Firmware Engineer

Bio-Rad Laboratories
Job Location
Pleasanton, CA

Benefits packaged offered to employees

Job Description

The Embedded Software Engineer is responsible for the design and support of firmware for products developed at the Digital Biology Center (DBC) of Bio-Rad Laboratories. The DBC is a startup environment in a new facility and focuses on rapid product development of state-of-the-art Droplet Digital™ technology for the life sciences and clinical diagnostics markets. You will work with engineers and scientists on interdisciplinary teams building leading edge instruments. Your designs will become the basis for a platform of related products.


Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:


  • Design and develop multitasking real-time embedded applications in C++
  • Design Python code to verify embedded software
  • Design Python code to support technology development
  • Work closely with the software, EE, and signal processing teams
  • Collaborate on embedded designs in a small team environment
  • Sustain products over their lifetimes
  • Present data and designs to colleagues
  • Meet agreed-to schedules and deliverables
  • Work in a fast-paced, multi-disciplinary, product-focused environment
  • Develop systems using ARM Cortex-M3/M4 and CAN bus
  • BS, MS, or PhD in engineering or science
  • 2+ years experience designing embedded systems including 1+ shipping products
  • Experience designing object-oriented software in any language
  • Experience with at least one real-time operating system
  • Experience with and an understanding of real-time issues
  • Willingness to learn and code tools in Python
  • Familiarity with oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, current probes etc.




  • Knowledge of modern control theory
  • An understanding of digital signal processing
  • Experience with motion control systems
  • Experience developing in Unix/Linux environments
  • Experience with laboratory automation
  • Embedded GUI development
  • Python experience


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About Our Organization

Bio-Rad Laboratories offers a broad range of innovative tools and services to the life science research and clinical diagnostics markets. Founded in 1952, Bio-Rad has a global team of more than 7,600 employees and serves more than 100,000 research and industry customers worldwide through the company's global network of operations. Throughout its existence, Bio-Rad has built strong customer relationships that advance scientific research and development efforts and support the introduction of new technology used in the growing fields of genomics, proteomics, drug discovery, food safety, medical diagnostics, and more. Based in Hercules, CA, Bio-Rad has operations worldwide

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