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Staff Firmware Engineer



Redwood City, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2024
At Carbon, our mission goes beyond 3D printing. We are enabling creators everywhere to make what the world needs, right now. Our company is built on the idea that diverse fields of study must come together to solve intractable problems. We have grand ambitions to create technology that will influence industry around the world. You will be joining a diverse team with a vibrant culture, where team success is as important as celebrating individual contributions.
Help us change the world and we will help you change yours.
You’ll join a close-knit team, working with experts in electrical, mechanical, firmware, systems, 3D geometry, web technologies, Linux, and everything in between. We’ve had fun team activities where we escape rooms (real and virtual), play games, and cook delicious food. We also have a variety of employee-started communities at Carbon: baking, yoga, gaming, book club, diversity groups, and many more that you can participate in and maybe even start your own!
This role will be located at our office in Redwood City, CA.
You will…
  • Lead the Firmware team
  • Work closely with an Electrical, Mechanical, Software, and Systems Engineers team to design, implement, validate, and ship state-of-the-art products that meet business goals.
  • Design Firmware architectures to support product requirements. Represent Firmware interests in the overall system architecture.
  • Develop, test and maintain realtime C/C++ firmware running in a TI/ARM environment. Bring up new hardware with your code.
  • Develop unit, board and regression tests in C++ and Python.
  • Work with engineering leadership and program managers to prioritize work for yourself and a small team of firmware engineers.
  • Identify and implement development best practices.
  • Provide mentorship to more junior engineers and support to Electrical and Systems engineers who work with and edit firmware.
You have…
  • Bachelor or Masters degree in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering.
  • Minimum 8 years experience designing systems and firmware in C/C++ for electrical, opto, and mechanical products with successful transitions from concept to production.
  • Experience in coding for a variety of peripheral interface techniques, including I2C, SPI, RS232, USB, and analog.
  • Able to debug electrical hardware at the schematic level.
  • Self-starter able to create, estimate, prioritize, and track multiple tasks with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent verbal communication and documentation skills.
  • Ability to diagnose and debug firmware issues from descriptions of symptoms of the problem.

You do not need to match every listed expectation to apply for this position. Here at Carbon, we know that diverse perspectives foster the innovation we need to be successful, and we are committed to building a team that encompasses a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and skills.

At Carbon, we look at the person holistically and carefully consider a wide range of factors when determining compensation. The pay range for this position is $134,000 - $199,200. Your actual salary will be based on your experience, work location, certifications and the unique skills you bring to the role. If you are not based in our Redwood City office, the range above will be adjusted for the geographical differential associated with your actual work location.

Carbon also offers to our eligible employees a comprehensive total rewards package that includes equity, benefits, and time off programs.

For more information on how we modify your pay based on your location, please refer to our geographic differentials chart. For details on our total rewards package, visit https://www.carbon3d.com/about/life-at-carbon.

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