Staff Embedded Firmware Lead

Simplisafe is seeking a staff level Embedded Software Engineering Lead to design and develop the firmware that drives our next generation award winning home security cameras.  The ideal candidate will have proven experience delivering products to market in an architectural role within embedded software development.  

In this role you will:

  • Architect, code and integrate firmware for camera product lines
  • Integrate and coordinate with multiple teams including electrical, manufacturing, mobile apps, back end and cloud
  • Author and maintain architectural, test, and requirements documentation
  • Assist in strategic design decisions such as software frameworks and chipsets
  • Foster good quality practices such as git hygiene and code reviews
  • Develop unit tests for the verification of code and hardware
  • Work with QA, ensuring high reliability standards 

About You:

  • Experience in firmware development on high volume consumer products
  • Experience integrating and coordinating with multidisciplinary teams
  • Experience in “Level of Effort” estimates and resourcing estimates
  • Proficiency in C and C++
  • Proven track record of deploying bare metal real time firmware on 8,16 or 32 bit microprocessors
  • Experience in embedded systems running RTOS and/or embedded Linux
  • Experience with common communications layers such as SPI, I2C, UART
  • Basic electronics understanding and familiarity with electrical equipment such as oscilloscopes, DMMs and logic analyzers
  • 5+ years of experience with minimum bachelor degree in EE/CS or equivalent
  • Enjoys working in a highly collaborative environment


  • Experience with video compression standards (MJPEG, H.264, etc) and audio compression standards (MPEG-3, Speex, etc)
  • Experience with integrating advanced algorithms and machine learning frameworks in embedded real time applications
  • Experience with some high level communications protocols and physical layers such as TCP/IP, Wifi, Bluetooth, Zigbee, USB, Modbus, etc.


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