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Senior Firmware Engineer



Software Engineering
Huntington Beach, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, February 2, 2022

About Us

At skyTran, we are an ambitious team who hates traffic. We are building a breakthrough magnetic levitation transportation technology to reduce commute times by 4x. Our mission is to build mobility that delights riders, connects communities and develops beautiful and livable cities.


  • Health/dental/vision (90% coverage for employees, 80% for dependents)
  • Industry competitive compensation and stock option plan
  • Unlimited time off and sick days
  • Relocation assistance provided if applicable
  • Subsidized Lunch Program
  • 401K
  • Performance management program and career development support
  • Generous holiday schedule
  • Rest Days and Mental Health Days


You will be part of the team whose firmware will power the next generation of exciting new transportation vehicles.

The ideal candidate is a team player with experience as a firmware engineer that has developed and deployed embedded systems. You will ensure engineering excellence and timely execution toward product outcomes.

Job description

  • Write code, unit tests and contribute to firmware team milestones
  • Write clean, simple, well-tested code that is easy to understand and maintain
  • Review code written by other developers both in and outside of your team
  • You have experience in automated testing, continuous integration and continuous delivery
  • You are comfortable working with git, GitHub and related Development tools


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent, Master’s Degree is preferred
  • At least 10 years of experience in firmware development
  • A passion for technology and firmware development
  • Proven in-depth experience in real-time operating systems
  • A team player with experience as a firmware engineer that has developed and deployed embedded systems.
  • Proficient in low-level and high-level embedded programming (C/C++)
  • Experience in bare metal development for microcontrollers and microprocessors
  • Experience with CAN, SPI, and Ethernet protocols
  • Ability to follow circuit schematics and PCB layout drawings
  • Experience with the agile development process (Jira, CI/CD)
  • High standards for code quality, maintainability, and performance
  • Basic understanding of electronics and ability to read electronic circuit diagrams
  • Good analytical skills and testing experience
  • Experience in hardware design a plus
  • Experience designing fault-tolerant safety systems in accordance with industry standard specifications (e.g., IEC61508, ISO26262) a plus

Why skyTran

We are a tight-nit and ambitious team - our motto is "One Team, One Ride". Everyone is valued for their contributions and has a responsibility to both challenge and support the team. We overcome challenges and enjoy victories together.

Inclusion is a core part of skyTran’s vision, and valuing all voices is a key company value. skyTran is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind.