Operating System Lead for Embedded Systems

Location: Helsinki, Finland (Part-time office presence required)

At Distance Technologies, we're on a mission to fundamentally transform the way people perceive and interact with the world. We are a team of industry pioneers based in Helsinki, fusing software, hardware and optics to create the world's first glasses-free mixed reality solution for automotive, aerospace and beyond. We are looking for exceptional people with vision and skills to do things most think impossible. Ready to bridge the gap between the present and the possible? Next stop - Distance.

Position Overview: We are looking for an experienced Operating System Lead to help us evolve the state of the art of the modern OS technology to meet the advancing graphics, UX and compute needs of the intelligent augmented reality computers. Are you passionate about embedded systems and eager to work with newer than the latest? Do you have hands-on experience from adapting ARM and GPU based system architectures, performance and cost into leading edge products? Do you know how to assemble and tailor from scratch the gigantic software alternatives that bring that iron to life and great performance? Can you summon and drive a team of maverick engineers and architect the automation that keeps the beast of a system under control of rapid and predictable release delivery? We know we are looking for a lot but this is the company you will be joining. This role requires a part-time presence in our Helsinki office, allowing you to collaborate in immediate contact with the rest of us and your developer team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and Inspire: Guide our team of embedded engineers to new heights with your expertise in operating systems for embedded products.
  • Code Review: Conduct thorough code reviews to ensure high-quality and efficient code.
  • Daily Operations: Run daily stand-ups, track progress, and keep the team aligned and motivated.
  • Cross-Functional Collaboration: Work closely with other teams to integrate and optimize our embedded systems.
  • Innovate and Optimize: Continuously seek opportunities to improve our products and processes and the capabilities of out system platform technology to deliver computer capabilities that are unique in the world

What We Offer:

  • Most Dynamic Work Environment: Seldom do you have opportunity to work with so much and so diverse experience of delivering world-class products and innovations in a so compact team. Be part of this team and create, fast, with us
  • Cutting-Edge Product: Work on a truly exciting product with the latest technologies in computing and embedded systems.
  • Flexible Working Hours: Enjoy a balance of remote work and part-time office presence in beautiful Helsinki.
  • Career Growth: Opportunities for professional development and career advancement.
  • Supportive Team: Teamwork is our DNA and we teach and help each other to learn ourselves and discover the truly new problems and solutions together


  • Experience: Proven HW+SW system design and delivery experience over multiple architecture and product generations. Hands-on experience with some of the latest ARM and GPU etc compute platforms such as Qualcomm Snapdragon, Android Automotive, AOSP, Nvidia
  • Technical Skills: Strong personal developer background in embedded systems, firmware, and driver development at some point of your career. Exceptional system design, specification and technical communication skills within and without tech space
  • Leadership: Demonstrated ability to recruit, lead and inspire a team of engineers.
  • Communication: Excellent managerial communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Problem-Solving: Advanced analytical and problem-solving methodology

How to Apply: If you feel you tick enough of the boxes and actually do, plus feel excited about the opportunity to lead a talented team, we want to hear from you. Please send your resume and a cover letter detailing your experience and qualifications to email hidden; JavaScript is required.

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Our company is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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