At ZeroKey we have one mission; to drive optimization through digital transformation. Our world is inherently analog, rendering most “things” invisible to the digital domain. ZeroKey is changing that, one factory, warehouse, and facility at a time.
Through our patented and breakthrough IIoT localization technology, Smart Space, ZeroKey is digitizing things that have never been digitized before. Driven by Smart Space’s millimetre-level 3D digitization accuracy, we’re bringing real-world workflows and processes into the digital realm like never before to power previously impossible digital solutions that redefine state-of-the-art.
ZeroKey is a venture-funded, high-growth tech company headquartered in Calgary, with regional offices opening soon in Toronto, Silicon Valley, and Stuttgart. Originally started in mid-2016, ZeroKey has experienced several consecutive years of tremendous growth on the order of 9,000% annually. Today, with 24+ core patents and products in use across an exponentially growing client list reaching over 15 different countries and 3 different continents, we are excited to be adding this new role to the team along with several others as part of our long-term growth plan.
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Job Description As a firmware engineer, you will operate within our firmware team and collaborate across several engineering teams to develop core features of ZeroKey’s Smart Space technology. Your contributions will directly drive key new features and technological improvements of ZeroKey’s primary products. The successful applicant will have a strong aptitude for software integration, problem-solving, team-oriented development, and agile methodologies
General Role & Responsibilities
Develop and maintain new and existing firmware codebases and related tools.
Analyze, design, and develop tests and test-automation suites.
Participate in all phases of product development lifecycle from specification to testing.
Integrate electronic hardware, firmware, and software into complete systems.
Effectively communicate progress and problems to management and other departments.
Create usage guides and documentation of developed features.
Provide ongoing maintenance, support, and enhancements of existing systems and platforms.
Collaborate cross-functionally with business stakeholders, project managers, and other engineering teams to achieve key business goals.
Provide recommendations for continuous improvement.
Work alongside other engineers on the team to elevate technology and consistently apply best practices.
Experience & Education
Bachelor’s Degree in computer science or equivalent experience
Minimum of 3 years of experience in software development
Arm Cortex M: 1 year (Required)
Nordic Semi nRF5 series: 1 year (Preferred)
Firmware development: 3 years (Required)
Required Skills & Knowledge
1 or more years of Arm Cortex M experience (exp. /w Nordic Semi nRF5 series a major benefit!)
Strong C/C++ knowledge and skills
Deep understanding of RTOS methodologies and
S.O.L.I.D. Object-oriented design principles
Test-driven development, assertion libraries, and associated frameworks
Experience with design patterns, dependency injection, IoC frameworks
Distributed version control systems and associated tools (Git preferred)
Asynchronous programming experience
Meticulous attention to detail
Critical and pragmatic thinking
A collaborative, ego-free approach to problem-solving
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Understanding of basic signal processing concepts and methods
Experience computationally optimizing algorithms on embedded platforms
Familiarity with modern DevOps tools and CI/CD workflows
Higher-level development experience (C#, .NET, Java, Windows, Android)
Familiarity with ROS
$68,163.00-$124,980.00 per year
Flexible working hours
Extended health care
Work from home opportunities
Vacation & paid time off
Company events & social hours
We strictly adhere to municipal, provincial, and federal COVID-19 guidelines. This includes work from home arrangements, only essential staff permitted in-office, mandatory mask usage in all office common areas, and increased sanitization schedules.