Senior Engineer, Firmware

Postmates, San Francisco

Delivery from all your favorites places on-demand

At Postmates X, we are reimagining how things move in cities. Serve, our personable sidewalk delivery robot, is our vision for the future of delivery. It’s designed to take deliveries away from congested streets and onto underutilized alleys and sidewalks, to save energy, reduce emissions, reduce traffic, and make deliveries faster and cheaper. Why move two-pound burritos with two-ton cars? 

Serve has been years in the making and has already done thousands of customer deliveries. 

Who are we?

We are tech industry veterans in software, hardware, and design who are pooling our individual talents together to build a legacy. Our team is inclusive, agile, and driven by a common purpose. We are solving real-world problems with machine learning, computer vision, and robotics, with a mindful eye towards the end-to-end user experience. By joining our team, you will help create the first robotic helpers entering our cities: moving alongside us and running our errands!


  • Deliver high-quality C/C++ code for real-time embedded systems
  • Contribute to code reviews
  • Participate in hardware and software systems design reviews
  • Participate in hands-on hardware bringup, system debugging, and code optimization
  • Analyze and propose solutions for performance bottlenecks and scaling


  • 3+ years of hands-on professional experience in C/C++ 
  • Deep knowledge of embedded programming platforms
  • Familiarity with Python
  • Strong background in object oriented design, prioritizing testability and reusability
  • Deep understanding of operating systems architecture and designs
  • Bachelor's degree (or equivalent experience) required


  • Education in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or other related fields
  • Experience with RTOS programming and debugging
  • Experience working closely with sensors and actuators
  • Experience in robotics, real time systems, embedded system, or autonomous vehicles


  • Competitive salary and generous stock option plan
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • We'll provide the equipment you need to work efficiently and creatively
  • Paid parental leave, vacation time and sick time
  • Catered lunches and open snack bar
  • Impact-first work environment (no politics, no pandering)
  • Huge company vision (we need you to build the future, not just maintain the status quo)
  • Full support to contribute to open source projects
  • Awesome office located in Financial District just minutes from BART, Muni, AC Transit, and SamTrans

About Postmates

Postmates is transforming the way local goods move around a city by enabling anyone to get any product delivered in under an hour. Available for iPhone, Android and on the web, the on-demand logistics service connects customers with local couriers, who purchase and deliver goods from any restaurant or store in a city, 24/7. 

Want to learn more about Postmates? Visit Postmates's website.