Firmware Engineer

  • Location

    Redwood City

  • Sector:

    Software Engineering

  • Salary:

    Circa $190,000

  • Contact:

    Jason Rumney

  • Contact email:


  • Job ref:

    AAJR 30

  • Startdate:


  • Consultant:

    Jason Rumney

A fast growing well funded wearable startup based in the Bay Are are seeking a Firmware Engineer to join a rapidly expanding team.

As a Firmware Engineer you will work with the HW/SW/Product teams and be responsible for architecting, designing, developing, and delivering new products as needed by Athos in the wearable market. You’ll also be directly involved with streamlining the manufacturing process of such devices. 

The position is an excellent opportunity for a hands-on experience with ARM MCUs, BLE, WiFi, UWB, IMUs, 9-axis motion tracking modules, GPS, EMG sensors and data gathering, data hubs, and more. The primary responsibility of this role includes analyzing, designing, programming and debugging firmware. The ideal candidate is a self-starter with a drive to build great products to completion and is passionate about bringing next-generation technology to life.

Candidates Must Have:

  • 4+ years of experience as an embedded systems engineer having successfully led embedded development from architecture concept to shipment
  • 2+ years of experience working on consumer products
  • 4+ years of experience with C/C++
  • 2+ years of experience with Python
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science
  • Knowledge of ARM architecture
  • Experience with BLE
  • Ability to debug beyond firmware and identify hardware issues
  • Experience with embedded Linux development, fluent in Linux CLI and CLI tools: apt, git, make, bash shell commands

Nice to have:

  • Experience with GPS, IMU’s, and 9-axis sensors
  • Experienced with RTOS and embedded task scheduling architectures
  • Experienced in profiling and optimizing real-time systems
  • Experience with system bringup and validation
  • Experienced with electrical test instrumentation; oscilloscope, function generator, DMM, power supply, logic analyzers
  • Experience with Perl

Whats on offer:

  • Fun, creative and collaborative work environment
  • Medical insurance through Cigna
  • Dental & vision insurance through Guardian
  • Life insurance
  • Catered lunches and exceptional snack game
  • In-house personal training, mobility workshops & yoga
  • Long-term disability
  • Flexible spending account
  • Commuter benefits
  • 401(k)
  • Mobile phone reimbursement
  • Flexible PTO