Firmware Engineer
Fitbit - San Francisco, CA

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Fitbit is a venture-backed growth oriented company building consumer oriented, web-connected health and fitness devices with a focus on design and user experience (http://www.fitbit.com). Our mission is nothing short of making the world a healthier place! Our current product offering includes the Fitbit Tracker, a tiny all-day personal monitor that tracks calories burned, steps taken, distance traveled, time taken to fall asleep, and sleep quality. The data from the Fitbit Tracker is wirelessly uploaded to our web site, where users can view and interact with their data and share with others via an interactive dash board. The Aria scale is a recent addition to our product line that wirelessly uploads weight, BMI, and fat percentage to our interactive website, providing users with a comprehensive health and fitness program.

We are building a world-class hardware engineering team and are looking for a senior Firmware Engineer who can play a critical role in leading embedded firmware development for our hardware products. You°ll be working closely with website/desktop software engineers and electrical engineers to bring our consumer electronics products to market.

Required experience. All experience must be demonstrated via shipping products and not via personal research.
  • At least 5+ years experience writing firmware for shipping products.
  • Experience writing ultra low-power and low footprint applications. Our devices have tiny capacity batteries and must last weeks to months between charges. Our app sizes are 100K with 16K of RAM usage.
  • ARM Or MSP430 or comparable micro-controller experience
  • Ability to debug firmware by diving into the hardware (probing, measuring, etc)
  • Experience with embedded Kernels/RTOS
  • Experience with sensors or sensor sampling, such as accelerometers
  • RF programming experience in Bluetooth (CSR, ST, TI, Broadcom, etc), ANT (Nordic) or Zigbee
This position is located at Fitbit headquarters in San Francisco, CA.

About Fitbit Inc.

Fitbit is a consumer electronics company inspiring people to live healthier lifestyles. The startup°s flagship product is the Fitbit Tracker, which measures the wearer°s movement in three dimensions and calculates steps taken, distance traveled, calories burned, and sleep activity. The Tracker syncs wirelessly to Fitbit.com, where users can input additional data and track their fitness using a plethora of charts and graphs, participate in group challenges, and more.

The Fitbit Tracker has won numerous prestigious industrial design awards and has been reviewed positively in the Wall Street Journal, Wired, Forbes, New York Times, Glamour, and others.

“Using the Fitbit Tracker is like having a personal trainer, nutritionist and sleep doctor attached to your hip at all times, ” wrote Claire Cain Miller in the New York Times.

“Fitbit by a mile, ” said Tim O ’Reilly at TechCrunch50 in 2009. “They understand what kind of business they are in. They know how their gonna make money. ”

Fitbit was founded in 2007 by longtime technology entrepreneurs James Park and Eric Friedman. The company is well capitalized and is backed in part by Foundry Group, True Ventures, and SoftTech VC.

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