Field Application Engineer

Sales United States


Position at Wind River

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 Field Application Engineer

Location: US Home Office




Wind River is a global leader in delivering software for mission-critical intelligent systems. For more than four decades, the company has been an innovator and pioneer, powering billions of systems that require the highest levels of security, safety, and reliability. 


Wind River helps customers across automotive, aerospace, defense, industrial, medical, and telecommunications industries solve complex technology challenges on their journey toward the new intelligent machine economy. The company’s software powers generation after generation of the safest, most secure systems in the world.  Examples include playing a key role in NASA space missions — such as Artemis I, the James Webb Space Telescope, and multiple Mars rovers — and in recent 5G milestones — including the world’s first successful 5G data session with Verizon and in building one of the largest Open RAN networks in the world with Vodafone.


The company has received industry recognition for its technology innovation and leadership, and for its workplace culture, including global Great Place to Work certification and being named a “Top Workplace” for ten consecutive years. If you want to be part of a unique culture where the lived experience is based on our cultural attributes of growth mindset, customer-focus, and diversity, equity, inclusion & belonging, come join us and help advance the future software defined world.






Are you a curious and collaborative engineer, someone that is excited about working on new and innovative solutions utilizing technology that is at the forefront of the industry? Do you want to be part of the Digital Transformation wave that is happening today? This is an exciting time to be at Wind River!  You will have an opportunity to sharpen your skills in embedded software and Linux while learning, using, and selling cloud native and DevSecOps technologies!


Interface & Collaboration


Working with the leading provider of integrated embedded software solutions, you will work with some of the most talented engineers in the industry to draft technical solutions to challenging problems.


As our customers look to gain a competitive advantage in this digital first world, they are looking to companies like Wind River to partner with in their journey. Wind River is answering this call through our delivery of the world’s first Cloud Native Environment that enables developers of intelligent edge devices to transform and optimize their device life cycle from Development to Deployment, to Operations, and Servicing.


Your opportunity is to join as a key member of highly talented and motivated, customer facing field engineering team. You will be responsible for understanding our customers' business and technical needs and to work with them in the capacity of technical evangelist and trusted advisor in crafting the next generation Intelligent systems.




  • Understand your customer’s technical requirements, design technical solutions, and showcase them through product presentations, discovery workshops, proof of concepts, and evaluations, to secure the technical sale.
  • Be the customer facing evangelist by guiding your customers through their Digital Transformation journey.
  • Partner closely with your Account Manager and be focused on hunting for new logos and new business. 
  • Manage all aspects of the technical needs of the assigned territory utilizing all available resources. 
  • Increase Wind River market share with each customer. 
  • Manage Trade Shows and Seminars.





Core Competencies & Demonstrated Success


The ideal candidate will have 7+ years of software development and solutions architecting, with experience in the following areas:

  • Hands on experience in embedded Linux.
  • Understanding of real-time operating systems (RTOS) is desired.
  • Programming skills in the C or C++ language is essential, and experience or interest in the following are desirable: Python, Rust, Java, etc.
  • Demo development and delivery experience (internal and/or external).
  • Experience with DevSecOps development methodologies including an understanding of tools such as Gitlab, Jenkins, Docker etc. is desired.
  • Experience with or willingness to learn Cloud Native technologies including Kubernetes, containers, microservices, etc.
  • Familiarity with software development for safety regulated industries such as Medical, Industrial, or Auto will be a plus.





  • BSCS or BSEE is required.
  • Embedded software development experience.
  • Excellent communication skills exhibited through white boarding, technical presentations, white papers, and demonstrations.
  • Experience interfacing with internal and/or external customers.
  • Experience responding to customer RFPs is desirable.
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated self-starter and able to work independently in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to travel to customers and trade shows, when required, within the US and Canada.
  • Positive Attitude.
  • Strong growth mindset, continuous learner, and adaptive to the Wind River culture.



  • Flexible home office! We offer the flexibility of a hybrid work schedule or 100% remote
  • Named Top Workplace for the 8th year in a row
  • Wind River’s commitment to DEIB
  • 100% Employee covered Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance*
  • Flexible Time Off policy** + 12 observed Holidays
  • 401K with company match
  • Health Savings Account (HSA) and Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Wellness Benefits through Unmind

*varies by region and country

** varies by region and country


The annual base salary range for this role’s listed grade level is currently $170,600 to $225,000 for residents in the states of Colorado, New York and New Jersey; and $184,000 to $240,000 for residents in the states of California and Washington, and the NYC area. Salary ranges are determined through interviews and a review of education, experience, knowledge, skills, location and abilities of the applicant, and equity with other team members. Employees in this role are also eligible for the following benefits in accordance with the terms of the Company's plans: health, dental, vision insurance, life insurance, flex time off, eligibility to enroll in 401k, 12 paid holidays.


Wind River is committed to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social, or ethnic origin, age, physical, mental, or sensory disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, HIV status, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status including pregnancy, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.  Wind River will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on these characteristics. 

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Wind River is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity. We prohibit discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation or any other legally protected status.