Senior Firmware Engineer



Software Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2024
Lime is the world's largest shared electric vehicle company. We’re on a mission to build a future where transportation is shared, affordable and carbon-free. Our electric bikes and scooters have powered 400+ million rides in 250+ cities on 5 continents, replacing an estimated 100+ million car trips. Named a Time 100 Most Influential Company and Fast Company Brand That Matters, we achieved a fully profitable year in 2022, becoming the first in our industry to reach this milestone.
Do you have a passion for software on the wheels? Lime is hiring a Senior Firmware Engineer to join our on-vehicle software team! In this role, you will have the opportunity to design and develop software that runs on our connected vehicles. With our rapid global expansion, you’ll play a critical part in shaping the look and feel of the vehicle firmware, and its interaction with onboard sensors and the cloud. Experience the thrill of playing, and experimenting with state-of-the-art hardware to come up with novel ideas in the micro-mobility space. You will also have the chance to improve our suite of operational tools that enable our distributed workforce to charge, deploy, and maintain our electric vehicles. And the best part? You get an opportunity to work with a talented group of engineers, data scientists, designers, and PMs who are passionate about creating innovative solutions for urban transportation!
The ideal candidate will have experience working in an evolving startup environment. You will be an in-the-moment problem solver with the ability to think about the short-term and long-term plans. You're energized about building and scaling and being part of a forward-thinking organization.
We are a remote-first company! For many roles, we welcome applications from anywhere we operate. It's preferred that the individual hired for this role be within [45 miles or 60 minutes] of our Lime HQ/Warehouse in San Francisco as this is a hybrid positions.

What you'll do:

  • Drive the design, development, and operation of several key embedded software capabilities on the Lime vehicles and related products. This will include new exciting yet-to-be-released products too!
  • Own unique embedded software functions through design, implementation (in RUST, C, C++, etc), testing, and integration in an embedded Linux or real-time operating system (RTOS) environment.
  • Learn and master multiple components including networking(LTE)/WiFi, motor control, Over the Air (OTA) software update, and a variety of sensors.
  • Write software to interact with devices/electronics using I2C, SPI, CAN, UART, etc.
  • Participate in the architecture of these complex systems and collaborate with other members of the team spread across the globe to realize the team's goals.
  • Provide feedback in the peer review process as well as effectively communicate with technical leadership.
  • Work closely with hardware teams to support board design, bring-up, and verification, as well as integration and testing during various phases of product development including proof of concept.

About you:

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science/computer engineering or equivalent
  • 4+ years of non-internship professional software development experience
  • 3+ years of development experience in C or C++ within an embedded environment. This must include direct, hands-on experience designing, developing, and debugging one of the following: consumer electronics, medical devices, automotive systems, avionics, industrial, or telecommunications products.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Direct experience working on embedded software stack for technologies such as NFC, Bluetooth Classic (BTC) or Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)
  • Design and developing hardware abstraction layer (HAL) libraries and system services on Android Open Source Project (AOSP)
The anticipated salary range for this position is $156,000 - $215,000. Equity and benefits may be provided as part of the compensation package, depending on the position offered. Not all candidates will be eligible for the upper end of the salary range. Exact salary will ultimately depend on multiple factors, which may include the candidate’s location of residence, the successful candidate's skills, experience and other qualifications. In addition to base salary, some roles may be eligible for a variable bonus based on a combination of company performance, employee performance, and management discretion.
Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider employment for qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
Why Lime?
When you join Lime, you join a global community of smart, caring, talented individuals working together to deliver world-changing results; striving to create an experience that enables Limers to do their best work. Here are some ways we support and invest in our team:
Competitive salaries, performance-based annual bonus and pre-IPO equity
Health and wellness offerings for all team members starting day one including access to top-tier fitness and mindfulness apps
Flexible vacation policies with ample paid holidays tailored to country of residence
Fully-paid leave following the birth or adoption of a child and financial, medical and educational support for Limers pursuing parenthood
Support for retirement and financial goals with unlimited access to financial advisors
Unlimited, complimentary use of our vehicles in hundreds of cities around the world
Professional growth opportunities through quarterly learning days and top-tier tools
Opportunities to connect across teams and locations to network, socialize and volunteer
Culture of belonging with Employee Resource Groups that engage and promote cultural awareness and DEI training across all functions
Consistent recognition of great work through meaningful rewards and career advancements
Benefits and perks vary depending on the nature of your employment and country of residence. Terms and conditions may apply.
If you want to make an impact, Lime is the place for you. Not sure if you meet all the qualifications? If this role excites you we encourage you to apply. Explore all opportunities on our career page.
Lime is an Equal Opportunity Employer, but that’s just the start. We believe different perspectives help us grow and achieve more. That’s why we’re dedicated to hiring and developing the most talented and globally diverse team – which includes individuals with different backgrounds, abilities, identities and experiences.