We're hiring:

Hardware Developer


Join the Rock & Roll Scientists at Softube in Linköping, Sweden and help us craft and tell the Softube story! Softube is a dynamic, fast growing company on a mission–to find the best way to make music with a computer, using our scientific wizardry and our love for music. We are looking for a Hardware Developer that is thrilled by the idea of bringing new exciting hardware projects to life, both in terms of prototypes and mock-ups and mass production ready designs.


Position Details and Application

The position is full time, on-site at Softube headquarters in Linköping Sweden, and we would like to fill this position as soon as possible. EU citizen applicants are very welcome, many of our current employees are from other countries than Sweden, and English is spoken at the office.

Send an email to career@softube.com with the subject "Hardware Developer". The email should include, or link to, your CV and cover letter.

Applications are open. Selected applicants will be called to an interview. Those applicants will be contacted by email. 


Job Description

  • Turn hardware product ideas into prototypes 
  • Develop or oversee the development of hardware products, including: 

- Circuit design 

- PCB layout 

- Embedded software and debugging 

- Mechanical design and review 

- Assembly of prototypes

  • Make sure that hardware products: 

- Are compliant with protocol standards like USB, Bluetooth etc.

- Prototypes are reasonable when it comes to EMC and ESD, and perform testing to make sure this is the case 

  • Development of production test software 
  • Develop routines for testing of hardware 
  • Selecting toolchains and libraries for embedded development 
  • Assisting OEM partners during pre-production and production 


Required Qualifications

  • Relevant degree 
  • At least 2 years of working experience 
  • C programming for embedded systems 
  • Experience in: 

- Circuit design 

- PCB layout 

- Embedded software development and debugging 

- Soldering, including SMT 

  • Mechanical CAD, design and/or review 
  • English language, both in text and speech

Bonus Qualifications

  • Knowledge about PCB manufacturing and assembly 
  • Previous experience of hardware production 
  • Knowledge about embedded Linux and Yocto or openwrt 
  • Knowledge about RTOS 
  • Knowledge and experience in music production 
  • Knowledge and experience of the music software industry, plug-ins, DAWs 

About Softube

Softube was founded by Oscar Öberg in 2003 and consists today of some thirty people, headquartered in Linköping, Sweden.

Softube develops both hardware and software for musicians, producers, and engineers, often in partnership with big-brand partners such as Marshall, Universal Audio, and Solid State Logic, with an intense focus on sound quality.