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Firmware Engineer

Somewear Labs

Remote / Chicago, IL, US / San Francisco, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Hardware
  • Industry: Technology
  • Post Date: 11/20/2022
  • Website:
  • Company Address: 1040 Mariposa Street, San Francisco, CA, 94107

About Somewear Labs

Somewear is building a satellite-powered platform for enterprises to effectively manage field workers and remote assets outside of cellular network coverage. Somewear’s first product enables any field worker to stay safe and compliant at a fraction of the traditional cost with a combination of compact satellite hotspots and software designed for low-bandwidth applications.

Job Description

Somewear supports those who venture beyond the limits of cellular connectivity with a satellite-enabled platform. We serve a wide range of customers including world travelers, helicopter paramedics, backcountry explorers, firefighters and US Special Forces operators.

Somewear builds modern technology to:

  • keep people in touch, informed and safe anywhere in the world
  • empower teams to safely operate in the most austere environments

We're looking for a Firmware Engineer to join the Somewear team! Working remotely or from our San Francisco or Chicago office, you will help develop a platform that actually saves lives. Whether it's a brand new feature or improving core functionality, you'll build delightful experiences for customers that deeply rely on you. As a Somewear engineer, you’ll be working with and learning about a wide range of technology including our custom hardware, satellite tech, LTE, Bluetooth, sensors and 3rd party integrations. Expect lots of interesting challenges.

What you'll do

  • Work with C, C++, Rust and Zephyr RTOS
  • Bring new features from concept to shipped product
  • Test and debug new versions of our custom hardware
  • Implement device drivers and help with board bringup
  • Collaborate with electrical engineers to design and build new products
  • Collaborate with mobile engineers to develop and improve our protocols
  • Iterate on existing and establish new engineering standards, tools, and processes

We’re looking for someone that’s

  • Experience in any software discipline for 4+ years
  • Developed firmware 2+ years
  • Feels comfortable developing in size/power constrained embedded platforms
  • Has experience with wireless protocols (WiFi, Bluetooth, ZigBee) and mesh networks
  • Has experience with cellular networks (LTE, 5G)
  • Has experience with real time operating systems (RTOS) and hardware interfaces (UART, SPI, I2C)
  • Feels comfortable interacting with and debugging embedded systems (using an oscilloscope, logic analyzer, power supply)
  • Passionate about understanding users and building life saving features
  • Eager to get their hands dirty across the stack
  • Excited by tough technical challenges
  • Capable of taking ownership and bringing an idea from conception to shipping a product

What you'll love about Somewear


  • You will own projects end-to-end that will help shape our product
  • You will be challenged technically to iterate quickly and develop across the stack
  • You will work with an ambitious and motivated team that likes to have fun
  • You will help define the culture and process of the engineering team
  • You will have direct access to senior leadership and impact the company’s growth

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