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Senior Embedded Software Engineer

Rise Robotics

Rise Robotics

Software Engineering
Somerville, MA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, September 12, 2023

About RISE™Robotics

Founded in 2011 by graduates of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), RISE™Robotics is a high-growth technology company backed by The Engine, a Tough Tech venture capital fund built by MIT, Greentown Labs, and Techstars. RISE™Robotics is leading the way to Zero Emission heavy machinery by providing the world's most efficient and productive alternative to hydraulics. To support the growth and success of the RISE team and technology, we are looking for an experienced engineer to take on critical work at RISE.

Role & Opportunity

As Sr. Embedded Software Engineer, you will develop application firmware and support/demo software in a variety of languages including C/C++ and Python. The perfect candidate will have strong self-starting tendencies, a willingness to engage in team-based planning and software development, and a track record of deploying and supporting embedded software related to the control of electro-mechanical systems. You will join an exciting and growing team with a fantastic product, and enjoy the opportunity to help shape the way the team operates.

This position is a hybrid role with 2-3 days/week in Somerville, MA and will report to the Director of Embedded Systems.

In this role you will:

  • Perform duties related to the design, manufacturing, control, test, and service of RISE™Cylinder and associated sensors, peripherals, control mechanisms and tools
  • Design and document software modules to be developed by other team members in C/C++
  • Lead team in debug and troubleshooting
  • Participate in planning activities using agile techniques
  • Document software systems
  • Assist hardware engineers in the scoping of projects and developing requirements
  • Develop tooling for data collection and analysis, and platform debug
  • Participate in review and documentation of safety-critical systems

RISE Robotics is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply.

Ideally you have:

  • At least 5 years of professional experience developing C/C++ applications and platforms in an electromechanical product environment, with a minimum 3 years developing tools and infrastructure using python
  • Proven expertise in applying mathematical and statistical methods to analyze data sets, make data-driven decisions, and develop innovative solutions
  • Demonstrated ability to operate independently, producing robust and documented software modules
  • Experience successfully managing and improving embedded release processes
  • Experience designing and interfacing with motor control systems, battery management systems, wireless communications, and/or automotive telematics
  • Demonstrated experience using common embedded communications interfaces: CAN, SPI, I2C, UART
  • Familiarity with modern microcontroller systems on at least ARM and one more family such as MIPS or PowerPC
  • Ability to read and understand complex technical literature such as datasheets, schematics, production process diagrams
  • Bonus points if you have:
    • Developed IoT communications systems using common services like MQTT, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or cellular communications
    • Experience developing CAN interfaces including J1939, CANOpen, OBD, or other onboard diagnostic services
    • Experience with ISO 26262, IEC 61508, DO-178C or other software safety standards

Perks & Benefits:

  • Competitive compensation package, including equity options
  • Health, dental, life, and disability insurance
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield health insurance policy- RISE™ pays 70% of the premium
  • 401(k) program
  • Twenty days PTO and ten office holidays
  • Flexible/hybrid work options
  • Weekly lunches and company outings (holiday parties, milestone celebrations)
  • Free parking/T accessible
  • Located in Union Square in Somerville, MA