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HID, Firmware Quality Engineer

HID, Firmware Quality Engineer

San Diego,California,United States


  • Understanding microcontroller based embedded systems, including algorithms

  • Partnering with a development team to quickly understand an architecture, break it into functional parts, come up with a plan to test/validate, and identify and target weaknesses

  • Crafting creative ways to exercise embedded subsystems, communication protocols (SPI, I2C, etc) and high-level features of embedded devices

  • Devising and building test fixtures, building tools and authoring automated scripts

  • Executing manual and automated test plans on early prototypes, typically at the grey box level

  • Helping to craft quality from a very early stage, ushering the product from early prototype to production

  • Documentation of test cases and code used for test execution

  • Coming up with ideas for custom tools and methods to exercise firmware features

  • Tracking performance, reporting results to management, driving issues to closure

  • Partnering with Human Factors / User Study Group to validate the customer experience and learn about how humans use new input devices


AN EXCELLENT CANDIDATE WILL: - Have a real passion for quality, enjoy breaking things through creative testing - Thrive in uncertain, early prototype stages of a project when not all features are working yet, and enjoy putting energy into identifying/classifying issues as a way to improve quality - Strive to innovate and try new things, incorporating continuous improvement of testing methods

Education & Experience

BS or MS in CS/CPE/EE or related degrees

Additional Requirements

  • 2+ years experience with embedded systems, microcontrollers and sensors

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills


    • Experience writing and/or testing firmware, building embedded systems
    • Knowledge of Mac systems and MacOS/iOS or UNIX variant
    • Track record of shipping great consumer products
    • Testing automation using Python or similar
    • Use of hardware debugging tools USB and Bluetooth CATC, protocol analyzer, logic analyzer, oscilloscope
    • Familiarity with C/C++ or object-oriented programming
    • Test tool development
    • Continuous integration systems
    • Algorithm analysis and validation

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Salary Range
$94,000.00 - $120,000.00
per Year
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San Diego, CA, 92189, US