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Embedded Software Engineer (Board and Systems)


Montbonnot-Saint-Martin / Permanent

To support our growth, we are hiring an Embedded Software Engineer (Boards and Systems)



Kalray is a leading French Deep Tech company, originating from the CEA French lab, a prestigious European research laboratory. Specializing in hardware and software technologies for high-performance, data-centric computing markets, Kalray offers a range of products for applications in Datacenters, AI, Media & Entertainment, Life Sciences, Scientific Research, Edge Computing, Automotive, and more. Kalray has notable investors such as Alliance Venture, NXP, CEA, and Bpifrance. The company is listed on Euronext Growth.

With over 200 employees and a presence in several countries (France, UK, Germany, USA, Romania), the company provides an agile, inclusive, and dynamic environment where individuals, whether experts or recent graduates, can thrive and contribute to Kalray’s success. Exciting challenges, a friendly atmosphere, and a picturesque office surrounded by mountains and nature are part of the Kalray experience.

You can learn more about us on our website, follow us on LinkedIn. 


As an Embedded Software Engineer, you ll be part of the Boards & Systems Software team (10 people), you will participate in the development of low-level embedded software for Kalray solutions. The team’s scope and impact are wide, as it is responsible of development from the secure boot chain firmware to the deployment of rich OS such as Linux, and boards manufacturing.

You are looking for exciting challenges, you are curious and flexible, this position is for you. You will contribute to multiple topics, from the architecture of our manycore processor (MPPA) to the bring-up of the MPPA-based boards, you will have the opportunity to grow your skills continuously.


  •  Design, develop and maintain low-level embedded software such as secure bootloaders and board management firmware
  •  Develop production-quality software, including testing, documentation, static analysis, and CI
  •  Participate to architecture topics for the new generation of Kalray MPPA processor
  •  Participate to the Kalray based-MPPA boards design and manufacturing (validation, qualification, production)
  •  Interacting with the SoC & Boards hardware design teams, and obviously the Business Lines development teams



  • Strong C programming for embedded systems
  • Experience with Linux system environment, GNU toolchain, debugging tools (JTAG/GDB), communication protocols (I2C, SPI, UART, …)
  • Good understanding of board schematics
  • Familiar with scripting languages as well as Python/Ruby
  • Familiar with Jenkins/CI
  • Ability to design board and review schematics
  • Knowledge in cybersecurity



  • Graduate Engineer or PhD in embedded software or equivalent
  • 5+ years of experience in embedded software development
  • Problem-solving and good communication skills (English/French)
  • Ability to innovate and propose solutions
  • Adaptability and flexibility
Of course, you might not have all of those required skills! But feel free to apply anyway and explain to us why you believe you are the right person for the job. 


  • Type of contract: Permanent contract
  • Starting date: As soon as possible
  • Location: Montbonnot (Grenoble)
  • Hybrid Work
  • Competitive salary based on your skills and experience
  • Entitlement to free shares plans (RSU)


  • Extra days off (RTT)
  • Meal vouchers (Edenred)
  • Health insurance (Malakoff Humanis)
  • Soft mobility rewarded
  • Paternity leave advantage
  • Monthly activities such as: laser game, escape game, sailing, ski, hiking, karaoke, bigger company events, and much more!


  • First interview with the line manager
  • Second interview with the team
  • Final interview with HRD or CEO

Equal Opportunity Statement

KALRAY is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment, and we welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds, identities, and experiences. We do not discriminate (including in our hiring and promotion practices) based on race, religion, skin color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Should you require accommodations or adjustments throughout the interview process and beyond, please tell us. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates have an equal opportunity to showcase their abilities and succeed in our organization.

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