Experienced Software Engineer


Wilmington, MA

Industry: Manufacturing


5 - 7 years

Posted 30 days ago

  by    Lisa Proctor

Our global client is designing and selling biometric solutions to multi-billion-dollar markets including smart cards, mobiles and the Internet of Things. The company is in the early phase of commercialization preparing for volume deliveries and is also developing next-generation products.

  • Are you a highly motivated and talented engineer that loves working on embedded systems?
  • Are you someone who wants to be part of a growing biometrics company and enjoys working with other highly talented engineers?
  • Do you enjoy architecting and developing small footprint embedded software?
  • Are you never satisfied with the status quo and passionate about innovation and developing best in class solutions?.

Tasks and responsibilities:

Design and development of low-level drivers and real-time applications for low-resource microcontrollers

Identify root cause and solve problems through careful analysis, modeling and simulations.

Undertake open-ended design and investigation activities based on internal and external customer input

Work closely with System Engineering teams to perform technical analysis across multiple domains such as system-level partitioning, use-case definition, firmware subsystem architecture, sensor modeling and performance estimation, system power consumption for various use cases, power management and low-power design.


Strong programming skills in C (GNU toolchain) and Assembly, and a high-level language like Matlab or Python

Expert level code optimization on bare-metal or nano-kernel tiny footprint systems

Strong profiling skills (power and clock domains), power management (analog and digital)

Expert level debugging using software (gdb) and hardware (oscilloscopes, logic analyzers)

Bare-metal and/or nanokernel RTOS programming

Strong multithreading: thread synchronization, shared memory protection, events/signals

Embedded low power systems using dedicated microcontrollers

SPI, I2C and USB communication interfaces, and messaging

Cortex-M0/M3/M4 micr0o controllers

Nice to have:

Mix of hardware, software and firmwareexperience highly desirable

Boot ROM or option ROM implementation

FPGAexperience, ASIC bring up

Image processing, and image processing optimization (non-GPU)


Ph.D., MS or BS degree in EE, CS or BS with specialization in embedded programming or related subjects

Personal capabilities:

Self-driven and able to deliver

Must be passionate about collaboration, with a strong desire to learn from others

Creative, pragmatic and easy to work with; service-minded

Interested and willing to handle a diverse portfolio of projects and assignments

Expert communication skills (verbal and written), using English as the working language

Must be willing to document and test what is implemented

Structured and documented work methods

Travel Activity:

Occasional domestic and international travel, depending on projects

Our client will not sponsor any type of foreign visa candidates..


$100K - $120K