Senior Firmware Engineer - $10,000 Hiring Bonus

Job Posted 11/17/2022
Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.
5731 W. Las Positas Blvd
Hercules, CA
United States
Category BioTech
Job Description

Bio-Rad’s Clinical Diagnostics Group (CDG) is one of the leading global providers of tests for infectious and autoimmune disease screening, diabetes screening and monitoring, blood grouping as well as a range of reagents and software for laboratory quality control. CDG provides over 3,000 reagents, devices, and instruments for about 300 diagnostic tests to a global customer base.  At Bio-Rad CDG we are building a world class global R&D capability to support our ambitious clinical diagnostics strategy and drive long term growth for the company roadmap.


 We  are looking for an experienced Firmware Engineer focused on the development of low level firmware for existing and new instruments. We are looking for an energetic and passionate Embedded Software (Firmware) Engineer with a proven track record in design, coding, deploying, testing and debugging embedded systems firmware for clinical diagnostic instruments, including device drivers and interfaces to application layer. The ability to work with cross-functional teams and willingness to jump in and do what it takes to deliver on commitments will make you a successful part of the team.


This position is eligible for a $10,000 HIRING BONUS: 


  • Bonus offered for a limited time only.

  • Bonus applicable to specific positions as labeled.

  • Bonus recipients must be employed at the time of payout.

  • Bonus payout after 30 days of employment with Bio-Rad.

  • Bonus offered to direct hires only. Agency hires and internal transfers are not eligible.

  • 12 months repayment clause.


  • Use best software development practices to design and develop reliable and maintainable firmware for embedded systems used in commercial products and in-house diagnostic tools.

  • Develop firmware requirements, architectures, and detailed designs, perform software configuration management, and build and release source code.

  • Implement embedded firmware solutions and algorithms to enable electromechanical system operations including feedback control and hardware and software interface communications.

  • Develop and execute unit, integration, and system testing, investigate, and resolve issues, and perform debugging.

  • Collaborate on designs and participate in cross-functional teams to support product development and troubleshooting.

  • Create and maintain software scripts and supporting tools for system verification, validation, and production efforts.


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or related field.

  • 8+ years’ experience designing embedded system firmware for commercialized products.

  • Experience in one or more of these areas: cameras, sensors, motor control, PID control, USB, I2C, SPI communication protocols.

  • Experience in embedded software design, development and debugging.

  • Proven coding skills in C/C++.

  • Experience with RTOS or Embedded Linux.

  • System level integration experience.

  • Experience in writing unit and system level test software.

  • Board bring-up experience.

  • Experience with Jira or other project management and bug tracking software.

  • Ability to understand, debug and work with schematics.

  • Strong debugging/troubleshooting and problem-solving skills of embedded systems.

  • Experience in firmware design, implementation, and testing.

  • Experience with Linux kernel and API library development.

  • Experience with real time debugging tools (software and hardware).

  • Knowledge in serial interface protocols like I2C, SPI and USB.

  • Experience with PID control and motion control.

  • Experience developing for ARM Cortex-M MCU.

  • Proven history of working on a team that has successfully prepared products for design transfer to contract manufacturers.

  • Demonstrated ability to accomplish goals while working across departments and teams.


Vaccination Requirement:    


Ability and consent to upload proof of completed Covid-19 vaccination into our secure database within 3 days of start date.  


Who We Are: 


For 70 years, Bio-Rad has focused on advancing the discovery process and transforming the fields of science and healthcare. As one of the top five life science companies, we are a global leader in developing, manufacturing, and marketing a broad range of high-quality research and clinical diagnostic products. We help people everywhere live longer, healthier lives. Recently voted a Best Place to Work, Bio-Rad offers a unique employee experience with collaborative teams that span the globe. Here, you are supported by leadership to build your career and are empowered to drive change that makes an impact you can see  




Bio-Rad's biggest asset is its people, and the reason why our Total Rewards deliver programs that provide value, quality, affordability, and inclusivity while satisfying the diverse needs of our evolving workforce. Our robust offerings serve to enrich the overall health, wealth, and wellbeing of our employees and their families through the various stages of an employee’s work and life cycle. We’re proud to offer rich options, including no-cost medical plans, free HSA money, a new fertility offering with stipend, life and disability, paid parental leave, 401k plus profit sharing, employee stock purchase program, a new upgraded and streamlined mental health platform, extensive learning and development opportunities, education benefits, student debt relief program, pet insurance, wellness challenges, time off, ERG’s, and more!  


EEO Statement:  


Bio-Rad is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, and we welcome candidates of all backgrounds. Veterans, people with disabilities, and people of all races, ethnicities, genders, ages, and orientations are encouraged to apply.  


Agency Non-Solicitation: 


Bio-Rad does not accept agency resumes, unless the agency has been authorized by a Bio-Rad Recruiting Representative. Please do not submit resumes unless authorized to do so. Bio-Rad will not pay for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.


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