Firmware Engineer




As Embedded Firmware Engineer you will deliver new secure applications for a variety of product variants. You will be responsible for design and development of new applications, enhancing existing applications, solving problems, and resolving defects. The Engineer will review requirements, develop the architecture and design of features (including the relevant documentation), develop application prototypes, participate in design and code reviews, and write code (including unit tests). The candidate must be able to become proficient on new task domains quickly, demonstrate technical excellence in his/her personal work as well as contribute to the team's continued success by sharing technical knowledge. An ideal candidate should have open mind set, be flexible, focused on quality and open to switching to different projects. Our culture is characterized by short decision paths, clear targets and team spirit. We work in multinational environment so fluent English in speaking and writing is a must. 




  • Design and implementation of new secure embedded firmware applications in C, C++, and Python 

  • Develop low level interfaces (GPIO, UART, I2C, SPI) 

  • Review and maintain existing code base 

  • Support in the design and development of desktop engineering tools 

  • Develop test fixtures in C, C++, Python, and higher level Object-Oriented language (e.g. C#) 

  • Documentation and cross functional training of low level concepts 

  • Consult with other engineers to evaluate interfaces between hardware & embedded solutions and operational & performance requirements of the overall system 

  • Prepare, present, and participate in technical discussions and code reviews

  • Contribute to the continued development of processes to improve the efficiency and quality of development projects; assist in formulating standards and development practices to improve our development processes

  • Investigate and analyze reported defects to resolve them in a timely manner 

  • Proactively provide status, raise issues, and communicate necessary information to appropriate team members on a regular basis 


 Desired Skills & Experience  


  • 5 years of hands-on code development 

  • Applied experience with C , C++, Python, and .NET 

  • Comfortable working at a hardware level drivers (GPIO, UART, I2C, SPI) 

  • Familiarity with bug tracking tools (Bugzilla, Jira) 

  • Working knowledge of source code management and configuration

  • General knowledge of test frameworks and automated build systems (e.g. Jenkins, NUnit, NAnt) 

  • Ability to complete design related tasks with minimal supervision 

  • Basic understanding of development processes, principles and objectives 

  • Some exposure of development through the entire life-cycle including design, architecture, and implementation 

  • Analytical, planning, problem solving and decision-making skills 

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills 

  • Experience with RTOS development (FreeRTOS or other) is preferred

  • Experience with Secure Elements, RFID, NFC, HCE or Bluetooth technologies is a plus 

  • Experience with Agile Scrum development a plus 

  • Experience with Keil Development Environment is a plus

  • Experience with Linux development is a plus

  • Ability to effectively use and operate oscilloscopes, analyzers, power supplies, etc. is a plus


 Customer Expectations 


  • Highlight knowledge, skills, abilities, and traits necessary in this role to satisfy our customer's expectations 

  • Promote secure development and be able to work cooperatively and autonomously in a dynamic multi-cultural environment 


Work Environment


  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Employee works primarily in an office environment, within a well-ventilated area, and is exposed to moderate noise levels.


Work Requirements


  • Travel and fieldwork including international travel may be required, therefore employee must possess or can acquire valid travel authorization.


We make it easier for people to get where they want to go!

On an average day, think of how many times you tap, twist, tag, push or swipe to get access, find information, connect with others or track something.  HID technology is behind billions of interactions, in more than 100 countries.  We help you create a verified, trusted identity that can get you where you need to go – without having to think about it.  
When you join our HID team, you’ll also be part of the ASSA ABLOY Group, the global leader in access solutions. You’ll have 52,000 colleagues in more than 70 different countries. 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. 


Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, ZA, 3610

Production & Skilled Trades
Travel Required: 0%-10%
Mid-senior level