Embedded / API Software + PROGRAMMING Engineer (Full Time) - Somerville, MA


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WaveSense is radically accelerating the arrival of self-driving vehicles by tackling some of the most challenging problems that stand in the way of safe and reliable navigation.

Every road in the world has a unique subsurface signature. WaveSense uses ground penetrating radar developed for military use at MIT Lincoln Laboratory to create a map of those subsurface signatures from which self-driving cars can navigate. Vehicles using WaveSense are unaffected by common but challenging road conditions like snow, heavy rain, fog, or poor lane markings.

WaveSense is venture-backed, growing quickly, and building an awesome team that wants to help transform the future of mobility and work on some of the hardest and most important problems. If that sounds like you, please drop us a line.



As our Embedded / API Software Engineer, you will focus on developing commercial UWB ground penetrating radar systems for autonomous vehicle lanekeeping. You’ll develop new embedded processor software, FPGA firmware, and design/implement API for the sensor. Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity to support autonomous vehicle programs as appropriate.



  • Further develop, design, and refine API for the WaveSense GPR.

  • You’re comfortable thinking about the big picture and the small details. You enjoy making design and architecture decisions.

  • Rapidly innovate to test and discard hypotheses.

  • Enjoy working with small, high output teams in a fast paced startup environment.

  • A “get-it-done” person. You know that done is better than perfect and are energized by constantly delivering and moving things forward.



  • Experience in Hardware API development, Embedded processor programming, FPGA programming.

  • 3 years or more experience in embedded processor and FPGA programming.

  • Fluent in C++, VHDL and related languages.



  • Masters in computer science related field or equivalent experience and knowledge.

  • Experience meeting automotive ISO standards a plus.