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BrightDrop - Staff Embedded Software Engineer

  • Emplacement
    • Palo Alto, California
  • Horaire Full time
  • Posté


In the role as a Staff Embedded Software Engineer , you will be responsible for developing software at various levels across our innovative Trace product line. You will have the opportunity to develop software from firmware to application across custom embedded components and a commercial IoT device. You will also contribute to defining future iterations of the product and will help the team decide what SoC, GPU’s and other hardware components we should select to drive product features.

Hybrid: This position will be located onsite at BrightDrop HQ in Palo Alto, CA 3 days per week.


  • Develop common libraries that can be used across multiple hardware variants

  • Design and architect new features for our next generation Trace units

  • Develop software and firmware on both custom components and existing components such as our IoT device

  • Design the HAL and RTE for our controllers

  • Experiment with innovative hardware to uncover potential features for our product

  • Contribute to code bases written in Modern C++


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in computer science or computer engineering

  • Experience with ARM Cortex-M or ARM Cortex-A processors

  • 7+ years of Modern C++ experience in an embedded environment

  • 2+ years’ experience of design and architecture

  • 2+ years of experience with ROS (Robot Operating System)

  • Experience with advance micro-controllers and SOC

  • Experience with Probing hardware during runtime to analyze software

Additional Description


  • Experience with the arm cortex

  • STM32 experience will set ahead from the pack

  • Experience with Bluetooth, CAN, I2C, UART and SPI

  • Experience with Ethernet

  • Experience with IoT devices and developing firmware on them

  • Experience with CI/CD in embedded environment

  • Experience with sensors ranging from ultrasonics to cameras is a plus


*This is a hybrid role based in Palo Alto, CA. Work will be performed onsite 3 days a week.

The compensation information is a good faith estimate only. It is based on what a successful applicant in the California Bay Area which includes the following counties: Marin, Contra Costa, San Francisco, Alameda, San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Santa Cruz might be paid in accordance with the California law.

The compensation may not be representative for positions located outside of the California Bay Area.

The annual salary range for this role is $180,000 - $275,600. The actual base salary a successful candidate will be offered within this range will vary based on factors relevant to the position.

Bonus Potential: An incentive pay program offers payouts based on company performance, job level, and individual performance.

Benefits: GM offers a variety of health and wellbeing benefit programs. Benefit options include medical, dental, vision, Health Savings Account, Flexible Spending Accounts, retirement savings plan, sickness and accident benefits, life insurance, paid vacation & holidays, tuition assistance programs, employee assistance program, GM vehicle discounts and more.