Principal Embedded Software Engineer

Phoenix, AZ, USA ● Virtual Req #403
Friday, February 23, 2024

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At Christie®, we create award-winning light technology solutions and services that help our partners and customers deliver unforgettable shared experiences. We’re a global group of passionate people at a company committed to leading-edge innovation, creating high-quality illumination products and solutions, and inspiring our customers and one another. We like to say we’re a global company with local roots. We work collaboratively to support our partners in every market and region we serve around the world.

About the opportunity:


We are seeking a Principal Embedded Software Engineer with a passion for innovation and excellence. This role involves developing advanced software for our professional and broadcast video products, focusing on high-speed networking and video processing. You will play a key role in shaping the future of our products, working on systems running on Linux and Xilinx FPGAs and MPSoCs.


Remote position:



  • Lead the development of embedded software for high-end video processing products.
  • Design and implement software for Linux-based systems, Xilinx FPGAs, and MPSoCs.
  • Develop high-speed networking capabilities for video processing applications.
  • Collaborate with hardware teams to define requirements and interfaces for advanced video processing systems.
  • Optimize software for performance and reliability in video processing and networking.
  • Mentor junior engineers and provide technical leadership in embedded software development.
  • Keep up-to-date with the latest trends and technologies in embedded software, high-speed networking, and video processing.

What we are offering:


A competitive salary, vacation, health & dental benefits, and employer-matched 401 K pension plan.

You will have opportunities to gain experience, grow and collaborate with professionals on a global reach. Whether you are working with the leading minds in the industry on high-profile projects, with internal teams to support continuous improvement, or with our customers to inspire and delight – your contributions will have an influence.

The experience and skills we value:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related field.
  • 8+ years of experience in embedded software development.
  • Proficiency in C/C++ and scripting languages.
  • Strong experience with Linux operating systems and kernel development.
  • Extensive experience with Xilinx FPGAs and MPSoCs.
  • Demonstrated experience in high-speed networking and advanced video processing.
  • Familiarity with network protocols, streaming technologies, and real-time system constraints.
  • Experience with version control, continuous integration, and testing methodologies.
  • Excellent problem-solving, communication, and teamwork skills.

What will put you ahead:

  • Prior experience in the professional and broadcast video industry.
  • Knowledge of hardware/software co-design and high-level synthesis tools.
  • Experience with video systems, encoding, decoding.
  • Experience developing solutions using the Xilinx Zynq Ultrascale+ SoC.
  • Experience developing solutions using Xilinx Vitis/SDK
  • Experience with embedded GPU programming using OpenGL ES
  • Familiarity with work and defect tracking systems
  • Familiarity with VHDL/Verilog




  • Standing, Bending, Pushing/Pulling
  • Light Lifting (up to 25 lbs.), Moderate (25-50 lbs.) to Heavy (50 lbs.+)
  • Reaching above shoulder level
  • Travel (ex. Noise Volume etc.)


  • Reading and Writing
  • Ability to Comprehend
  • Sitting and using finger movements
  • Communicating orally
  • Handling objects (manual dexterity)
  • Reason and analyze.
  • Perform calculations.

Christie is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status (VEVRRA). We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace.  

If you require special assistance or accommodation while seeking employment with Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc., please call Human Resources at (714) 236-8610. We are open Monday through Friday from, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Pacific Time. 

Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO):

Christie Digital Systems provides equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, sexual orientation, age, disability, or status as a disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, Armed Forces Service Medal veteran, or other protected veteran, marital status, familial status, age, handicap or disability, genetic predisposition or carrier status, uniformed service status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click here: 

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  • Phoenix, AZ, USA
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