Firmware Manager

| Greater NYC Area

Latch is looking for a Firmware Managerbased in NYC, to lead the firmware design, development, and integration of cutting edge technology for the our smart access products.

As a Firmware Manager you will be an integral part of a stellar engineering team responsible for building Latch's smart access control products. You will be focussed on firmware development for Latch devices, managing a team of firmware developers, owning the firmware development for multiple products and occasionally writing low level device drivers, doing board bring and everything needed to deliver high quality, robust firmware to production. You will work within a highly cross-functional feature team and collaborate closely with mobile, backend and hardware engineers. This position reports directly to the VP of Firmware and is an exciting opportunity to be part of a growing team as we add value to our entire product family.

Smart access isn’t about locking doors, it’s about opening up new possibilities. Latch is the world’s first fully integrated hardware and software system dedicated to bringing seamless access to every door in a modern building. We’re looking for the curious and the creative to join our team and help us continue to change the way we access our most valued spaces.

Responsibilities

  • Lead and own firmware architecture and development of new and existing products.
  • Deliver secure, resilient and robust designs - Lead and participate in technical discussions across engineering and product teams.
  • Work with the electrical team for hardware bring up and verification of new designs.
  • Work closely with the software and mobile teams for definition and implementation of wireframes used by devices for wireless communications.
  • Write low level peripheral drivers needed for board and application bring up.
  • Document design, functional specifications and releases documentation
  • Perform power consumption analysis and optimize firmware for low power battery operation.

Qualifications

  • BS or above in EE/CS.
  • 8+ years of developing production firmware for 32/64 bit ARM/Cortex microcontrollers is a must.
  • Lead engineer on at least 2 products is a must (2 years of direct management preferred).
  • Passion for mentorship and a strong desire to lead a technical team.
  • Experience working with wireless IoT devices - BLE/Internet connected/Battery powered IoT devices a huge plus.
  • Extensive experience with production level firmware for power & memory constrained embedded products.
  • Deep knowledge of electrical concepts and comfortable reading hardware schematics and debugging hardware at a board level.
  • Strong knowledge of C and any one scripting language - python preferred.
  • Strong knowledge and experience with a RTOS used in small footprint embedded hardware.
  • Familiarity/Experience working with network stacks and protocols TCP/IP, UDP, MQTT etc.
  • Experience writing device drivers for serial communication protocols such as SPI/I2C/RS-232/USB etc.
  • Working knowledge of commonly used IDEs and version tools such as git used in software development.
  • Knowledge and experience working with Security, Cryptography a huge plus.
  • Experience working with manufacturing and test fixtures a plus.
  • Experience working with compliance and labs for device certification (FCC/CE/ETSI etc) a plus.

Founded in 2014, Latch is a venture backed startup building the world’s first complete smart access system. We now boast over 100 employees, all of whom are all passionate self starters with unique backgrounds and unexpected stories. We are located just a quick walk from Penn Station in New York City. We offer unlimited Paid Time Off and a competitive health package. And we offer an office environment where employees are surrounded by creative, empowered, and dynamic peers. And there is no better time to join us. As we grow as a company, we are excited to see our employees grow with us.

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We are located just a quick walk from both Hudson Yards and Penn Station in New York City.

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Latch Benefits Overview

We are a team of just over 200 employees, all of whom are passionate self starters with unique backgrounds and unexpected stories. We offer unlimited time off, a competitive health package, and the opportunity to work in a creative, dynamic, and fast-paced office environment.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Latch participates in local volunteer activities to connect with our community. Past events have included urban farming, canning and composting and holiday sock drives.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Latch employees can contribute up to $2500 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 16 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. Latch also provides 16 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Latch employees receive unlimited flex PTO and sick days.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Latch hosts company outings Semi-annually.
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong, Foosball.
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted at team's discretion.
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Latch offers employees professional development opportunities like the ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Lunch and learns
Latch hosts lunch and learn meetings once per quarter.
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