Firmware Engineer

Engineering San Luis Obispo, California Huntsville, Alabama


WORK LOCATION: San Luis Obispo, CA, or  Huntsville, AL

SALARY RANGE: $106,915 - $197,100




We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Firmware Engineer to join our innovative team. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in developing firmware for complex systems such as drones, medical devices, complex consumer electronics, or automobiles. This role requires a deep understanding of firmware development principles, excellent problem-solving skills, and the ability to lead projects from concept to completion.



As a Firmware Engineer at Edge, you will play a critical role in designing and developing firmware for our cutting-edge products. You will engage in the entire firmware development lifecycle, from requirements gathering and analysis to design, implementation, and testing. Your expertise will be essential in creating robust and reliable firmware that ensures the optimal performance of our systems. You will collaborate with a multidisciplinary team, including software engineers, electrical engineers, aerospace engineers, and project managers, to integrate firmware seamlessly. Additionally, you will lead efforts in innovating and implementing state-of-the-art technologies, pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in firmware development for uncrewed aircraft systems and power solutions. Your work will directly contribute to the development of groundbreaking products that set new standards in the industry. 

The following job functions are a basic requirement but are not limited to and may be assigned other duties.


  • Firmware Design and Development: Design, develop, and maintain firmware for complex systems, including UAV control systems, power management, and communication protocols. 
  • Testing and Validation: Develop test plans and conduct rigorous testing to validate firmware performance and compliance with industry standards.
  • Collaboration: Work closely with other engineering disciplines to ensure cohesive and integrated system designs. 
  • Innovation: Identify and implement innovative solutions to enhance system functionality and performance. 
  • Documentation: Prepare and maintain detailed documentation for firmware designs, test procedures, and user manuals. 




  • Minimum of 4-10+ years of experience in firmware engineering, with a focus on complex systems such as drones, medical devices, complex consumer electronics, uncrewed vehicles, or automobiles. 
  • Proven experience in designing and developing firmware from concept to production. 
  • Strong background in programming languages such as C/C++ and embedded systems. 
  • Experience with real-time operating systems (RTOS) and microcontroller programming. 
  • Knowledge of communication protocols and networking for embedded systems. 
  • Experience with defense contracts is preferred. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or a related field is required. 
  • Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or a related field is preferred. 




  • Technical Expertise: In-depth knowledge of firmware development principles, including design, development, testing, and maintenance.
  • Problem-Solving: Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to troubleshoot and resolve complex technical issues.
  • Leadership: Strong leadership skills with the ability to mentor and guide junior engineers. 
  • Communication: Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to convey complex technical information clearly and effectively.
  • Team Player: Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and build strong working relationships with colleagues and stakeholders. 
  • Attention to Detail: High level of attention to detail and accuracy in all aspects of work. 



  • Matching 401(k)
  • Paid PTO
  • Paid holidays
  • Medical, vision, and dental insurance
  • Group Short-Term & Long-Term Disability
  • HSA and FSA Options
  • Critical Care Plan
  • Accident Care Plan


Hiring Requirements

If an offer of employment offer is extended, applicant must have the ability to pass a background check and the ability to be insured by the Company’s Auto-policy. An Offer of Employment is contingent upon the results.


Clearance Requirements

This position may require access to information that is subject to compliance with the International Traffic Arms Regulations (“ITAR”) and/or the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”). To comply with the requirements of the ITAR and/or the EAR, applicants will be asked to provide specific documentation to verify a US person’s status.


Edge Autonomy is an Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Edge Autonomy is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, contact [email protected]

Continued employment remains on an “At-Will” basis.