FIRMWARE ENGINEER

About Fellow:
Fellow’s mission is to help people perfect their ‘liquid craft’ by marrying professional knowledge, relevant functionality and thoughtful design. From the outside, Fellow makes high-end coffee equipment for the world’s best baristas and home enthusiasts. But peeking under the hood reveals many intertwined endeavors that make up the brand, which may help you understand Fellow’s growing attention and future growth ambitions.

Fellow is a small but fast growing company: you can find our products in Crate & Barrel, Williams Sonoma, West Elm, Amazon, and distributed internationally in over 40 countries. The products have won prestigious design awards like the international RedDot design award, are featured at MOMA design stores, and available in hundreds of the best cafes across America. Our retail store in the heart of Mission district, San Francisco, serves to be a playground to experiment and redefine what customer experience really means as a brand; a mashup of a design museum, cooking class, and cafe. International barista champions as well as cafe staff choose Fellow products as their tool of choice, which stands as proof that our products are professional grade while being friendly to a broader audience.

The Fellow team is small but made up of dedicated individuals who bring our own ‘craft’ into the profession: sales and marketing, brand, design and engineering, and cafe operations. Collective experiences come from Blue Bottle, Apple, Oracle, IDEO, Intuitive Surgical, GoPro, and Stanford Graduate School of Business, just to name a few. Born out of a passion for the craft, boosted via Kickstarter campaigns, and gained relevance and adoption by professionals and the community, Fellow is at a phase change moment to propel the company forward while staying deeply grounded in design, brand, and operation.

Role and Responsibilities:
As Fellow’s product portfolio expands into more complex electric products, this person will play a significant role as the first firmware hire on Fellow’s engineering team. The engineer will have significant ownership, wear many hats along the entire product development cycle, and help grow the team. Significant professional growth is expected.

Responsibilities may include but not limited to:
  • Design and develop our embedded software systems
  • Integrate new sensors, improve control systems, implement and debug features
  • Work with Product to understand requirements
  • Work with Operations to ensure product data is available and quality is met
  • Help the team establish best practices for development, test, and deployment
  • Maintain a high bar for product quality, safety and user experience
  • Ability to travel up to 5%

Professional Qualifications:
  • 4+ years of software experience in consumer electronics, power tools, home appliances (or similar relevant industry)
  • Deep understanding of how to build hardware products

Experience in:
  • Knowledge of embedded development best practices and tools
  • Successfully developing for and launching hardware products
  • Embedded software definition and requirements documentation
  • Very strong at C development and experience Python
  • High power BLDC motor control
  • Choosing and developing with microcontrollers, sensors and actuators
  • Safety systems and communication protocols
  • Comfortable reading schematics and datasheets
  • Embedded software design, development and debugging preferably on ARM-based platforms
  • Bluetooth, BLE, and WiFi
  • Power management for battery powered products
  • Know your way around hardware debugging tools: oscilloscope, logic analyzer
  • Proficient with surface mount rework and soldering

Experience Bonus Points in:
  • Java and C++ development experience
  • EE system architectures
  • Comfortable and flexible on the software/hardware border
  • Managing external consultants
  • Working with contract manufacturers in Asia

Key Attributes Necessary For Success:
  • Strong critical thinking
  • Inquisitive and self starter
  • Hands-on
  • Attention to detail
  • Can-do attitude
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Flexible team player

Perks And Benefits:
  • Rare and Exceptional Experience
  • First Firmware hire with opportunity to grow a team
  • Lead software development all the way through: from initial conception to mass production
  • Small, fun, fast growing, and dynamic environment
  • Competitive PTO plan
  • Generous restricted stock option plan
  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Unlimited specialty coffee
  • Close proximity to Mission district and BART stops in San Francisco

Please email jdimiceli@fellowproducts.com with resume and cover letter.