Firmware Engineer

Silicon Valley, CA, United States


Role Location

  • Silicon Valley, CA, United States


101 - 250 people


4151 Middlefield Rd Fl 2
Palo Alto, CA, 94303, US

Tech Stack

  • Android
  • AOSP
  • Kafka
  • RDS
  • AWS
  • Jenkins
  • Looker
  • Java
  • Linux
  • Linux kernel
  • Embedded Systems
  • Node.js
  • Couchbase
  • C
  • C++

Role Description

Our firmware team builds the core payment firmware that powers the Secure NFC/EMV/MSR Reader portion of the Poynt Payment Terminal and also ensures its security. This includes working on all aspects of the software life-cycle, from architecting and design to development, testing, certifications and maintenance.

You will be responsible for the design, development and testing of firmware, specifically various payment kernels and the supporting framework and API’s and ensuring that the firmware passes certification. You will help ensure that the firmware remains compliant with the various payment and security specifications. You will work closely with a number of cross-functional teams both within, and outside of Poynt.

Required Experience/Skills

  • Experience Developing on ARM processors
  • Experience using debugging tools, such as JTAG
  • Experience working with an embedded OS
  • Experience working with Smart Cards (Contact/Contactless)
  • Common cryptographic algorithms and their usage = Android development (test apps)

About Poynt

In 2013, our founding team recognized the lack of smart terminals in the market, so we set about reimagining the ubiquitous payment terminal into a connected, multi-purpose device that runs third-party apps.

As smart terminals become mainstream, Poynt OS sets the standard as the open operating system that can power any smart payment terminal worldwide. Combined with our Apps ecosystem we are creating a new app economy for merchants and allowing developers to write once and distribute everywhere.

Fuelling our growth are some of the Valley’s top VC firms and leading global payments and fintech companies including Elavon, Google Ventures, Matrix Partners, National Australia Bank, NYCA Partners, Oak HC/FT Partners, Stanford-StartX Fund, and Webb Investment Network.

Headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley in Palo Alto, CA, with offices in India and Singapore, we’re growing rapidly on a global scale so that merchants worldwide have the technology to transform their business.

Company Culture

Though we are quickly growing, one thing remains constant: we are a family. We approach challenges and opportunities head on, all the while growing and evolving as individuals and a company. Our culture has allowed us to recruit the best talent from payments, VC and tech - many of our colleagues have worked at some of the Valley’s most iconic companies.

We are always on the lookout for amazing people to join us.

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