About You :
You are an experienced embedded software developer with expertise in crafting solutions using Bluetooth and Bluetooth LE wireless technologies.
You understand how to adjust transmission power, throughput, and latency to meet the unique requirements of battery-powered devices.
You develop optimized, event-driven software for resource-constrained microcontrollers and DSPs in bare-metal and RTOS environments.
You enjoy working directly with hardware - protocol analyzers, oscilloscopes and JTAG debuggers are your go-to tools. You are familiar with Bluetooth at the HCI layer, and understand how to solve complex issues by analyzing packet captures and referencing technical specifications.
You understand how to combine Bluetooth with other technologies to create unique consumer-focused products. You enjoy working in a fast-paced, multi-disciplinary environment to create compelling new technologies.
Youâ€™re excited about wearable technologies and want to use your unique skills to shape future generations of our smartglasses and accessory products.
What Youâ€™ll Do :
Develop solutions that push the boundaries of Bluetooth technologies to create a compelling, feature-rich connectivity experience for Focals smartglasses and its accessories.
Write robust, reliable, and efficient application firmware using Bluetooth, Bluetooth Low Energy and other wireless networking technologies
Work closely with other teams to solve cross-functional problems to provide exceptional wireless performance to customers.
Main objectives : Within 15 days,
Within 15 days,
Be assigned to a project team and start attending their scrum meetings.
Become familiar with the codebase, standards, design patterns, and tools used by the project team
Make minor code changes and simple bugfixes to gain familiarity with the development process
Within 30 days,
Begin prototyping new Bluetooth features for Focals smartglasses on an existing codebase
Contribute to code reviews, design meetings, and planning sessions with other firmware developers working in the domain
Design a solution and present it to your team for peer review
Beyond 60 days,
Make substantial contributions to Bluetooth on Focals smartglasses and accessories, guiding the software architecture and feature roadmap for future iterations of the product
Active participation as a member of the embedded software community, representing your project team in cross-functional meetings and product design reviews
Demonstrate a commitment to continuous improvement - as an individual contributor, and as a member of a project team
What Youâ€™ll Need :
A desire to be more than just a coder, and to continuously learn as part of a cutting-edge engineering team
Strong coding skills in C or C++
Experience with Bluetooth Classic and Bluetooth LE wireless networking protocols in embedded systems
Strong understanding of core Bluetooth protocols and profiles (HCI, SDP, SCO, ACL, L2CAP, RFCOMM, SPP, GATT, GAP)
Experience developing software for 8 / 16 / 32-bit microcontrollers and / or low-power DSPs
Experience writing software for bare metal and RTOS-based targets
Expertise in interfacing microcontrollers with standard protocols such as I2C, SPI, and UART
Experience writing device drivers for onboard and external peripherals
Track record of delivering high-quality software in a fast-paced, multidisciplinary environment
Proficiency with a VCS (preferably git)
Degree in computer science, engineering, or equivalent (in lieu of degree, minimum four years of relevant work experience)
Bonus points for :
Experience developing software for Bluetooth MCU / SoC processors with vendor-provided stacks / SDKs
Experience using Bluetooth in multi-role / dual-mode configuration
Familiarity with the BlueZ / Linux Bluetooth stack
Familiarity with Android Bluetooth at the HAL layer
Experience with bluetooth qualification, including PTS testing
Experience with real-time audio streaming, supporting A2DP
Familiarity with modern C++ techniques, as applied to (C++11 and beyond)
Experience with multi-processor systems
Familiarity with other low-power wireless technologies
Familiarity with debugging using GDB
Experience with Embedded Linux
Knowledge of IP Networking
Familiarity with Python or other scripting languages
Experience using Agile methodologies including Scrum and Kanban
Relevant personal projects and open source work
Experience leading people
Feel like you canâ€™t tick all the boxes above? If you have some of the skills and experience that weâ€™re looking for and are willing to use your talent to learn the rest, we encourage you to apply!
Why North :
Day-to-day, we challenge each other to constantly raise the bar, encourage unconventional thinking to achieve innovative breakthroughs, and are passionately committed to surpassing our goals.
We advocate a healthy lifestyle and promote continuous learning in a flexible work environment. Most of all, we set visionary goals, and weâ€™re passionate about building the best, most impactful products that people will love.
About us :
North, formerly Thalmic Labs, builds products that change the way we see and engage with our world. Northâ€™s latest product, Focals, are custom-built glasses with a display only the wearer can see.
Focals let you see texts, get turn-by-turn directions, check the weather, request an Uber, ask Alexa, and more â€ seamlessly and immediately.
Founded in 2012, North has grown to a world-leading team of engineers, researchers, designers, and creators committed to building a future where technology is there when you need it and gone when you donâ€™t, hidden by design.
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