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C is a general purpose programming language. It is sometimes difficult to come by good C developers, as the language is quite old and mostly serves specific niches. C developers are often expected to develop code that specifically integrates into the operating systems, operating system modules, embedded systems, or low-level libraries for other high-level languages such as Node.js, Python, and Go.

A job advertisement aimed to find great C developers requires detail of other skills that you expect to see in a candidate. Mastering the language itself is a matter of time and practice, and is only complete when complemented with skills in other niches such as embedded systems and kernel programming.

This article will provide you with a sample C developer job description that will help you write the perfect job advertisement and assure that you easily find and hire the person that matches your specific criteria.

C Developer - Job Description and Ad Template

Company Introduction

{{Write a short and catchy paragraph about your company. Make sure to provide information about the company culture, perks, and benefits. Mention office hours, remote working possibilities, and everything else you think makes your company interesting.}}

Job Description

We are looking for a C developer responsible for developing kernel modules, embedded systems, and libraries for high-level languages. Your primary responsibility will be to study the APIs of these different environments and apply your C skills to develop modules that are efficient, reliable, and easy to maintain.

Responsibilities

  • Design, build, and maintain efficient, reusable, and reliable C code
  • Implement performance and quality modules
  • Identify bottlenecks and bugs, and devise solutions to these problems
  • Help maintain code quality, organization, and automatization
  • {{Add other responsibilities here that are relevant}}

Skills

  • Strong proficiency in C, with fairly complete knowledge of the language specification
  • Thorough knowledge of the standard library as specified by ISO and ANSI
  • {{Specify any platform(s) that you want the developer to have a strong grasp on}}
  • Good understanding of memory management in non garbage collected environments
  • Knowledge of low-level threading primitives and real-time environments
  • Familiarity with system call wrapper library functions
  • Knowledge of writing native modules for high-level languages such as Node.js, Python, Go, etc.
  • Familiarity with embedded systems design and low-level hardware interactions {{depending on project requirements}}
  • Knowledge of component data sheets and specifications
  • Familiarity with language tools, such as Lint, Valgrind, etc.
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools {{such as Git, SVN, and Mercurial}}
  • Familiarity with continuous integration
  • {{Make sure to mention other frameworks, libraries, or any other technology relevant to your project}}
  • {{List education level or certification you require}}
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