Mentor, A Siemens Business Senior Software Engineer - 9422 in Bangalore, India

Senior Software Engineer - 9422


Company: Mentor Graphics

Job Title: Senior Software Engineer - 9422

Job Location: India - Bangalore

Job Category: R&D/Software Engineering

A Linux Developer with experience in embedded Linux runtime environment (Debian preferred). The ideal candidate should have recent hands-on development expertise with the major aspects of embedded Linux (embedded HW architectures, the Linux kernel, build environments, etc.). The position involves a significant level of autonomy in which a self-motivated applicant will work independently to develop solutions. The candidate must also be comfortable working in a team environment and working directly with partners and customers. On occasion, travel may be required to meet with community organizations, partners, and customers.

Job Duties:

  • Implement and maintain a Debian based distribution aimed at Industrial applications.
  • Work cross functionality across multiple groups, geographies and time zones.
  • Port the Linux kernel to new boards and uprev BSPs to new kernel versions
  • Work with customers directly to get issues localized and resolved
  • Design and implement services built upon software products, open source components, and/or custom platforms
  • Create functional design specifications and other project documentation. Review internal and external product documentation and provide appropriate input to other parties involved in various projects
  • Track main open source community efforts and specific projects that potential customer engagements may rely upon. Become an authoritative voice on those topics.
  • Participate in the community and upstream relevant work.

Job Qualifications:

Applicant should possess at least a Bachelor degree in Electrical/Computer/Software engineering, Computer Science or equivalent. Applicant must have at least 6 years of experience developing software for Linux systems (opportunities exists also for those having more or less experience, but at least 4 years).

Applicant must have significant experience one of more of the following:

  • Experience with Debian Linux. Including packages, build environment and integration.
  • Real-Time Linux
  • Linux kernel and kernel module development
  • Linux driver development (e.g. usb, block, character, wireless, network stack)
  • Linux kernel debugging skills (e.g. kgdb, lttng, systemtap, jtag, etc.)
  • Embedded/custom Linux distribution development/management
  • Cross-compiling & porting (e.g. make, autoconf)

In addition to above, applicant should possess several of the following:

  • Fluent in at least one scripting language (Python, Perl, Bash)
  • Experience in version control tools like GIT
  • Experience in Linux build systems: Open embedded, Yocto (Poky), Debuild, etc
  • Knowledge of Linux user-space environments
  • Strong English communication
  • Ability to work effectively within a fast-paced multi-national engineering environment


  • Experience with x86_64 and/or ARM/ARM64 architectures
  • Experience in usage of debugging targets JTAG, BDI
  • Customer facing experience