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Saab Global
Installation in HQ

Senior Firmware Engineer - Petalinux Specialist

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Closing date: 24 April 2024


At Saab, we constantly look ahead and push boundaries regarded as technically impossible. We collaborate with colleagues around the world who all share our challenge – to make the world a safer place.

Your role

We are looking for Firmware Engineer who is experienced and willing to join our Radar development team at Saab Ltd, Abu Dhabi


  • Design, develop, and maintain firmware solutions for embedded systems, with a focus on Petalinux-based platforms.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define system requirements and specifications.
  • Implement and optimize device drivers, bootloaders, and board support packages (BSPs) using Petalinux tools.
  • Troubleshoot and debug firmware issues throughout the development lifecycle.
  • Ensure code quality and adherence to best practices in firmware development.
  • Stay updated on industry trends and advancements in embedded systems and Petalinux technology.
  • Provide technical guidance and support to junior engineers as needed.
  • Mentoring other Firmware engineers

Experience and Requirements:

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in firmware development, with a focus on embedded systems.
  • Proficiency in Petalinux development and configuration.
  • Strong programming skills in C/C++ for embedded systems.
  • Experience with Linux kernel development, device drivers, and BSP integration.
  • Familiarity with hardware description languages (HDL) such as Verilog or VHDL is a plus.
  • Excellent problem-solving and troubleshooting abilities.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong communication skills and ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree or Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or related field.
  • Experience with version control systems such as Git.
  • Knowledge of agile development methodologies.
  • Experience with continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD) pipelines.
  • Familiarity with networking protocols and standards.

If you are passionate about firmware development and want to make an impact with your expertise in Petalinux, we'd love to hear from you! Please submit your resume and a cover letter outlining your qualifications and why you're interested in this position.

What you will be a part of

Saab’s strategy for growth includes building local business and operations in selected markets, with focus on key customer countries. You will become part of Saab Ltd, which operates in Tawazun Industrial Park, northeast of the Abu Dhabi city centre.

About Saab

Saab is a global defence and security company operating in the fields of air, land and naval defence, civil security and commercial aeronautics. We number app. 19,000 employees and have operations on all continents. Technologically we are leaders in many areas, and one-fifth of our earnings are spent on research and development.

Saab is also a company with opportunities. A company where we see diversity as an asset and where you have both considerable responsibility and good opportunities for advancing in your career. But also a company that respects each person’s needs for a rewarding life beyond work.