Principal Firmware Engineer
Costa Mesa, CA /
Firmware – Firmware /
Anduril Industries is a defense technology company with a mission to transform U.S. and allied military capabilities with advanced technology. By bringing the expertise, technology, and business model of the 21st century’s most innovative companies to the defense industry, Anduril is changing how military systems are designed, built and sold. Anduril’s family of systems is powered by Lattice OS, an AI-powered operating system that turns thousands of data streams into a realtime, 3D command and control center. As the world enters an era of strategic competition, Anduril is committed to bringing cutting-edge autonomy, AI, computer vision, sensor fusion, and networking technology to the military in months, not years.
The Firmware team designs embedded firmware from concept to production for our growing fleet of UAS and ground systems. This dynamic role works closely with other electrical, mechanical, software, firmware, and test engineers to support new developments and active deployments.
WHAT YOU'LL DO
- Develop low-level firmware/software for microcontrollers, create reusable device drivers, integrate system-level features and architect changes to support an ever-growing codebase
- Take full ownership of design, implementation and completion of embedded firmware projects
- Mentor other firmware engineers and help teach best practices in design engineering
- Contribute to team direction, policy and guidance
- Quickly debug and troubleshoot issues that span the electrical, firmware, and software boundaries
- Help select microcontrollers and peripherals and review schematics with electrical engineering team
- Concurrently manage involvement in multiple projects at various stages
- BS or MS in CS/CE/EE or equivalent industry experience
- Expert level C coding ability for embedded systems
- Demonstrated success creating complex MCU projects that communicate between multiple boards or systems
- Broad experience with one or more microcontroller cores (ARM, AVR, MSP430, PIC, etc.)
- Experience integrating microcontrollers with analog and digital sensors
- Experience developing firmware in bare-metal and/or RTOS environments
- Debugging skills with JTAG, SWD, Oscilloscopes, and Logic analyzers
- Solid understanding and application of coding best practices, board bring up and debugging
- Extensive experience with common bus protocols such as USB, SPI, I2C, CAN, RS232, RS485, Ethernet, etc.
- U.S. Persons status is required as this position needs to access export controlled data
- Experience with one or more microcontroller cores (ARM, AVR, MSP430, PIC, etc.)
- Have a bias for action. If you see a problem, you want to solve and fix it
- Be naturally curious about the technologies and tools you use
$160,000 - $282,000 a year
For Full Time Employment Opportunities: The salary range for this role is an estimate based on a wide range of compensation factors, inclusive of base salary only. Actual salary offer may vary based on (but not limited to) work experience, education and/or training, critical skills, and/or business considerations. Highly competitive equity grants are included in all offers and are considered part of Anduril’s total compensation package. Additionally, Anduril offers top-tier benefits, including comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans, employee life and disability, mental health and family planning benefits with all premiums paid by Anduril. Anduril provides fully paid medical leave, paid company holidays, and paid time off. A professional development stipend is available to all Andurilians and all on-site meals are fully subsidized during the work week through use of our gourmet kitchens. The recruiter assigned to this role can share more information about the specific compensation and benefit details associated with this role during the hiring process.
Anduril is an equal-opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. The Anduril team is made up of incredibly talented and unique individuals, who together are disrupting industry norms by creating new paths towards the future of defense technology. All qualified applicants will be treated with respect and receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, uniform service, Veteran status, age, or any other protected characteristic per federal, state, or local law, including those with a criminal history, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the CA Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance. We actively encourage members of recognized minorities, women, Veterans, and those with disabilities to apply, and we work to create a welcoming and supportive environment for all applicants throughout the interview process. If you are someone passionate about working on problems that have a real-world impact, we’d love to hear from you!