Embedded Developer at Nomad Atomics

Research, Information Technology, Full-time, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia melbourne engineering full-time
Posted a month ago


Nomad Atomics is on a mission to make the broad uptake of quantum sensing a reality and simultaneously push the limits of our field beyond what we think is possible. We are building the world’s most advanced fit-for-purpose quantum sensors to allow us to see the world like never before.

Our team is made up of leaders in the quantum sensing field. We believe the time for commercial quantum sensing has come, and we are determined with making it happen.

We are growing here at Nomad Atomics – FAST. We are searching for people who want to finally take the commercial sensing game into the modern era of technology.

Who you are

You are a voracious learner, and you love building things. You do not shy away from taking on the impossible. You apply these principles to all parts of engineering and are excited to operate at the forefront of technology development. You may have come from a large corporation or be fresh out of university but the idea of working in a fast-paced, highly iterative, and integrated team is exciting.

Your role

Working across a cross-functional team, you’ll be responsible for the embedded and FPGA components of our quantum sensors. These things are being used in the field, and we are moving fast. This role requires a broad skill set including systems programming in Linux, FPGA programming and some application development.

As part of a cross-functional development team, you will be working towards the end-to-end development and deployment of our sensors. You will:

  • own and maintain an existing FPGA design running on our SoC
  • configure and optimize Linux for custom hardware and peripherals
  • write application code running on embedded Linux in Python, C or similar
  • collaborate with a cross-functional team, including hardware engineers and atomic physicists, to define requirements and test embedded systems under real-world conditions 
  • implement key software engineering practices such as testing, documentation and version control.


It’s not about specifically where you have come from nor what qualifications you have. What truly matters is that you are an impossibly fast learner. People with competitive applications could have skills and experience such as:

  • 3+ years experience with FPGA design and Verilog or VHDL (familiarity with Xilinx toolchain is preferred)
  • 3+ years of embedded Linux development, optimally using Yocto or related tools
  • strong proficiency in Python and/or C
  • excellent problem-solving and communication skills, with the ability to work independently and in a cross-functional team
  • the ability to acquire  the appropriate Australian government security clearance level within a reasonable timeframe.

If you think you’re right for the role, but don’t have some of these skills, reach out – we’d love to talk anyway. 


The role is full-time and based in Melbourne, Australia.

We have the flexibility to work from home from time to time, but in-person interaction with our tech team will be essential.

We offer a competitive salary, employee share option package and opportunities for professional growth and advancement.