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AP Professionals Kick-Off Weekend – 2024

As an amazing year comes to an end, we look forward to what lies ahead.

As many choose to celebrate the end of the year with Christmas & reflect on what has happened over 365 days, AP does things a bit differently. Once all of the craziness of the holiday season comes to an end, we get to start the new year with something additional to look forward to. Each year our President hosts a kick-off weekend in our home base city of Scottsdale, Arizona. We all get to gather from around to country to enjoy a weekend of team bonding, golf tournaments & a wonderful dinner event.

This year we were able to gather everyone from Portland, Seattle, Vegas & of course Phoenix to start the 2024 year on a high. Holding this kick-off event at the beginning of the year means everyone can come together, refreshed from holiday time off, and focus on what is going to make 2024 great! We learned lots of lessons in 2023 that we all can take with us but, the past is the past & it is time to get excited for what is to come!

Kick-off weekend started on Friday with a Happy Hour at TopGolf for the team. Everyone was so busy catching up, we forgot to check the leaderboards! TopGolf was just a warmup for those interested in participating in an 18-hole course on Saturday morning. AP ended up with two teams of five each to play against each other at the club. Saturday wrapped up with a wonderful dinner event for the AP team & their guests at a steakhouse & ocean club seafood restaurant in Old Town Scottsdale.

Overall, each year this event is one we all look forward to. Although we all communicate on a daily basis, working from home & in other states keeps us physically apart a majority of the time! So being able to see each other in person, have some laughs & catch up puts us all in a refreshed mindset for the upcoming year. We look forward to what 2024 has to offer!

Check out some photos below from our kick-off!

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Now Hiring: Direct Hire Onsite Senior Embedded Linux Developer – Phoenix, Arizona

Now Hiring: Senior Embedded Linux Developer

Apply Now> Client is now hiring & actively interviewing!

Salary Range: 130,000-160,000 + excellent benefits (Candidate must be onsite daily)

Do you have experience leading a team of developers?

Do you have experience with at least one of the following (experience with at least one is required)? 

  • Yocto
  • Buildroot
  • OpenWRT
  • RootFS

If you answered yes to both of the above questions, please connect with us using the link below. The client is actively interviewing.

Key Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years of embedded software experience
  • 7+ years of professional experience writing and maintaining production-level systems
  • Strong software engineering fundamentals
  • Comfortable with Agile project methodologies
  • Comfortable mentoring, training, and guiding other developers
  • Responsible for leading a team for embedded applications and operating system development of our core products. This individual will work with other key teams including Hardware, Product, Software, and Design.

Experience with the following is preferred:

  • C/C++
  • Embedded Linux build systems (Yocto / Buildroot)
  • Microcontrollers (Zephyr, FreeRTOS)
  • Build systems (Make/CMake)
  • Knowledge of the Linux ecosystem (system calls, libc, network management, systemd, Linux utilities)
  • Audio / video subsystems (Alsa, pulseaudio, pipewire, DRM, ffmpeg, gstreamer)
  • Python
  • Reading hardware schematics


  • Guide the software architecture of the embedded products
  • Be involved in the hiring process to build the team
  • Run daily and weekly technical meetings to guide projects
  • Work directly with developers on the team to discuss technical issues
  • Contribute to high impact projects

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Top 5 Best Places to Work in Phoenix, AZ – 2023

Phoenix Business Journal Best Places to Work

AP Professionals – Named One of the Best Places to Work by the Phoenix Business Journal

Professionals, we have done it again! AP was recognized this month by the Phoenix Business Journal as one of the best places to work in Phoenix in 2023! We had the honor of attending the Phoenix Business Journals Best Places to Work event for the 8th time in a row in early December. AP Professionals has been named as one of the top 5 best places to work in the Valley since 2016 in the micro category. This year, the event was Themed Viva Las Vegas & they sure brought the excitement!

Companies are decided upon by the PBJ with a strict set of criteria to meet. Employees within the company are asked to anonymously complete an evaluation survey provided by the PBJ on the below criteria:

  • Team effectiveness
  • Retention risk
  • Alignment with goals
  • Trust with co-workers
  • Individual contribution
  • Manager effectiveness
  • Trust in senior leaders
  • Feeling valued
  • Work engagement
  • People practices

With so many categories for our employees to critique us on, we feel very honored to have landed among the top five highest ranked. We pride ourselves on providing a supportive, understanding & positively challenging environment where each of us can grow professionally & personally. Employee responses are anonymous, and we know that there is always room to improve.

We are honored to receive this recognition time & time again. We want to thank our team members for all they do each & every day. Always representing AP Professionals at the highest standard!

Check out the below article from the Phoenix Business Journal regarding this year’s honorees:


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