Schneider Electric

System Architect (f/m/d) – Linux Platforms

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Position overview:


The Linux System Architect position will be in Innovation & Technology, the CTO office of the Industrial Automation business unit.

We are seeking a skilled and experienced Linux System Architect specializing in the field of industrial automation. As a Linux System Architect, you will play a crucial role in designing and implementing Linux-based systems for real-time industrial automation applications. Your expertise in Linux kernel, real-time system programming, and industrial applications and protocols will be essential in ensuring reliable and high-performance control systems.


What do you get to do in this position?


As a system architect driving Linux-based platforms for industrial automation, you’ll perform:

· System architecture design: Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including hardware engineers, software developers, and automation specialists, to architect Linux-based real-time systems for industrial automation applications, as well as defining related system requirements, performance metrics, and design specifications.

· Linux strategy: help develop and execute on Linux strategies, aligned with Industrial Automation’s business and technical goals and objectives.

· Linux kernel configuration and optimization: Customize and optimize the Linux kernel to achieve real-time capabilities, ensuring deterministic response times and low-latency operations. Implement and configure appropriate device drivers, interrupts, and scheduling policies to meet the stringent demands of industrial automation applications.

· Performance analysis and optimization: Conduct performance measurements, analysis, profiling, and debugging of real-time Linux systems. Identify bottlenecks, latency issues, and system failures, and implement appropriate optimizations and improvements to comply with real-time requirements.

· Real-time application development: Work with development teams to define real-time application frameworks on Linux platforms to maximize platform capabilities.

· Industrial protocol integration: Interface with industrial communication protocols (e.g., OPC UA, EtherNet/IP, EtherCAT, Profinet) to enable distributed, real-time operations of Linux-based control systems and industrial devices.



· Education: Bachelors or Masters degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or a related discipline. Equivalent industry experience will also be considered.

· Experience: A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in Linux system development, with a focus on real-time systems preferably including industrial automation.

· Linux real-time expertise: In-depth knowledge and hands-on experience with Linux kernel customization, configuration, and optimization for real-time applications. Proficiency in debugging and resolving real-time issues, managing interrupts, and implementing scheduling policies.

· Programming skills: Strong programming skills in languages such as C/C++, Python, or shell scripting. Experience in developing real-time applications and frameworks in a Linux environment.

· System design and integration: Proven ability to design and architect complex Linux-based systems. Experience in integrating and testing complex software and hardware components within an industrial automation context.

· Industrial automation: Familiarity with industrial automation concepts, protocols, and systems. Experience working with industrial communication protocols (e.g., OPC UA, EtherNet/IP, EtherCAT, Profinet).

· Problem-solving and analytical skills: Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities with a keen attention to detail. Demonstrated ability to identify performance bottlenecks, diagnose issues, and implement effective solutions.

· Communication and collaboration: Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams and present technical information to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.

· Self-motivated and adaptable: A self-driven individual who can work independently and adapt to changing project requirements. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities effectively.

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Why us?

Schneider Electric is leading the digital transformation of energy management and automation. Our technologies enable the world to use energy in a safe, efficient and sustainable manner. We strive to promote a global economy that is both ecologically viable and highly productive.


€34bn global revenue

128 000+ employees in 100+ countries

45% of revenue from IoT

5% of revenue devoted for R&D



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Andover, MA, United States Location
Full Time Job Type
Schneider Electric

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