Firmware Engineer

over 1 year ago
Full time role
San Francisco, CA, US... more
San Francisco, CA, US... more

Job Description

Gradient’s mission is to cool the world by transforming every home to be more comfortable and healthy for the people who inhabit it — without compromising the environment. Today, heating and cooling equipment emits more greenhouse gas emissions than the entire transportation sector, and expansion in the use of cooling is projected to double these emissions in the next 30 years. However, comfortable buildings are critical for health and productivity, especially among communities that are vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Gradient’s vision is a future where everyone has access to comfortable buildings that are fully decarbonized. Our launch product is a direct-to-consumer high-efficiency and low-carbon heat pump.

We are looking for a Firmware Engineer  to join our firmware/hardware team who is a strong coder, likes to solve challenging problems, and can support overall software, backend, controls, & electronics strategy. The ideal candidate is very adaptable and technically minded while having an uncompromising focus and vision for our customer’s needs.


  • Contribute to all firmware, software, and electronics-based projects in Gradient's roadmap.
  • Work cross-functionally with business and product teams to develop the electronic and software-based systems in Gradient's product roadmap.
  • Develop systems to meet firmware and software product specifications, including communication and display protocols to execute on UI/UX requirements.
  • Implement Gradient's energy-saving and efficient heating/cooling system control algorithms.
  • Build systems and maintain processes for code deployment, testing, and manufacturing reliability. 
  • Ensure device feature functionality to support smartphone application and data collection requirements.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in Embedded C/C++.
  • Software and/or firmware development experience in production environments
  • BS in Computer Engineering or equivalent for experience in mechatronics, firmware, or software.
  • Proven track record of shipping high-quality electronics and software in IoT consumer products on a tight schedule.
  • Proficiency reading and interpreting schematics. 

Bonus Qualifications

  • Experience with AWS IoT Core and related services.
  • Experience shipping 1 or more consumer products.
  • Experience working with wireless communication SoCs, especially for WiFi and BLE.
  • Experience with Eagle, Altium, or similar ECAD software


  • Equity
  • Medical/vision/dental/life/disability insurance
  • 401k
  • Paid parental leave
  • Commuter benefits
  • Unlimited PTO within reason
  • Relocation package ( out of state applicants only )

A reasonable estimate of the current salary range for this role is $110,000 - $185,000/year. 

We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive company. We seek to create a culture where everyone can belong because we believe that people do their best work when they can show up every day as their authentic selves. We welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives.

Gradient Comfort is an equal opportunity employer. We do not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or genetic information, in compliance with applicable federal, state and local law.

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