Sr. Embedded Systems Engineer (Zephyr RTOS) (Remote) (cutting edge tech)

Work Type: Contract

About Empirical

We are product development experts focused on helping forward thinking entrepreneurs and small/medium sized companies convert their ideas into world-class technology products. We use our own teams of senior designers and developers, or hire the right talent for existing client teams. At Empirical, we leverage deep business and technology expertise as well as proprietary processes to help minimize risk and increase the probability of success when developing technology products.

Our values

  • Care about people first
  • Strive to add value always
  • Lead with integrity
  • Have fun every step of the way

The Opportunity

We are looking for a solid Embedded Systems Engineer who can help us build world class tech products. We are working on internal as well as client projects. We are looking for high energy candidates, who enjoy learning and taking every interaction as an opportunity to add value and grow. We are looking for lifelong learners, eager to take on challenges and are not afraid of stepping up to solve and tackle exciting challenges.

The project

You will work on ongoing projects within a cutting edge, hardware/software engineering company that develops innovative end to end solutions for leading technology companies.  


Your qualifications and experience

Must have experience

  • 7+ years of experience as a Software Engineer
  • Low-level embedded programming in C
  • Understanding of multi-thread real-time operating systems
  • Understanding of embedded systems architecture
  • Programming for memory/power/time constrained systems
  • Advanced English level (excellent communication skills – spoken word, written word, grammar and spelling)

Must have expertise

  • Zephyr RTOS
  • Wireless IoT: Bluetooth LE, LTE-M / NB-IoT, WiFi, Mesh Networks
  • Protocols IoT: MQTT, CoAP, UDP, HTTP, LwM2M, LoRA, Thread
  • Serial communication protocols: I2C, SPI, UART, USB.
  • Hardware debugging: Logic analyzer, Oscilloscope, Power profiler, Multimeter.
  • ARM based processors architecture
  • GIT source control
  • Sensors drivers
  • Location and tracking: GNSS/GPS

Nice to have knowledge

  • Bluetooth direction finding (AoA/AoD)UWB
  • Hardware design
  • Linux
  • Higher level programming languages: Python, JavaScript
  • Backend IoT Cloud development
  • Mobile application development

Platforms you will be developing for

  • Nordic Semiconductor nRF52/53 SoC series & nRF9160 SiP
  • nRF Connect SDK (Zephyr RTOS)
  • nRF5 SDK

What we expect from you

  • 100% alignment with our core values!
  • Ability to work independently while being a highly collaborative team player
  • Comfortable working with minimal direction in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong critical thinking skills and a pragmatic approach towards solving problems
  • Strong documentation and verbal/written communication skills.
  • Detail-oriented and highly collaborative team player

What we offer

  • Remote/flexible work
  • Highly competitive compensation in US dollars
  • Opportunities for personal and professional development
  • Ongoing, 40 hours per week dedication
  • The opportunity to be part of an amazing, multicultural community of tech experts

Why work with us?

  • We pride ourselves on our core values and have proven that putting people first creates a thriving and collaborative work environment.
  • We seek to accommodate and balance individual needs with client needs, understanding each one of us is unique.
  • We offer benefits such as remote/flexible work, selective paid training, mentorship programs, referral programs and more.
  • We are selective in the projects we take on to ensure our teams are engaged in challenging, meaningful, enjoyable opportunities that will provoke creativity, innovation and growth!

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