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Engineer: Embedded Firmware Engineer



Cambridge, MA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, August 9, 2023

Engineer: Embedded Firmware Engineer

  • 16-Apr-2024 to 15-Jul-2024 (EST)
  • Cambridge, MA, USA
  • Full Time

Nanobiosym is an innovative, high-tech company that is developing novel technologies at the nexus of physics, nanotechnology, and biomedicine. Founded by MIT/Harvard alum and located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Nanobiosym was awarded the first X-Prize to be given for healthcare.

Embedded Firmware Engineer

Job Description:

We are looking for an Embedded Firmware Engineer to develop and maintain embedded firmware to support our sensor network and devices. As the Embedded Firmware Engineer you will work closely with other functional leaders in the company. We are looking for a self-starting, independent-working person with excellent technical, communication, writing, and interpersonal skills.


  • Implement production quality, low maintenance firmware.
  • C programming in a real-time environment, using 8/16-bit processors and DSP.
  • Develop/maintain the current firmware.
  • Create and maintain software documentation.
  • Develop and implement test procedures.
  • Perform software deployment and packaging.
  • Implement functionality under both operating system (i.e. Linux) and non-operating system targets.
  • Implement protocols such as RS232, RS485, Modbus, I2C.
  • Work closely in a multi-discipline team to develop/install/improve NanoBioSym systems into customer sites.


  • Bachelor's or Master's Degree in computer engineering or related field.
  • 3+ years of industry experience in firmware development.
  • A solid understanding of sensor networking and core Internet protocols.
  • Application, use, and programming of National Instruments LabVIEW
  • Solid experience with the Microchip PIC processor family.
  • Proficient use of lab instrumentation (oscilloscopes, meters, protocol analyzers).
  • You must be comfortable on variety of operating systems (Linux, Windows)
  • Scripting experience using BASH and/or Python.

Nice to have:

  • Working knowledge of C++ and/or Java
  • Comfortable with version control tools, ideally git + GitHub/GitLab
  • Comfortable with continuous integration tools (like Jenkins or GitLab)