Embedded Software Engineer

SoundTalks is a Belgian technology-driven spin-off company that originated from the KU Leuven (BE) and the
University of Milan (IT) in 2011. SoundTalks is committed to improving the health and welfare of livestock animals and the efficiency in the livestock production chain by delivering innovative automated monitoring solutions to the global market. The ultimate goal for SoundTalks is to give every animal a life worth living, and the company believes sound-based monitoring tools are perfect to help achieving that goal.

The service of sound-based respiratory health monitoring has been launched commercially for fattening pig barns. Sound is recorded 24h/7d in the barn, intelligent sound analysis algorithms automatically count the number of coughs continuously from these recordings, and early alerts are raised to the farmer and/or veterinarian in case potential respiratory diseases develop in the pig barn. SoundTalks solutions are cloud-based, which allows intelligent, personalized warning systems, the aggregation of data and excellent customer service. Besides fattening pigs, SoundTalks is also developing products for other markets, with the first extension towards piglets and poultry.

Embedded Software Engineer (m/f)

SoundTalks is looking for an embedded software engineer with at least 5 years of experience to join our team in
Leuven, Belgium. If you are interested in making a difference in a young and innovative company, check out this
opportunity and join us for our next adventures!

The role

As embedded software engineer, you will be developing software for our own created hardware that runs on a
custom embedded Linux distribution created using Yocto. Apart from acoustic sensors, the hardware also contains non-acoustic sensors such as temperature sensor, relative humidity sensor and light sensor, and it includes WiFi Mesh and Bluetooth capability. The role of Embedded Software Engineer involves creating daemons, hardware testing and design validation, and coming up with smart and lightweight solutions to fix complex problems.

You will be working in an agile environment, including sprint planning, daily standups and reviewing your peer’s


  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree in computer science or electronic engineering
  • Strong knowledge of Python AND programming in C
  • Good understanding of the Linux operating system and writing bash scripts.
  • Hardware design review + Hardware testing / design validation
  • Have good problem-solving skills
  • Experience in an IoT setup
  • Have good knowledge of the cloud
  • Experience working with Git

Preferred qualifications

  • WiFi Mesh network experience
  • Bluetooth experience
  • IMX-6 / IMX-8 knowledge
  • Yocto knowledge (Linux for embedded device)

Why SoundTalks?

Working for SoundTalks means you are part of a growing and international expanding company. Revenues have accelerated over the last couple of years and we face exciting times as our growth continues. When you join our team, you can experience the joy of innovative product development in an exciting environment where your own contributions will be valued and have a significant impact on the end product.


  • Be part of a high-performance team, your contribution really matters.
  • Opportunities to grow along with our young company
  • Work in a unique, international atmosphere with motivated and result-driven co-workers
  • Enjoy the successes of new product releases, where you can make the difference.

Solicitation procedure

Interested candidates can contact Wim Buyens and send their motivation letter and CV.
Wim Buyens
SoundTalks NV
Interleuvenlaan 15/C
3001 Leuven
E-mail: wim.buyens@soundtalks.com