nilenso systems is building a small team of people who are excited about
working on problems in low level systems software. If you enjoy working
on embedded systems or close to the metal in general, do get in touch!
You can read about what we're looking for, what we work on and how, as
well as the hiring process below, but if you're not sure about anything,
just reach out!
If you tick any of these boxes, we'd love to hear from you.
While the team is likely to be primarily Bangalore-based at the moment,
remote applications are welcome.
- Working knowledge of C or C++ (Rust is a bonus, but not required)
- Use(d) a Linux distribution
- Debugging with gdb
- Embedded / multimedia software work experience
- Ability and willingness to learn the above
- A bacherlor's or higher degree in Computer Science or Electronics
is useful, but not necessary. We do not attach any weight to the
name of the college you went to.
There are positions open at multiple levels, so candidates with and
without prior experience are encouraged to apply.
A lot of the work is with open source multimedia frameworks for dealing
with audio and video. This can be running on anything from a Raspberry Pi
to a beefy server transcoding content for the web.
The projects you will be involved with to start with are
, but you're likely to be
delving into ALSA
and various other places in the
Linux system stack.
Most of our code is in C, C++ and Rust (yay!) but we believe in picking
the right tool for the job over being dogmatic about language or
While delivering high quality software is front and center, that does not
come at the cost of burning the candle at both ends or giving 120% all
the time. Your average day should leave you feeling satisfied, not tired.
The office space is in the middle of Indiranagar, shared with
, and we do everything we can to
make sure the space is comfortable and welcoming.
The lack of diversity in technology is a problem. We are
particularly keen on hearing from women and underrepresented communities in
order to do our part in addressing this.
We don't believe in high-pressure interviews, theoretical puzzle-solving,
or questions designed to trip you up. The hiring process is a two-way
Our first conversation will be about getting to know each other, and will
focus on your work and interests. If you have work that can be shared
publicly (via Github, for example), we can speak about that too. During
this, and later conversations, you can and should bring up any questions
you have about the company, your work, and anything else that is on your mind.
If we're both happy with how the first conversation goes, we'll do 1-2
programming exercises. These will not be logic puzzles, but will be
designed to validate your knowledge of basic programming and data
The next steps will be a conversation around compensation. Your previous
compensation is not a basis for this conversation (we will not ask you
about it, but you can share this number if you wish to). This is usually
an awkward part of the hiring conversation, so we encourage you to be
candid with your thoughts and not hesitate to negotiate.