Join Axon and be a Force for Good.

At Axon, we’re on a mission to Protect Life. We’re explorers, pursuing society’s most critical safety and justice issues with our ecosystem of devices and cloud software. Like our products, we work better together. We connect with candor and care, seeking out diverse perspectives from our customers, communities and each other.

Life at Axon is fast-paced, challenging and meaningful. Here, you’ll take ownership and drive real change. Constantly grow as you work hard for a mission that matters at a company where you matter.

Your Impact

The Axon Platform Firmware infrastructure team in the Connected Devices IoT Pillar supports all of Axon’s camera-based products and accessory products. Firmware development environments include both embedded Linux on System-on-Chips (C, C++) and RTOS on Microcontrollers (C). Solve very challenging firmware problems while leading by applying data structure and object oriented thinking to build infrastructure APIs used by Axon’s embedded product teams.

As a Team Lead on the Platform Firmware team, you’ll make strong technical contributions with the developers while helping the Team and Company scale out as a Leader. 2023 is an exciting scalar growth year for Axon and the Platform Firmware Team - we need a firmware Team Leader with a Management-focused career path to help the Director of Engineering re-balance project, planning, personnel, contractor and recruiting priorities as the team expands. You’ll be working closely with the Body Worn Camera and Fleet 3 embedded software team leads, electrical engineering, manufacturing, product and program management, and compliance.

2023 is predicted to be a 50/50 split of technical contributions and Management duties (i.e., “Player-Coach Manager”), allowing the individual to acclimate with our team and technologies. Upon the next scalar growth cycle, 2024 or 2025, the position will shift towards 100% Management. Growth is driven by our strong Sales and Competitive Roadmap, not venture capital. How US Remote Platform Firmware is initially re-balanced depends on the background of the successful candidate.

This is an entry-level Engineering Management full-time position (i.e., Engineering Manager I).

What You’ll Do

Location: Remotely from USA, Canada OR Onsite at our Scottsdale, AZ or Seattle, WA offices at-will
Reports to: Director of Engineering, Platform Firmware
Direct Reports: Yes, arrangement depends on the attributes of the successful candidate

  • Firmware Design and Development of IoT infrastructure for current and next-gen Camera-related products
  • Develop and/or Code-review Firmware in C, C++ for Microcontrollers, System-on-Chips and System-on-Modules and the varying RF components they integrate (e.g., Cellular LTE, Bluetooth BLE, Sub-GHz, GNSS, etc.)
  • Collaborate and communicate with global teams during all parts of the Product Development Life-Cycle to drive timely new feature and product launches
  • Be a Firmware Expert and Mentor to other team members and cross-functional partners
  • Collaborate with the Engineering Director and Vietnam Firmware Manager to estimate projects with high confidence during corporate planning cycles, maintain estimates and status for Executive Leadership
  • Manage a small team, demonstrate empathy, and provide clear career growth for Firmware Engineers
  • Collaborate with the Engineering Director and Vietnam Firmware Manager to manage Contractors and Account Relationships with our strategic Vendors
  • Drive Engineering Excellence, Engineering Processes and Best Practices for Firmware Development
  • Help manage Firmware Releases across multiple components of multiple product-line infrastructure builds
  • Draw upon your deep System Design experience to disambiguate any gray areas of ownership in Firmware or Software between Infrastructure and Product Business Logic
  • Collaborate with Talent Acquisition to focus on growth through both Passive and Active Recruiting

What You Bring

  • B.S. in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or equivalent
  • 7+ years experience primarily with Real-world Firmware, Embedded Engineering projects that went to market
  • 1.5+ years experience Leading Teams with Empathy, Objectivity, and a Mentorship mindset
  • Current, Strong, Technical Expertise in C, C++ Firmware programming and Board Support Packaging on Embedded Linux (primary) and/or RTOS environments (secondary)
  • Object and System Design-first mindset and always thinking about how to build Scalable, Durable, Software Architectures on constrained systems
  • Track record of planning and delivering on Hardware-Software projects that are long-running, contain lots of dependencies, and span several months to 1yr+
  • Experience implementing Engineering Processes that emphasize Quality, Security, Maintainability, Extensibility and Operational Discipline
  • Strong organizational practices that can help build and extend mechanisms Platform Firmware uses for everything from Release Management to Contractor Financial Accountability

Benefits that Benefit You

  • Competitive salary and 401k with employer match
  • Discretionary paid time off
  • Paid parental leave for all
  • Medical, Dental, Vision plans
  • Fitness Programs
  • Emotional & Mental Wellness support
  • Learning & Development programs
  • And yes, we have snacks in our offices

The Pay

The Pay: Axon is a total compensation company, meaning compensation is made up of base pay, bonus, and stock awards. The starting base pay for this role is between USD 120,000 in the lowest geographic market and USD 240,000 in the highest geographic market. The on target earnings range for this role is between USD 220,000 in the lowest geographic market and USD 360,000 in the highest geographic market. The actual base pay is dependent upon many factors, such as: level, function, training, transferable skills, work experience, business needs, geographic market, and often a combination of all these factors. Our benefits offer an array of options to help support you physically, financially and emotionally through the big milestones and in your everyday life. To see more details on our benefits offerings please visit (

Benefits listed herein may vary depending on the nature of your employment and the location where you work


Don’t meet every single requirement? That's ok. At Axon, we Aim Far. We think big with a long-term view because we want to reinvent the world to be a safer, better place. We are also committed to building diverse teams that reflect the communities we serve.

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they check every box in the job description. If you’re excited about this role and our mission to Protect Life but your experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification listed here, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.


Important Notes

The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all duties, responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job. The job description may change or be supplemented at any time in accordance with business needs and conditions.

Some roles may also require legal eligibility to work in a firearms environment.

Axon’s mission is to Protect Life and is committed to the well-being and safety of its employees as well as Axon’s impact on the environment. All Axon employees must be aware of and committed to the appropriate environmental, health, and safety regulations, policies, and procedures. Axon employees are empowered to report safety concerns as they arise and activities potentially impacting the environment.

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