Staff Firmware Engineer


An Amazing Career Opportunity for a Staff Firmware Engineer!! (an office-based role)

Location: Krakow, Poland /Prague, Czech Republic /Cardiff, England

Job ID: 27891



HID is a dynamic and fast paced organization, with many possibilities to make a difference and add value. Working as an HID EAT RFID Professional Services Staff Firmware Engineer, you will be a key contributor in a dynamic and rapidly growing business segment. The individual will play an integral role in the creation of POCs, Demos, and support for our Innovation team. You will be an interface between the customer facing and product facing teams and support escalated field issues that require engineering investigation. The individual will work closely with our tech support and engineering teams to analyze and solve technical issues.


Sounds interesting? Join us!


Who are we? 

HID Global powers the trusted identities of the world’s people, places, and things, allowing people to transact safely, work productively and travel freely.

We are a high-tech software company headquartered in Austin, TX, with over 4,000 worldwide employees. Check us out here: and 



HID’s Extended Access Technologies Department: 

Driven by years of innovation, the EAT business unit, within HID Global, offers a broad range of biometric technologies that benefit any transaction requiring irrefutable proof of identity — such as access control, customer onboarding, fraud prevention, loss prevention, time and attendance, forensic investigation, background checks, border security and government benefit issuance.

We provide peace of mind to a great array of organizations and industries who know that they are getting the highest level of safety and security through trusted identity.



As our Staff Firmware Engineer, you’ll support HID’s success by: 


  • Representing the company as the technical expert to internal & external customers and partners
  • Implementing firmware for feature requests, Custom Product Offerings (CPOs), and bug fixes
  • Having an integral role in the creation of POCs, Demos, and Prototypes
  • Configuring test environments to replicate and troubleshoot customer-reported issues
  • Preparing documentation to capture requirements for Custom Product Offerings (CPOs)
  • Preparing documentation for specialized seminars, application notes, and technical papers
  • Providing customer feedback to product management, marketing, and engineering teams



What we will love about your background:


  • Knowledge of low-level electronics and the ability to read schematics
  • Knowledge of physical access control and the security industry is desirable
  • Knowledge of contactless RFID credentials and readers is desirable
  • Knowledge and experience of mobile implementations is desirable
  • Ability to effectively communicate in the English language, both verbally and in writing
  • Must have excellent telephone/interpersonal/communication skills
  • Ability to read and interpret technical journals, specifications, international technical standards, etc.  



Your Experience and Education include:  


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or related
  • Minimum 7 years of experience in hands-on embedded development or similar role
  • Senior level knowledge of the C programming language. (C# and Python desirable) 



Who you are as a Team Member:


  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal 
  • Willingness to ‘roll up sleeves’ and dive deep into tactical work when necessary
  • Good interpersonal skills, willingness to learn and continue to grow professionally
  • Strong team player and ability to work well with others



Why apply? 


  • Empowerment: You’ll work as part of a global team in a flexible work environment, learning and enhancing your expertise
  • Innovation: You embrace challenges and want to drive ambitious change
  • Integrity: You are results-orientated, reliable, and straightforward and value being treated accordingly



HID is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer – Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation.


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 61,000 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. 


Zabierzów, PL, 32-080 Prague, CZ, 186 00 Cardiff, ENG, GB, CF15 7AB

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