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Embedded Firmware Engineer

Embedded Firmware Engineer

  • 2021-22631.3
  • Pleasanton, California, United States

We are looking for an Embedded Firmware Engineer to join our innovative multi-disciplinary engineering team in Pleasanton, California to collaboratively develop exceptional Life Science products.

We need an energetic and passionate individual with experience in the design, implementation, integration, testing, debugging, deployment, and maintenance of embedded systems firmware for scientific laboratory instruments. The ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-disciplinary, product-focused environment, and willingness to jump in and do what it takes to deliver on commitments will make you a successful part of the team.

Note: This is a hybrid position.


  • Apply best software development practices to design and develop reliable and maintainable firmware for embedded systems used in commercial products and in-house diagnostic tools.
  • Implement firmware to enable electromechanical system operations including feedback control and hardware and software interfaces.
  • Develop sound design documentation, perform software configuration management, and build and release source code.
  • Apply test-driven development (TDD) and develop and execute unit tests.
  • Sustain products over their lifetimes.
  • Collaborate on embedded designs and participate in cross-functional teams to support product development, integration, testing, and troubleshooting according to schedule agreements.
  • Create and maintain software scripts and supporting tools for system verification, validation, and production efforts.


  • BS or higher in Electrical or Computer Engineering.
  • 5+ years of experience designing, debugging, and maintaining embedded systems firmware in a production environment (shipped products a plus).
  • Proficient designing object-oriented software in C++.
  • Experience developing on ARM Cortex-M MCU.
  • Ability to bring up a new board (PCB).
  • Willingness to learn and code in Python.
  • Familiarity with the use of oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, current probes etc.
  • Experience in real-time control, data acquisition, and serial communication protocols (I2C, SPI, RS-232, CAN).
  • Working knowledge of RTOS and embedded Linux.
  • Experience in developing and executing unit and integration tests.
  • Experience with Jira or other project management and bug tracking software.
  • Experience working in a team-based, full lifecycle software development environment.
  • Experience with agile software development methodologies including Scrum.


Vaccination Requirement:

Due to the higher threat of more infectious and deadly COVID-19 variant strains emerging, Bio-Rad has a mandatory vaccination policy requiring its US employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. New hires will be asked to upload their vaccination card into our electronic database hosted by ClearPass, who specializes in securing electronic medical information, within 3 days of their start date. With this policy, Bio-Rad joins a growing list of companies that are prioritizing sound science and available facts to best ensure the ongoing safety of its employees and the community.



About Bio-Rad:

 Bio-Rad is a global leader providing a broad array of clinical diagnostics and life science research products. With a team of more than 8,000 employees and a global network of operations serving our customers, we help people live longer, healthier lives.

Bio-Rad was founded over six decades ago and has continued to provide the healthcare industry with innovative and useful products that help life science researchers accelerate the discovery process and medical diagnostic labs obtain faster, better results.

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Agency Non-Solicitation: 

Bio-Rad does not accept agency resumes, unless the agency has been authorized by a Bio-Rad Recruiting Representative. Please do not submit resumes unless authorized to do so. Bio-Rad will not pay for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.


Benfits & Pay:

One of Bio-Rad’s strengths is the diversity of its people. That’s why we are proud to offer a benefits program that allows you to select from a variety of options to best meet the needs of you and your family. Bio-Rad Employee Benefits include FREE health insurance option for employees and their dependents, short and long term disability, 401k profit sharing, employee stock purchase program, $5k annual education benefits, student debt relief program, and more!

  • Target base pay range of $93,300 - $139,900
  • 10% annual bonus
  • $15,000 sign-on bonus








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