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Prodrive Technologies
Embedded Software Engineer

At Prodrive Technologies, there are multiple teams in which you can thrive as an embedded software engineer. Feel free to describe your preference in your motivation letter. Otherwise, we will find the project that fits you best during your interview.

Embedded x86

Our embedded x86 solutions are used by global market leaders in the industry. With over two decades of experience in industrial technology, we developed the Zeus High Performance Cabinet solution based on latest Intel Xeon Scalable processors. This means you can work on not yet released processors, that will be part of the servers of tomorrow.

As an OEM, Prodrive develops their own building blocks all the way down to the server board level, allowing for deep customization and integration with existing infrastructure. This enables fast data acquisition, efficient image processing, and high-throughput storage.

The Zeus High Performance Cabinet solution characterizes itself by offering hardware-enabled AI acceleration, long life availability, and a Kubernetes-based orchestration platform.

Embedded Linux

At Prodrive, we also develop products running embedded Linux on ARM. Due to ARMs lower technical complexity compared to x86, this yields a lower power consumption for products that need it most.

We utilize a maintained codebase for the board support package. This allows for re-use and continuous, modular design for software and hardware. In the end, this makes development and maintenance easier. Most of this basis is setup with Yocto.

This codebase is used for products such as:

  • Extensive vehicle managers
  • Telemetry communication and logging products
  • Industrial IoT (Industy 4.0)
  • HMI products
  • Machine control

Embedded microcontrollers

For the embedded microcontrollers we utilize a framework approach for embedded development. This to optimize the code-reuse and maintainability for developers. This embedded framework, Prodrive Technologies Embedded Base, is capable of running on several ARM type Cores from M0 to M7. This framework also allows for testing systematically across a wide range of our own produced products.

Our framework is used for products such as:

  • Telemetry communication with M2M communication with interfaces such as: WLAN, Cellular, Bluetooth, GPS/GNSS
  • Motor controls, using CAN, Lin or RS485/232
  • Monitoring products
  • Machine to control interfaces

The framework and application development are mostly in C / C++. Several supporting languages are used for additional test interface and scripting but is mostly Python.

The team size is mostly small to medium depending on the product being developed or the supporting framework team.


  • BSc, BEng or MSc in Computer Science, Embedded Systems or related study

  • C / C++ knowledge for embedded microcontrollers/Linux

  • Python knowledge for testing and scripting

  • Affinity with (C)Make/Bazel/Yocto is preferred

  • Linux, shell knowledge for embedded Linux

  • Affinity with continuous integration, or any CI specific program knowledge

Some of our projects for Embedded Software Engineers

Joining Prodrive was a dream of mine ever since my first year of study. Back then I was young and green and didn’t know what I wanted to do – I just knew I wanted to work for a company that does cutting edge technology, while also being sustainable, and Prodrive fit that description perfectly.

At Prodrive Technologies, we aim at our goal of a Lights Out Factory; a fully automated factory requiring no human presence on-site. The Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) is automating the logistic process by using the latest navigation and localization algorithms to plan its way through our busy factory floor. Combined with other projects, such as an in-house developed Manufacturing Execution System (MES) and automated test environments, we are realizing the goal of a Lights Out Factory.

With the increasing need for CO2 reduction resulting in electrification of the automobile industry, Prodrive Technologies provides OEM (Original equipment manufacturer) companies with innovative power solutions for battery charging. This includes comfort charging, smart charging, and more.

We are ready to develop the charging infrastructure of the future, are you?

Interconnecting devices through the Internet to collect data and with this, improve efficiency and optimize usage of the available equipment, that is what Embedded Systems is all about.

Prodrive Technologies portfolio ranges from products that can be used in harsh environments, such as high powered machinery and vehicles, to products for residential application, such as smart thermostats and gateway.

Test automation is working on the Prodrive Technologies goal of a Lights Out Factory. The electronic test system supports that goal by providing test equipment with a uniform interface and form factor, so manufacturing lines can easily be configured for the product’s needs. The test equipment includes power supplies, programming modules and measurement tools, all with a common interface to the test system. Combined with other projects, such as an in-house developed Manufacturing Execution System (MES) and Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV), we are realizing the goal of a Lights Out Factory.

AVIDIS is a low latency audio/video distribution solution over IP, applicable for several types of markets and applications. Prodrive Technologies supplies the hardware and the software as an off the shelf product. The video quality is 4K60 and can offer any required communication/control interface. The product is highly configurable to meet all the demands of a customer’s application. Think about KVM, matrix displays, video walls and multi-view applications.

The computing systems that Prodrive Technologies develops are used in embedded applications such as image processing, motion control and system control. They process the image data of live X-ray and control the stages of lithography machines that produce the chips in our iPhones. The need for data processing keeps increasing and bigger and bigger systems are necessary to keep up with market demand. Although we also supply single-server applications, we have customers that demand multi-rack systems that exceed 10,000 cores. Every day, we work on solving the challenges to make these systems work easily, efficiently, and reliably.

Hello you! My name is Thomas, and I am working in the software department of Prodrive Technologies. About nine years ago I did a brief internship in automated visual inspection and had a great first impression of the company. After graduating at another company, I decided to follow up on that first impression, and now I have the opportunity to lead the field of automated visual inspection in combination with Artificial Intelligence (AI). Like to know more about how I can be of impact within the company? Find out below!

The Prodrive Technologies Mindset


You don’t just go to work, you feel responsible for your project


You decide when, where and how much you want to work


You like to think about manufacturability when designing


You don’t sit and wait, you have a hands-on mentality

What we offer

  • Perfect environment for people willing to take full responsibility in a project
  • Unlimited growth opportunities and freedom in taking different roles in different projects
  • Young and dynamic culture
  • Unlimited personal budget for training courses, classes or studies
  • We are open 24/7 and provide lunch, dinner and a company gym
  • We keep management positions to a minimum, so there is virtually no hierarchy
  • Create your future with your own personal development plan
  • Tools and equipment such as an iPhone, and laptop
  • On campus sports facilities
  • Salary that grows with your performance
  • Opportunity to become a shareholder and entrepreneur in the company
  • Travel allowance based on the days you are actually at Prodrive
  • 33 vacation days
  • Retirement plan
  • Distribution of profits

Application steps

  • We’ll take a look at your application within 5 working days.
  • You will receive a link to Prodrive Technologies’ online aptitude test to see if you’re up for the challenge.
  • We will set you up for a personal interview to ask you difficult questions about yourself. Afterwards, others will ask you some more difficult questions about your expertise.
  • If we want to make you an offer and there's enough time left, we will discuss employment conditions directly after the interviews.
  • If you survived everything, only your signature stands between you and being a Prodriver.


1001 tot 5000 werknemers
100-500 miljoen USD

Beoordelingen van Prodrive Technologies

  • 64 %
    Aanbevelen aan een kennis
  • 68 %
    Waardeert directeur
  • CEO Hans Verhagen & Pieter Janssen
    Hans Verhagen & Pieter Janssen
    118 beoordelingen
  • Carrière­mogelijkheden
  • Loon en arbeidsvoorwaarden
  • Cultuur en waarden
  • Senior management
  • Werk/privé-balans

Prodrive Technologies-reviews op embedded software engineer (m/v/x)

  • "It is an international company and people are nice and helpful." (in 9 reviews)
  • "Flexible working hours." (in 3 reviews)
  • "Good conditions" (in 5 reviews)
  • "People don't even care." (in 9 reviews)
  • "The starting salary is extremely low, even lower than the salary range for fresh mechanical engineering graduate." (in 8 reviews)
  • "Management is hit and miss depending on which team you work, usually very bad." (in 4 reviews)

Arbeidsvoorwaarden bij Prodrive Technologies

3 beoordelingen

Reviews van arbeidsvoorwaarden voor werknemers

Meeste opmerkingen

  • Flexibele werktijden(8 opmerkingen)

    Kan over de gehele dag komen werken ook in het weekend

  • Maternity & Paternity Leave(4 opmerkingen)

    Mandatory everywhere in the Netherlands.

  • Scholing en studiekosten(4 opmerkingen)

    Studie kosten worden vergoed indien nodg

  • 4 nov. 2023
    Voorheen: Technician in Son en Breugel, Noord-Brabant

    Winstdeling, fexibele werktijden en gratis lunch

  • 24 nov. 2023
    Momenteel: Werknemer in Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant

    Best: Flexible schedule, Free lunch and dinner.

  • 8 okt. 2023
    Momenteel: Technician in Son en Breugel, Noord-Brabant

    Salary is okay, a lot of benefits

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