Development Engineer - Embedded Systems


Haag, St. Gallen, CH

Employment Type:  Permanent

Innovation, Efficiency and Ambition: this is what VAT has stood for over 50 years. With this passion, VAT has grown to become the leading international developer, manufacturer and supplier of high-performance high-end vacuum valves and vacuum sealing technology, employing over 2000 people worldwide. The headquarters are located in Haag (Switzerland), the production centers in Switzerland, Malaysia, Romania and Taiwan.




In order to develop advanced sensors products, we are looking to bolster our competences in the domain of embedded programming.

In addition your responsibilities are:


  • Specification, coding, verification and continuous maintenance of embedded firmware for sensors
  • FW architecture & system design: define firmware components, features and algorithms according to requirements
  • Industrialized Coding in C & C++ of features and applications
  • Algorithm verification in collaboration with development engineers
  • Develop, perform and document test/ results for embedded control systems, focusing on FW
  • Lead projects in FW development
  • Cooperate with cross-functional team of experts within VAT R&D organization and hubs (in Haag, Mendrisio and Zurich)




  • Engineering Degree (MSc) in mechatronics engineering, computer sciences or similar
  • Solid (5+ years) track record in C programming for embedded systems and related Development Toolkits including uCs (e.g. ARM Cortex, NXP Cold Fire, Texas Instruments), and DSPs
  • Experience with Python, Matlab, Simulink is beneficial
  • Experience in system control and observation, as well as system identification, is highly appreciated
  • Knowledge of communication interfaces (like EtherCAT, TCP/IP Modbus, I2C, SPI, CAN FD) and mixed signal circuits is advantageous
  • Some experience in SW/FW architecture for cutting-edge devices and requirements engineering
  • Hands-on, systematic approach, creative thinker with problem-solving skills and a team player
  • FPGA programming experience is an additional, optional asset



Interested? We look forward to your online application.

You can expect a dynamic and successful company where innovation, courage, fairness, openness and transparency are encouraged and your ideas are welcome. We offer flexible options for hybrid working models. Your development according to your strengths and aspirations in your career is of great importance to us.