Senior 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 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 Senior 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

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS; but not limited to:

  • Responsible for embedded systems development from conception through production; including requirements definition, algorithm development, firmware design, coding, test, debug and release
  • Develop new systems on bare metal microcontrollers and embedded Linux SoC platforms
  • Development of firmware and software utility tools
  • Develop embedded firmware for use in low power wireless communications and control
  • 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.

  • 7+ years' experience in embedded software design and development
  • Highly proficient in bare metal microcontroller environments
  • Experience with embedded Linux platforms including custom uboot, kernel, rootfs (BSP)
  • Extremely proficient with C/C++, Python, ARM Cortex microcontrollers.
  • Proficient in debugging electrical circuits and communication protocols (I2C, SPI, UART, CAN)
  • Proficient in new board bring-up procedures and testing using oscilloscopes, multimeters, spectrum analyzers and other instrumentation
  • Knowledge and experience with BLE and custom wireless protocols and systems
  • Knowledge of image processing, AI/ML pipelines, Tensor Flow is a plus
  • Knowledge of Hardware in the Loop (HIL) test systems is a plus
  • Experience with low power system design
  • Deep analytical and mathematical foundation
  • IoT product development
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to quickly learn new skills and adapt to project needs
  • Experience using bug tracking and version control tools. (Jira & Bitbucket/Git desirable)
  • Willing to work off-hours or night shifts on occasion
  • Limited travel in United States and/or abroad


  • BSEE, MSEE, BSCS, or MSCS required.


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.

More Information on Gatekeeper Systems, Inc.
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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