System Software Engineer, Kernel + HAL

Software at Humane in San Francisco, CA

Who We Are

Humane is a team of proven industry experts who have invented, built, and shipped category-defining hardware and software products to billions of people across the globe. We're known for building the audacious, ambitious, and the impossible, and we're doing it again. Our vision for the next shift between humans and computing requires innovation across multiple emerging technologies in hardware and software, from devices to cloud services.

About The Role

Humane's System Software team is responsible for firmware, operating system software, hardware-accelerated algorithms, power management, and core developer frameworks supporting our products. We serve as the glue between our hardware teams and our higher-level software teams, and delight in finding creative solutions to complex, interdisciplinary problems as we bring our product visions to life.

As a system software engineer on this team, you will design, develop and implement drivers, services and frameworks/HAL to enable on-device experiences to take full advantage of our hardware capabilities. You will collaborate closely with our hardware engineering team to enable delightful user experiences. If you enjoy solving complex problems with a world-class team, we’d love to hear from you.

What You Might Do

  • Implement/optimize Linux kernel drivers and services
  • Customize Android Frameworks/HAL
  • Debug, triage, and fix system level issues
  • Collaborate with the hardware team on schematic design and board bringup
  • Develop automated validation and manufacturing tests

Essential Qualifications 

  • 1+ years of experience developing system software on Linux/Android devices
  • Familiarity with SoC architecture
  • Strong software engineering skills, including design, programming (C, C++, or Java) and debugging
  • Ability to collaborate in a psychologically safe and healthy team environment

Preferred Skills

  • Experience developing firmware, bootloaders, UEFI, drivers or services
  • Experience with embedded Linux/Android board bring-up
  • Experience with the debug of SW and HW, identifying root-causes and recommending fixes
  • Awareness of power/performance tradeoffs in SW design

Why Humane?

  • Develop cutting edge technologies in a creative and innovative environment
  • Imagine new opportunities in areas that matter and will impact the world you live in
  • Be a part of a high performing team of the world’s best innovators and executors
  • Flexible work arrangements to support you in working in the way that you work best
  • Our values: trust truth +joy

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At Humane, diversity is important to us.

Humane is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit and business needs. We do not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion (including, but not necessarily limited to, religious creed, dress, and grooming practices), citizenship, marital status, age, national origin, place of birth, height, weight, ancestry, mental or physical disability, genetic information, medical condition, U.S. (state and federal) military and veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex, gender, pregnancy (including childbirth or related medical condition), or any other characteristics protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws (“protected characteristics” or “protected categories”). Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and other similar state laws and ordinances, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. At Humane, building a healthy and safe workplace is core to our mission. We prohibit harassment of any kind.

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