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Firmware Engineer
Sunnyvale, CA


Figure is an AI Robotics company developing a general purpose humanoid. Our Humanoid is designed for corporate tasks targeting labor shortages and jobs that are undesirable or unsafe. We are based in Sunnyvale, CA and require 5 days/week in-office collaboration. 

We are looking for a Firmware Engineer to design, implement and test firmware for critical components of our Humanoid. 


  • Architect, design, implement and test firmware in C or C++ for critical components such as motor controllers, battery management systems and sensing hardware
  • Define a strategy to facilitate reuse of the code base and tools used to develop firmware on different hardware platforms
  • Develop Python tools to support test automation or hardware calibration
  • Contribute to the development of our Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) infrastructure
  • Support hardware/software integration in the lab


  • 5+ years of engineering experience
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science or related field
  • Mastery of C, C++, Python and Linux
  • Experience implementing low level software on bare-metal systems and RTOS
  • Good knowledge of computer architecture
  • Deep understanding of communication buses and protocols like Ethernet, Ethercat, Serial, CAN or USB
  • Comfortable using lab instruments (Oscilloscopes, logic analyzers‚Ķ) and debugging tools (Lauterbach‚Ķ)

Bonus Qualifications: 

  • Experience with motor controllers or battery management systems
  • Experience implementing CI/CD infrastructures
  • Familiar with Agile and Test driven development


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