Staff Firmware Engineer – GoPro Camera Firmware

Bucharest, RO

Job Description / Skills Required

  • Flexible (Bucharest) – This role requires proximity to an office location with the flexibility to work from home.

The Role

GoPro is looking for a passionate and talented engineer, with experience working in the embedded industry, to join the Firmware Team for developing and improving the camera system. We are looking for an engineer that has experience with the ARM embedded architectures, RTOS based systems and/or Linux distributions.

This role involves developing and architecting next-generation camera features, integrate and maintain them for the entire life cycle of the product, work with the hardware engineering team to review schematics and support the quality-assurance teams for preparing the test-scenarios.

 What You Will Do

  • Research and create proof-of-concepts for future product features
  • Drive feasibility studies and conduct SWOT analysis for integrating new technologies
  • Design and develop new firmware modules, drivers and frameworks
  • Architect and document embedded systems and mechanisms for future Cameras
  • Lead and drive projects for which it has technical ownership
  • Collaborate with hardware engineers, Product Managers, and upper management to negotiate product and business requirements
  • Collaborate with Firmware QA for improving the test framework and testing strategy

Skills We’re Excited About:

  • Minimum 8+ years of professional experience
  • BS (MS/PhD plus) in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Robotics or related field with 5+ years of experience in hands-on development of Linux or RTOS based embedded systems
  • Ability to mentor and coach less experienced engineers
  • Know-how in driving projects as a technical leader
  • Solid experience of working with Git for managing release flows
  • Experience with doing proof-of-concepts and feasibility studies
  • Excellent knowledge of C/C++
  • Solid understanding of Operating Systems fundamentals
  • Experience with concurrency and parallel data processing
  • Experience with designing and architecting embedded systems
  • Good understanding of network protocols (TCP/IP stack)
  • Know-how of popular build systems (Makefile, CMake)
  • Knowledge of USB, I2C, I2S, UART, Ethernet, and Wireless communication protocols
  • Disassembly experience with the ARM ISA
  • Experience with the Yocto Project and building Linux distributions
  • Prior-art in managing integration of new features in large, complex projects
  • Contributions in the open-source community
  • System performance monitoring and tuning expertise
  • Experience with real-time debugging tools for both software and hardware
  • Ability to conduct technical interviews and evaluate candidate’s experience

GoPro Highlights

  • Live it. Eat it. Love it. – Two dedicated hours during your week to explore your passions and capture it with your GoPro;
  • Get your very own GoPro camera + gear;
  • Competitive salary and discretionary annual performance-related bonus;
  • Gym fee compensation;
  • Discounted employee stock purchase plan;
  • Professional + personal development opportunities, i.e. LinkedIn Learning;
  • Opportunities to get involved in the causes that you care about (annual camera donation + volunteer events);

We strive for the day that no group can be described as underrepresented at GoPro – whether as part of our brand or in our workforce. We are committed to providing a more inclusive, representative, equal, just and happy world. GoPro is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.