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Senior Staff Embedded Firmware Engineer - $15,000 Hiring Bonus

Senior Staff Embedded Firmware Engineer - $15,000 Hiring Bonus

  • 2021-26621.3
  • Hercules, California, United States

Bio-Rad is looking for a talented and passionate Senior Staff Embedded Firmware Engineer to be part of an exciting Life Science R&D team. You will have an enormous opportunity to make a large impact on the design, architecture, and implementation of cutting-edge scientific products used for scientific discovery. You collaborate with software developers, systems engineers, product managers, technical program managers, and electrical and other hardware engineering teams. You create extendable design and easy to maintain solutions with the long-term vision in mind.


The Life Science Group R&D team is a collaborative group of engineers, chemists, biologists, and software developers who thrive working at the forefront of innovation. With a primary focus on advancing scientific discovery and improving lives, we optimize technologies like Droplet Digital PCR, new chemistries for sensitivity and specificity in cell biology, protein analysis and purification, and software tools, including AI for data analysis. We’re driven by our mission and the meaningful impact we make every day delivering solutions that work for our customers from bench to bedside. 


This position is eligible for a $15,000 HIRING BONUS:  

  • Bonus offered for a limited time only.
  • Bonus applicable to specific positions as labeled.
  • Bonus recipients must be employed at the time of payout.
  • Bonus payout after 30 days of employment with Bio-Rad.
  • Bonus offered to direct hires only. Agency hires and internal transfers are not eligible.
  • 12 months repayment clause.

How You’ll Make an Impact:


  • You will develop new features for embedded systems, along with investigating, prototyping, and delivering new and innovative system solutions.
  • You will be involved with architecting and implementing embedded firmware designs/programs to support development of scientific instruments.
  • Your environment will include working with electrical, mechanical, software and system engineers to develop the firmware requirements.
  • You will participate in designing, developing, and verifying firmware, drivers and APIs for embedded systems, and participating in design reviews, API development, and documentation.
  • You will work with new technologies that are vital to product development, and deliver investigation plans and reports, architectural documents, design specs, software and firmware source code, along with build scripts.
  • You will perform tasks including debug, bring-up, Beta and production software development.
  • You will write software for hardware and system verification & validation, as well as writing software for manufacturing test fixtures and instrument calibration.

What You Bring:


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or related field.
  • 20+ years of experience as an embedded software/firmware engineer.
  • Experience in one or more of these areas: cameras, sensors, motor control, PID control, USB, I2C, SPI communication protocols.
  • Experience in embedded software design, development and debugging.
  • Experience in coding in C/C++.
  • Experience with RTOS or Embedded Linux.
  • System level integration experience.
  • Board bring-up experience.
  • Experience in writing unit and system level test software.
  • Experience with Jira or other project management and bug tracking software.
  • Ability to understand, debug and work with Schematics.
  • This position is not remote and will require you to be onsite at times.

Preferred Experience:


  • Strong debugging/troubleshooting and problem-solving skills of embedded systems.
  • Expert in firmware design and implementation.
  • Experience with Linux kernel and API library development.
  • Experience with real time debugging tools (software and hardware).
  • Knowledge in serial interface protocols like I2C, SPI and USB.
  • Experience with PID control and motion control.
  • Experience developing for ARM Cortex-M MCU.

Vaccination Requirement: Ability and consent to upload proof of completed Covid-19 vaccination into our secure database within 3 days of start date.  


Total Rewards Package: At Bio-Rad, we’re empowered by our purpose and recognize that our employees are as well. That’s why we offer a competitive and comprehensive Total Rewards Program that provides value, quality, and inclusivity while satisfying the diverse needs of our evolving workforce. Bio-Rad's robust offerings serve to enrich the overall health, wealth, and wellbeing of our employees and their families through the various stages of an employee’s work and life cycle.


Benefits: Bio-Rad's biggest asset is its people, and the reason why our Total Rewards deliver programs that provide value, quality, and inclusivity while satisfying the diverse needs of our evolving workforce. Our robust offerings serve to enrich the overall health, wealth, and wellbeing of our employees and their families through the various stages of an employee’s work and life cycle. We’re proud to offer a variety of options, including competitive medical plans for you and your family, free HSA funds, a new fertility offering with stipend, life, and disability, paid parental leave, 401k plus profit sharing, employee stock purchase program, a new upgraded and streamlined mental health platform, extensive learning and development opportunities, education benefits, student debt relief program, pet insurance, wellness challenges, time off, Employee Resource Groups (ERG) and more!  


Compensation: The estimated base salary range for this position is $145,400 to $199,900 at the time of posting.  Actual compensation will be provided in writing at the time of offer, if applicable, and is based on several factors we believe fairly and accurately impact compensations, including geographic location, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities, and other job permitted factors. This position is eligible for a variable annual bonus, which is dependent upon achievement of your individual objectives and Company performance.


Who We Are: For 70 years, Bio-Rad has focused on advancing the discovery process and transforming the fields of science and healthcare. As one of the top five life science companies, we are a global leader in developing, manufacturing, and marketing a broad range of high-quality research and clinical diagnostic products. We help people everywhere live longer, healthier lives. Recently voted a Best Place to Work, Bio-Rad offers a unique employee experience with collaborative teams that span the globe. Here, you are supported by leadership to build your career and are empowered to drive change that makes an impact you can see.  


EEO Statement: Bio-Rad is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, and we welcome candidates of all backgrounds. Veterans, people with disabilities, and people of all races, ethnicities, genders, ages, and orientations are encouraged to apply.  


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.  #LI-TWAZ



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