Platform Engineer
Sifteo, Inc. - San Francisco, CA

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Sifteo, a venture-backed start-up creating a next-generation play system, is seeking a talented Platform Engineer to help us build our revolutionary game system. We are looking for candidates who have proven expertise in creating well-designed, robust, and delightful systems, an ability to quickly improvise and iterate, and a passion for building innovative technologies. You will be working on very advanced, totally new, homegrown software virtualization technologies, super efficient graphics systems, code generation techniques - this is an opportunity to truly learn and test your computer science and software development abilities. Our product embodies simplicity but belies some cutting-edge stuff.

This Adafruit article written by a Sifteo Engineer sums it up pretty well: quotHow we built a Super Nintendo Out of Wireless Keyboards at Sifteoquot. We are creating Sifteo cubes, wireless blocks with full color screens that interact with each other and respond to motion to unleash a whole new world of games. The technology has been spun out of the MIT Media Lab and has been featured in The New York Times, Wired, TED and more. In our humble opinion, Sifteo cubes are really awesome.

And they delight both kids and adults. If you are looking for stable, predictable, certain - stop reading now. If you°re looking to do something that tests you, is risky, and that you can be truly proud of - we hope you°ll get in touch. You: 5+ years software development experience demonstrated mastery of low-level software and/or firmware development Assembly and C/C++ on 8051, AVR, ARM code optimization, assembly hacking knowledge of bus architectures and communication protocols solid understanding of computer architecture and computer science you know what LLVM is you can explain how a VM works in detail and classify the different flavors you have played with optimizing an interpreted language on a resource-constrained system you are up to date in the state of the art in embedded systems down with TDD, BDD, or whatever methodology it takes to keep our system solid excited about Sifteo cubes, and ready to work hard with us have a sense of humor pro-active, detailed, communicative and organized - you take pride in your work Responsibilities: design, develop and improve the firmware that runs on the hardware make magic: get complex high-level code running on ultra-constrained hardware design test rigs for your work enhance the SDK and drive it to new heights of glory participate in design, especially contributing technical feasibility debug patiently, document efficiently, refactor smartly, and push hard for testing and quality continue defining your role as we grow Bonus points for: signal processing and pattern recognition techniques creating games designing and developing APIs basic EE skills Why you should work here: we°ll trust you to do things right you°d be getting in early in a company that has massive potential you°ll feel satisfied that you°re creating something that people love we are working on something awesome!

Join us! Compensation " Benefits: salary plus equity, depending on experience full medical, dental and vision insurance a 401(k)! plenty of beer in the fridge and food in the kitchen weekly lunches, game nights and more can you beat our CEO in Dr. Mario?

It°s possible. He°s not bad. Join us and find out.

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