Platform Engineer Needed / Adafruit Jobs Board

Platform Engineer Needed at Sifteo / Adafruit Jobs Board

Sifteo, a venture-backed start-up creating a next-generation play system, is seeking a talented Platform Engineer to help us build our revolutionary game system. We are looking for candidates who have proven expertise in creating well-designed, robust, and delightful systems, an ability to quickly improvise and iterate, and a passion for building innovative technologies.

You will be working on very advanced, totally new, homegrown software virtualization technologies, super efficient graphics systems, code generation techniques – this is an opportunity to truly learn and test your computer science and software development abilities. Our product embodies simplicity but belies some cutting-edge stuff.


  • design, develop and improve the firmware that runs on the hardware
  • make magic: get complex high-level code running on ultra-constrained hardware
  • design test rigs for your work
  • enhance the SDK and drive it to new heights of glory
  • participate in design, especially contributing technical feasibility
  • debug patiently, document efficiently, refactor smartly, and push hard for testing and quality
  • continue defining your role as we grow

Skills & Requirements:

  • 5+ years software development experience
  • demonstrated mastery of low-level software and/or firmware development including: Assembly and C/C++ on 8051, AVR, ARM; code optimization, assembly hacking; knowledge of bus architectures and communication protocols
  • solid understanding of computer architecture and computer science. For example: you know what LLVM is; you can explain how a VM works in detail and classify the different flavors; you have played with optimizing an interpreted language on a resource-constrained system; you are up to date in the state of the art in embedded systems
  • down with TDD, BDD, or whatever methodology it takes to keep our system solid
  • excited about Sifteo cubes, and ready to work hard with us
  • have a sense of humor
  • pro-active, detailed, communicative and organized – you take pride in your work

Bonus points for:

  • signal processing and pattern recognition techniques
  • creating games
  • designing and developing APIs
  • basic EE skills

Why you should work here:

  • we’ll trust you to do things right
  • you’d be getting in early in a company that has massive potential
  • you’ll feel satisfied that you’re creating something that people love
  • we are working on something awesome! Join us!

Compensation & Benefits:

  • salary plus equity, depending on experience
  • full medical, dental and vision insurance
  • a 401(k)!
  • plenty of beer in the fridge and food in the kitchen
  • weekly lunches, game nights and more
  • can you beat our CEO in Dr. Mario? It’s possible. He’s not bad. Join us and find out.

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