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Principal Embedded Software Engineer

Rise Robotics

Rise Robotics

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

Join us as a Principal Embedded Software Engineer and be at the heart of innovation!

Are you ready to take the lead in shaping the future of embedded systems? 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.

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 cause 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.

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!

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.

Ideally You Have:

  • At least 8 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 developing mathematical and statistical models to analyze data sets, make data-driven decisions, and develop innovative solutions
  • Demonstrated ability to drive technical results independently, producing robust and documented software modules
  • Experience successfully managing and improving embedded release processes
  • Expert-level experience designing and interfacing with at least one of the following: motor control systems, battery management systems, wireless communications, and/or automotive telematics
  • Demonstrated experience using common embedded communications interfaces: CAN, SPI, I2C, UART
  • Experience 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 vehicle diagnostic services
    • Experience with ISO 26262, IEC 61508, DO-178C or other software safety standards
  • 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

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 a highly experienced and adept software engineer to own the architectural design and development of customer facing applications and deployments.


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