Embedded Software Engineer

| Foothill Ranch, CA, USA
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Foothill Ranch, CA

Gatekeeper Systems stands proudly as the foremost global leader in retail loss prevention, operations management, and analytics, with our headquarters based in Foothill Ranch, California. We maintain a strong presence across the globe, with offices in the UK, Australia, China, Hong Kong, Germany, France, and Canada, fostering a diverse team of over 450 talented employees. Over the past 25 years, Gatekeeper Systems has been at the forefront of the industry, demonstrating our commitment to excellence through cutting-edge technologies and unparalleled customer service.

Join us on our journey as we continue to revolutionize the retail sector, providing innovative solutions and services that redefine industry standards.

We are seeking a Embedded Software Engineer. The ideal candidate can contribute as a software developer for IoT Edge Devices. This position will require full design responsibility, from requirements through validation. There will be extensive collaboration with experienced team members and expert third party developers. Along with performing design and development duties, this position will also require data gathering and organizing for system analysis. Extensive development of systems in our lab facility as well as testing and troubleshooting on live trial sites in the field will be required. Full ownership of software will be required, including sustaining support and bug fixes. Close work and collaboration with the test team will also be required to integrate new software applications into the CI/CD pipeline.


Join the team at Gatekeeper Systems and watch your career grow! We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages that include:

  • Attractive Total Compensation Package
  • Flexible hybrid work schedule
  • Comprehensive healthcare benefits including medical, dental, and vision coverage; Life/ADD/LTD insurance; FSA/HSA options.
  • 401(k) Plan with Employer Match
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) policy
  • Observance of 11 paid company holidays


  • Responsible for embedded systems development from conception through production; including requirements definition, algorithm development, firmware design, coding, test, debug and release
  • Develop new systems embedded Linux SoC platforms and bare metal platforms
  • Development of firmware and software utility tools
  • Develop new firmware applications for multiple products and optimize existing firmware
  • Develop tools to help validate the design; collect and analyze the data, investigate problem reports, determine root cause and recommend solutions, participate in technical reviews of the product hardware/firmware/software requirements, and generate and document the firmware for release
  • Optimize power consumption and footprint of firmware
  • Design and implement optimized RF communications protocols
  • Create detailed requirements and design documentation
  • Support product integration
  • Quickly identify problem root cause and work closely with SQA for timely release
  • Maintain accurate bug tracking
  • Approve test and validation methods and plans for the firmware applications


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

  • 5+ years experience in embedded software design and development
  • Highly proficient in embedded Linux development
  • Experience with embedded Linux platforms including custom uboot, kernel, and driver development
  • Familiarity with the Yocto build system for Linux
  • Extremely proficient with C, C++, Python, and other software environments.
  • Knowledge of image processing, AI/ML pipelines & workflows, Tensor Flow
  • Familiarity with open source AI/ML packages (CVAT, Label Studio, Voxel 51)
  • Deep analytical and mathematical foundation
  • Knowledge and experience with wireless systems and protocols
  • IoT product development
  • Strong desire for application of new technologies
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Experience using bug tracking and version control tools. (Jira & Bitbucket/Git desirable)
  • Ability to quickly learn new skills and adapt to project needs
  • Willing to work off-hours or night shifts on occasion.
  • Ability to work on equipment in limited access spaces such as above ceiling tiles or under work


  • May require travel in United States and/or abroad




This Job Description is a general overview of the requirements for the position. It is not designed to contain, nor should it be interpreted as being all inclusive of every task which may be assigned or required. It is subject to change, in alignment with company/department needs and priorities.

Gatekeeper Systems, Inc., is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to developing a diverse workforce and cultivating an inclusive environment. We value diversity and believe that we are strengthened by the differences in our experiences, thinking, culture, and background. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who demonstrate that they can contribute to this goal. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or any protected basis.

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Gatekeeper Systems, Inc. operates in the Retail industry. The company is located in Foothill Ranch, CA. Gatekeeper Systems, Inc. was founded in 1998. It has 203 total employees. To see all 6 open jobs at Gatekeeper Systems, Inc., click here.
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