Sr. FW Engineer

Posted on
February 29, 2024

We are a rapidly growing biotech startup based in Pleasanton CA with the mission to develop next-generation sample preparation tools for genomic applications. We are at an inflection point in bringing this technology to market and we are seeking to expand our engineering team with a Sr. FW Engineer. If you enjoy intellectually challenging projects in a collaborative, multidisciplinary team environment, and if the opportunity to be part of the beginning of a growing start-up excites you, we look forward to talking with you.

The successful candidate will possess the following combination of education and experience:


  • MSc or PhD in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent relevant field
  • 2+ years experience in either an academic or an industry setting is required, additional industry experience is a plus


  • Design low-level drivers such as I2C, SPI, UART etc.
  • Design and maintain embedded SW to drive opto-mechanical sensors.
  • Board bring-up, test and troubleshoot embedded systems (Embedded C)
  • Work cooperatively with other members of the R&D team
  • Contribute to company discussions and provide input on other initiatives in our continual improvement environment

Minimum Experience requirements

  • Demonstrated experience with Embedded programming in C, knowledge of Python is a plus.
  • Experience using RTOS and bare metal for ARM Cortex-M3/M4, STM32, TI, STCube or similar IDE
  • Experience communicating with peripherals such as linear actuators, temperature sensors, optical sensors
  • Experience with debuggers (e.g. JTAG, SWD)
  • Revision control experience (e.g., Git, Subversion)
  • Ability to understand schematics and familiar with test tools such as oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, and protocol analyzers to debug

Knowledge,Skills, Abilities

  • A track record of a self-starter who can work collaboratively within a cross-functional team with successful product deliveries.
  • Able to comprehend complex data and use it to tackle issues from a system level.
  • Excellent analytical, troubleshooting and problem solving skills.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proven track record of time management and meeting deadlines

What We Offer

  • Opportunity to join an exciting and fast growing genomics startup early on in their growth journey with a talented team.
  • Competitive Salary.
  • Equity Participation Program.
  • Flexible PTO.
  • Medical, Dental & Vision Coverage.