Embedded Software Engineer
- San Francisco, CA, USA
We started with a simple idea—that everyone should be able to accept credit cards—and we’ve been rethinking buying and selling ever since.
For sellers, we’re creating one cohesive service to run your entire business, from a register in your pocket to analytics on your laptop. For buyers, we’re making it faster to order from the businesses you love and more fun to pay your friends back.
Buying and selling sound like simple things—and they should be. Somewhere along the way, they got complicated. We’re working hard to make commerce easy for everyone.
Our hardware team builds the tangible connection to all that is Square. As we introduce more and more of our products to the world, our hardware footprint expands. In this role, you will be responsible for developing the embedded software in Square’s hardware products.
Develop the embedded software in Square’s hardware products
Write great code within the constraints of both tiny embedded systems and much more powerful platforms
Move up the stack to write and collaborate on system-side code; including protocol design and signal processing in iOS and Android applications, as well as kernel and other development on Linux/Android platforms
Firmware / Embedded software development experience
Expertise in C software development, tools, and debugging
A strong software development discipline, including modularization and test methods
Understanding of common communications protocols (e.g. SPI, UART, I2C, USB), debugging practices (e.g. JTAG and associated gdb integrations), and basic electrical design principles
BS in CS, CE, EE, or equivalent practical experience
Experience with ultra-low-power systems, including power + thermal management
Experience with 8-bit to 32-bit RISC and ARM processor
Experience with real-time operating systems
Experience shipping consumer electronics products
Experience in iOS or Android application development
Experience debugging issues cross functionally, using a combination of software and lab equipment such as oscilloscopes and protocol analyzers
Experience with basic cryptography concepts and/or hardware security concepts
Experience in developing device drivers and userspace software on Linux/Android platforms
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