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Senior Firmware Engineer

Eight Sleep

Eight Sleep

Software Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, January 4, 2024

Eight Sleep is the world’s first sleep fitness company. Our mission is to fuel human potential through optimal sleep. We use innovative technology, detailed design, and proven science and data to personalize and improve each night for everybody—changing the way people sleep forever and for the better.

Backed by leading Silicon Valley investors, we have been recognized as one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in 2018, 2022, and 2023.

Our temperature-regulated technology, the Pod, is an absolute game changer, improving people's health and happiness by changing the way they sleep. The Pod was also recognized two years in a row by TIME's “Best Inventions of the Year.” It is available for purchase in North America (the United States and Canada) and throughout the United Kingdom, Europe (Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Denmark), and Australia via We’re excited by the success of the Pod to date and still have a long way to go toward achieving our mission.

Join our team as a Sr Firmware Engineer to help us bring current and next generations of Pod hardware to life. You'll be a part of a small team designing and implementing solutions with high levels of autonomy to bring our members better sleep. Your work will go directly to our fleet of existing Pods with low friction and direct impact to the business. We are a fast moving and fast growing company, and we embrace individuals with a growth mindset and strong desire to help us achieve our mission: Improving people's lives through optimal sleep.

How you’ll contribute

  • Pioneer Cutting-Edge Technology: Bring-up and implement cutting edge sensor technologies, bringing them into our products to enable the future of health monitoring

  • Ownership and Drive: Collaborate with hardware teams to guide prototyping, drive efficient designs, as well as implementation on production hardware.

  • Innovate and Elevate: Lead the transformation of our firmware development landscape, pioneering advanced standards and state-of-the-art tooling that revolutionize our testing and deployment processes.

  • Global Collaboration and Support: Work closely with our manufacturing team in China to develop tests and deliver high quality products on time.

  • Effective Remote Communication: Thrive in an in person and remote work environment, ensuring clear and impactful communication.

What you need to succeed

  • Proven Expertise: 5+ years of software engineering experience, with a focus on firmware in C/C++ and tooling in Python and NodeJS

  • Advanced Technical Skills: Proficiency in developing for compute-constrained and low-memory environments. Skilled in creating peripheral drivers and communication protocols (UART, I2C, SPI, USB), and knowledgeable in DMA

  • Hardware Acumen: Ability to read and interpret data sheets and schematics for hardware bring-up and debugging. Familiarity with logic analyzers and oscilloscopes

  • Adaptive Problem Solver: A fast-paced and iterative approach to tackling complex problems

  • Travel Readiness: Willingness and ability to travel regularly to China for team support and collaboration

What sets you apart

  • Proficient with bare metal systems, low level task management, and environments without traditional RTOS

  • Familiarity with wireless communication standards (e.g., Bluetooth, Wi-Fi)

  • Knowledge of embedded security practices

Why you’ll love Eight Sleep

  • We’re a tight-knit, passionate team that’s working to impact people’s lives by improving the way they sleep

  • Leadership is committed to employees’ wellness and career development

  • You’ll get a better night's sleep every night; all full-time employees receive the Pod

  • Flexible PTO

  • 100% employer contribution for medical/dental/vision insurance

  • Fully distributed workforce

  • Role ownership, and uncapped growth opportunities

At Eight Sleep we continually celebrate the diverse community different individuals cultivate. As an equal-opportunity employer, we stay true to our values by ensuring everyone feels they can flourish and grow. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status.

Please note: The listed compensation range is reflective of candidates residing in the state of New York or California. Market compensation rates for candidates located outside of the area may vary.