Firmware Engineering Manager

Simplisafe is looking for an experienced Firmware Engineering Manager to lead a camera firmware development team. This includes hiring, leading, mentoring, and growing the team in the design and support of SimpliSafe’s growing portfolio of cameras. This is a “player/coach” type of role so the ideal candidate will also have proven experience delivering products to market.

About The Role:

  • Hands-on coach that leads by example.
  • Help drive development strategies, standards, and design practices.
  • Foster good quality practices such as git hygiene and code reviews.
  • Drive continuous improvement in embedded software quality and delivery.
  • Balance team allocation across multiple projects.
  • Integrate and coordinate with multiple teams including electrical, manufacturing, mobile apps, back end and cloud.
  • Assist in strategic design decisions such as software frameworks and chipsets.
  • Drive firmware program management to predictably hit milestones and deadlines.
  • Lead hiring, on-boarding, and growth of team members through empowering and transparent leadership.
  • Work with QA, ensuring high reliability standards.

About You:

  • BS or MS degree in CSE/CS/EE or a related field.
  • 10 or more years of relevant firmware, or software development experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in an engineering leadership capacity.
  • Experience with direct reports.
  • Experience in firmware development on high volume consumer products.
  • Experience developing microprocessor IoT devices using Linux, RTOS, or bare metal. 
  • Experience integrating and coordinating with multidisciplinary teams.
  • Experience working with domestic and international partners and manufacturers.
  • Experience in “Level of Effort” estimates and resourcing estimates.
  • Proficiency in C and/or C++.
  • Experience with common communications layers such as SPI, I2C, UART.
  • Experience with Agile project management, continuous integration, and unit testing.
  • Values working in a highly collaborative environment.


  • Experience with IoT camera products.
  • Experience designing embedded systems for security.

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