Senior Embedded Software Engineer - developing technology for tomorrow
West Des Moines, Iowa - Full Time

This is a remote position with minimal (10%) travel involved.  

Would you like the exhilarating opportunity to design quality reusable embedded products used for agricultural, forestry, and construction industries?  DISTek serves as a trusted engineering partner, working with customers by assisting in the development of specialized compact and efficient embedded systems, ECUs, electro-hydraulic controls, engine controls and vehicle networks. These are just some of the types of projects you could enjoy working on in this position. Our engineers also help our customers scale and grow over time by providing support, training, and on-site engineering services.  

We provide a high-tech, challenging, and productive work environment while still retaining a small business atmosphere. DISTek is a company that upholds family values and common sense - two things that we believe will always carry us through the exciting challenges and opportunities we face. If you are motivated by the challenge to develop unique technology, seek a continuous learning environment, and are willing to enthusiastically contribute to our ongoing success, then please read on.  

As our Senior Embedded Software Engineer, your primary mission will be to architect, design, implement, and test the real-time software that controls features found on both large and small off-road vehicles.  Your demonstrated knowledge and experience in systems and software product development, including C and MBSD (MATLAB/Simulink) will be vital to your success. If you have specific experience developing applications in an Agile environment for automated engine controls, then you will feel right at home. 


Because you are a fast learner with the ability to work independently (as well as part of a small team of software, electrical, and system engineers), you feel comfortable in a role where you are expected to think out of the box and devise innovative solutions to complex control problems. Also, because you have strong communications skills, you have no problem providing local and remote technical support to engineering, manufacturing, operations, and service organizations.  In exchange for your technical prowess, you will be rewarded with challenging and high-impact projects that will pioneer new generations of large and small off-road vehicles.


  • Proven experience developing event driven applications
  • Knowledge of C/C++/Python programming languages
  • Experience developing within a Linux OS
  • Experience with automated testing – test driven development
  • Experience with model-based development (MATLAB/Simulink)
  • Ability to troubleshoot embedded systems hardware and software problems
  • Experience with system engineering principles
  • Knowledge of CAN
  • Ability to work in a team environment 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication 


  • 8+ years of engineering experience including Software Architecture, Embedded Software Development, Model Based Software Design or relevant. 
  • Education: Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Computer Science or related field.

As an employee-owned and operated company at DISTek Integration, we provide the best total solution to solve our clients’ biggest challenges in the software development lifecycle of electronic control systems found in mobile equipment within industries such as agriculture, construction, and mining.  We partner with our clients to design smarter, safer and more sophisticated machines and their electronics systems.

As experts in our core competencies of Modeling & Simulation, Embedded Software Development, and SIL/HIL simulators, we pride ourselves in delivering innovative solutions to complex problems targeting the off-highway vehicle market. With several offices throughout the upper Midwest area, we are able to support our clients through the United States as well as those all over the globe.