Firmware Software Engineer V

Redmond, WA 98052

Posted: 06/10/2024 Job Number: 39285

Job Description

Firmware Software Engineer V


We are looking for a Firmware Engineer to join our team, whose mission is to design, build, and test prototype systems for future consumer VR and AR experiences. We are specifically looking for a candidate with a broad set of experiences, including deep embedded system knowledge, the ability to quickly solve problems, generate big ideas, work in new technology areas, and drive concepts into prototypes. 

  • Lead efforts to analyze, design, develop, and debug firmware for a wide variety of AR and VR devices, including novel sensing and imaging systems, haptic devices, and audio prototypes
  • Understand and implement firmware on micro-controllers, leverage peripherals, manage power consumption, support boot loaders, and schedule real-time tasks (RTOS)
  • Collaborate in a team environment across multiple, research focused, and engineering disciplines, making the architectural tradeoffs required to rapidly deliver firmware solutions
  • Support all phases of custom hardware development - including early architecture requirements definition, firmware architecture, proof-of-concept implementation, selection of MCUs and tools, and board bring-up

Required Qualifications:
  • B.S./M.S. degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related field
  • 3+ years of experience in embedded firmware design or equivalent experience
  • Experience in programming embedded systems with C
  • Experience with peripherals such as USB, SPI, MIPI CSI/DSI, I2C, UART, GPIO etc.
  • Experience with wireless or wired communication protocols such as USB, TCP/IP, Ethernet, Bluetooth and 802.11

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with embedded Linux, Kernel, Yocto, Buildroot, etc.
  • Experience maximizing performance of resource constrained systems
  • Experience with either an RTOS-based or bare metal system
  • Experience with high-compute/throughput systems and using sim/modeling to estimate performance and power


Pay range is $84 - $89 per hour with full benefits available, including paid time off, medical/dental/vision/life insurance, 401K, parental leave, and more. Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. Pay is based on several factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.


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