Manager, Firmware Development

Kitchener, ON, Canada
Full Time
Hardware Engineering
Miovision is a global industry leading company providing agencies and organizations modern tools to improve today’s traffic problems. We offer solutions that collect multimodal traffic data and uncover actionable insights, helping organizations get more out of their road network. The result: streets capable of moving more people – safely and efficiently – whether they are in a car, on a bus, on a bike or e-scooter, or walking. Since 2005, our systems have counted or assisted more than thirty billion vehicles around the world. With global headquarters in Kitchener, Canada, as well as operations in Germany, Serbia and the United States. For more information, visit

Position Summary
We’re looking for an experienced leader to join our team and manage the day to day operations of the Firmware Team. You’ll be responsible for planning the work and ensuring its execution in a timely manner and with the highest standards of quality. The team’s primary focus is development of new board support packages (BSPs) enabling Miovision’s custom hardware solutions across several product lines. The team is also responsible for development and maintenance of several manufacturing test fixtures. You’ll report to the Sr. Manager, Hardware Development and work closely with QA testers, Technical Architects, Product Owners, and Project Managers across the larger Hardware and Software Engineering teams. This role is based in Kitchener, Ontario and is a mix of remote and in-person activities.

Key Accountabilities

  • Responsible for all firmware deliverables within Opticom, Core, and Scout product lines, as well as upcoming new products.
    • Board support packages (BSPs), device drivers, low-level logic and application code for embedded systems
    • Targets range from complex system-on-chips running Linux, to microprocessors with FreeRTOS, to basic bare-metal MCUs
  • Responsible for manufacturing test fixture software and databasing, supporting in-house box build and external contract manufacturers
  • Lead the day to day firmware operations across the Kitchener, Ontario and Minneapolis, MN sites, including daily standups, backlog refinement, and quarterly planning
  • Resourcing, hiring, and performance management from senior developer to co-op students
  • Provide technical mentorship and coaching to developers 
  • Define and implement best practices for repositories and build systems, testing, tools, continuous improvement, and support of other teams
  • Work closely with other leaders in hardware design, manufacturing, software (application and cloud), and customer support
  • Ensure a timely and thorough response to all customer issues through the Engineering Support Escalation (ESE) process
  • Maintain knowledge of emerging technologies applicable to Miovision’s products


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical/Computer Engineering, or similar
  • 2+ years experience leading a team, and 6+ as a firmware engineer or developer
  • Experience with the following languages C, C++, Python
  • Experience with the following tools (git, yocto, buildroot, gitlab, AWS)
  • Has shipped hardware products with custom firmware on custom PCBs 
  • A passion for building products our customers love and the team is proud of
  • Data-driven and able to dig into technical details to understand a system or problem
  • Able to effectively collaborate with a multidisciplinary team (EE, Manufacturing, QA, Software, etc) in person and virtually
  • Able to give and receive constructive feedback on designs, processes, and ideas
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English

Additional Assets

  • Experience with Agile, Kanban, Scrum, or other software development methodologies
  • Experience with Ethernet networking concepts
  • Experience with cellular networking (LTE, 5G)
  • Experience with DevOps for build and CI infrastructure.
  • Experience with NVIDIA Jetson, Qualcomm Snapdragon, and NXP Layerscape families
Perks and Benefits
  • Comprehensive health benefits starting on day one
  • RRSP Matching Plan 
  • Variable Incentive Plan
  • Mio-Days: We extend all three-day weekends to four-days and provide a Holiday Shutdown in December  
  • Virtual Healthcare Service providing employees and their families access to healthcare providers 24/7
  • Internet subsidy and a remote work allowance 
  • Enhanced paternity and maternity leaves
  • Unlimited vacation policy
  • Virtual fitness classes

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Please indicate if you require accommodation on your application, and our team will work with you to meet your accessibility needs.


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