Senior Firmware Architect (Codecs)
RGB Spectrum - Alameda, CA

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RGB Spectrum is looking for an experienced Firmware Architect to specify, design, and develop embedded application software for our next generation of codec products serving the ProAV and government/military markets.


  • Develop high performance H.264 and JPEG 2000 video and graphics codec products using 3rd party SOC codecs or Video DSPs to attain demanding system requirements
  • Participate in selection on SOC and DSP solutions, including system and firmware performance analysis, tool chain support, and available IP vs proprietary solutions
  • Specify design approach & unit test requirements, and write detailed software design specifications including unit test, and design-driven functional test (DVT)
  • Prioritize, schedule, track, and coordinate the development, verification and release of your code with other hardware & software engineers and program managers
  • Verify software functionality both in your own test environment as well as in conjunction with the rest of the project team and system test engineers
  • Develop new code as well as sustain existing code base
  • Effectively communicate ideas, objectives and plans both internally and outside the Software team


  • BS or MS degree in EE, CS, or Mathematics or equivalent
  • 10+ years hands-on experience developing software for embedded applications.
  • Recent experience streaming compressed video over IP
  • Recent experience writing Linux drivers and middleware for shipping product
  • Knowledge of uncompressed video standards & protocols (DVI, YCrCb, EDID, HDCP, etc.)
  • Familiarity and practice in the application of strong firmware development practices
  • In-depth knowledge of C/C++
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to lead and work closely with others in a small team environment