Field Application Engineer

Reference Number: KS/EO-23218
Location: San Francisco, CA and New York, NY

My client, founded in 1982, is the world’s largest independent embedded software provider. They are a privately owned company that builds operating systems and development tools for embedded systems.

They are expanding and looking for a Field Applications Engineer with a strong RTOS background to work with automotive clients in the NYC and the Bay Area.


  • An understanding of compilers, assemblers, linkers and debuggers and their role in developing embedded software
  • An understanding of the concepts of real time operating systems
  • At least 2 years of programming experience in high level languages, C and C++
  • Experience with UNIX and with scripting languages, python, perl and shell
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • Ability to learn and understand how complex software systems work

Helpful Skills/Experience:

  • Enjoys the challenge of finding bugs / breaking the product
  • Interested in learning new technologies
  • Keen eye for odd behavior
  • Ability to balance technical skills in understanding the nature of a problem, with a global sense for how it would affect the users
  • Ability to remember and reproduce a complex set of steps when identifying a problem
  • Embedded system and real time operating systems experience a plus


  • Assessing and ensuring the high quality standards for our products
  • Writing new tests and ensuring that a product or a component is adequately validated
  • Making recommendations for product improvements, both in terms of reliability and usability
  • Creating functionality, coverage, regressions, stress, and real-world example tests
  • Writing embedded applications the way our users would
  • Automating manual tests for greater coverage and efficiency
  • Configuring and setting up hardware for embedded debugging
  • Keeping abreast of our technology, gaining an understanding of how to use new tools, and understanding their impact on the overall development environment 


Base: $150k-$1750k  
OTE: $190k-$215K