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Senior Embedded Engineer, Aircraft

Mountain View, California
Job Type
15 Feb 2021

Join Matternet as our next Embedded Software Engineer! We have built a strong foundation for a world-class automated logistics system and we're ready to bring it to the next level with your help.

You will play a large role in the iteration of our current generation Aircraft and Station (), as well as the development of future generations to create seamless autonomy.

Your work will focus on:

  • Building out the embedded layer of the aircraft that will expand its capabilities of autonomous flight
  • Productizing the station to enable fully autonomous end-to-end delivery.

Seize this opportunity to help bring Matternet from R&D to market effectively and quickly.

You will

  • Collaborate with crossfunctional Aircraft and Station team members including Electrical, Mechanical, GNC, Mechatronic, and Software Engineering.
  • Design, build, test, maintain, improve, and troubleshoot firmware and embedded software for the Matternet aircraft and the station embedded systems.
  • Undertake requirements analysis, specification, design, implementation, debugging, test plan specification, and documentation of the embedded systems.
  • Support manufacturing and operations for quality inspections, bring up procedures, and testing/troubleshooting embedded systems.


  • 5+ years of experience in C/C++ for developing embedded systems in Linux/Unix environments
  • Experience with STM32
  • Expertise in Embedded Linux, Linux development, Linux tools, shell scripting, Linux Kernel, Linux device drivers, & the embedded Linux platform for ARM
  • Experience working with Real-Time Operating Systems (RTOS)
  • Strong understanding of protocols, device drivers, and multi-threaded programming
  • Experience selecting micro-controllers and working with new peripherals, features, and development environments
  • Deep functional knowledge of communications protocols (CAN, SPI, I2C, UART, BLE) and selecting those that are optimal for the application
  • Experience reviewing board level schematics and layouts, and data sheets
  • Must be comfortable with hands-on debugging at the rudimentary signal level if necessary (using oscilloscopes and/or logic analyzers)
  • Expertise in controlling peripheral devices such as: encoders, electric actuators, motors (BDC, BLDC, stepper), sensors (capacitive, inductive, IR, LIDAR, RADAR), and/or complex robotic systems
  • Experience working on cross-functional teams using agile software development methods, test-driven development, and continuous integration
  • BE / MS in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related field

Great additions:

  • Some exposure to UAVs and Avionics technologies like ADS-B, GPS, LIDAR, perception sensors
  • Experience in build systems such as Waf, Python, GNU Make and CMake
  • Experience with software versioning tools such as Git and JIRA
  • Experience optimizing C and Matlab algorithms for high data throughput
  • Experience with smart battery IC projects (TI BQ or other battery management chips)
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  • Job Reference: 231877673-2
  • Date Posted: 15 February 2021
  • Recruiter: Matternet Inc
  • Location: Mountain View, California
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Transport & Logistics
  • Job Type: Permanent