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Senior Firmware Engineer

Company: Berkner Group
Location: Somerville
Posted on: July 29, 2022

Job Description:

TITLE: Senior Firmware Engineer HOURS: Full Time, Salaried position EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: 5-10 years STARTS: ASAP LOCATION: Somerville, Massachusetts REPORTS TO: Lead Firmware Engineer The Company: SparkCharge is a fast-growing cleantech start-up that is reducing barriers to Electric Vehicle (EV) adoption. We design, manufacture, and sell portable, Level III charging systems for EVs. We also provide "Charging-as-a-Service" (CaaS) through our mobile app "Currently", which allows EV owners to schedule charge delivery to wherever their vehicle is located. SparkCharge earned $1MM investments on Shark Tank in 2020, and from New York State in 2019. Description: As a Senior Firmware engineer, you will work closely with not only your other team members, but across all engineering teams to drive our products from conception to completion. You will regularly flex your creative and technical problem-solving abilities to define, implement, and test embedded firmware for our current and future products. Being successful in this role means that you can keep up with fast paced and exciting timelines while also making informed, practical, reliable, and cost-effective design decisions. This position will report to the Lead Firmware Engineer. This position is fully in office. Responsibilities:

  • Work with firmware and electrical leadership to architect elegant firmware solutions for current and future products and subsystems.
  • Write and maintain firmware requirement specifications throughout all product development stages.
  • Own and drive development of new source code, functionalities, enhancements, and bug-fixes for our products.
  • Hold design reviews of your source code and resolve issues after receiving feedback.
  • Participate in and support design reviews hosted by other engineers on related projects.
  • Collaborate with test engineering to write procedures and test scripts for your source code.
  • Obtain/maintain a working knowledge of the major EV communication protocols and relevant software safety standards for consumer products.
  • Support other firmware engineers in design, implementation, testing and debugging of firmware Requirements: Candidates must have: At least eight years' experience with bare metal or OS kernel C or C++ on 32-bit or 64-bit architectures (ARM preferred)
    • At least three years' Linux user space development
    • At least two years of Python (or other higher-level language) experience
    • CAN protocol experience
    • TCP / IP / IOT/ MQTT / LTE M.2 implementation experience
    • Experience with u-boot (or other bootloader), yocto, or other embedded Linux distro
    • Automated testing experience (unit testing, integration testing, test-driven development, etc.)
    • Unit testing and Continuous Integration experience
    • Distributed source code management system experience (git, mercurial, bazaar, darcs, etc.)
    • Ability to read PCB schematics. Basic level understanding of PCB layout
    • Can operate benchtop test equipment (programmable power supplies, function generators, oscilloscope) Additional "Plus" Experiences Include:
      • Experience with Renesas ARM / Renesas Synergy Libraries
      • Experience with J1939 CAN protocol
      • Knowledge of EV Charging protocols (CCS, CHAdeMO, SAE J1772)
      • Experience coding to UL 1998 safety standard
      • Experience using LTE M.2
      • Experience with MIPI/DSI or HDMI touchscreen
      • Experience with Arduino
      • Experience with Atlassian suite (Bitbucket, Asana, Jira, Confluence)
      • Experience with Eclipse
      • Experience with LabVIEW
      • Experience with MATLAB Benefits: We are a fast-paced, young start-up building a culture based on hard work, respect, work/life balance, and open communication. This position qualifies for unlimited PTO. The Company pays 99% of the medical, dental, and vision insurance premiums for employees. We offer FSA savings and 401(k) plans. Compensation will be based on the candidate's ability to quickly add value to SparkCharge. Berkner Group has been retained to execute this search. If you were contacted by Berkner Group, please reply to the person who contacted you. If you are applying to a job posting, please email your resume and a brief introduction to Please include your name and the title for this position ("[Your Name] - SparkCharge - Senior Firmware Engineer") in the subject line of your email. We look forward to hearing from you!

Keywords: Berkner Group, Somerville , Senior Firmware Engineer, Engineering , Somerville, Massachusetts

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