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Senior Firmware Engineer

Neural Analytics is a medical device company that is innovating in the field of biotechnology by redefining how brain health is managed. We are seeking a Sr. Firmware Engineer who will play a lead technical role during the development of the hardware subsystem of a traumatic brain injury detection system that utilizes transcranial Doppler ultrasound.  This individual will work with an accomplished team of engineers and scientists to create cutting-edge, robotic systems that will deploy an ultrasound sensor.  The successful firmware engineer will collaborate with other robotics and electrical engineers in the design, sourcing, development and integration of an embedded controller that will combine existing but separate subsystems for robot motion control, ultrasound digital signal processing, and communication with other product components.  Duties will include architecting the low-level firmware, including real time scheduling and communication, implementing firmware test infrastructure, and leading best programming practices to the other engineers contributing to the code base.

The ideal applicant must be able to identify and evaluate new candidate technologies, work with vendors to customize hardware to meet specific requirements and drive robust technical solutions into production.  This individual must also excel in a high-energy team environment and be capable of making sound decisions when faced with the time pressures and incomplete information typical of new product development.  Additionally, a strong sense of shared responsibility and shared reward is required, as well as a commitment to high product quality.

In summary, the successful candidate for the position of Sr. Firmware Engineer must have outstanding technical depth in relevant areas, and be as comfortable leading and specifying as they are programming.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design, debug and analysis of discrete embedded microprocessor based systems.
  • Experience with designing firmware products within an FDA or otherwise regulated industry; as well as comfort with concepts of design input, design output, traceability and risk analysis.
  • Design, debug and analyze communications (RS-232, USB, SPI, TCP/IP etc.) Wireless systems a plus (Bluetooth, WiFi).
  • Work effectively with cross-functional teams to ensure all issues related to design change are understood in advance of implementation.
  • Foster vendor technical relationships and perform project management of vendors.
  • Develop Design History Files (DHF) per FDA requirements.
  • Cultivate and perform system and unit Verification and product Validation testing (V&V).
  • Support production of final product by troubleshooting process and component problems.


  • BS or higher from an accredited university or college is required.
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in the design of complex embedded systems.  Experience with real-time control systems, embedded operating systems or other embedded real-time processing frameworks or robotics preferred.
  • Skilled and comfortable with embedded programming in both C and C++
  • Strong background in FPGA design and embedded systems development preferred.
  • Demonstrated hands-on experience and high comfort level with all phases of the product development lifecycle; including design, implementation, debug, verification, validation and transfer to manufacturing.
  • Deep knowledge of design tools used by firmware engineers in embedded systems development.
  • Experience with Zync and TI processors and tools.
  • Strong ability to isolate and debug embedded hardware and software problems
  • Programming in Python for offline support a plus
  • Excellent oral and written communication, presentation and documentation skills.
  • Passion for creating robust and reliable products.
  • Start-up experience is a plus

About the company:

Neural Analytics, Inc. is a well-funded, LA-based startup company that is addressing a global unmet need for immediate and non-invasive diagnosis of head trauma, specifically concussions.  The company was born in 2013 and has been cultivating its cutting-edge technology for the past 4 years.  Neural Analytics is an agile and energetic workplace, staffed by a growing, high-performing team.


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