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Kelly Services Embedded Developer (RTOS, C/C++) - Contract; Sunnyvale, CA in Sunnyvale, California

Kelly Technology is helping its client, a molecular diagnostics company finding an Embedded Software Engineer.

Embedded Developer (RTOS, C/C++)

Location: Sunnyvale, CA

Client Industry: Biomedical

Contract on C2C or W2

W2 with health and 401k Benefits

Recent college graduates with strong C/C++ embedded programming skills are welcome too!

We are seeking an Embedded Software Engineer with hands-on C/C++ programming skills and good systems/robotics engineering experience. This person will be part of team that is developing our next-generation system platform.


Be a key contributor on the software engineering team that leads development efforts for embedded software for commercial products and in-house research.

Prototype, design, implement and maintain software applications.

Develop embedded software driver modules for hardware components.

Work on projects that will involve robotics/hardware interfacing and control, factory automation, mathematical data analysis and data acquisition and storage.

Participate in cross-functional project teams with scientists, technical support and other engineers to resolve software issues.

Work with multi-discipline teams on new production introduction project while adhering to software development and source control processes.

Develop, design, and implement embedded software for robots and other automation equipment.

Document software; write technical specifications for interfaces and testing.


BS or MS in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering with a specialization in real-time embedded systems, or equivalent combination of education and experience to perform at this level.


Minimum 2 years of professional or academia experience required

Experienced C, C++ programmer with experience in real-time / embedded system design, debug, and testing in an Embedded Linux / RTOS environment.

Experience in developing embedded applications for ARM, X86 architectures is required.

Experience in embedded interfaces like USB, SPI, I2C, UART is required.

Strong debugging skills and familiarity in using debuggers, scopes/logic analyzers are required.

Working knowledge of robotics (mechanical controls for fluidics), interfacing stepper/servo motor control, and system engineering along with architectural design experience.

Solid understanding of communications such as CAN, TCP/IP, UDP, serial.

Solid understanding of concurrency, threading and data structures.

Ability to work with existing systems and process to optimize and innovating.


Medical device or regulated industry experience is a plus

Experience working with web, cloud, and/or mobile application is a plus

Familiarity with high level languages such as Java and/or C# is a plus

Basic knowledge of other engineering disciplines helpful (mechanical, electrical, physics)

Ability to be self-motivated, proactive, curious, accountable and flexible

Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing

Familiarity with Agile methodology is a plus

Interested in this role? Please feel free to reach out directly

Tina Zahradnik, PHR

Senior IT Recruiter, Kelly Technology or 720-315-1387

Job Posting TJP2021_SPEC

Why Kelly ® ?

By partnering with Kelly® Technology, you’ll have direct connections to top companies around the globe—giving you the chance to put your tech skills to work on some of today’s most intriguing, innovative, and high-visibility projects. In a world where change is the only constant, our unparalleled connections and IT market expertise help you take your skills exactly where you want to go. We’re here to help you gain experience, keep learning, and move your career forward.

About Kelly ®

At Kelly, we’re always thinking about what’s next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, we’re a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce and providing accommodations for people with disabilities in all parts of the hiring process as required under its Employment Accommodation Policy. Kelly will work with applicants to meet accommodation needs that are made known to Kelly in advance.