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Senior Embedded Software Engineer

Company: Gridware
Location: Walnut Creek
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Description

Gridware is on a mission to create a future without deadly wildfires. We're a startup building hardware and software that monitors the power grid to prevent and detect faults that lead to wildfire ignition. (More about Gridware below).

To make that happen, we're currently looking for an embedded software engineer to join our growing team.

WHY do we need you?

Our goal is to stop grid-ignited wildfires. To do that, our devices need to run robust, well-tested, and power efficient firmware. We are looking for you to help us develop that firmware. You will solve challenges related to power consumption, communications, and signal processing, enabling our devices to detect increasingly subtle faults in increasingly remote regions.

Responsibilities

This is what you'll be doing:

  • Develop C++ firmware for our microcontroller platform
  • Implement C++ drivers for microcontroller peripherals and external sensors
  • Work with our backend codebase to develop and test device communications
  • Maintain and extend our build system to support various embedded hardware platforms
  • Develop efficient data processing and collection algorithms in a resource-constrained environment
  • Develop hardware in the loop (HITL) testing infrastructure

    Required Skills

    To move forward in the application process you should have all of these:
    • Strong C and/or C++ knowledge
    • Python or another scripting language
    • Comfortable using Git
    • Comfortable in a Linux development environment
    • Comfortable working across multiple domains (hardware, firmware, software)
    • 3+ years embedded software engineering experience (Embedded Linux, RTOS's, bare metal, etc)

      Bonus Skills

      Your application will have a higher chance of standing out, if you have one (or more) of the following skills or experiences. If you, however, have all of the required skills but none of the bonus skills we still encourage you to apply.
      • Strong understanding of operating system and real-time operating system concepts
      • Assembly language (extra bonus points for ARM)
      • Basic web programming knowledge (backend)
      • Experience developing hardware
      • Comfortable debugging with an oscilloscope and/or logic analyzer
      • Professional experience deploying firmware
      • Experience with LoRa, SigFox, or other Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWANS)
      • Experience with digital signal processing (DSP)

        Application

        Although we do not require candidates to submit a cover letter, candidates who wish to have their application stand out are invited to write a cover letter outlining one or all of the following things in a bullet-point format:
        • Where you have acquired the required skills
        • Which (if any) of the bonus skills you have and where you acquired them
        • Why you are interested in this role

          Benefits

          We offer competitive benefits that help employees to thrive and grow. These benefits include:
          • An attractive salary with bonus plan
          • Health insurance
          • Flexible working hours
          • Stock option plan

            About Gridware

            Our Culture

            We are a mission-driven team passionate about saving lives and creating a future without wildfires.

            Our Vision

            Save Lives Everyday, Everywhere

            Our Mission

            Prevent catastrophic failures by building a highly adaptable platform capable of answering any question about critical infrastructure.

            What we do

            We provide a full-stack (hardware + firmware + software) solution for real-time monitoring of America's power distribution grid. Our low-cost hardware platforms are deployed to power poles, where they
            • detect and predict faults that lead to wildfire ignition or outages
            • expedite repairs during power outages

              Gridware's technology is designed to unlock essential values for other adjacent verticals. Our unique positioning allows us to solve some of the world's most burning challenges - from helping policy makers make data-driven infrastructure decisions to helping farmers overcome micro-climate challenges. While others turn a blind eye to these aged and highly-regulated industries, we at Gridware believe it's our duty to find win-for-all scenarios that lead to a prosperous future for coming generations.

              Our investors

              Gridware is a privately-held company with funding from major investors such as
              • True Ventures
              • Fifty Years
              • Y Combinator

                Gridware is an equal opportunity employer. We want applicants of diverse backgrounds and hire without regard to color, gender, religion, national origin, citizenship, disability, age, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.

                Gridware is located in Walnut Creek, California.

                Similar Job Titles: Firmware Engineer, Embedded Software Engineer

                Most relevant to people with degrees in:
                • Computer Science
                • Computer Engineering

                  Requirements

                  To move forward in the application process you should have all of these:
                  • Strong C and/or C++ knowledge
                  • Python or another scripting language
                  • Comfortable using Git
                  • Comfortable in a Linux development environment
                  • Comfortable working across multiple domains (hardware, firmware, software)
                  • 3+ years embedded software engineering experience (Embedded Linux, RTOS's, bare metal, etc)

                    Benefits

                    We offer competitive benefits that help employees to thrive and grow. These benefits include:
                    • An attractive salary with bonus plan
                    • Health insurance
                    • Flexible working hours
                    • Stock option plan

Keywords: Gridware, Walnut Creek , Senior Embedded Software Engineer, IT / Software / Systems , Walnut Creek, California

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