Senior Firmware Engineer
Pacific Biosciences of California

San Diego, California

Posted in Science and Research

Job Info

We are looking for a highly driven and talented Firmware Engineer to join our sequencing instrument development team.
As a Firmware Engineer, you will collaborate with scientists and engineers to create software for manufacturing, servicing, and running a DNA sequencing machine.


  • Be a problem solver
  • Be a contributor to firmware development for the sequencing instrument, including the maintenance and improvement of the existing code base.
  • Provide guidance to other engineers facing challenging design decisions
  • Help refine the tools and processes to make the project a success
  • Work directly with scientists and engineers to make sure we are solving the problems the right way

  • B.S./M.S. in Electrical/Firmware Engineering or significant experience
  • 5+ years of experience
  • Experience with C++, C, python and embedded systems development
  • Experience with developing firmware/software for hardware systems
  • Experience with IAR or other embedded system IDE's.
  • Extensive experience designing and implementing quality patterns and practices (continuous integration, static analysis, integrated testing)
  • Proficient with source control management and configuration management practices
  • Good understanding of object-oriented analysis and design
  • Demonstrated success in collaborating in a fast-paced team environment and delivering high-quality software products using established agile development methodologies (such as Scrum, Kanban, etc.)
  • Candidate should be familiar with development of embedded code using a Windows-based IDE
  • Some experience in Linux based environments and comfortable with command line tools
  • Able to integrate and apply feedback in a professional manner, and ability to work as part of a team
  • Analytical skills to effectively review and analyze technical problems

  • Ability and willingness to make an impact
  • Be curious, detail oriented, and analytical, with a proven ability to learn quickly
  • Be customer-focused, team-oriented, and motivated, taking ownership of assigned tasks
  • Thrives in a dynamic and fast paced environment
  • A passion for discovery
  • Have proven verbal and written communication skills

All listed tasks and responsibilities are deemed as essential functions to this position; however, business conditions may require reasonable accommodations for additional tasks and responsibilities.


Salary Range:
$124,500.00 - $168,500.00

Please be aware that, as a condition of employment, proof of COVID vaccination is required for all U.S.-based employees (subject to limited exceptions).

To ensure the health and safety of all PacBio employees and our prospective candidates, we have instituted a virtual interview experience.

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