Firmware Engineer (Mid-Level and Above)

Oakland, CA
20 days ago
Full time role


Jaro Fleet Technologies

Oakland, CA, USA

MISSION Our mission is to accelerate the widespread adoption of electric semi-trucks. VISION Our Vision is to co-create the most effective, ...

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Job Description

Freight trucking is responsible for 3X more emissions than all other commercial vehicle types combined in the US, and has demonstrated very rapid customer adoption once unit economics are proven. Jaro seeks to deliver a critical enabling technology for this industry to electrify. 

Working at Jaro means not only tackling this enormous source of greenhouse gas emissions and urban air pollution, but also redefining how climate startups treat their employees. 

As a Firmware Engineer at Jaro, you will design and build high-performance, high-power firmware and communications systems for a novel vehicle charging technology poised to transform the electric semi-trucking industry. You will work as part of a small team of talented engineers developing critical enabling technologies, demonstrating breakthrough performance characteristics, and preparing the design for production. These contributions are foundational for Jaro’s growth as we work to address a $20B emerging market and a huge, unresolved source of climate emissions and urban pollution.

Level of job title can vary based on skills and experience.

This role requires at least 50% onsite presence at our Oakland, CA location.

What you'll do:

  • Design, build, and test firmware for a novel, high-power (up to multi-MW), high-voltage (up to 1500VDC) electrical system that enables breakthrough EV charging performance.
  • Design system firmware to interface with a variety of OEM on-board diagnostics and on-board vehicle active safety codes, and to enable charger management analytics. 
  • Test your code on hardware and create enhanced processes for testing.
  • Influence architecture and system design from a software perspective.
  • Contribute to and execute against an engineering roadmap that manages technical risks and produces high-value deliverables on schedule.
  • Collaborate with other engineering specializations to ensure safe and optimized system design and functionality.
  • Contribute to early team culture, strategy, and organization for the Engineering team and the broader Jaro team.

Required Skills:

  • Degree in engineering or related discipline, can be substituted for relevant work experience.
  • At least 3 years of relevant, professional work experience.
  • Solid understanding in the theory and application of data and memory structures and programming logic.
  • Good experience with designing and building firmware.
  • Think creatively and opportunistically to solve unusually hard problems efficiently.
  • Think clearly about technical risks and how to manage them. 
  • Value diverse ideas, backgrounds, and problem-solving strategies.
  • Communicate effectively to share learnings and make clear decisions.
  • Thrive in a nimble, small-team environment with significant individual autonomy.

Valued Skills:

  • Experience designing, testing, and building EV charger firmware or firmware from closely related industries, including communication protocols, on-board diagnostics, vehicle active safety codes, system optimization, and/or regulatory compliance.
  • Experience with low-level, bare metal embedded systems. 
  • Experience with C, C++ with real-time control for switching power electronics converters. 
  • Familiar with real-time linux development environment. 
  • A track record of successfully deploying new firmware in commercialized industrial (vs. consumer) products, with experience in early product development (concept through pre-production).
  • Experience with and understanding of software and hardware interaction.
  • Strong code debug and troubleshooting skills.

It looks like we are looking for a lot, but what we really need are good passionate people. If you feel like you can contribute to Jaro, you're encouraged to apply even if your experience doesn't precisely match the job description. We welcome diverse perspectives and backgrounds, and your skills might be a great fit for this or other roles!

Compensation and Benefits
- Transparent, equitable, and market-competitive compensation package, including salary and stock options with extended exercise windows
- Medical, dental, and vision insurance with premiums covered at 100% for employees and 75% for dependents
- 401k
- Paid parental leave for all employees
- Unlimited vacation policy with 3 weeks encouraged, plus additional company time off around winter holidays
- Discretionary funds for self care, professional development, and community relationship building
- Specific professional development program option for women in STEM, through Gotara partnership
- Flexible WFH policy within the needs of the role

About Jaro Fleet Technologies
Jaro Fleet Technologies exists to accelerate the widespread adoption of electric semi-trucks. Founded by an experienced electric vehicle expert (Apple SPG, 3 startups, MIT, Stanford) and well-capitalized by top-tier venture capital firms (Pale Blue Dot, Lerer-Hippeau, Box Group), Jaro Fleet Technologies is developing a breakthrough charging technology and highly-scalable customer acquisition model to rapidly electrify the fastest growing segment of US freight trucking. 

Jaro Fleets is a Public Benefit Corporation in which each employee has rights to protect the company’s mission, has an annual vote on CEO performance, and is empowered to prevent workplace discrimination. By inviting diverse, passionate employees to thrive in a more equitable organizational model, Jaro seeks to demonstrate a better way to solve climate. 

Join Jaro’s team to help us build this vision. 

Equal Employment Opportunity
We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all our employees and are seeking to build a team that reflects the diversity of the people we hope to serve with our products. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Jaro Fleet Technologies

Oakland, CA, USA

MISSION Our mission is to accelerate the widespread adoption of electric semi-trucks. VISION Our Vision is to co-create the most effective, ...

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