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

Contribute to IoT Device-level Firmware Infrastructure as part of the Platform Firmware organization and advance Axon’s mission to Protect Life and Capture Truth in the Moment. Platform Firmware supports all of Axon’s Camera-based products, their accessory products and contributes to advancing Automated Test Systems for organizational Engineering Excellence.

This role is primarily focused on the commercialization of a Brand New IoT Product-line for Axon as a (Sr.) Firmware Engineer. This new investment drives the build-out of a new sub-team comprised of multiple Firmware Developers of multiple Career Levels and a Firmware Engineering Manager within the Platform Firmware organization for commercialization of the product concept through 2026 and beyond. Product is comprised of multiple components with multiple Microcontrollers, SoMs, and Cellular LTE.

Firmware development environments primarily include a combination of Microcontrollers (C), Embedded Linux (C, C++, Yocto) and custom Automated Test Equipment. Real-time constraints may be involved for specific use-cases. Solve very challenging Firmware problems while applying Data Structure and Object Oriented thinking to build infrastructure APIs used by Axon’s Embedded Product teams.

What You’ll Do

Location: (1) Hybrid from Scottsdale, AZ OR (2) Hybrid from Seattle, WA OR (3) Remotely from USA, Canada
Travel: Periodic travel to Scottsdale, AZ required for Hardware Engineering collaboration purposes
Reports to: Firmware Engineering Manager, Platform Firmware
Direct Reports: None

    • Firmware Design and Development of IoT capabilities and Motion Control for a new product-line to compliment Camera-related products
    • Develop Secure Firmware in C, C++ for Microcontrollers
    • Develop Secure Firmware in C, C++, and/or Golang for eLinux (Yocto) System-on-Module
    • Develop Software in Python or similar languages for Automated Test Systems and/or Manufacturing Calibration equipment
    • Develop against Cellular LTE Modem APIs and automated SIM Card Provisioning in C and/or Golang
    • Develop Secure Firmware that integrates multiple Sensor Feeds and Commands and Controls, Orients, Motorized components
    • Collaborate with System-on-Chip/Module and/or Modem vendors to optimize for IoT use-cases and key performance parameters
    • Support Electrical Engineering with Board Bring-up and Hardware Debugging Support
    • Collaborate with distributed teams such as Embedded Product Teams (i.e., Business Logic), Electrical Engineering, Manufacturing and Compliance
    • Periodically support other Platform Firmware organizational needs for existing AB3, AB4, Fleet 3, Wireless Mic and/or Signal Sidearm product-lines, or other next-gen development, as-needed, in any combination of C, C++, Yocto, OpenWRT, Golang, Python, Splunk and/or Bash Scripting on Microcontrollers, eLinux SoMs or SoCs
    • Be a Team Player, Mentor, Strong Communicator and be ready and willing to support the Team when needed


What You Bring


    • B.S. in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or equivalent
    • Real-world Industry Firmware or Embedded experience of varying ranges: 3+ (Firmware Engineer II) or 8+ (Sr. Firmware Engineer I) years of experience developing on IoT products
    • Experience with Real-time Operating Systems
    • Experience with Motor Control, Orientation and Calibration Algorithms is a bonus
    • Ability to write and draw concise Technical Documentation and Software Diagrams
    • Experience in or Willingness to Learn Embedded Computer Security Best Practices
    • Strong sense of Quality and ownership of high quality code and ability to iteratively Field Test
    • Strong Metrics and Data mindset to instrument and data mine Splunk
    • Experience with both Kernel and User-space Embedded Linux with exposure to Yocto, OpenWRT or other Embedded Distros for Board Support Packaging
    • Experience with C, C++ with familiarity with Python, Golang or equivalent
    • Experience with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth BLE and/or Cellular LTE RF technologies preferred
    • Experience with Jenkins CI/CD or equivalent
    • Basic ability to read Datasheets and Schematics
    • Strong understanding of Computer Architecture and Peripherals
    • Strong understanding of Operating Systems, Concurrency and Networking concepts
    • Strong understanding of Data Structures, Algorithms and Object Oriented Design Patterns
    • English working proficiency



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

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

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 138,000 in the lowest geographic market and USD 266,000 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 (


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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