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Firmware Engineering Manager

Brain Corporation is a San Diego-based AI company that specializes in the development of self-driving technology. Our AI tech represents the next generation of artificial brains for robots - it enables machines to perceive, learn, and navigate complex environments, while avoiding people and obstacles. We partner with commercial equipment manufacturers, and global consumer electronics brands, to transform their products into self-driving robots.

The Firmware Engineering Manager will be leading a team of Firmware Engineers who will focus on writing safe, reliable firmware for integrating hardware and software for mobile robotic products. This position will allow you to leverage your technical engineering skills as well as people leadership to ensure the highest level of capability in the Firmware team.

Task & Responsibilities

  • Provide technical leadership and drive best practices for code development, review, testing, and deployment that will ensure high quality releases to production
  • Work with cross functional leaders to manage existing and new product development along with handling current production issues.
  • Grow the team by sourcing, hiring and onboarding top talented and passionate engineers
  • Lead performance reviews and career development for new and existing engineers
  • Write, review, and test firmware code in C/C++

What you need

  • BS, MS or PhD in EE/CE/CS, or the equivalent in experience with evidence of exceptional ability
  • 5+ years of experience managing a medium to large firmware engineering team
  • Exceptional leadership ability managing and leading medium to large firmware teams with a history of outstanding accomplishments
  • Extensive background in device development (consumer electronics, automotive, etc.)
  • Background in embedded C development in utilities, robotics, real-time controls, or system software
  • Background in software architecture and firmware implementation on hardware through integration, test , high volume manufacturing and maintainability
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate complex technical concepts to a wide audience

Things that make a difference

  • MS or PhD in EE/CE/CS
  • Domain experience in robotics and/or autonomous vehicles is highly preferred
  • Experience with embedded microprocessor tools and microcontrollers is preferred
  • Experience managing development of automated validation systems to ensure high quality product releases
  • Experience meeting functional safety requirements is highly preferred

This position is located in our San Diego headquarters and reports to Sr. Director, Engineering.

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