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Director of Firmware Engineering

Company: August Home, Inc.
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

At Smart Residential US (August and Yale Home), our mission is to make securely accessing the things in your life noticeably easier, without being noticeable.
Together, August and Yale Home make up the Smart Residential team at ASSA ABLOY, a global leader in access solutions. Our global teams work together to create products and services that add everyday simplicity and convenience to our users' lives. With the ability to control access to what they love the most, we're able to provide peace of mind through safety and visibility.
We're excited to be adding a Director of Firmware Engineering to our growing team! This is an engaging and challenging opportunity that plays an intricate role in shaping the development of our upcoming August and Yale products. We are looking for a results-oriented and passionate engineering leader who wants to live on the edge of technologies that bring software and hardware together, within the connected home.
This position will report directly to the Vice President of Engineering. We are seeking a Director of Firmware Engineering to support our efforts in building world-class mobile solutions for our direct-to-consumer products, as well as our business partners. You will get to work on adjusting the firmware engineering team to help more efficiently deliver new projects. The team's goal is to ship state of the art connected devices to secure and allow access to the things people care about.

  • Work cross-functionally to bring a product from conception to production with an understanding of the end-to-end ecosystem required to provide value to the end user
  • Architect and lead a team of firmware developers focused on delivering connected devices
  • Keep up with emerging technological developments associated with connected devices (e.g., Matter, Thread, BLE, etc.)
  • Drive the engineering team toward higher technical standards, reliability, and overall excellence
  • Work with the development team and manufacturers on troubleshooting hardware-firmware issues including those around integration, tools, processes, and testing
  • Conduct 1:1 conversations, team building, coaching, helping to grow the team, and asking questions that will help the team work through technical challenges


    • Excellent communication skills
    • Eagerness to collaborate with your fellow team members, both locally and across the globe
    • Familiarity with Agile processes and practices
    • Willingness/eagerness to occasionally engage in projects beyond the specific scope of the role


      • 5+ years of team leadership experience in firmware/software development leading a team of 5 or more
      • 3+ years' experience developing and delivering firmware for consumer electronics - in large volumes a bonus
      • 10+ years professional experience on embedded processors
      • Good understanding of multi-threaded embedded system concepts including tasks, priorities, deadlocks, etc
      • Middleware development experience on embedded systems including Bluetooth software stacks and network security protocols such as SSL/TLS
      • Experience with a wide variety of embedded peripherals (Accelerometer, Gyro, SPI flash, eMMC, temperature sensors, etc.)
      • Experience with tools such as Git, Makefile, build systems, and solutions for continuous integration
      • Ability to read schematics and some level of soldering experience

        We strive to offer a competitive compensation package that aligns with market rates for companies similar in size and industry. Salary is just one component of our total rewards package, including benefits, bonuses, professional development, and additional perks.
        Actual salaries offered will vary and may be below or above the ranges listed based on various factors including but not limited to the scope of the role, location, experience, skill set, and educational background. We expect most candidates offered positions at Smart Residential US to fall well within the range based on these factors while also having balanced internal equity relative to other Smart Residential US employees.
        Salary Range: $160,000 - $210,000
        Benefits Overview

        • A generous PTO policy to recharge and reset
        • Matching 401k contributions
        • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits
        • Tuition and certification reimbursement
        • Life insurance
        • Monthly cell phone reimbursement
        • Discounts on August Home, Yale Residential, and partner products

          Additional Reasons why it's amazing to be part of Smart Res

          • Building products and services that solve real-world problems
          • Opportunity to make an impact by owning projects from start to finish
          • Working with an incredibly passionate, intelligent, and diverse team
          • Hybrid, remote, and in-office opportunities (depending on position needs)

            August and Yale are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We recruit, hire, train, promote, pay, and administer all personnel actions without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), sex stereotyping (including assumptions about a person's appearance or behavior, gender roles, gender expression, or gender identity), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, mental or physical disability, military or veteran status, genetic information or other statuses protected by law. We interpret these protected statuses broadly to include both the actual status and any perceptions and assumptions made regarding these statuses.
            San Francisco Applicants: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance August will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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