Embedded Software/Firmware Engineer
Company: Synapse Product Development Inc.
Location: Daly City
Posted on: June 20, 2022
Embedded Software/Firmware EngineerSoftware Engineering At
SynapseSynapse is hiring creative software engineers who have a
passion for innovative products and technology, and want to develop
products in a fun, fast-paced, and highly collaborative team
environment. Synapsters embrace the opportunity to work on a large
variety of challenging projects, find joy in solving hard problems
with strong teams, and understand the value of cross-discipline
collaboration to provide stellar client service.
Synapse engineers collaborate directly with clients as well as each
other, so we are equally comfortable communicating as we are
coding. We have the tenacity to see a product through from concept
to mass production. Synapse engineers are always learning-and
teaching: the opportunity to be a listener and a leader exists for
engineers at every level. We are willing to understand the client's
objectives as well as its organizational environment, while
delighting in exceeding the customer's expectations. Synapse
engineers approach each other with the eagerness to learn, a sense
of humor, friendly attitude, and mutual respect that makes working
at Synapse as enjoyable as it is rewarding.
Synapse aims to foster a creative work atmosphere with openness and
trust, where engineers can work hard, learn and grow
professionally, and maintain meaningful lives. Diversity of our
ideas and experiences (technical and personal) enriches our teams,
enabling us to push innovation further.
ABOUT SYNAPSE'S SAN FRANCISCO OFFICESynapse's San Francisco site,
which will accommodate the office's planned growth in the years
ahead, offers proximity to transit as well as the amenities of the
SoMa neighborhood. Here, the growing group of about thirty
Synapsters balances focus with fun. Wednesday Lunch provides a
catered meal to the entire office, as well as a time for employees
to celebrate successes and navigate shared challenges. Thursday
Active is the office's opportunity to lift their noses from the
grindstone and take part in a range of activities-from bike trips
and runs, to museum visits and sporting events, to barbecues and
Your RoleAs a software engineer at Synapse, you will be a
contributing member of multidisciplinary teams and will design and
develop firmware for customized innovative hardware products.
Working closely with electrical and mechanical engineers, project
managers, and client teams, you will have an identifiable impact on
the success of projects and end products. Strong client interaction
skills and an egoless approach to teamwork are highly valued. A
passion for quality code, respect for your craft, your customers,
and your team, and a demonstrated ability to deliver great work and
still have time to play will help you feel right at home.
Work with a small, multi-disciplinary development team to design,
implement, and test software for execution on bare metal or
embedded operating systems.
Work independently, on small (1-5 people) or large (up to 15
people) teams, and collaborate closely with clients and project
managers in Agile/Scrum settings to define requirements, software
quality plans, develop test documentation, contribute with project
scoping and sprint planning.
Develop test plans, generate test cases, implement and perform
functional and regression testing in an agile embedded software
development environment for connected devices, and provide product
quality status reports.
Follow established software development processes for quality
deliverables including implementing software tests, manufacturing
tests, documenting design and architecture, and
conducting/participating in engineering reviews.
Communicate and interact with your team and clients to clearly set
work expectations, share technical and design details, resolve
issues, and report progress.
Work collaboratively and participate in brainstorms outside your
area of expertise to define innovative solutions from concept to
prototype and production.
Contribute expertise to and learn from the larger software
Required ExperienceAbility to work in the US without
3+ years of embedded software development and testing experience
with emphasis on connected embedded hardware and software
Comfortable with troubleshooting hardware and software, from device
firmware to cloud infrastructure or mobile application stack.
Strong C programming knowledge (e.g. memory management, pointer
handling) with demonstrable experience in Python.
Expertise with common software tools for requirements management,
test plan management, and bug/regression tracking (e.g. JIRA).
Experience in software testing of consumer electronics and/or
Experience with low-level development and debugging on at least one
microcontroller platform, such as ARM Cortex-M, MSP430, RISC-V, and
their associated tool chains.
Familiarity with common communications protocols (UART, SPI, I2C,
Familiarity with open-source software licenses (e.g. GPL, MIT,
Applies software engineering best practices, SQA process and
methodologies, including estimation, design documentation, unit and
Demonstrated curiosity in engineering and the ability to quickly
learn new skills and adapt to project needs.
Creative and detail-oriented individual with excellent written and
spoken communication skills.
Desired Experience4-year degree in computer engineering, electrical
engineering, computer science or equivalent experience.
Experience working as a SDET with automated testing, test
frameworks, continuous integration, and release management.
Familiarity with wireless technologies (e.g BLE, ZigBee, Bluetooth,
Experience with embedded Linux, Android (application and/or kernel
level), including configuration management and board bring-up.
Experience building connected device applications using cloud
technology stacks (AWS, Azure, AWS IoT/AVS/Lambda, and languages
Experience building mobile applications for iOS, Android
(Swift/SwiftUI, Kotlin, QT, Lua).
Experience with one or more RTOSs (e.g. FreeRTOS, Zephyr), and
GitHub/GitLab project portfolio available.
Synapse is an Equal Opportunity Employer ("EOE"). We value
diversity and strive to promote an inclusive culture. We are
committed to a work environment that respects and supports
individuals and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type
and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and
applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age,
national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected
veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Keywords: Synapse Product Development Inc., Daly City , Embedded Software/Firmware Engineer, IT / Software / Systems , Daly City, California
Didn't find what you're looking for? Search again!