Principal Embedded Software Engineer

Portsmouth, NH
Full Time

Centripetal is seeking a Senior Embedded Software Engineer to work on our core packet filtering software team.  The candidate will be responsible for embedded software development within the RuleGATE® packet filter.

The position will require custom network security embedded application development, the virtualization and performance optimization of existing network security functions, and high-performance code development for both application and I/O performance optimization.


  • New Network Security application development & integration
  • API development
  • I/O performance optimization
  • New Driver development
  • Ongoing regression testing of baseline product functionality each release
  • Functional testing of new products
  • Required Technical Skills
  • Strong experience with networking
  • Strong experience with network function virtualization
  • Strong knowledge in internet protocols: TCP/IP, L2/L3 protocols, IPv4, IPv6, TCP and UDP
  • Development Experience with networking functions on commodity processors and specialized network processors
  • Strong working knowledge of Linux - installation, conventions, configurations, commands, and troubleshooting
  • Strong Experience with C, C++, and Java embedded development

Additional Experience

  • Experience with algorithm development & implementation
  • Experience in a fast-paced dynamic environment
  • Excellent multi-tasking, written & verbal communication, and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Outstanding problem-solving skills in the diagnosis and resolution of customer issues
  • Must be results oriented and have a high degree of accountability, commitment and responsibility

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS/MS degree or equivalent in Computer Science
  • 10+ years of Embedded Software Development
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen

About Centripetal Networks

CNI has engineered and manufactured a new disruptive technology for cyber security that actions millions of threat indicators and scales well beyond any current solution.  We are looking for candidates with startup, product & cyber security experience that want to work for a fast-growing company.


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