Sr. Embedded Software Audio Engineer

Fitbit, US - Boston

Stay motivated and improve your health by tracking your activity, exercise, food, weight and sleep


At Fitbit, our mission is to help people lead healthier, more active lives by empowering them with data, inspiration and guidance to reach their goals.

We started our journey in 2007—as a team of two with one big idea. Since then, we’ve grown to over 1,500 employees, sold over 60mm devices, and built a health and fitness community across the globe.  In fact, the Fitbit Community has taken enough steps to walk from the Sun to Pluto!  Offering award-winning products, a top-rated mobile app and an easy-to-use online dashboard, Fitbit provides personalized experiences that help our users reach their goals. With a reenergized focus on innovative devices, interactive experiences, and enterprise health we are transforming the way consumers and businesses see health & fitness.

From your first steps as a Fitbitter, you will be at the forefront of developing new products. Our culture combines the spirit of startup with the perks of being public. We offer a competitive benefits package and amazing perks like unlimited snacks, Friday happy hours, onsite workout classes, and a strong focus on a healthy work-life balance. As part of our team, you’ll have the opportunity to grow your career, contribute your ideas to life-changing products and services, and—above all—have fun doing it. 

Fitbit’s HQ campus is located in the heart of San Francisco with office locations in Boston, San Diego and around the world.

Think you’ve found your fit?

Sr. Embedded Software Audio Engineer

As an Embedded Software Audio Engineer at Fitbit, your focus will be working with other embedded software engineers, electrical engineers, site/mobile engineers, and third-party vendors to develop a full stack of solutions to deliver audio content. Your work will enable new customer experiences in current and next-generation Fitbit products, and advance our mission to help encourage fitness and wellness. Development work may range from low-level bare-metal coding, evaluating and integration of partner solutions, algorithm and codec implementation, and validation and optimization of performance and battery life.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or comparable skill
  • 5+ years professional experience working in RTOS (or embedded Linux) and bare metal environments
  • Proven strong coding skill in C
  • Proven strong understanding of software design - technology, methods and approaches
  • Experience with audio and multimedia development and framework design in embedded products
  • Experience implementing partner solutions that integrate partner infrastructure, interfaces, and content
  • Experience delivering a product into high volume manufacturing

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience with ultra low power / ultra small footprint software design strongly preferred
  • Algorithm implementation in SIMD instruction sets and low-power DSPs
  • Experience with codecs such as MP3, AAC, MPEG4, H.264, VP8/VP9, JPEG, GIF
  • We have opportunities for candidates with a range of experience from mid-career to senior engineers


About Fitbit

We're a passionate team dedicated to health and fitness who are building products that help transform people's lives. While health can be serious business, we feel it doesn't have to be. We believe you're more likely to reach your goals if you're encouraged to have fun, smile, and feel empowered along the way.

Want to learn more about Fitbit? Visit https://www.fitbit.com/