Firmware Engineering Manager

Date:  Mar 28, 2024
Division:  Plasma Control Technologies (40000002)

San Jose, CA, US, 95131

Requisition ID:  780


To complement our team, we are looking for a customer- and team-oriented individual for our Plasma Control Technologies division at our San Jose, CA location as a


Firmware Engineer 


For 75 years, we have been following our curiosity. It drives us and has made Comet a leading Swiss technology company worldwide. Curiosity and the spirit of research have allowed us to become and remain innovative. For a better and sustainable world.


To this end, we work and research on the basis of X-ray and radio-frequency technology. Our developments make an important contribution to safer, more efficient and more sustainable production, mobility and communication.


In the Plasma Control Technologies (PCT) division, we manufacture specialized components that are required for the precise control of plasma processes and are used in the production of memory chips or touch screens for sensors, smartphones or tablets.


What will you do?

  • Design and develop real-time embedded systems on a variety of MCUs
  • Architect multi-processor embedded systems running a variety of RTOSs
  • Hold and participate in peer code reviews
  • Document designs and code using industry’s best practices
  • Collaborate with other teams on system-level designs and troubleshooting
  • Collaborate with the Verification team to create effective test plans
  • Run unit tests and debug embedded code


Who are we looking for?

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, Computer Science, or a related field
  • 5+ years’ experience in real-time embedded system design and development
  • Solid understanding and experience in the ARM Cortex architecture
  • Solid understanding and experience in real-time operating systems (RTOS) such as FreeRTOS
  • Mastery of C/C++ real-time embedded systems programming, with bare-metal experience
  • Working knowledge of electronics schematics and PCBA bring-up
  • Experience in SPI, I2C, Ethernet, and EtherCAT buses
  • Experience with version control, continuous integration, and continuous testing methodologies


The target salary range for this job is approximately  $165,000 to $175,000 annually.


 *Job summaries account for a range of qualifications, skills, and experience that can be considered.  We are committed to making fair and equitable job offers based on a number of factors including but not limited to the job scope, market conditions, and candidate skill level and depth of experience.

Why join us?

  • Collaborate with diverse international colleagues from all over the world for a successful listed multinational company headquartered in Switzerland
  • Take on inspiring projects in a highly dynamic environment and thriving industry, which is growing globally in emerging and mature markets
  • Attractive training and career opportunities in our global locations, as well as flexible work arrangements


We are curious about you and look forward to receiving your complete online application.



Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto