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Bird is a shared electric scooter company.

Senior Software Engineer- Firmware
United States of America
Job Description / Skills Required

At Bird, we’re on a mission to make cities more livable by reducing traffic and carbon emissions with an affordable, convenient, and eco-friendly transportation option. We planted roots in Los Angeles, California. Now, our fleet of electric scooters is available to riders in cities around the world for short trips or the “last mile” of their journey. In our first year, Bird launched in over 100 cities and provided over 10 million rides. And we’re only just getting started.

Who are you?

You are an experienced software engineer looking to tackle some of the most challenging technical problems impacting the world of micro-mobility. You enjoy solving complex data problems and working closely with cross-functional teams, including Product, Data, and Ops. 

You will be building and supporting our core backend services that are the backbone of Bird’s success.


  • Develop firmware across Bird’s entire fleet of current and future vehicles.
  • Collaborate with electrical engineers to design, implement, and test new control modules for various products.
  • Deploy to and monitor firmware of a fleet of world-wide IoT devices.
  • Take products from the idea stage all the way to real-world deployments.


  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or related STEM field
  • 5+ years experience
  • Strong experience and proficiency debugging and developing in embedded C.
  • Demonstrated experience developing commercial embedded products.     
  • Experience designing with and debugging common embedded interface protocols such as UART, I2C, and SPI.
  • Proficiency with test equipment such as oscilloscopes, meters, logic analyzer, and function generators.
  • Understanding of version control tools such as GIT.          

Preferred Qualifications / Experience

  • CAN based automotive diagnostic protocols such as ISO 15765-2 and ISO 14229.
  • Resource and power constrained (battery-operated) products containing cellular radio technologies (GSM, CDMA, etc.), GPS receivers, and antennas
  • Experience with ST microcontrollers and Nordic Semiconductors platforms 
  • Embedded real-time operating system fundamentals such as FreeRTOS
  • CI/CD technologies (e.g. Jenkins)
  • Mathematical and performance based understanding of motor control principles and implementations
  • Experience using Linux as a development environment.

Culture at Bird

We're an ambitious, smart, and open-minded group. Our employees are passionate about our mission, and eager to complete their work at the highest level. The office itself is up tempo and supportive, because we care about each other. People first, people.

Perks up

We want people to succeed at Bird, so we give our teams plenty of time off to relax and recharge. We also offer a generous employer-paid healthcare coverage, on-demand doctor visits, childcare support, a pre-tax commuter account for mass transit or parking, a wellness stipend, and more.

Bird is the world

Bird stands for a culture of inclusion. We celebrate different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives —encouraging everyone to bring their authentic selves to work. We have a diverse environment that empowers our team to feel comfortable when they voice their opinions. For these reasons and more Bird is a proud equal employment opportunity employer. We welcome everyone regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetics, and we are dedicated to providing an inclusive, open, and diverse work environment. 

Sound like a place you’d like to work? Sweet. Let’s chat.