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Expert Firmware Engineer

Sanctuary AI

Sanctuary AI

Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2024
Your New Role and Team
Sanctuary, a world leader in building AI-based control systems for humanoid robots, is looking to hire a skilled and motivated Expert Firmware Engineer to join our Hardware team. Reporting to the Embedded Systems Lead, you'll dive deep into our design, architecture, and implementation of real-time distributed systems that empower our general-purpose robots.
We're looking for the best candidates who possess exceptional software development skills and a wealth of hands-on experience in embedded system design and development. As an Expert Firmware Engineer, you'll be a pivotal contributor, adapting to new, intricate development environments and owning solutions from inception through deployment. Additionally, you’ll support and pioneer best practices that fuel continuous enhancements in our robotic systems.

Our Success Criteria

  • Apply extensive hands-on expertise in designing, deploying, documenting, and maintaining embedded systems
  • Elevate your career experience by spearheading the development of real-time distributed systems that drive our robotics systems
  • Broaden your engineering acumen by gaining a profound understanding of the embedded systems integral to general-purpose robots
  • Collaborate closely with the electrical and controls teams to construct and deploy general-purpose robots
  • Showcase your leadership and mentorship skills by effectively documenting, communicating, and collaborating on enhancing system components
  • Your Experience
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, a related technical field, or equivalent industry experience
  • 8+ years of firmware development experience
  • Knowledge of professional engineering practices spanning the entire product life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source management, agile processes, testing, and operations
  • Demonstrated ability to design, implement, and rigorously test within a fast-paced environment
  • Have successfully navigated the full life cycle of building and sustaining high-performance embedded systems
  • Skills
  • Proficiency in using C/C++ for embedded systems
  • Practical experience with real-time distributed systems and mastery of hard real-time constraints
  • Familiarity with Linux and embedded Linux development
  • Proven experience working with industrial communication protocols, such as EtherCAT or CAN
  • Relevant expertise in designing system architecture, encompassing comprehensive technical knowledge in sensors, precision motion control, and robotics
  • Adeptness with firmware tools, including logic analyzers, oscilloscopes, and JTAG debuggers
  • Familiarity with FPGA development and hardware description languages
  • Knowledge of ROS/ROS2 or other robotic applications
  • Traits
  • Above all, maintain an unwaveringly positive attitude and a commitment to devising robust solutions for intricate problems
  • Possess exceptional listening skills and adeptness in conflict resolution, fostering optimism throughout interactions
  • Exhibit the ability to influence others without formal authority, driving collaboration and innovation
  • Approach new challenges with unyielding determination and a constructive mindset
  • Embrace patience, persistence, and meticulous attention to detail when resolving performance issues
  • Share our fervor for advancing machine intelligence to a human-like level
Working at Sanctuary AI
Sanctuary AI is an equal opportunity employer; employment with Sanctuary AI is governed based on skills, competence, and qualifications and will not be influenced in any way by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability, or any other legally protected status. In 2023, Sanctuary AI moved into a state-of-the-art office facility and has been recognized by LinkedIn as a Top Startup company.
Compensation and Benefits
Sanctuary offers a market-leading compensation package that includes competitive salaries, equity stakes, and a full suite of benefits for permanent employees, encompassing health coverage, paid time off, cutting-edge work facilities, and worksite flexibility by role. Our commitment to fairness ensures that our total compensation consistently surpasses market standards.
About Sanctuary AI
Founded in 2018 by Geordie Rose, Olivia Norton, and Ajay Agrawal, Sanctuary AI is a Vancouver, Canada-based company. Sanctuary AI is on a mission to create the world’s first human-like intelligence in general-purpose robots that will help us work more safely, efficiently, and sustainably. And in the not-too-distant future, help us explore, settle, and prosper in outer space.
Members of the Sanctuary AI team founded D-Wave (a pioneer in the quantum computing industry), Kindred (first use of reinforcement learning in a production robot), and the Creative Destruction Lab (pioneered a revolutionary method for the commercialization of science for the betterment of humankind). The team has experience launching market-defining innovations rooted in previously unsolved and deep scientific problems.
Recruiting & Employment Agency Notice:
Recruitment and hiring is conducted internally by Sanctuary AI. We are not seeking or soliciting any new agency partnerships or agreements at this time. Any employment agency or professional recruiter (“Agency”) that provides an unsolicited resume(s) or otherwise presents a prospective job candidate through the Sanctuary AI career site or directly to any Sanctuary AI employee, irrevocably grants to Sanctuary AI the unrestricted right to engage, hire, or contract with that candidate at Sanctuary AI's sole discretion without any compensation to the Agency. We appreciate your interest in working together, and should the need arise our Talent Acquisition team will contact any external firms directly.