Embedded Firmware Design Engineer

Posted On:
January 19, 2023
Santa Monica, California

Apogee Electronics is a leading designer and manufacturer of products for audio recording in the music, film, digital streaming, and voice-over industries. Based in Santa Monica, CA, and was founded in 1985. Throughout Apogee’s 37-year history, they have consistently created innovative and award-winning technology recognized globally as an industry leader in professional and consumer audio. Apogee has been instrumental in capturing countless GRAMMY and OSCAR-winning performances by today’s most successful artists.

Most Apogee staff members are musicians or have an extensive background in video, live performance, or the professional recording industry. We are a team of creative professionals who share a passion for excellence, creativity, and innovation. Our sunny Santa Monica office features a fully built-out studio for recording, live streaming, and live events which is available to the staff to further their craft, experiment, and enjoy off hours.

Apogee Electronics is looking for a firmware engineer with a strong background in embedded real-time system, driver, and kernel development, experience in Embedded Linux, Yocto, and real-time kernel such as Xenomai is essential. You are expected to work with ARM chips for real-time audio applications, proficient in C/C++ and ARM assembly language, with a strong background in communication protocols such as I2C and SPI. Experience in FPGA or other digital design related fields is highly desirable.

You will play a meaningful role in the development of Apogee’s next generation products, working closely with hardware and software designers as part of a small and agile design team. You will help develop real time audio platforms on ARM platforms, assist in board bringup of custom hardware, and help develop prototypes in order to prove key design concepts and identify technical constraints up front.

You will work with audio application developers on the performance of the drivers and overall system, as well as hardware engineers on the hardware peripherals and physical interfaces on custom hardware designs.


  • 5+ years of professional experience in firmware/software development and embedded systems engineering
  • Thorough knowledge of real-time systems and hands-on experience with embedded Linux systems BS or MS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or Computer Engineering
  •  Must have strong understanding in ARM platform, kernel/driver level development experience is a plus
  • Strong C/C++/assembly language background
  • Understand optimizations and design trade-offs needed for real-time development
  • Experience with ARM and developing for SOC devices, NXP SOCs a plus
  • Low level programming of peripherals and interfaces, and experience with a variety of embedded MCU devices and toolsets desirable
  •  Knowledge/experience with FPGA and other digital design related fields is a big plus.
  • Basic understanding of audio recording, digital audio workstation software, and audio interface hardware is a plus Audio application development or signal processing experience is a plus
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  •  Hard working, enthusiastic self-starter with the ability to work independently and on a team

 Benefits and details:

This in-office position Apogee offers a competitive salary package including a company 401(k) plan, health, vision, and dental insurance, a largely solar-powered office, a fully built-out studio and production office, the opportunity for growth and longevity, and most importantly a collaborative, friendly, and creative environment.

How to apply:

We love our work and select the most talented and driven individuals to join our team. If you think you’ll bring something new to the mix, please email your cover letter and resume. We look forward to hearing from you! All applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.


About Apogee Electronics Corporation


Address: 1715 Berkeley Street
Santa Monca

Phone: +1 310-584-9394
Website: http://www.apogeedigital.com

Apogee is a leading developer and manufacturer of products for audio recording in the music, film, digital streaming and voice-over industries. Based in Santa Monica, CA and founded in 1985. Apogee is recognized globally as an innovator and industry leader in professional and consumer audio.

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