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Senior Embedded Software Engineer



Software Engineering
Redwood City, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Our mission is to move humanity off of fossil fuel heating. 20% of US global warming emissions come from homes (that's more than cars!). The largest driver of home emissions is burning fossil fuels for heat. To stop climate change, over 80M US homes need to transition from combustion to efficient, electric heat pumps over the coming decades.

We believe for this to happen the world needs fantastic products that are easy and desirable to purchase. Today's heat pumps lack great design, make limited use of software, and are difficult and stressful to adopt. We are building a next generation, beautifully designed, AI optimized home heating and cooling system that is 10x better than what is on the market today.


Quilt is hiring for an enthusiastic embedded software engineer to join a super collaborative and talented software team delivering robust embedded software for our first heat pump product. You will have extensive experience with embedded Linux environments and be comfortable interacting with multiple layers of the stack from low level firmware to backend services. We are looking for individuals with a passion for electrification and an appreciation for building user focused products.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience.
  • Proven experience (at least 5 years) in software development, with a focus on embedded systems.
  • Strong proficiency in a programming language such as C or C++
  • Solid understanding of embedded systems, such as embedded Linux, FreeRTOS and microcontrollers.
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills, with the ability to debug complex issues and propose effective solutions.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively in cross-functional teams.
  • Able to self-guide, identify problems and propose & implement solutions, to move towards a shared goal.
  • Passion for electrification and home automation.
  • Strong mission alignment around climate and decarbonization.

Preferred Responsibilities

  • 5 years of experience with embedded programming in C/C++.
  • Experience working with embedded software system design and verification
  • Familiarity with IoT (Internet of Things) technologies, protocols, and standards.
    • i.e., UART, SPI, I2C, etc.
  • Experience with embedded linux development
  • Experience with different networking stacks (wifi, bluetooth, thread)


  • Design and develop scalable, robust, and secure embedded systems for our smart HVAC system.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams including product managers, hardware engineers, and data scientists to understand system requirements and translate them into technical specifications.
  • Design and implement embedded components, ensuring high performance, reliability, and scalability.
  • Build APIs and services to enable seamless integration with different hardware components, mobile applications, and third-party systems.
This is a full-time, onsite position in our Redwood City, CA office.
In an effort to provide greater transparency, we are sharing the base salary range for this position. The expected salary range is $160,000 - $200,000.
In addition to base salary, Quilt also offers meaningful equity and top-tier benefits.
Employees in this position are also eligible to participate in the Company’s standard benefit programs, which currently include the following: medical, dental, and vision benefits, 401(k), paid time off, and certain leaves of absence.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Quilt is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer building a diverse and inclusive workforce. If you need additional accommodations to feel comfortable during your interview process, please email us at accessibility@quilt.com.

We are a growing team of ambitious people who truly care about the impact of their work. We are on a mission to accelerate a species-level human transition. For over a million years we've been burning things to stay warm. It's time to move to a better way of living.