Sr. Firmware Engineer - Remote

MagTek's vision is to bank, shop, work, play, communicate and exchange services in a safe and worry-free environment.

Our mission is to deliver MagneSafe™ secured devices and services across the globe to governments, financial institutions, merchants, and parties committed to safer transactions. Our fraud fighting solutions are simple, practical, scalable and cost effective.We strive to protect the identity, privacy, assets, and safety of our customers and their customers.

Under minimal supervision, the Senior Firmware Engineer with Networking/BLE Experience will create firmware for embedded systems of various complexities (bare-metal, RTOS, embedded Linux). Other responsibilities involve conducting research and evaluation of new technologies in the area of embedded firmware development. Develop/Maintain documentation on the build status of the code.

Remote option available

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Responsible for the development, test, and support of embedded firmware.
  • Responsible for hands on code development, testing, debug, and release.
  • Must be able to write development plans and to define theory of operations.
  • Must be accustomed to creating sufficient documentation.
  • Responsible for training and coaching less experienced engineers.

Job Requirements

  • BS degree in any of the following: Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electronics & Communications Engineering, or Electrical Engineering Required.
  • At least 15 years of experience working with embedded systems.
  • Must have knowledge and hands-on experience in bringing up either networking interfaces (Ethernet/Wifi) or Bluetooth LE for embedded systems. Experience in secure Ethernet/Wifi deployment is a strong plus.
  • Must be proficient in C.
  • Knowledge and hands-on experience of Real Time Operating Systems is a must. Must have experience on multi-threading system.
  • Experience with system level and architecture design of embedded systems.
  • Experience in structured design, OOD (e.g., code reusability), and best practices for embedded systems.
  • Must be proficient with source control systems (e.g. Git) and defect tracking systems (e.g. JIRA).
  • Ability to scope and estimate development effort.
  • Ability to architect embedded firmware, from high level task scheduling to low level HALs.
  • Must be experienced with some or all following typical interfaces/protocols - UART, USB, Ethernet, Wifi and Bluetooth/BLE.
  • A strong plus to be experienced with various scripting languages. E.g. Python, Bash scripting, etc.
  • Must have strong verbal, writing, interpersonal, and presentation skills.
  • Must have the ability to work within a team environment. Must have worked in a tea
  • Be able to read and understand schematics and capable of debugging new designs.
  • Experience with unit testing and test-driven development.
  • Experience with financial transaction handling, including EMV contact and contactless is a strong plus.
  • Experience with cryptography: symmetric and asymmetric, encryption/decryption, hashing, signatures, certificates, etc.
  • Firmware and product security, and PCI-PTS.m with size of 10 engineers or larger.

If you share our passion for technology and innovation, want a dynamic career and meet the profile described above, contact us today for immediate consideration. Please e-mail

MagTek is an Equal Opportunity Employer.