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Embedded Software Engineer-Contract

FORT Robotics

FORT Robotics

Software Engineering
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Posted on Friday, January 26, 2024

FORT Robotics is seeking an Embedded Software Engineer to join the team for a 6-12 month contract to join our team and help us build the future for autonomous and robotics machines.


  • Develop embedded software for the next generation of safety and security solutions for robotics and autonomous systems.
  • Develop complex features on custom microcontroller-based, rugged, battery-powered, wireless safety devices.
  • Lead and mentor a small team of experienced engineers on best practices and technical know-how.
  • Manage project priorities, deadlines, and deliverables
  • Maintain the project status, schedule, and resource allocation for all active projects worked on by the team
  • Work with a high-performance cross-functional team to architect, develop, and test multiprocessor embedded systems
  • Work closely with the team to ensure compliance with safety and regulatory requirements (FCC, UL, CE, RIA, ISO, IEC, etc.)


  • A software developer with at least 6+ years of experience with the development of embedded in C and C++
  • Ability to clearly explain complex technical issues and justify technical decisions
  • Demonstrated experience in leading software projects while providing technical inputs to unblock supporting teams
  • Leadership skills, a team player
  • Advantage - experience with leading a team
  • Advantage - experience with communication systems over BLE / ISM / RF
  • Fluent in modern SCM workflows (i.e., git, Bitbucket)
  • Comfortable reading and interpreting schematic diagrams
  • Experienced in debugging using lab tools such as a logic analyzer, protocol analyzer, multimeter, and oscilloscope
  • A professional with at least a B.S. in Electrical/Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or Aerospace Engineering

FORT Robotics is building a first-of-its-kind safety and security platform for smart machines. FORT's mission is to unlock the full potential of automation by accelerating development, reducing risk, and building trust in autonomous systems. Based in Philadelphia, FORT provides solutions for autonomous and intelligent machines in a variety of industries, including warehousing, construction, agriculture, and manufacturing.