Motor Controls Firmware Engineer at Figure

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Motor Controls 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 the motor controllers used by all our actuators.


  • Architect, design, implement and test firmware in C++ for motor controllers
  • Work closely with the hardware team to define hardware requirements and hardware/software interfaces
  • Work closely with the control team on motor control algorithms and functional interfaces
  • Develop Python tools to support test automation or hardware calibration
  • Support hardware/software integration in the lab


  • Bachelor or Master degree in Computer Science or related field
  • At least 5 years of industry experience
  • Mastery of C++ and Python
  • Hands-on experience developing firmware to control Brushless Direct Current (BLDC) motors, including Field Oriented Control (FOC)
  • Experience implementing low level software on bare-metal systems and RTOS
  • Deep understanding of communication buses and protocols like Ethernet, Ethercat, Serial, SPI and I2C
  • Good understanding of digital signal processing techniques such as FIR, IIR and FFT
  • Comfortable using lab instruments (Oscilloscopes, logic analyzers‚Ķ) and debugging tools (Lauterbach‚Ķ)

Bonus Qualifications: 

  • Experience developing safety firmware compliant with IEC 61508 or ISO 26262
  • Experience with Bazel build systems
  • Familiar with Agile and Test driven development.


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