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Senior Firmware Engineer

Hayden AI

Hayden AI

Software Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2024

About Us

At Hayden AI, we are on a mission to harness the power of artificial intelligence and machine learning to transform the way governments and businesses address real-world challenges.

From optimizing bus lane and bus stop enforcement to pioneering digital twin modeling and beyond, our innovative mobile perception system empowers our clients to accelerate transit, enhance street safety, and drive forward a sustainable future.

What the job involves

We are seeking a highly skilled Senior Firmware Engineer to join our growing team. In this role, you will play a key part in developing and optimizing firmware for our cutting-edge embedded systems products.


  • Work with embedded Linux filesystems to ensure smooth system operation.

  • Enhance the performance analysis infrastructure and tooling to streamline development processes.

  • Develop and maintain robust interfaces with various devices and sensors, including GNSS, IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit), and LTE.

  • Optimize Linux kernel drivers, kernel space code, and user space applications for performance and efficiency.

  • Develop and maintain low-level drivers and firmware for Microcontroller Units (MCUs).

  • Leverage your prior experience with STM32 microcontrollers to contribute to ongoing projects.


  • Bachelor's degree or Master's degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or a related field.

  • Strong programming experience in C, with a deep understanding of embedded systems programming principles.

  • Extensive knowledge of Linux at the system level, including kernel space, device drivers, system structure, platform porting/bringup, and embedded systems development best practices.

  • Proven ability to build and debug Linux kernels for embedded systems.

  • Solid understanding of CPU and GPU architectures.

  • Prior experience working with inter-integrated circuit (I2C), Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI), Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI), MIPI, Universal Serial Bus (USB), and Serial UART communication protocols.

  • Proficiency in scripting languages like Bash or Python for automation tasks.

  • Expertise in ARM64-based platforms and development tools.

  • Experience with CUDA/OpenCL programming and video processing pipelines.

  • Knowledge of Controller Area Network (CAN) or CAN FD protocols.

  • Proven experience in designing, implementing, and verifying over-the-air (OTA) updates for operating systems, applications, and firmware.

  • Familiarity with board bring-up procedures and hardware debugging techniques.

Benefits and Perks

There are endless learning and development opportunities from a highly diverse and talented peer group, including experts in a wide range of fields (AI, Computer Vision, Government Contracting, Systems & Device Engineering, Operations, Communications, and more!)

  • Options for 100% company paid medical, dental, and vision coverage for employees and dependents (for US employees)

  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (DCFSA)

  • Life, AD&D, Short and Long Term Disability Insurance

  • Aflac Critical Illness, Accident Insurance & Hospital Indemnity Insurance

  • MetLife Legal Plan(s) & Pet Insurance

  • Farmers GroupSelect Auto & Home Insurance

  • 401(k) with 3% company matching

  • Professional development reimbursement

  • Unlimited PTO

  • Hybrid work opportunities

  • Daily catered lunches in our San Francisco office

Hayden AI is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment that fosters learning from each other. We celebrate people of diverse backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives. We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to providing a work environment free of harassment and discrimination. Hayden AI is also committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. Please let your recruiter know if you need an accommodation at any point during the interview process. To all recruitment agencies: Hayden AI does not accept agency resumes.

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