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R&D Software Engineer – Embedded and Control

Do you want to develop the world's first assistive exoskeleton for the whole arm?

About Vilje Bionics

Vilje Bionics is a fast-growing medical exoskeleton startup based in Oslo, Norway. Our mission is to improve the lives of people with arm and hand disabilities by providing them with innovative, high-quality exoskeletons that can enhance their mobility and independence. We are a passionate team who are committed to making a positive impact on people's lives.

At Vilje Bionics, we foster active collaboration, sharing knowledge, experiences, and challenges. We continuously adapt to the needs of users and stakeholders, working with agility and at a fast pace. We trust each other, delegate responsibilities and help and encourage each other in tackling new challenges. In addition, we highly value a social work environment where we all enjoy the journey of building a company.

About the position

You will join our skilled, small, and engaged technical team developing cutting-edge exoskeletons. As a software developer in Vilje Bionics, you will create and advance the software that allows the exoskeleton to seamlessly utilize its sensors and actuators to assist the user in their daily life.

Your work will amongst others include:

  • Development of embedded software

  • Control strategy development and implementation

  • Methods to adapt the control software to the individual user

  • Methods to test and verify software

  • Software verification

  • Improvement of the software development process

  • Development and implementation of algorithms for human-robot interaction

  • Electronics requirements specification and development

In your role, you will have the chance to interact with various systems within the exoskeleton. This will provide you with valuable exposure and experience in areas such as electronics, human-robot interaction, and mechanical product development. Our product is developed collaboratively with users and customers, and you will be involved in our design thinking process, which emphasizes user participation, prototyping, and testing. We are currently in an exciting phase of development, allowing you to shape your position within the team according to your skills and interests. Additionally, you will play a central role in the further growth of Vilje Bionics.

Qualifications and skills

  • M.Sc. / Ph.D. in a relevant engineering discipline (cybernetics, robotics, electronics, etc…)

  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant professional experience  

  • Good verbal and written communication skills in English

We are looking for a colleague who is interested in medical technology and wants to work in a company where your job makes a difference in other people's lives. We are looking for someone that is engaged in their work, has great teamwork skills, dares to take on challenging tasks, and that value a social working environment.


We offer

  • An engaging, innovative, international, and social working environment facilitating work/life balance.

  • An exciting and incredibly meaningful permanent job in social offices at Aleap in Oslo Science Park.

  • Flexible working hours

  • A competitive compensation package, including salary and shares in our fast-growing company.

  • Working with unique technology in an innovative start-up with high growth potential and global ambitions. 

  • Motivating and varying tasks, freedom, and responsibility in your work from the first day

  • Work in a business where you get to see the value of your contributions right away. A business that is small enough for your contribution to be making a big difference but established enough to give you the tools you need. 

  • Build a large network within medical technology and entrepreneurship through colleagues, start-ups, established companies, partners, and mentors.


What do we need from you?

  • An application text describing why you want to work in Vilje Bionics

  • CV

  • Optional: Diploma/transcript of grades, work certificates, or other relevant documents


If you are interested in working for Vilje Bionics but unsure if you are qualified for this position we encourage you to contact us, or just send an application.

Starting date: Flexible start after summer, preferably august/September.


Application and CV must be sent to

For questions about the position do not hesitate to call Eirik at +47 407 66 222

Deadline for application: 07.06.23

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