Firmware Engineer

Firmware Engineer

Full-time, Permanent

Sydney, NSW

Baraja is changing the world of self-driving cars, through the invention of a new type of LiDAR, called Spectrum-Scan which delivers the highest performance available in the smallest possible device on the market.

Originally founded in Sydney, Australia. We are already in production and use case, working with some of the leading automotive manufacturers globally. Last year we closed a $42M A round with Sequoia, Blackbird and Main Sequence Venture Partners.

We are looking for a Firmware Engineer to join our close-knit team. Reporting to our Software Manager you will be designing, developing, testing, maintaining, and improving VHDL and C code required specifications. 

If you are looking for a fast-paced, dynamic role in a growing start-up we are keen to hear from you. We want an ‘outside the box’ thinker to help come up with innovative solutions to unusual problems. 

The role is split into 6  key areas: Developing VHDL and C Code (50%), automated testing (20%), resolving technical issues (20%), guide technicians and junior engineers (5%) and presenting designs for reviews (5%). 

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop VHDL and C code, identify improvements to the existing code

  • Develop automated testing scripts (Python)

  • Develop automated testing benches (VHDL) and scripts (Python) for simulation and test

  • Work with systems, production, quality management and customer support teams to resolve technical issues

  • Guide technicians and junior engineers 

  • Present design alternatives and experimental results to the product development teams for review and review other team members designs.

What you need:

  • Bachelor's or equivalent in Computer Science, Software/Electrical/Electronics engineering

  • Experience developing VHDL code

  • Experience developing C code on embedded platforms like ARM or PIC

  • Experience with test automation and Python

  • Experience using GIT or another version control tool

What we desire:

  • A real passion for software development

  • Experience using an RTOS, preferably automotive qualified

  • Experience with product development in a regulated environment (medical, automotive, defence and rail)

  • Ability to read and analyse electronic schematics

Be part of a high-performance team

We work toward our goals by being in constant communication in person and through a range of technologies. We also have big ears for feedback from customers to help us continually improve the Baraja experience. We’re pretty good at what we do (but definitely not perfect), so you’ll be learning from and working with a top-flight team on a mission to be better every day.


What matters to us

  • We believe that our culture is one of our most important assets and we’ve wrapped it up with three key values that we do our best to live up to every day: 

  • Hustle to deliver on hard and meaningful problems - what we’re doing is really ambitious and difficult, so we’ll need plenty of hustle to get it done.

  • Develop sustained high performance - we’re figuring out what high performance looks like for the people on our team so we can support them and each other to perform at our best sustainably.

  • Build the machine that builds the machine - it’s not enough to design amazing products, we need to design the means to manufacture these products, at scale. 

What are you waiting for? If this role excites you, we’re keen to have a chat! 

Self-driving is hard, your choice of LiDAR shouldn’t be. Baraja has invented a new type of LiDAR called Spectrum-Scan™ which delivers the highest performance available to address the challenge of self driving cars.

Baraja is a rapidly growing start-up, with a revolutionary LiDAR for self-driving vehicles. Our HQ is based in Sydney, Australia, with offices in China and the USA.

We are quickly expanding worldwide, hiring through Europe and Asia, closely collaborating with car manufacturers to iterate and refine our vision of what LiDAR needs to be.

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