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Principal Embedded Software Engineer

Rise Robotics

Rise Robotics

Software Engineering
Somerville, MA, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2024

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. We specialize in fostering dynamic partnerships with Tier 1 suppliers, OEMs, and the US Department of Defense, pioneering the transition from traditional hydraulic systems to more efficient and sustainable solutions.

To support the growth and success of the RISE team and technology, we are looking for a highly experienced Principal Embedded Software Engineer to take the lead in shaping the future of embedded systems and own the architectural design and development of customer facing applications and deployments. As our Principal Embedded Software Engineer, you'll be at the forefront of cutting-edge technology, driving the design, development, and integration of platform and application software for embedded systems and controlling large-scale, heavy lift machine applications. This position is a hybrid role with a minimum of 2-3 days/week in Somerville, MA, and will report to the Director of Embedded Systems.

Why This Role Matters

As a pivotal member of the RISE™ Robotics Engineering organization, your contributions will shape the future of our company, spearheading the engineering effort to implement electronic controls of truly massive machines. Our dynamic and expanding team is ready to embrace your talent and ideas as we work together to redefine the way we operate.

If you're passionate about motion control technology and thrive in a fast-paced, innovative environment, we want you to be a part of our journey. Join us and make your mark on the world of embedded software engineering!

What You'll Do

  • Innovate: Drive the creation of groundbreaking embedded software control solutions, from concept to execution.
  • Collaborate: Partner with diverse cross-functional teams to strategize, design, and develop mechatronic controls and communications systems that power our revolutionary technology.
  • Solve: Lead troubleshooting efforts to determine root causes and resolve issues that arise during system integration and validation.
  • Guide: Provide critical input and insights to determine overall system and user needs, ensuring that our software aligns perfectly with our vision.
  • Craft: Develop cutting-edge board and application level software systems, setting the bar high for software standards and quality.
  • Shape: Develop team processes, mentor team members, and bring your leadership skills to the team in meaningful ways every day.

In this role you will:

  • Architect and take ownership of the design and implementation of key software systems used in various RISE™ cylinder products
  • Collaborate with stakeholders across engineering disciplines to write requirements that inform the design of our software and systems.
  • Design and document software modules to be developed by other team members in C, C++ and Python
  • Lead team in debug and troubleshooting efforts
  • Participate in planning activities using Agile techniques
  • Participate in review and documentation of safety-critical systems and take an active role in FMEA processes