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Staff Camera Firmware Engineer

San Mateo, United States

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Job Title: Staff Camera Firmware Engineer


  • Flexible (San Mateo, CA) - This role requires proximity to an office location with flexibility to work remotely 2-3 days/week with manager approval.

The Role

Be part of an Exciting and Dynamic Team that is responsible for the Core Firmware of the most Versatile Action Camera in the World.

What You Will Do

  • Manage various efforts of firmware development on GoPro's next generation camera platforms
  • Manage and collaborate on system architecture tasks
  • Work with both the local and overseas firmware teams to guide and coordinate the firmware development effort based on defined architecture
  • Work closely with hardware team and chip vendors to validate hardware
  • Hands-on coding and maintaining existing C code
  • Mentor junior members of the firmware development team

Skills We’re Excited About

  • BA/BS in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science, MA/MS preferred
  • 5+ years of hands-on experience developing embedded software/firmware
  • Expert C programming experience
  • Good understanding of embedded operating systems (Linux, VxWorks, Nucleus, ThreadX, uITRON, etc.)
  • Good understanding of tasks, threads, inter-process communications, semaphore and other embedded operating system concepts
  • Familiarity with one or more of the following areas: Bluetooth Classic/LE, WiFi, I2C, I2S, SPI, SDIO, JTAG, UART, MCU, USB, etc.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Creative and agile, ability to adapt in a fast paced engineering environment
  • Ability to work independently with little direction, ability to work with cross-functional teams such as hardware, mechanical, program management, etc., consummate team player

Bonus Points For

  • Imaging Processing Pipeline and Algorithm knowledge
  • Image Quality and Calibration background
  • Audio Processing techniques
  • Familiarity with socket programming and Internet protocols such as TCP, IP, DHCP, HTTP, DNS, ARP, etc.

GoPro Highlights

  • Get your very own GoPro camera + gear
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance – premiums are 100% paid for employees, 80% paid for dependents
  • Life insurance and disability benefits
  • Generous time off policy
  • 12 weeks paid parental leave for new parents
  • Pre-tax and Roth 401(k) options
  • Discounted employee stock purchase plan (ESPP)
  • LiveHealthy monthly wellness reimbursement
  • Innovative remote-friendly wellness classes and events
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Professional + personal development opportunities, i.e. LinkedIn Learning
  • Opportunities to get involved in the causes that you care about (annual camera donation + volunteer events)

We strive for the day that no group can be described as underrepresented at GoPro – whether as part of our brand or in our workforce. We are committed to providing a more inclusive, representative, equal, just and happy world. GoPro is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

GoPro requires that all onsite visitors and workers be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Vaccination is not required to perform this role, but you will not be permitted to visit GoPro’s office locations if you are unvaccinated. An exception to this rule may be made if you qualify for an approved accommodation. 


About Us

GoPro helps the world to capture and share itself in immersive and exciting ways. We are a force for positivity, celebrating all things awesome while inspiring people to pursue their passions.

We celebrate diversity. We practice inclusion. We foster belonging. We demand equity. And we share the experiences of individuals and communities who also hold these values as core to who they are. From Bucharest to Munich, Silicon Valley to Shenzhen, we are dedicated to building a company that reflects and honors the diverse global communities where we live, work, and play.

Founded in 2002 by Nick Woodman, a photo and video enthusiast in search of a better way to film himself and his friends surfing, GoPro has grown into a relentlessly innovative brand loved around the world for its insanely versatile and enabling products.

We are GoPro and we love what we build.

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