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Systems Software Engineer


Job Type

Full Time

About the Role

We are looking for a dynamic embedded systems engineering professional to join our engineering team and work on our cutting edge 5G Fronthaul and Backhaul Ethernet transport products. This position requires a person who can demonstrate expertise in supporting and enhancing the existing software development infrastructure and tools.

Pay: $153K - $170K/year.


What you'll do:

The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the full lifecycle of the development of our software infrastructure.

  • Analyze and understand software modules and constructs in the existing software infrastructure platform.

  • Developing, fixing, and debugging and improving Linux kernel and kernel and kernel drivers.

  • Work with different teams in the integration and testing of the software infrastructure.

What we're looking for:

The successful candidate will have experience in:

  • Working knowledge of building system infrastructure and tools.

  • In-depth understanding of Yocto build process on vendor BSP targeted for custom hardware.

  • Understanding of complex networking hardware functionality to implement and debug device drivers.

  • Engage with vendors for tech support related to hardware, software, tools, or other details to arrive at optimum solution.

  • Experience in software integration tasks in distributed development scenario.

  • Familiarity with ONIE and Sonic OS - build framework, build optimization and related activities.

  • Familiarity with merging, branching code.

  • Familiarity with Secure Boot, TLS, FIPS-140 and other security-oriented software.

  • Experience with FIPS-140 certification process.

  • Source code control systems such as GIT, Perforce or Subversion

  • Working on ways to automate and improve development and release processes.

  • Working with different teams to ensure that development follows established processes.

What would be useful:

  • It would be useful and advantageous for the candidate to have experience in or knowledge of:

  • Working with open-source software infrastructure components

  • Embedded Systems Software Development

  • Familiarity with Networking Concepts like switching and routing.

Must Have:

The successful candidate must have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Computer Engineering, or related field or on the job-related experience

  • 3+ years relevant industry experience.

  • Analytical mindset and good problem-solving skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and attention to detail

  • Collaborate in a friendly, energetic, cross-functional, and open environment.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Working with Other People: Works effectively with co-workers, customers and others by sharing ideas in a constructive and positive manner, listening to and objectively considering ideas and suggestions from others; keeping commitments; keeping others inform of work progress, timetables and issues; addressing problems and issues constructively to find mutually acceptable and practical business solutions; addressing others by name, title or other respectful identifier; and, respecting the diversity of our workforce in actions, words and deeds.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.

Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.

Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.

Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.

Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.

Leadership - Exhibits confidence in self and others; Inspires and motivates others to perform well; Effectively influences actions and opinions of others; Accepts feedback from others; Gives appropriate recognition to others.

Managing People - Includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; Takes responsibility for subordinates' activities; Makes self-available to staff; Provides regular performance feedback; Develops subordinates' skills and encourages growth; Solicits and applies customer feedback (internal and external); Fosters quality focus in others; Improves processes, products and services.; Continually works to improve supervisory skills.

Business Acumen - Understands business implications of decisions; Displays orientation to profitability; Demonstrates knowledge of market and competition; Aligns work with strategic goals.

Judgement - Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.

Motivation - Sets and achieves challenging goals; Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; Measures self against standard of excellence; Takes calculated risks to accomplish goals

About the Company

Canoga is the telecommunications infrastructure leader that powered the deployments of 3G and 4G. Today Canoga is developing the 5G Fronthaul solution that will enable fully featured 5G networks to lead the next generation of connectivity for people and machines. Canoga provides its customers with network connectivity solutions that allow them to change the world.

Canoga Perkins offers benefits including PTO, medical, dental and vision insurance. Contact Priscilla Navarro at 818-718-6300 or e-mail

Canoga Perkins is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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