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Embedded System and Firmware Engineer

  • R&D
  • Full-time
  • Cambridge, MA

2022-10-17 02:54:22 UTC

Embedded System & Firmware Engineer  


Axoft is building the most advanced and scalable platform for implantable brain-machine interfaces. Our mission is to enable long-term stable and ultra-high bandwidth communication with the brain, opening new therapies and treatments against neurological disorders and physical disabilities. We have bridged the gap between electronic and biological materials to create the softest, nanofabricated brain implants in the world. We are now looking to add talented people to the team who are passionate, deliver results, and are committed to finding creative solutions to complex problems. Axoft is looking for candidates who have demonstrated exceptional abilities and results in their previous professional, academic and interpersonal experiences and have the skillset that fits this job offer. 

As the Embedded System and Firmware Engineer at Axoft, you will be working in the electrical engineering team and side by side with process engineers and veterinary surgeons to build solutions to implement our ultra-high bandwidth brain-machine interface systems. You will be responsible for building electronic systems (e.g. customized PCB, FPGA programing), developing data acquisition and storage software (e.g Labview, Python) and assisting other team members for successful implementation. Experience working with ASIC or Electrophysiology Electronics are strongly preferred.  

This is an extraordinary opportunity to join our core team to help to shape the future of our company. This position will be on-site at our headquarters near Kendall Square in Cambridge, MA.

About you: 

  • You embrace challenges at work, and you enjoy solving complex problems by breaking it down into achievable goals. 

  • You are thoughtful and creative, but you are also execution oriented, with a clear focus on delivering a simple, implementable, scalable solution.  

  • You love multi-disciplinary environments and thrive when working with various teams of engineers and scientists. 

  • You are ingenious and independent but know how to leverage the experience of your team. 

Key qualifications: 

  • Desire to work reliably with novel and complex processes where innovation and precision are equally important. 

  • B.S/M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering or other related fields.  

  • 3+ years of work experience in related industries. 

  • Solid understanding of analog/digital circuit design and signal processing.  

  • Proficiency in hardware design software (e.g Altium, KiCAD) and programing language (e.g Verilog, VHDL, Python, C/C++)  

  • Experience working with Microcontroller and FPGA.  

  • Familiarity with standard communication protocols including UART/SPI/I2C.  

  • High attention to detail and a phenomenal work ethic. Excellent communication skills.  

Preferred qualifications: 

  • M.Sc. or Ph.D. in the relevant disciplines 

  • 5+ years of work experience in related industries. 

  • FPGA and microcontroller programing experience for high-speed data storage and processing solutions.  

  • Experience building electronics under strict power and size constraints.  

  • Experience building wireless system with standard communication protocols (BLE, WIFI).  

  • Experience with mainstream Electrophysiology systems from Intan Technolgies, Blackrock Microsystems.  

  • Working experience in medical device company.  

Your responsibilities: 

  • Collaborate and report to the CTO about the general progress and strategy for hardware system development. 

  • Work together with electrical engineering team to develop system level solutions for ultra-high bandwidth neural signal acquisition, storage, transmission and processing.  

  • Production of engineering documentation, processes, and workflows. 

  • Maintain good organizational relationships with other departments and engineering disciplines. 

  • Be a future team leader.  

What we offer: 

  • An opportunity to work with a team of experts on one of the most exciting problems in the word and change lives.  

  • Career growth opportunities that fit your potential. 

  • Comprehensive benefits plan including health and dental insurance; parental leave. 

  • Flexible paid time off. 

Axoft’s ideal team members are people who seek fast-paced, evolving work with bright, thoughtful, and dedicated teammates. We seek and embrace challenges, and we are ultimately focused on improving the health and well-being of people. We believe in producing the highest quality work, and we hold ourselves and eachother to high standards of integrity, accountability, growth, and trust.  

Axoft provides equal opportunity in all our employment practices to all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military status, genetic information or any other category protected by federal, state and local laws. This policy applies to all aspects of the employment relationship, including recruitment, hiring, compensation, promotion, transfer, disciplinary action, layoff, return from layoff, training and social, and recreational programs. All such employment decisions will be made without unlawfully discriminating on any prohibited basis.