leading the innovation of Power/RF products that move us toward a more energy efficient future.

Be part of our future and have a direct impact while working for an organization that provides a place to work alongside brilliant people, a competitive total rewards package, and a problem solving culture. We invite you to submit an application if you feel we would be a good fit.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.



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