About Cana:

Cana is a stealth consumer electronics company based in the SF Bay Area. We are a team of scientists, engineers, product managers and designers, building products to redefine the future of beverages. Our first product will greatly reduce the environmental impact of traditional beverage production and distribution by reimagining how the world’s most popular beverages are created and consumed.

Our engineering team is working on a number of new technologies that will challenge even the most seasoned engineer. It’s super-fun, highly cross functional and collaborative work.

If you want to join a passionate team working on challenging and highly impactful solutions for our planet at the intersection of hardware, software and groundbreaking chemistry, we want to hear from you!

Cana aims to create a workplace where you feel valued and can do your best work. We welcome candidates with backgrounds that are traditionally underrepresented in tech and hope you apply, even if the role below does not exactly fit you.

About the Role:

Cana is searching for an engaging leader to build and manage our embedded firmware team. The embedded firmware team at Cana handles a full stack of embedded software/firmware, from RTOS to embedded Linux driving a device UX. We are looking for a leader who can help finalize the architecture of the most effective solution, define the roles and responsibilities of the team and build the team that can execute our vision.

As the Manager of Embedded Firmware, you will be a key leader in our engineering organization. You will be a key contributor to the definition and architecture of our embedded systems, from Copper to the device UX. Your team will be responsible for all of the software on the device, from definition and architecture through post-launch. Your team will also be responsible for internal development and testing. You will be working closely with the mechanical, electrical, software, project management and product teams to define the features, schedule, budget and roadmap for the company. You will be responsible for building a world-class team of engineers to solve a wide range of issues.

About your experience:

  • Experience managing a group of embedded software / firmware engineers
  • Experience designing, coding, debugging, shipping, and maintaining an Embedded Real-Time system in consumer devices with a graphical user interface
  • Extensive knowledge and experience with MCU’s, serial protocols, C/C++, RTOS’s, analog sensing, device control and actuation
  • Experience with embedded Linux software development, and Linux graphical frameworks (Qt/QML or equivalent)
  • Experience with electrical & mechatronic controls systems
  • Experience in taking non-technical requirements and translating them into executable user stories and workflows for software & embedded teams
  • Experience designing and implementing software quality patterns and practices (continuous integration, static analysis, unit testing, integration testing)
  • Proficiency with source control management repositories (GitHub)
  • Demonstrated success in a fast-paced team environment, delivering high-quality software products, using established Agile development methodologies (such as Scrum, Kanban, etc.)
  • Experience  building, shipping, and maintaining an Embedded Linux-based cloud-connected consumer device
  • Experience interfacing with IoT Cloud Services (AWS IoT Core preferred, but any experience is good)
  • Strong understanding of Linux application development, software security architecture, and modern software design patterns
  • Nice to have: familiarity with Qt, WxWidgets, Flutter, etc.
  • Nice to have: familiarity with Yocto or Buildroot
  • Nice to have: familiarity interfacing with hardware and peripherals in Linux

Diversity at Cana:

  • Cana is committed to building an inclusive workplace and diverse teams. We welcome interest from individuals of all backgrounds and levels of experience who share our mission.


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