Embedded Applications Engineer

Pittsburgh, PA, San Francisco Bay Area, or New York City


We are seeking an Embedded Applications Engineer to join our growing team. Efficient’s Embedded Applications Engineer will design and implement applications to run on the world’s most energy-efficient programmable processor (the “Fabric”). They will work closely with Efficient’s compiler team to implement customer requirements and assure the quality of the compiler, assisting in debugging when necessary. This position is a unique opportunity to develop applications for cutting-edge hardware, while working as part of a highly interdisciplinary team and making an immediate impact in building the next generation of embedded applications.

Key responsibilities

  • Develop a suite of embedded applications working from customer requirements, existing specifications, and existing code
  • Build applications using Efficient’s compiler and software stack targeting Efficient’s Fabric
  • Deploy applications on Efficient’s Fabric, in software simulation, and in FPGA emulation
  • Validate and measure performance and energy characteristics based on customer application requirements
  • Gather minimum-viable test cases to convey bugs and feature requests to the compiler team
  • Work closely with compiler team to test, debug and refine the compiler feature set
  • Contribute to optimized frameworks and libraries, targeting digital signal processing, machine learning, etc.

Required qualifications & experience

  • Must be an excellent embedded engineer with 2+ years of work experience
  • 2+ years of C/C++ experience
  • Deep knowledge of at least one embedded platform, such as MSP430, STM32, Ambiq Apollo, PIC32, or similar
  • Experience developing and deploying applications under resource constraints
  • Experience using non-standard build environments and compiler toolchains, especially for embedded systems
  • Experience using industry standard development and debugging tools for embedded development
  • Strong attention to detail, good work ethic, ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, and good communication skills
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Work performed for government contract customers requires U.S. Citizenship

Desired qualifications & experience

  • Experience using LLVM, MLIR, GCC, or a similar compiler framework to develop compiler passes
  • Experience building TinyML models and deploying models under severe resource constraints (e.g. limited memory)
  • Experience writing optimized BLAS and DSP kernels
  • Knowledge of computer architecture

Efficient offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including 401K match, company-paid benefits, equity program, paid parental leave, flexibility, and more!  We are committed to personal and professional development and strive to grow together as people and as a company.

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About us

Efficient was established in 2022 as a spinout of Carnegie Mellon University and is currently building a world-class team of hardware and software engineers spanning from silicon implementation to compilers. With seed funding secured, a portfolio of patent-protected IP, and substantial progress on hardware and software development, Efficient is moving quickly toward delivering first silicon in early- to mid-2024.

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Working at Efficient

We are a small, but mighty team, with team members spread across EffHQ in Pittsburgh, Silicon Valley, and New York City. We are a young company on a tremendous growth path. We aim to bring our team together, in-person often and camaraderie is key to our success. We also have the tools and technology to keep us together and interactive as a remote team.

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