Firmware Engineer

Date:  Nov 21, 2023
Division:  Plasma Control Technologies (40000002)

San Jose, CA, US, 95131

Requisition ID:  3363

The COMET Group is a global leader in providing high-quality components, systems and services that optimize its customers' products and processes in the fields of X-ray-, vacuum- and radio frequency technology. As a trailblazing tech company, we contribute to more secure, efficient, and sustainable manufacturing, communication, and mobility.


The Division Plasma Control Technologies (PCT) is Comet’s largest division and a global leader in developing and producing high-performance Vacuum Capacitors, RF Matches and RF Generators for the semiconductor industry.

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  $160,000 to $170,000 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



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