Manager, Firmware Engineering

Date:  Sep 1, 2023
Division:  Plasma Control Technologies (40000002)

San Jose, CA, US, 95131

Requisition ID:  5946

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.

We’re looking for a strong experienced technologist to lead our exceptional Firmware/Software Engineering team to develop cutting edge technologies that enable the manufacturing of the next generation semiconductor devices. 


 What will you do?

  • Lead a highly experienced best-in-class firmware/software team
  • Set knowledge and career development goals/plans for your team
  • Define technology roadmaps that contribute to the success of our product roadmaps
  • Design and develop real-time embedded systems (RTES) on a variety of MCUs
  • Architect multi-processor embedded systems running a variety of RTOSs
  • Document designs and code using industry’s best practices


Who are we looking for?

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed herein are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Education and / or Experience

  • BS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or a related field
  • Hands-on experience designing & developing Real-time Embedded Systems (RTES)
  • Experience managing or leading a team of firmware and software engineers 
  • Solid understanding and experience in the ARM Cortex architecture and real-time operating systems such as FreeRTOS
  • Mastery of C/C++ RTES programming, with bare-metal experience
  • Working knowledge of electronic schematics and PCBA bring-up
  • Experience in SPI, I2C, Ethernet, and EtherCAT communication interfaces
  • Experience with version control, continuous integration, and continuous testing methodologies


Key Words for Search:  Firmware, embedded systems, RTOS, RTES, Real-time operating system, real-time embedded system, microcontroller unit (MCU), FreeRTOS, PCBA, 


The target salary range for this job is approximately  $190,000  to $210,000 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



Comet Technologies USA Inc. offers an excellent and competitive compensation package; an excellent work environment; and a comprehensive benefit program (including medical, dental and vision care benefits), tuition reimbursement, a 401(k) plan, vacation and paid sick days.

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