Senior Firmware Developer (F/M)


Facing the Challenges of our time

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The “Edge & Cloud Software Development” Group of our “Medtech” Business Unit, based in Bern/Neuchâtel, Switzerland, is looking for an efficient, inspiring and communicative, Senior Firmware Developer.

Your mission

You are a top-quality firmware developer who can work in close collaboration with hardware developers and the rest of the team under the supervision of our technical manager. You are inspired to work in a field that has the potential to make a massive impact on large organizations across the globe. Your mission will be to build secure, robust software for digital health monitoring and medical devices, including IoT applications.

Your responsibilities

  • Design and implement secure, robust software for low-power embedded devices such as smartwatches and other wearable devices, health monitoring solutions, or other medical devices.
  • Organize the technical lead of new products development in the digital heath and MedTech domain.
  • Take ownership of product development, including compliance to ISO 13485 and IEC 62304.
  • Development new firmware including documentation of design and requirements, risk analysis and testing strategies for verification.

Your profile


To be successful in this function, you have:

  • Superior level of education (BSc or MSc) in computer science or similar, with solid working experience across different micro-controller platforms and architectures (e.g ARM Cortex M0/M4f/M7 devices).
  • Hands on knowledge of C and C++ language for embedded design and object-oriented architecture, including UML notation.
  • Experience in ultra-low power embedded systems development and a track record in working with a variety of communication and control protocols (e.g SPI, I2C, I2S, USB) as well as wireless communication stacks such as BLE. Ability to work with various network protocols including MQTT, TCP/IP etc.
  • Previous experience in real-time systems (RTOS) is needed, and experience with low power RF systems would be a plus (e.g. BLE).
  • Quality-oriented and with experience working in normed environments such as ISO 13485 / IEC 62304 for medical device software development.
  • Experience with medical regulatory submissions is a plus.
  • Experience with marketed product development is a plus.
  • Experience with test automation and testing frameworks is a plus.
  • You are fluent speaker in English. French and/or German would be a plus.
  • Moreover, our teams work with IoT solutions, Python, Android apps, C#, AWS solutions, …. Any added experience is also welcome.

Interpersonal skills

  • Natural curiosity and ability/interest to deal with multidisciplinary activities
  • Self-management, organized and disciplined in control and quality issues
  • Result and quality-oriented
  • Inspired to be creative
  • Strong communication skills: ability to communicate with a diverse community of technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Strong sense of ownership and empathy
  • Out of the box thinking and innovative
  • Open-minded attitude and a team-spirit: we succeed when the team succeeds.

CSEM mission and values

Our mission is the development and transfer of innovative technologies to the Swiss industry. Our objective is to make an impact on our customers and on society at large in the fields of precision manufacturing, digital technologies and sustainable energy. Our strength is the excellence of our people, about 550 passionate specialists dedicated to innovation and technology transfer. We believe that strong values support the successful development of our organization as well as the harmonious and balanced development of all our employees.

We are

  • A unique place between research and industry at the cutting edge of new technologies
  • An innovative, non-profit, and employee-driven company
  • A dynamic, multidisciplinary, and multicultural environment
  • A solar team focused on enabling solutions to energy challenges for a sustainable world

Working@CSEM means

  • being part of a passionate community
  • incredible flexibility, attractive working conditions, and great opportunities of development
  • benefit from a management style based on trust & feedback and that favors a work-life balance

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity.

We look forward to receiving your complete application file via (CV, cover letter, certificates & diplomas) our job page.

Preference will be given to professionals applying directly.