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Firmware Engineer

Somewear Labs

Somewear Labs

Software Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, June 30, 2023

Somewear supports those who venture beyond the limits of cellular connectivity with a satellite-enabled platform. We serve a wide range of customers including world travelers, helicopter paramedics, backcountry explorers, firefighters and US Special Forces operators.

Somewear builds modern technology to:

  • keep people in touch, informed and safe anywhere in the world
  • empower teams to safely operate in the most austere environments

We're looking for a Firmware Engineer to join the Somewear team! Working remotely or from our San Francisco or Chicago office, you will help develop a platform that actually saves lives. Whether it's a brand new feature or improving core functionality, you'll build delightful experiences for customers that deeply rely on you. As a Somewear engineer, you’ll be working with and learning about a wide range of technology including our custom hardware, satellite tech, LTE, Bluetooth, sensors and 3rd party integrations. Expect lots of interesting challenges.

Join us to make an impact

"Recently, the United States Air National Guard 131st Rescue Squadron successfully employed Somewear’s unique ATAK integration to coordinate and monitor a civilian rescue operation 1,200 miles off the U.S. Pacific coast. The consistent communications and situational awareness across rescue personnel, medical personnel, aircrafts, and the operations center led to an efficient rescue mission that took half of the expected time to complete."

What you'll do

  • Work with C, C++, Rust and Zephyr RTOS
  • Bring new features from concept to shipped product
  • Test and debug new versions of our custom hardware
  • Implement device drivers and help with board bringup
  • Collaborate with electrical engineers to design and build new products
  • Collaborate with mobile engineers to develop and improve our protocols
  • Iterate on existing and establish new engineering standards, tools, and processes

We’re looking for someone that’s

  • Experience in any software discipline for 4+ years
  • Developed firmware 2+ years
  • Feels comfortable developing in size/power constrained embedded platforms
  • Has experience with wireless protocols (WiFi, Bluetooth, ZigBee) and mesh networks
  • Has experience with cellular networks (LTE, 5G)
  • Has experience with real time operating systems (RTOS) and hardware interfaces (UART, SPI, I2C)
  • Feels comfortable interacting with and debugging embedded systems (using an oscilloscope, logic analyzer, power supply)
  • Passionate about understanding users and building life saving features
  • Eager to get their hands dirty across the stack
  • Excited by tough technical challenges
  • Capable of taking ownership and bringing an idea from conception to shipping a product

What you'll love about Somewear

  • You will own projects end-to-end that will help shape our product
  • You will be challenged technically to iterate quickly and develop across the stack
  • You will work with an ambitious and motivated team that likes to have fun
  • You will help define the culture and process of the engineering team
  • You will have direct access to senior leadership and impact the company’s growth