Firmware Architect



At ASSA ABLOY, we’re on a mission to revolutionize secure access, and we’re looking for a dynamic Firmware Architect to join our team. If you are an architecture enthusiast who craves the excitement of innovative technologies that seamlessly integrate embedded software, then this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for!


As a Firmware Architect, you will play a crucial role in bridging the gap between our system architects and development team. Your primary responsibility will be to develop a clear technical vision for the firmware and platform, while providing direction to the engineering team. You will actively participate in architecture discussions to solve complex problems and coding will be an integral part of your daily work.


Collaborating with a global team, you will have the chance to created exception products and services that prioritize safety, security, and peace of mind for our users. If you are driven by the challenge of pushing boundaries and bringing new ideas to life, then this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for.


This role may sit onsite in either Berlin, CT or New Haven, CT. 



  • Define and implement robust communication protocols, security channels, device identity and provisioning mechanisms for seamless operation.
  • Take a lead role in architecting, designing, securing, and implementing state-of-the-art IoT systems.
  • Foster collaboration with fellow architects and developers to continuously refine and advance our IoT strategies.


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in Electrical, Systems or Computer Engineering, or other related fields
  • Hold a minumum of 2 years work experience as an architect with 8 years focusing on Firmware development.
  • Hands-on work experience with at least one IoT radio communication technologies such as Zigbee or BLE.
  • Exhibits strong programming capabilities in C and Python.
  • Proficient in working with Request for Comment (RFC) standards and adept at leveraging documentation to shape the platform’s future direction.
  • Skilled in utilizing Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) to enhance security measures.
  • Possess a comprehensive understanding of IoT concepts and stay abreast of the latest trends in the field.
  • Well-versed in security and cryptography aspects pertaining to constrained devices which includes, libraries, algorithms, standards, back-ends, and protocols.
  • Proven ability to overcome technical obstacles.
  • Effectively excels in delivering presentations.


Preferred Skills

  • Knowledge of modern IoT communication stacks - MQTT, CoAP, etc. 
  • Basic understanding of electronics.
  • Experience with the secure provisioning process.
  • RTOS application development experience.
  • Understanding of Continuous Integration/Cloud operations/DevOps concepts. 
  • Experience in containerization technology (AWS ECS, Docker Swarm). 
  • Experience in user interface/interaction design.
  • Knowledge of Collective code ownership, Coding standards concept. 


We are the ASSA ABLOY Group
Our people have made us the global leader in access solutions. In return, we open doors for them wherever they go. With nearly 52,000 colleagues in more than 70 different countries, we help billions of people experience a more open world. Our innovations make all sorts of spaces – physical and virtual – safer, more secure, and easier to access.

As an employer, we value results – not titles, or backgrounds. We empower our people to build their career around their aspirations and our ambitions – supporting them with regular feedback, training, and development opportunities. Our colleagues think broadly about where they can make the most impact, and we encourage them to grow their role locally, regionally, or even internationally.


As we welcome new people on board, it’s important to us to have diverse, inclusive teams, and we value different perspectives and experiences.

New Haven, CT, US, 06511

Engineering & Science
Travel Required: 0%-10%
Mid-senior level

Nearest Major Market: New Haven
Nearest Secondary Market: Hartford