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Embedded Systems Engineer



Software Engineering
Posted on Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Location: Anywhere

Timing: Full-time role starting as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

About the role

The Embedded Systems Engineer will be part of the agile team developing the firmware and IoT systems that underlies our products.  We are building out a team and systems capable of scaling and supporting an international fleet of deployed IoT devices in the long term using best practices and leading tool stacks. The candidate will have the opportunity to learn and apply best practices in embedded systems development and operations. The candidate will leverage his/her/their skills to perform work in the following areas:

  • Feature development: developing firmware features and architecting to further enhance our product
  • Maintenance: identifying and fixing bugs in the existing code base
  • R&D: experimenting with new hardware and developing new sensors and products
  • Embedded DevOps: deploying build and test pipelines and deployment automation
  • Contribute to the Zephyr open source ecosystem 

Remuneration will be commensurate with experience, and may include equity in Plentify. The role is work-from-anywhere — including courier services for hardware delivery – but you’ll find debugging tools and many of your colleagues at our office in Cape Town. Plentify also offers several exciting benefits like unlimited vacation, concrete support for mental wellness, a people centric work culture, and full support for remote first work.

Experience and qualifications

  • Minimum of 5 years of work experience in embedded software development.
  • Strong and relevant technical foundation, for example with a degree towards Engineering, Applied Mathematics, or Computer Science
  • Demonstrable experience in embedded C99 in bare-metal and RTOS environments, including architecting systems from start to finish and ideally having numerous successful projects under their belt.
  • Experience with modern software engineering and architecting best practices will be beneficial
  • Understanding of electronics and the hardware debugging skills required to fully debug any aspect of the firmware. This includes experience with oscilloscopes, logic analysers, multimeters and surface mount soldering.
  • Fluency in firmware debugging
  • Fluency with version control in Git-based devops environments 
  • Python familiarity 
  • Experience with agile software development is beneficial.
  • Experience with Zephyr highly beneficial
  • Knowledge of IoT/LowPAN/Mesh/Low Power Radio networks beneficial

How to apply

Submit your cover letter and resume through this site or to careers@plentify.io, being sure to highlight your interest in our mission and your relevant qualifications and experience. Include links to relevant code repositories and work portfolios.