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Senior Embedded Systems Engineer

Hayden AI

Hayden AI

Software Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 22, 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 motivated Device Systems Engineer to join our team and play a crucial role in developing and integrating hardware, firmware, and embedded software for our next-generation devices. You will collaborate across disciplines to ensure seamless functionality and performance.


  • Design, develop, and maintain embedded software components for the target device platform.

  • Collaborate with hardware engineers to optimize software for specific hardware capabilities.

  • Develop and integrate device drivers for various sensors and peripherals.

  • Work with firmware engineers to define and implement firmware functionalities.

  • Contribute to bring-up and low-level hardware initialization.

  • Interface with field applications to understand real-world device usage and performance requirements.

  • Provide technical support for field deployments and troubleshooting.

  • Analyze field data to identify areas for improvement and contribute to future device iterations.

  • Ensure seamless communication and data flow between hardware, firmware, and embedded software.

  • Participate in system-level design reviews and contribute to overall system architecture.

  • Assist with system testing and validation to guarantee device functionality and performance.


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

  • Strong programming proficiency in C and C++.

  • Experience with embedded systems development and system-level programming.

  • Understanding of device hardware platforms and their interaction with software.

  • Familiarity with real-time operating systems (RTOS) concepts.

  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills to work effectively across engineering disciplines.

  • A passion for innovation and a desire to bring complex devices to life.

  • Experience with specific communication protocols relevant to the device (e.g., CAN, CAN-FD, etc.).

  • Knowledge of over-the-air (OTA) update mechanisms for embedded systems.

  • Experience with field-testing and debugging methodologies.

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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