Embedded Software Engineer at Piaggio Fast Forward

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Imagine a sustainable mobility ecology with healthy lifestyles and social connectivity available to all, regardless of age or abilities. With the motto Autonomy for Humans, Piaggio Fast Forward (PFF) creates lightweight, intelligent mobility solutions for people and goods that will create this mobility ecology.

PFF is hiring a passionate and experienced Embedded Software Engineer to join our engineering team. In this role you will bring your expertise in developing firmware and embedded linux platforms for embedded ARM processor devices to help gita® move and operate collaboratively with people. The Embedded Software Engineer will be a key contributor in the development and improvement of gita embedded software and as well as future new products.


  • Develop firmware for embedded ARM processors with FreeRTOS or bare-metal using C and Python.
  • Develop low-level hardware drivers, system and hardware level diagnostic routines, boot loaders, error handling, and event logging.
  • Develop Embedded Linux platform (Yocto) for 32/64 bits ARM processors.
  • Develop and document code to meet requirements and execute thorough unit test plans and QA
  • Assure a high standard of quality in your own work and in the work of others on your team via good coding practices, process improvements, clean designs, smart testing and review practices.


  • MS/BS Degree in EE/CS or equivalent experience.
  • 3+ years C/C++ firmware development with constrained resources (RAM, FLASH, I/O).
  • 3+ years multi-threaded experience with Linux and/or Free.
  • 3+ years working in a Linux development environment including editing, make, and source control.
  • 3+ years development of Yocto embedded Linux platform.
  • Proficiency developing kernel and system level modules for embedded Linux systems.
  • Experience with bootloader development (uBoot).
  • Proficiency in C/C++ and its scope in embedded systems development.
  • Experience with ARM based SoC.
  • Ability to read schematics and use common lab equipment (Oscilloscope, Logic Analyzer) for troubleshooting hardware.
  • Experience with scripting language(s) such as Python, Bash.
  • Experience with Communication protocols such as I2C, BLE, SPI, Serial, USB, CAN, TCP/IP and Wi-Fi.
  • Strong ability to work within team structure, planning and deliverables.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Successful applicants will be asked so show proof that they can legally work in the U.S. 
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How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

In order to keep everything running smoothly here at PFF, proper inter-team communication is essential. Slack is our bread and butter, and we use it for everything. Personally though, I tend to prefer a face-to-face conversation with someone in front of a whiteboard, especially when complex abstract concepts are the topic of discussion.


Software Engineer

What makes someone successful on your team?

Team members who are self-motivated and ambitious, with a team player mentality -- who are excited to work with, learn from and share knowledge with others. The nature of our work requires a creative sense, ingenuity, impeccable attention to detail, a flexible mindset, and a strong desire to learn and to tackle work outside of your comfort zone.


Lead of Smart Behaviors

What is your vision for the company?

My vision is of a world in which vehicles like Piaggio Fast Forward’s gita® enable people of all ages and abilities to move further, faster, and more enjoyably. In the present era of AI, autonomy and ubiquitous networks, vehicles that promote walkability, human interaction and off-screen exploration will be fundamental to our sense of well-being.


Chief Vision Officer

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I've had the opportunity to grow with gita®. Early on, I applied my knowledge of design for manufacturing to facilitate the transition from concept to consumer product. By instilling manufacturability from an early stage I have worked to setup the foundation for a successful product. Now as the Lead Manufacturing Engineer I oversee production.


Lead Manufacturing Engineer

What are Piaggio Fast Forward Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Piaggio Fast Forward offers a 3% 401(k) contribution.
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
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Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Pet Friendly
We have multiple office dogs including, but not limited to, Douglas, Abby, Bleu, Skye, and Mosley!
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Job Training & Conferences
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