Senior Firmware Engineer



Software Engineering
South San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024
Mytra’s robotics team is looking for an experienced senior firmware engineer to develop and scale firmware for our distributed robotic fleet. In this role you will work across many functional hardware and software teams to develop critical control and safety functionality. Our team is focused on development of functional, reliable and performant robotics software. You’ll contribute to the long term success of Mytra’s robotics software by leading the development of real-time functionality within the bot.


  • Lead and mentor development of real-time software for critical control and safety management of the robot
  • Develop automated tests to ensure high-quality software releases and accurate functionality
  • Work closely with the mechanical design and control teams to specify hardware actuation and sensing requirements
  • Lead and develop firmware rollout and deployment (ex: over-the-air deployment) for robotics software and firmware
  • Rapidly build and maintain embedded firmware for electronic sensor equipment
  • Deliver high-quality code in a real-time embedded environment
  • Design, implement, test and document firmware


  • Bachelor’s degrees in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Systems Engineering, or equivalent
  • Strong experience with system-level development languages (C/C++/Rust/etc)
  • Strong C/C++/Rust skills required, familiarity with C++ and Python are a plus
  • Experience with low-level interfaces such as I2C, SPI, CAN, RS232
  • Experience with pub/sub message brokers such as MQTT and NATS
  • Experience implementing safety-critical, high reliability, or fault-tolerant software
  • Experience in interfacing actuators, motors, vision elements
  • Experience with real-time Linux and/or real-time operating systems (FreeRTOS, etc)
  • Familiarity with unit testing, integration testing, regression testing, and HIL testing
  • Familiarity with kernel level and driver development
  • Excellent problem solving, critical thinking, and communication skills
  • Git experience

About Mytra
We’re creating an entirely new way to solve the most ubiquitous problem in industry - moving and storing material. We’re applying robotics and distributed software to create a new class of product for this $1T market. We’re focused on the supply chain industry first. The industry is in a massive bind with the continued growth of e-commerce, sharp rise in costs, and supply chain disruptions. What has been a “sleepy” industry for decades is now at the epicenter of sustaining the global economy.