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R&D Lead Software Engineer

Kongsberg Maritime, a subsidiary of KONGSBERG, is a global marine technology company, providing innovative and reliable technology solutions for all marine industry sectors including merchant marine, offshore, subsea and naval. Headquartered in Kongsberg, Norway, the company has manufacturing, sales and service facilities in 34 countries. Kongsberg Maritime is part of KONGSBERG, an international, knowledge-based group delivering high-technology systems and solutions to clients within the oil and gas industry, merchant marine, defence and aerospace 

Our Sensors and Robotics division develops and delivers world class connected sensors and smart robotics for Marine, Research and Naval applications. The division has the responsibility for KM's leading offering of Underwater Mapping systems, Underwater Positioning, Marine Robotics, Fishery and Naval Sensors, Precision Positioning and Sensing Solutions. 

The Underwater Acoustics department develops products and services within Underwater Mapping, Ocean Sciences, Underwater Positioning and Communication, and Naval Sonars. Much of this equipment is used to explore and monitor our ocean.   

An exciting opportunity has arisen as R&D Lead SW Engineer. In this role, you will be a part of a SW team responsible for embedded SW running on microcontrollers used in underwater communication, positioning and Ocean Science in products as HiPAP® and cNode® and WBAT. You will be responsible for coordinating embedded software development in UA and contribute to the product development.  

Key accountabilities 

  • Coordinate embedded SW running on microcontrollers in the Underwater Acoustics department. 
  • Develop and maintain software for the cNODE family of products.  

Qualifications and experience 

  • B.Sc / M.Sc in software programming, electronics or similar. 
  • Embedded programming in C and C++.  
  • Microcontrollers, ARM plattforms. 
  • Real-time programming, real time operating systems. 
  • Signal processing. 
  • Software architecture.  
  • At least five years of experience is preferred, but candidates with less experience that can document a strong interest in embedded programming will also be considered. 
  • Fluent in both Norwegian and English.  

This employment may require security clearance by the Norwegian National Security Authority.  For more information visit 

You are able to 

  • act on own initiative, make things happen and accept responsibility for the results 
  • adhere to company rules and procedures and execute plans with commitment and determination 
  • use a methodical and systematic approach, plan ahead, define clear priorities and allocate resources effectively 
  • demonstrate specialist knowledge and expertise in own area 
  • produce fresh and imaginative ideas and solutions 
  • co-operate well with others, share knowledge, experience, information and support others in the pursuit of team goals  

What we can offer you 
With us, you will be offered a competitive salary and benefit packages with good development opportunities in an international environment. We have flexible work hours and holiday arrangements in addition to a good pension and insurance scheme. We offer an inspiring and safe work-environment and the possibility to work with sustainable and exciting solutions for the future.  

At Kongsberg, we believe in tackling challenging problems and delivering extreme performance for extreme conditions.  We do that through excellent products and services developed for delivering the greatest benefits to our customers. 

WORLD CLASS – through people, technology and dedication