Senior Firmware Engineer

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Senior Firmware Engineer 

Dojo Five is excited to announce a captivating opportunity for a dynamic Senior Firmware Engineer, with a passion for pushing boundaries and contributing to cutting-edge projects. Your vital role will see you orchestrating the lifecycle of firmware development projects, including programming, code reviews, and testing. Your unique expertise will be paramount in driving our projects to success and upholding the highest industry quality standards.

Our dynamic projects may necessitate expertise in diverse areas. Don’t worry if you can’t tick every box – we encourage you to apply if your skillset broadly aligns with the following:

Dojo Five Responsibilities

  • Participate in company meetings and activities as requested.
  • Provide coaching and mentoring to junior engineers.
  • Participate in branding outreach and marketing activities with expected deliverables annually.
  • Participate in recruitment activities, including group interviews and technical review, as requested or at least once annually
  • Participate in internal training programs and provide suggestions for improvement
  • Offer suggestions to improve company processes
  • Adhere to company policies and procedures.
  • Manage work time independently

Customer Responsibilities (depending on the client)

  • Lead projects, including work breakdown, architectural discussion and guidance.
  • Develop, program, review, and test firmware and electronics as requested.
  • Maintain build systems, code repositories, and documentation
  • Maintain customer communication and prioritize quick responses 
  • Develop and inform product development
  • Light soldering as requested.
  • Travel < 10% of the time to client meetings as requested.
  • Manage work time independently with some oversight from management.
  • Record time and activities accurately in time tracking software.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • At least 5 years of relevant professional experience in embedded systems development
  • High-level proficiency at C and C++
  • Experience writing drivers in a bare metal environment for a variety of applications
  • Strong communicator, experience leading discussions with clients translating business needs to requirements
  • Experience using testing tools for embedded (Ceedling, Google Test, CppUTest, etc)
  • Experience using Git, unit testing, automated builds, and other modern embedded workflow elements
  • Able to read and understand schematics and debug hardware-level issues

Nice to Haves: 

  • Embedded Linux (Yocto or Buildroot)
  • C++ for embedded
  • Cortex-A or Cortex-M
  • Embedded Security

Core Competencies

Living Our Values

  • Demonstrates balance between learning depth and breadth. Shares learning with others.
  • Demonstrate confidence without arrogance with team and clients. Focuses on facts rather than blame. Avoids unnecessary drama or panic.
  • Effectively communicates good and bad news with team and with client. Recognizes misaligned expectations and is able to quickly align.
  • Challenges the status quo judiciously and is able to appropriately scope improvements.
  • Demonstrates a deep empathy with client and team needs
  • Brings ideas to improve the happiness of others and helps champion their implementation.

Mastery of Job Skills

  • Works on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors.
  • Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.
  • Increasing expertise and capability to work independently while still seeking guidance for new or unfamiliar projects or assignments.

Level of Influence

  • Influence is at the team level, providing support and leadership for a single project and the team that goes with it


Life-Work Balance

You read that right–“Life” first then “Work”. Dojo Five is a remote-first company where the team works hard, but we know that balancing life with work is important to feeling great about what you do. That is why we are proud to offer the following benefits:

  • We are a mostly-distributed team. Working remotely is part of our culture.
  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Medical/Dental/Vision/Life – company pays 75% of the cost.
  • Internal focus on training and development – you WILL learn a LOT here.
  • Work with a diverse group of firmware professionals
  • Offsites and team connection opportunities annually

Our pay ranges are based on our market pay structures. However, individual salaries are determined by a variety of factors including, but not limited to: business considerations, local market conditions, and internal equity, as well as candidate qualifications, such as skills, education, and experience.

We currently hire in the following states: California, Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Minnesota, Massachusetts, Maine, Nevada, New Hampshire, Oregon, Virginia, Wisconsin, Washington and Utah.

Unfortunately, we are unable to sponsor visa applicants at this time.

Dojo Five is an equal opportunity employer.

Salary range: $106,000 – $142,000

* Disclaimer: Responsibilities and tasks outlined in this document are not exhaustive and may change as determined by the needs of the company and/or client.