Senior Firmware Engineer at SmartSense by Digi

| Greater Boston Area
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Join a fast-growing company that is using the Internet of Things (IoT) to transform how organizations sense, monitor, and make decisions. Founded out of MIT in 2005, SmartSense is trusted by more than 2,000 organizations, including Walmart, SpaceX, Apple, CVS Health, Coca-Cola, and the US State Department to make sensor-driven decisions. Our customers rely on our solutions help them do what they do better; we need your help to help us do what we do better.
Disproportionately impact a customer-driven startup that is transforming the way companies monitor their critical environments and make decisions about safeguarding their key assets. We’re building next-generation IoT products and infrastructure that helps companies measure their world, transmit their valuable metrics to a centralized location, alert when there is something to be concerned about and even predict key events before they happen.
Dive into an empowered firmware engineering role. You will design, implement, and deliver high quality firmware which controls hundreds-of-thousands of SmartSense’s networked devices. You will be a key member of an Agile Engineering team producing a variety of firmware running on a spread of embedded processors, (8-bit microcontrollers up to the brand new Linux-enabled ARM microprocessors). You will learn to interface with numerous different sensor technologies and deliver sensor data via multi-modal communication channels. Choose when to hack and when to invest. You’ll apply judgment to where we can get the most benefit for our efforts, and you’ll help guide high-level architectural decisions.
SmartSense is an incredibly fast paced customer-driven company and you’ll be performing key role essential to our future success. Our close-knit, cross-functional team is a great chance to grow your knowledge across all layers of our system.
You’ll join a team where everyone—including you—is knowledgeable about engineering patterns, an excellent teammate and opinionated about the product development process. We all pitch in to help wherever necessary when things are crazy. You’ll be challenged to learn new skills and tools, and you’ll be encouraged to expand your professional comfort zone.
Core technologies:
Embedded systems, firmware development in C, wireless communication, real-time operating systems, software architecture, Linux, TCP/IP, encryption, source control, bootloaders, low-level hardware (schematics & PCBs), test equipment (oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, etc.)
Core qualifications:
BS, MEng, or MS (preferred) degree in EE, CE, or CS, 5+ years of related experience, ability to deliver results with little supervision, big-picture vision, attention to small details, natural curiosity, and experience in a fast paced environment where priorities change and multiple projects compete for your time


  • Immediately start writing firmware for our next generation sensor platform
  • Write internal documentation for your firmware
  • Participate in support engineering
  • Regularly interface with the hardware, software, and QA teams to learn the nuts and bolts of SmartSense’s sensor platform (and your teammates)


  • Design and write firmware for all of our hardware devices
  • Influence next generation hardware, firmware, and server design strategies
  • Be able to own the entire planning, scoping, design, and implementation of new firmware projects
  • Participate in team-wide project estimation and scoping


  • Contribute substantially to engineering team efficiency
  • Train, mentor and influence your peers

SmartSense builds internet connected sensors and software that enable organizations to automatically monitor, track, and analyze sensor data for quality control, compliance, and operational efficiency. Our team is motivated to improve the world by providing real-time information that ensures medication and food safety. Our Vaccine Monitoring Initiative donates one system for each system we sell, so that a healthcare clinic in need can monitor life-saving vaccines. We endeavor to be both the best in the world at what we do, as well as, to be the best for the world because of how we do it; if you’re the right candidate, we will reach that goal together – and have a great time doing it!
SmartSense is proud to be an equal-opportunity workplace dedicated to pursuing and hiring a diverse workforce.

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