Lead Firmware Engineer
Redwood City, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, July 29, 2023
At Reach, we are delivering technologies to enable the long-range, wireless transfer of power. We believe wireless energy can be as liberating for power systems as WiFi was for data systems, and are busy creating the energy infrastructure that will one day replace the aging electrical grid. We have raised funding from top tier VC's, have real world customers deploying our technology, and are continuing to build out the exceptional team that is making our vision a reality.
In this position, you will be a key part of Reach’s engineering team to develop firmware enabling fast, reliable wireless communication between devices in the wireless power network. You will also conduct research to improve the performance, flexibility, and integrability of Reach’s technology. As part of a small team in a small company, you will have a great deal of agency over your work, plenty of opportunity to discover and solve new challenges, and the ability to make large-impact decisions. It will be critical that you are a creative problem solver with strong curiosity, a passionate, proactive spirit eager to add value before it’s requested or identified by others.
Key Position Responsibilities:
Lead the rest of the team to analyze, design, develop, and deploy features to meet business, product, and technical requirements
Actively contribute to Reach’s code base by architecting and implementing features
Work with project management and other engineering teams to plan the effort and establish timelines for yourself and your team
Identify areas of need: Advocate for good coding practices and contribute to product innovation in hardware and software
10+ years of experience as a firmware engineer or equivalent
2+ years as a team lead Subject matter in C/C++ development
Proficient with firmware development in bare-metal and RTOS based systems
Experience with firmware development on Linux based systems
Experience with full development cycles from prototyping to manufacturing
Experience with python and scripting languages
Have a test-driven, analytical approach to debugging and problem solving
Electrical engineering experience including schematic capture and/or layout, bring up and debugging of PCBs.
Proficient communicator and organizational skills
Nice To Have
Experience with BLE systems or other wireless transfer technology
Experience with RF applications
Experience in software test automation
Reach - Who We Are
Reach is a pioneer in a new frontier of technology. Born out of MIT, incubated in YC, and developed in an "office space" that was once the oven of a cookie factory, we are a group of curious, passionate, and creative problem solvers, and we approach our work with vigor and humility.
Much has changed since our cookie factory days, but our core philosophies have remained. Decisions are made quickly, meetings and politics are kept to a minimum, and everyone here does high-visibility work that has considerable influence on our product and company. We have weekly team lunches, quarterly offsite company events, and often spend time together outside of work bicycling, rock climbing, playing music, and hosting happy hours.
We highly value diversity at our company - in not only professional capabilities and experience, but also in personal interests, schools of thought, musical tastes, and walks of life. We prioritize inclusivity, and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States.