Embedded Systems Engineer Jobs in USA | ZaiNar Career


At ZaiNar, we’re leveraging patented innovations using software-defined radios and advanced signal processing to build revolutionary new products in Positioning, Navigation, and Timing. Our imaginative team has developed the world’s most precise network time synchronization and distribution capabilities – wirelessly syncing to sub-nanosecond accuracy. We’re solving leading edge problems in RF location tracking and network communications. Our initial target market is asset tracking in dynamic industrial environments ($10B+), and the opportunities beyond that are endless. ZaiNar already complies with release 16 of 3GPP standards for 5G to enable ZaiNar location tracking for any 5G-NR device without hardware changes. ZaiNar is VC-backed by tier 1 funds including Softbank and Future Ventures, and has graduated from multiple accelerator programs including StartX, Alchemist, and Plug and Play.

Ensuring a diverse and inclusive workplace, where the best idea wins is important to us. So, come join a curious, collaborative, and forward-thinking team, where everyone has the freedom to shape their own future, our company‘s, and the world’s – one nanosecond at a time.


Join a team of brilliant engineers developing the next generation of networked software-defined radio systems to support ZaiNar’s super-precise network time distribution capabilities. We are seeking an Embedded Systems Engineer for a technical leadership role in delivering our innovative products to the market. You are to exemplify critical thinking, mentor your peers and juniors alike, and effectively contribute to the highest levels of engineering efficiency. You have hands-on technical expertise covering embedded systems architecture, data modeling, intra- and inter-system communication, system security, operating systems, and leverage of multi-CPU and GPU-enabled systems. You are to drive the SW quality standards, implement automated design documentation generation, and support unit/integration testing and system/regression testing aimed at assuring the core system KPIs.

You’ll be paid well, offered great healthcare and stock options, and work in an excellent environment. This full-time role works out of our Belmont office, right off 280 and within minutes from many diverse restaurants. ZaiNar has strict COVID-19 policies in place to ensure the health and safety of our employees and our community. This role works on-site frequently (average 1-2 days per week), but we are flexible with regular working from home.


Design, develop, code, test, and debug system software.
Review code and guide improvements towards the highest standards of design.
Analyze and enhance efficiency, stability and scalability of system resources.
Interface with hardware design and development.
Bring up, integrate and validate new HW product designs.
Support software QA and optimize I/O performance.
Provide pre-/post-production and field deployment support.
Assess third party and Open Source software for optimal inclusion into our system solutions.


Experience with C/C++ (experience in other programming languages will be considered as a plus, with a preference for Python).
Extensive experience with embedded Linux (OpenWRT preferred) and embedded RTOS systems, with knowledge of handling interrupts, ADCs, DACs, DMA, SPI, inter-processor communication, protocols, and clock/power management.
Interpersonal skills and appreciation of other people’s work discipline within a startup environment.
Fluency in English (written and spoken).


Collegiate degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related subject.
Deep understanding and experience in SW design patterns, data structures, and advanced real-time programming techniques.
Secure boot and ARM TrustZone integration experience with SELinux.
Experience with automated build/test/doc and Continuous Integration systems.
Familiarity with embedded debugging tools (including logic analyzers, oscilloscopes, etc).


OpenAMP experience.
Experience with development of digital signal processing.
Experience with the CUDA platform.
Practice of Agile Scrum and Kanban methodologies.
Ability to effectively interface with Business Management and customers directly.