Firmware Developer

Idaho Scientific3.4★
Boise, ID
$75,000 - $180,000 / Year 
Senior level

Job Description

Life is Short. Solve Hard Problems with Cool People.

Idaho Scientific is the Goldilocks of technology firms, combining the spirit and growth of a startup, with a financial footing and safety of a stable corporation. The perks of working at Idaho Scientific include all the benefits you'd expect from an employer who prioritizes a balanced human experience:

  • Competitive Pay
  • Flexible Work Schedule
  • Health Benefits and Insurance
  • Retirement Fund Contributions
  • Profit Sharing
  • Generous Paid Time Off Policy

Solve the Problem, Not the Symptom.

Idaho Scientific designs and deploys secure system solutions through novel CPU design, crypto cores, purpose-build system-on-a-chip architectures and hardened operating systems. Our solutions are the foundation for how military systems will remain safe and secure in the conflicts of the future. We need smart people like you to join us in solving hard problems that matter.

What You’ll Get to Do:

  • Develop embedded software using C and assembly languages on bare metal or embedded operating systems
  • Utilize advanced development/debugging tools, e.g., C compilers, linkers, in-circuit debug, logic analyzers and more to evaluate and test embedded application performance and security
  • Participate in all aspects of the product design life cycle including system architecture, design, development, and verification
  • Document design and results
  • Work individually and with a team to complete tasks

Required Qualifications Experience

  • US Citizenship
  • Ability to get a security clearance
  • Degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or related field
  • More than 3 years professional experience in embedded software development
  • Experience using FPGA based SoC processors such as ARM, Microblaze, NIOS, RISC-V, PowerPC, or similar processors
  • Demonstrable expert programming ability (C/C++, assembly, scripting)
  • Knowledge of low-level computer architecture (CPUs, Memory Management Units, IOMMU, serial buses)
  • Experience with FLASH programming, boot loaders, board bring-up and debug
  • Ability to clearly capture complex technical concepts in writing for both technical and general audiences
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

Preferred Qualifications Experience

  • Active US Security Clearance
  • Working knowledge of applied cryptography
  • Experience applying principles of cyber security to operational technology and embedded systems
  • Experience reverse engineering hardware and software


  • The preferred work location is at Idaho Scientific headquarters in Boise, Idaho or Salt Lake City, Utah

Commitment to Diversity.

Idaho Scientific is an equal employment opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will not be discriminated against due to race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition including pregnancy, or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $75,000.00 - $180,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus opportunities

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Boise, ID: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Preferred)


  • Bachelor's (Preferred)


  • Embedded Software Development: 3 years (Required)

Work Location: In person


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Bonus opportunities
  • Boise
  • ID: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Preferred)
  • Bachelor's (Preferred)
  • Embedded Software Development: 3 years (Required)
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