Embedded Firmware Engineer

Barrington, IL

Direct Hire

Salary Range: $120,000 - $160,000

Embedded Firmware Engineer

We are seeking a talented and motivated Embedded Firmware Engineer to join our team in the Barrington R&D office. As part of our team, you will work on cutting-edge Wireless Broadband products and technologies. The ideal candidate should possess excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, thrive in a collaborative and creative environment, and be able to work both independently and as part of a team.


  • Refine firmware architectures in collaboration with senior team members
  • Develop software device drivers for custom hardware platforms using C language
  • Troubleshoot firmware and driver issues using debuggers and test equipment
  • Participate in the bring-up, verification, and debug of new hardware platforms
  • Collaborate with other team members to resolve issues and deliver high-quality products
  • Write clear and concise documentation for software device drivers


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a related field
  • At least 5 years of embedded firmware development experience using C on embedded Linux or RTOS (3+ with MS)
  • Proficiency in bash shell scripting and Python
  • Knowledge of Git version control system, including merging and rebasing
  • Experience with BSP development, u-boot, and Linux driver development
  • Experience with cross-compilers, build systems, and toolchains
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team environment
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Familiarity with electronic test and measurement equipment for debugging issues

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Intel SoC architecture
  • Experience with various hardware interfaces debug/development/testing (e.g. MDIO, RGMII/SGMII/QSGMII, DDR, UART, I2C, GPIO, SPI, FLASH).
  • Experience with ARM processors and C++
  • Understanding of digital wireless communications and OFDM/OFDMA systems
  • Knowledge of radio-frequency theory and experience with mmWave technology
  • Experience with L2 and L3 networking protocols
  • Familiarity with OpenWRT, quilt, and makefiles.

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