Embedded Engineer

Location: Madison, WI

Department: Software

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

As our Embedded Engineer at Understory, you would develop and maintain our remotely deployed Linux machines that are the heart of our weather stations, as well as develop new algorithms and build tools to keep our data flowing smoothly.  In this role, you would have the opportunity to design solutions to hard problems that advance breakthrough projects alongside a multidisciplinary and diverse team. Together, we'd work through interesting novel challenges in a fun, casual, flexible, fast-paced, and innovative environment.

Your main responsibilities would include:

  • Maintaining and developing the station's application code, written in C++ on Linux
  • Developing real-time algorithms on an RTOS to digest sensor data
  • Developing new firmware technologies, bringing data from the chip to the cloud
  • Managing the configuration and versioning of the stations

You're well suited for this position if you have:

  • A bachelor's degree in electrical engineering or computer science (related fields applicable)
  • 5+ years of professional C or C++ development
  • Experience developing production systems and maintaining them
  • A deep understanding of, and experience with, real-time systems and their challenges
  • An understanding of product development and best practices

You're a superb fit if you also have:

  • Experience with configuration management tools, specifically SaltStack
  • DSP experience
  • Python proficiency
  • Experience developing FPGAs

About Understory

Understory—named for the area in a rainforest beneath the forest canopy—detects rain, hail, wind and other weather events directly at the earth’s surface, where the risk to life and property is greatest. While traditional, radar-enabled weather centers collect data by analyzing conditions observed in the atmosphere, Understory's ground-truth-based detection is a marked enhancement in both resolution and fidelity, providing real time datasets and graphical views of the movement and intensity of weather events, which leads to better insight and early detection of risks.

The data applications for Understory's sensors are enormous, as $485 billion of the U.S. economy fluctuates with weather. This new, sensor-enabled big data will impact insurance, agriculture, broadcast, and many other industries.

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