Firmware Development Engineer Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Duma Works is recruiting a Firmware Development Engineer for BRCK.

The BRCK development group consists of world-class mechanical, electrical and software engineers fostering a new age of hardware development on the continent.

The role is open to local applicants and international applicants willing to make a transition to Kenya.

The ideal candidate will be a self-starter, with a passion for enabling communication globally. 

The company has very ambitious plans and are looking for someone that can share their vision, and take the BRCK product to the next level.


The company is looking for a C++ guru. Able to understand real world memory management, device drivers. their toolkit consists of MSP430, ARM M-series and Atmel AVR devices. 
You’ll work closely with the electrical engineering team and the OS team to make our products do amazing things in amazing places.
Skills and Requirements
  • Qualification from a related field.
  • Previous experience most preferred.
  • Minimum of 6 years writing commercial embedded or server grade software (not web or mobile software)
  • Minimum of 3 years developing with C++ or other low level language.
  • Proven understanding of 32bit microcontrollers and embedded firmware development
Optional Skills and Experience
  • Experience with embedded RTOS or embedded Linux
  • Device driver design and implementation
Priority given to individuals with a proven track record of pushing the envelope, thinking creatively and a passion for global communication.

Travel: Up to 10% international travel will be required.
Location: The role is based in BRCK Design office in Nairobi. This is a fixed location role, as you’ll be working with real hardware and real people.

Cover Letter and detailed CV are to be sent by email to marking the subject as “2384”, Your Full name &  Phone number e.g. 2384 Barack Obama, +2547xxxxxxxx. If you don’t follow these instructions, your application will not go through.

Deadline for receiving applications: 11th November 2016

N.B.* When applying for any job through Duma Works expect to receive a confirmation email and an alert to take a basic screening test over SMS or online. The email with the test may not arrive immediately. Please be patient. The email/SMS test will typically be 5-8 questions to help us understand your background. Regular SMS rates apply to the test, and if you ever have any issues with the process, please reach out to +254702093793.

If you apply and don’t meet these minimum qualifications, we won’t be able to forward your application to the employer.

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Updated: October 29, 2016 — 4:14 am