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BrightDrop - IoT Software Engineer

  • Location
    • Atlanta, Georgia
    • Palo Alto, California
    • Richmond Hill, Ontario
    • Warren, Michigan
  • Schedule Full time
  • Posted


At BrightDrop, we are reshaping e-commerce by developing smarter, greener, and more efficient ways to deliver goods and services to your door, while delivering a brighter future for the cities where we live. We are building an ecosystem of all-electric, zero-emissions delivery solutions – from electric vehicles, to ePallets and software that leverages real-time data to drive intelligent optimizations for e-commerce. To deliver on our mission we are growing fast and building a team, based in Palo Alto, with offices in Atlanta and Detroit, that is customer-focused, agile and passionate about innovating for a more sustainable future.  

From engineering to product management and operations, BrightDrop is looking for people who can combine a passion for technology and sustainability with high doses of curiosity and rigorous thinking to deliver a better future. 

Backed by General Motors, BrightDrop is striving to improve the communities where we live and deliver a better future for generations to come. We hope you’ll join us. 

The Role  

You will develop amazing connectivity software and solutions for BrightDrop’s Trace product while cross functionally working with the electrical module team, mobile app, and our cloud development teams.  

We are looking for a strong understanding of embedded software development, networking (TCP, UDP), positioning technologies (GPS, BLE Beacons, UWB) and wireless connectivity technologies (Cellular, WiFi and Bluetooth).  The ideal candidate will have a track record of problem-solving and the ability to work with cross-functional teams to deliver software content at scale.  


  • Contribute to code bases written in C++ 

  • Work closely with a team to solve issues and create new features in the connectivity/positioning space (WiFi, Bluetooth, cellular, GPS, etc.) 

  • Responsible for designing and documenting component level specifications 

  • Help develop test procedures/tools to ensure a high-quality product 

  • Support system level design and documentation activities 

  • Support selecting/prototyping new connectivity technologies 

  • Keep work items up to date in project tracking software 

Additional Description

Required Skills and Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, information systems or other related field, or equivalent experience. 

  • 2+ years of C++ embedded software development focusing on connectivity 

  • Experience implementing network-based software solutions: HTTP/HTTPS, SSL/TLS 

  • Experience implementing Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) software solutions (both central and peripheral)  

  • Experience in implementing location services with GNSS, WiFi Geolocation and BLE   

  • High level of analytical ability where problems are unusual and difficult 

  • Well-developed oral and written communication skills 

Preferred Qualifications:  

  • Familiar with Agile software development practices 

  • Familiar with REST based APIs 

  • Experience with CAN-BUS and CANopen for module-to-module communication

  • Familiar with IoT protocols like MQTT or CoAP 

  • Familiar with precise location detection methods (dead reckoning, UWB, 5G) 

  • Familiar with at least one other higher-level language for development of tools and test automation: Python, C# or JavaScript

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