Sr. Firmware/Linux Developer

Job Requisition: 7214

Sr. Firmware/Linux Developer (Direct Hire)

ClevelandOhio (Remote)

Job Requisition: 7214

Description for Senior Firmware/Linux Developer: 

The Senior Firmware/Linux Developer will play a crucial role in shaping and implementing Linux-based architectures for a variety of products, demonstrating technical leadership and collaboration with internal and external teams, and contributing to the integration of products with IoT and home automation platforms. 

Responsibilities for Senior Firmware/Linux Developer: 

  • Provide technical leadership for the software, firmware, and electrical hardware teams, internally and externally at all stages of a project.
  • Quoting firmware/software project tasks based on sound make/buy strategies.
  • Design and implementation of device software/firmware and device-side wired/wireless communications for a wide range of consumer, industrial, and medical products.
  • Configuring all aspects of a Linux based system including kernel selection and optimization, device tree setup, driver implementation strategies, best practice security, performance tuning, provisioning, identifying update strategies, sound code maintenance methodology, system debugging, and sustaining engineering.
  • Collaborate with engineers, developers, and designers in other disciplines within NS and with external partners.
  • Outlining IoT architecture for entire firmware / software stack from local device to the cloud with focus on efficient project execution while maximizing design re-use.
  • Integration of new or existing products with IoT platforms such as AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud; potentially through collaboration with external partners
  • Integration with home automation platforms such as Amazon Alexa/Sidewalk, Google Assistant, Apple HomeKit and others.
  • Communicating expertise and company capabilities to prospective clients of technical and non-technical background
  • Limited travel within the USA (approximately 100/oof time) and limited travel out-of- country (approximately 5% of time)

Requirements for Sr. Firmware/Linux Developer: 

  • 10 years in Engineering product design and development.
  • 15 years of embedded C programming
  • Excellent C/C+ +, Python, and other scripting language skills with experience in embedded system design and development
  • Extensive experience in debugging embedded systems
  • Experience with embedded firmware development tools such oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, DC power analyzers, logic analyzers, and protocol analyzers
  • Experience with designing and developing RF based products for standard and proprietary networks
  • Experience with wireless communication peripherals such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, cellular communication, and Zigbee
  • Experience with a variety of ARM processors and microcontrollers and corresponding lDEs/compilers
  • Familiarity with low power design practices for battery powered devices
  • Familiarity with standard wired peripheral serial communication protocols
  • Familiarity with security-related aspects associated with embedded systems
  • Familiarity with open-source community
  • Ability to read and understand hardware schematics
  • Excellent documentation practices and communication skills
  • Commitment to delivering quality code, maintaining project schedules, and delivering tasks on time
  • Bachelor of Science or Master's degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering

Nice to Have: 

  • Development experience with smart home network standards and Matter
  • Experience with User Interface frameworks such as Qt
  • Experience with agency certifications such FCC, Industry Canada, and cellular carrier certifications
  • Firmware lead and project/team management experience
  • Experience working in a design services environment or as a contractor
  • BS degree in Mechanical, Electrical, or Biomedical Engineering
  • Master's degree in a relevant science major.


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