Linux Release Software Engineer

COMPANY:  Raven Industries

Sioux Falls, SD, US, 57104-5931 Scottsdale, AZ, US, 85257

STATUS:  Exempt
REQ ID:  33763


At Raven, we help farmers serve the world. This purpose guides the work and passion of our team members, who operate at the intersection of agriculture, technology, and innovation. For over 65 years, we’ve dedicated ourselves to learning more so we can grow as individuals and as a team. Today, we are united by our mission to develop a better and more sustainable planet for each of us. 


The Software Engineer will be responsible for being part of a teams that is breaking ground on new software projects with a focus on cutting-edge agricultural machine autonomy: agricultural systems integration, remote management, integrated safety and machine to machine communications. He or she will prototype new software quickly with an exceptional ability to reuse software components and interface with both existing systems and other new systems built in parallel. Working alongside more experienced coworkers, the candidate is expected to rapidly master skills needed to help software projects succeed. Collaboration with other engineers, teams, and third parties is an essential aspect of this job. This is greenfield software product development which emphasizes backward, future, and lateral compatibility, testable prototypes, and rock-solid finished products. The output will be the base of future systems and therefore a high degree of pragmatic architectural ability is required. The focus of this software engineering position is ownership of Raven's software deployment practices especially as maintainer of custom embedded Linux distributions and build pipelines. We are looking for an engineer with a demonstrated ability to write, debug, support, build and deploy software; acquire new skills; and develop products on Linux built as modular systems. This individual thrives on a high degree of freedom and cooperation, and is passionate about solving great challenges.




  • Maintain and improve custom embedded Linux distributions and the products that run on them

  • Build tools and procedures around releasing new Raven software products

  • Interact with Raven hardware and software engineers as well as the Open Source community to implement workable solutions

  • Drive continual improvement in unit, integration, and system testing as part of standardized software pipelines

  • Research, write, develop, test, debug, and evaluate software programs

  • Create and update documentation for designs, processes, and all phases of the project

  • Coordinate engineering efforts and provide engineering assistance to internal teams or external customers

  • Keep abreast of new developments in the fields of engineering design, methods, and applications

  • May provide or assist with training needs as it relates to new or existing software



  • Experienced engineer with 2+ years of career experience, with Bachelor's degree.

  • 1+ years experience with Master's degree. PHD entry level.

  • Or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Furthers knowledge of profession through continued education and/or seeking mentorship. Specific skills, proficiencies, and knowledge in field related to position, as identified by department leadership

  • Trained in the use of C/C++/Rust, and Linux embedded systems

  • Skilled in API design and architecting software interoperability

  • Ability to apply design theory and methodology including diagraming protocols and describing data flows

  • Travel may be necessary, based on position

  • US Citizenship may be required, based on position

  • Advanced source control management with git

  • Open source contributions or familiarity with the practices of the community

  • Bitbake/Yocto/Open Embedded

  • Bootloaders, kernel startup, low level driver and system interaction

  • Linux containerization technologies such as Docker

  • Two or more of C, C++, Rust, Python, Javascript, Bash

  • Networking technologies especially layers 1, 4 and 7.

  • ISO 11783, J1939, and Controller Area Networks (CAN)


Not all benefits are created equal, but we’ve got you covered. Raven not only offers a wide range of benefits that encourage wellness and preventative care, but we also provide the right tools and programs to help you achieve it.  Our benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, company-paid life and disability insurance and 401k.   We offer workplace flexibility policies to promote work/life balance in addition to paid time off (PTO) benefit.  Team Members can also take advantage of additional benefit programs such as education assistance, our onsite fitness center or fitness center reimbursement, employee assistance program (EAP) and much more.


Raven is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, citizenship, ancestry, marital status, protected veteran status, disability status or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.

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