Senior or Head of Firmware Engineering

  • BHO Tech
  • Redwood City, CA, United States
  • Jul 08, 2024
Full time Engineering

Job Description

Job Description:
Senior or Head of Firmware Engineering
San Francisco · Cofounder

This is your opportunity to be part of the very early team members defining the newly accurate, affordable, solving immediate and painful real problems for athletes and others beyond athletes. Startup is still in stealth mode - Patent pending. We are changing the way athletes, core and active consumers will use wearable devices. Imagine a wearable device that you can’t see, can’t feel and you will forget you are wearing. A device that doesn’t require consumers, athletes and many other industries' users to change their behavior, this is Alcalua device. It is a platform yet also a device we will ship to thirsty athletes (B2C) and major companies (B2B) who told us already how this device solves more than 5 problems that is causing pain and high barriers to entry. Alcalua device will improve your performance, prevent you from potential pain, and save lives!! We have major companies interested, consumers, investors, and we are in seed fundraising phase.

Job Description

(Could be co-founder role) - Hands on firmware design leader who will take firmware from early prototyping to Beta and shipped product
Ability to enforce a clear collaborative and constructive culture in the team you will hire and create as we grow
You have a passion to wearables/IoT and the future of connected products
Solid expereince designing real-time firmware for embedded consumer electronics hardware based on ARM Nordic, Qualcomm or similar, experience in this area is critical requirement.
Will write code with best known design and code management practices for embedded devices and BLE with well written documentation, test, automation and release processes.
Designing algorithms and DSP processes to process and aggregate data from digital and analog sensors
Strong debugging design and techniques with strong knowledge on how to use oscilloscope, logic analyzer, and other tools to help debug hardware and firmware in lab and the field.
Ability to lead and manage team members as team grows.
Act as the firmware goto person for all teams in the company to interact with including CEO, VPs and others.
Work closely with engineers on the design and operation of proprietary hardware and firmware, and validate quality of all externally provided modules
Evaluate, review, and integrate third-party sensors from concept, applicability verification, design, testing to shipping.


You are an Intuitive leader who can work as one person team, capable of creating a successful team, and able to manage team members.
10+ years of embedded firmware using C language on ARM processors - preferably Nordic, Qualcomm and others. Knowledge of mobile Apps is highly preferable.
5+ years working with digital and analog sensors - preferably in the consumer electronics sector.
5+ years design firmware for best power management and performance optimization
3+ years designing and developing BLE communications with two and more devices concurrently.
You have a Bachelor’s degree with 10+ years or Masters with 7+ years of expereince in computer science and/or Electrical/Electronics engineering
Must have strong ability to debug, use advanced debugging tools and development tool chain to address deep toughest bugs and resolve with highest quality - measured by how many times same bug is re-opened
Strong knowledge of different processors, A/D, sensors in the market and trade offs in reference to the design challenges.
Able to work in the US with proven documentation (citizen, green card or similar)
Highly preferable recent expertise in IoT or wearables with proven success record
Familiar with regulatory compliance testing (UL, FCC) and manufacturing testing


Performance Testing, IoT, ARM, power management, Wearable Computing/Sensors, Embedded Firmware Development, Wearable Technology


No Salary
1.0% – 6.0%
Visa Sponsorship
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Kris Young
Account Director
BHO Tech
San Jose, San Francisco CA
Phone: (866) 816-1615 x 823