Principal Software Engineer

Cognex Germany Aachen GMBH (Aachen NW, Deutschland) Vor 9 Tagen veröffentlicht

Job Description

Job Summary:

Ready for the job that challenges and encourages you to get the best out of yourself? Do you feel at home in a highly innovative R&D environment? Then join our team at Cognex! 

We combine custom hardware, specialized lighting and optics, and world class vision algorithms to create embedded systems for next generation machine vision and barcodes reading devices. This role is in the Platform Software team, responsible for creating and enhancing the embedded software, ranging from hardware driver development to complex protocols for inter-device communication.

We are offering a comprehensive package of both interesting and challenging work, fun, and reward:

  • Work as part of one of the fastest growing and most successful companies in the industry with a double-digit growth year after year for more than the last decade. This growth translates into new challenges, and the option to maybe lead one of our growing teams.
  • Join a warm, informal and personable culture with monthly events and quarterly activities to strengthen the team.
  • We offer 30 vacation days for full time employees.
  • We have an on-site gym for all our employees, a community of active runners, and other sport activities.
  • Join your colleagues in regular social outings as a team.

Just some loose terms to show that we are buzzword-proof: multi-national development teams, heterogeneous multi-core system, real-time applications, industry 4.0. Sounds exciting, right?

About you:

Our ideal candidate is a pragmatic software professional with a can-do attitude who shares the enthusiasm for learning and applying any new development that helps to keep our software platform state of the art. Here's a list of some of the things we pay attention to in our hiring process:

  • Master or bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science or a related field
  • 5+ years of relevant work experience
  • Experience writing C code required. Experience in Python or C++ highly desired
  • Interest or work experience in:  Embedded Linux: Bootloader,  Kernel and distribution development
  • Interest or work experience desired in: Yocto, embedded RTOS
  • High energy and motivated learner with strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Good presentation, communication, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Verbal and written fluency in English required


If you recognize yourself in what is written above, we would love to discuss your ambitions.

What you will do:

  • Bring-up of new hardware in close cooperation with our electrical teams and provide interfaces for our high-level application teams
  • Create drivers for new boards, components and sensors (e.g. optical & lightning), improve process communication
  • Debug and troubleshoot in a hardware and software environment on heterogeneous multi-core systems
  • Ensure a robust and high-quality product by developing test automation
  • Support and communicate with Cognex costumers and internal teams
  • Occasional travel to the USA or Hungary

About us:

Cognex is a global leader in the exciting and growing field of machine vision, with 2000 employees in offices worldwide. Our employees, proudly called “Cognoids”, are passionate about solving the most difficult vision problems and get to work with others who take their work seriously, but don’t take themselves seriously. Our Work Hard, Play Hard, Move Fast culture recognizes achievement and dedication with unique rewards and celebrations.

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Principal Software Engineer

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