Firmware Engineer

Engineering Chicago, Illinois


Position at SteelSeries

SteelSeries makes award-winning, cutting-edge hardware and software products that help PC and Console Gamers on their daily quest for glory.

We are looking for a Firmware Engineer with 0-2 years of experience to help develop Firmware for world class PC and Console Gaming Peripheral Products. We are looking for someone that can make a huge impact to our product development and has a serious passion for technology and product development.

Why should you work here:

  • Love what you do - This isn't some B2B app or SaaS targeted at an industry you have no real interest in. This is a consumer product for Gamers and part of the Gaming Industry. If you are interested in consumer electronics, gaming, or something related, you will love it here.
  • Solve interesting technical problems - The Firmware Team is fairly small, but versatile.  One day, you may be developing code for a gaming mouse and the next day, you may be developing code for a gaming keyboard.
  • Make an impact - We are a small company, so if you like being able to make an impact on a daily basis, this is your place.
  • Be part of Product Development - We are a flat organization and everyone has chances to see how consumer electronics products are built and what goes into bringing them to market.

What we are looking for someone who:

  • Can develop firmware with one or more compiled languages (C, C++, Rust, etc.)
  • Can develop firmware on the ARM Cortex-M platform, or other similar embedded platforms
  • Can write technical documentation (firmware specs, etc.)
  • Can use GCC and Make
  • Can select MCUs and supporting hardware, given a set of product requirements
  • Has some knowledge of the USB HID standard
  • Possesses a degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent experience

Some nice to haves:

  • Knowledge of Agile development methodologies
  • Knowledge of software best practices like Test Driven Development and Continuous Integration
  • Passion for PC or Console Gaming

Apply if:

  • You are smart, inquisitive, and can get things done
  • You want to make a huge impact and love pushing the boundaries of product development
  • You take pride in what you do and want to be part of that next great product sitting (hopefully) on the shelf at your local Best Buy store
  • You like the idea of working in a small company environment, wearing numerous hats and working on a few projects concurrently

Don’t apply if:

  • You require strict organizational structure
  • You don’t like change
  • You think having autonomy in the workplace is a bad thing

We offer competitive pay, great benefits, and an awesome workplace with people who love gaming and technology.

Sorry, we can’t do any visa sponsorship at this time. This position is located in our office in downtown Chicago.