Head of Physical (Firmware)

Job description

We search for an expert who will help us introduce a new technology of firmware to our portfolio of services as well as develop its long-term strategy. We need you to guide both us and our Clients worldwide on embedded software and firmware development too. Once the projects are acquired, we will ask you to build a great team of engineers to deliver the best solutions. You and your team will work closely with the C-level, Project Management and Growth Team to establish engineering schedules, resourcing, development priorities and much more. Surely, that is an exciting opportunity to develop both technical and management skills to plan, introduce and execute firmware development at .intent. How does this sound to you?

  • Requirements: 5+ years of experience in managing Software (SW) and /or Firmware (FW) development teams (including software house/agency environment), experience with C development for embedded systems, expert Bluetooth knowledge incl. BLE, Bluetooth Mesh and familiarity with all layers of Bluetooth stack, good command of written and spoken English (min B2).
  • Salary: 23-34,5K PLN on B2B + up to 26 paid holidays or 19-29K PLN gross on the contract of employment (UoP).
  • Perks and benefits: remote/office (up to you), flexible working hours, additional 10 days of paid sick leave on B2B, private medical care (PZU) and Multisport card, English lessons with a native speaker, knowledge-sharing activities (company library, internal and external hackathons, conference budget, team sessions).
  • Who are we?: we are a software house which focuses on projects on the intersection of physical and digital (like wearables and IoT). If you would like to shape your own role, want to learn and are not afraid to try and fail, if you can speak up when something bothers you and you like the vibes of working in a home-like environment – we are the place for you.

Your responsibilities will include but are not be limited to:

  • Contributing to the strategic direction of the company

  • Leading the specification, planning, and quotation of new projects

  • Consulting Clients and internal teams on solutions, stacks, and tools

  • Designing solutions and pitching them to key stakeholders both internally and externally

  • Building and leading the firmware team and their professional development: mentoring, advising, skill development planning

  • Rapid prototyping hardware solutions and firmware deployed on top of these prototypes

  • Working alongside our mobile teams to streamline, optimize or sometimes troubleshoot communication between device and companion app

  • Keeping track of the industry trends and taking the initiative in incorporating these into the company technologies

  • Leading knowledge-sharing efforts (such as Firmware community meetings)

Tools you’ll use:

  • Figma.
  • Miro.
  • Jira, Confluence.
  • Slack, Zoom, GSuite.


Qualifications required:

  • 5+ years of experience managing and leading Software (SW) and /or Firmware (FW) development teams (including software house/agency environment)

  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects through the entire FW product life cycle from Architecture through Customer release and deployment

  • Demonstrable experience with C development for embedded systems

  • Familiarity of common IoT related protocols like MQTT

  • Expert Bluetooth knowledge including BLE, Bluetooth Mesh and familiarity with all layers of Bluetooth stack

  • Expert familiarity with the landscape of connected devices (IoT, Home automation, Wearables, Automotive etc)

  • Experience with rapid hardware prototyping on Arduino/RaspberryPI/Beaglebone

  • Self-starter mentality with a high degree of ownership

  • Ability to decompose and explain complex technical problems to non-technical audience

  • Very good spoken and written English

  • Experience in Agile development practices, e.g.: scrum

Preferred qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of LoRa, Zigbee, Thread, WiFi, and other networking standards

  • Hands on experience with ZephyrOS or RTOS

  • Experience with nRF Connect SDK

  • Experience deploying and managing fleets of IoT devices with help of AWS IoT Core, GCP Cloud IoT, Azure IoT or similar

  • Demonstrated ability to partner across organizational and team boundaries to develop and execute cohesive product plans

  • Must work independently, be proactive, multitask effectively and exhibit strong influencing and leadership skills with senior management