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Firmware Engineer

Company: Myant Inc.

Job Title(s): Firmware Engineer

Job Type: Full-time

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Start Date: Immediately

Compensation: Competitive

 

About us:

At Myant, we are creating the world’s first textile computing platform, integrating technology directly into the one thing that we use every day - clothing and textiles. The sensors and actuators embedded within our apparel connect your body to the digital world, creating what we call your Digital Identity. This data is uploaded to the cloud and can be shared with those who matter to you - your doctors, coaches, other IoT devices, your family members - without you consciously having to think about it. Imagine a world where you walk into your house and the temperature automatically adjusts to suit you, or the lights adjust to your mood, or your doctor is aware of the onset of a disease before you even visit. The line between the digital and physical world is becoming increasingly blurry, and we believe textile is the next medium to bridge that gap. Over the next 12-18 months, we are launching a dozen form factors that will cover your body from the neck down. This will give you continuous, bi-directional access to the body; creating an ambient link between you and others, and you and AI.

Myant is looking for people who believe in our mission to make wearable technology truly ubiquitous and convenient, so that everyone can benefit from it. We are a cross-functional team solving big challenges at the intersection of fashion, electronics, software, and data science.

 

You:

You’re excited at the prospect of playing a pivotal role in bringing our products to market. You’re not afraid to get your hands dirty by doing lots of hands-on work, but you’re also a strategic thinker with insight and creativity. You’re excited at the prospect of working on a new brand and cementing it as leader in the wearable technology space. Lastly, you enjoy being part of small teams that make a big impact and that’s the reason being at a startup is the right place for you.

 

Position Summary:

We are seeking a highly motivated and versatile Firmware Engineer to join our growing team. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to bring multiple products from early prototyping to mass production, creating a portfolio of next generation smart clothing products.

To be successful, the candidate must have a strong background in firmware development and have experience developing, testing and releasing production builds. Applicants should have a keen eye for solving problems that currently do not have well defined solutions and be able to rapidly design/prototype these ideas. He or she will work with limited supervision and will be accountable for the delivery and critical appraisal of their results.

The successful candidate will join a multidisciplinary team of scientists, engineers, textile experts, fashion designers and entrepreneurs to actively participate in the creation and optimization of new products.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Develop, test and debug firmware for state-of-the bio-signal/actuation embedded systems
  • Write communication protocol and application drivers for various MCUs and peripherals
  • Integrate wireless communication protocols (BLE, WiFi, etc.)
  • Contribute to automated regression test suite
  • Optimize firmware for low-power operation
  • Contribute to the design of system architecture
  • Participate in PCB bring-up, testing, debugging and solving complex multi-disciplinary issues
  • Work closely with the electrical, firmware, industrial design, mechanical and textile teams to fulfill project requirements

 

Requirements:

  • BASc. or MASc. in Electrical/Computer Engineering or related fields
  • 2-5 years experience developing firmware for embedded systems
  • C++ Expert
  • Experience with low-power embedded designs
  • Experience developing low-level communication drivers (SPI, UART, I2C, USB, etc.)
  • Implementing power optimization techniques
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and decision making capabilities
  • Ability to contribute and work effectively in a fast-paced, multi-disciplinary environment

 

Bonus:

  • RTOS development
  • Basic knowledge of signal processing
  • Experience in biometric sensing or actuation (ECG/EMG/EEG to name a few)
  • Experience with the ARM Cortex M4 instruction sets
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