Senior SOC Firmware Engineer

Mountain View, CA
About us:
Aeva is building the next generation of sensing and perception for autonomous vehicles and beyond. With its unique ability to measure instantaneous velocity for each pixel, long-range performance at high resolutions, while being free from LiDAR or sunlight interference, Aeva’s 4D LiDAR is built from the ground up at silicon photonics scale for mass-market applications.

Role Overview:
We are looking for Software Development Engineers with an emphasis on Embedded systems. You are a self-starter and comfortable working on designs from initial architecture through production.

What you'll do

  • Design and implement real-time applications on ARM processors interfacing with multiple sensors in C++
  • Support the development of device drivers, and diagnostic software for SOCs
  • Participate in the team's software processes, including: requirements and design documentation, test-plan generation and execution, peer design and code reviews, process feedback, and improvements
  • Debug complicated issues as they arise during product development

What you have

  • Experience in developing C / C++ multi-threaded applications, ideally for Embedded Linux targeting multiple ARM cores
  • Solid understanding of SOC based systems and low-level software
  • Experience developing firmware for hardware on Embedded Linux
  • Experience with one or more of the following: Microcontrollers, SoC, device drivers, hardware bring-up, power management, performance optimization or hardware/software integration, RTOS
  • Experience with the processor architecture
  • Experience working with communication protocols like I2C, SPI, UART
  • Knowledge of electronics principles, including reading schematics and using logic analyzers, oscilloscopes, and other test equipment
  • Experience in performance tuning, debugging tools, tests, and release management


  • Experience working with high speed interfaces like ADC, MIPI, PCIE
  • Experience with Xilinx, Zync, SOC family or equivalent
  • Experience debugging FPGA hardware via lab equipment
  • Experience with scripting languages: Python, shell scripts
  • Ability to analyze datasets using Python, Matlab, or equivalent tools to identify issues and improve our core technology
  • Experience in profiling and benchmarking

What's in it for you

  • Be part of a fast paced and dynamic team
  • Very competitive compensation and meaningful stock grants
  • Exceptional benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, and more
  • Unlimited PTO: We care about results, not punching timecards

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