Who we are: 

Motive builds technology to improve the safety, productivity, and profitability of businesses that power the physical economy. Motive combines IoT hardware with AI-powered applications to connect and automate physical operations. Motive is one of the fastest-growing software companies in the world, serving more than 120,000 businesses, across a wide range of industries including trucking and logistics, construction, oil and gas, food and beverage, field service, agriculture, passenger transit, and delivery.

Motive is built on four foundational attributes; Own It, Less but Better, Build Trust, and Unlock Potential. This has taken our company to great heights, including being recognized by Fortune for Best Workplaces, Forbes Best Startup Employers, and Comparably for our Best Global Culture, Sales Team, Leadership Team, Career Growth, and CEO for Diversity. We’re proud to receive an employee net promoter score of 63 (according to Comparably) which places Motive in the top 5% of companies with 4,000 employees or more. 

Today, our team is made up of more than 3,000 employees, located across the world, providing support to a wide range of customers. While most of our employees are remote, many have the opportunity to work on-site at any of our 8 global office locations. Visit our careers website to learn more about opportunities at Motive. 

About the Role: 

As a Staff System Software Engineer, you will help Motive design and develop on-edge IoT platforms. As an exceptional technical engineer and self-starter, you are able to design, execute, and test complex system features on a range of Linux, Android and real-time operating systems. 

 

This role will help build the next-generation Hardware platforms for Motive. You understand how to design and develop modular software features in a collaborative environment and agile team. This role offers immense career advancement and the opportunity to work with cutting-edge technology. 

Learn more about our work culture and team members on this profile of our team here.

 

We are looking for a motivated and driven self-starter, to further our technical stack from end to end.

 

What You’ll Do: 

  • Design and develop high-performance firmware and software for cutting-edge IoT platforms.
  • Debug, optimize, and validate firmware on complex multi-core architectures.
  • Develop automated and unit-level functional testing to validate designs.
  • Present and provide feedback on architectural discussions for next-generation business logic.
  • Engage with a cross-disciplinary team to design, develop and test features up the stack. 
  • Validate and maintain features using cloud-based analysis at scale

 

 

What We’re Looking For: 

  • 6+ years of experience in software development
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering or equivalent experience
  • Experience with Kotlin, Java & C++ 
  • Deep experience with AOSP (Android Open Source Project), Android OS and Linux
  • Experience with embedded programming on Linux and / or RTOS
Pay Transparency
Your compensation may be based on several factors, including education, work experience, and certifications. For certain roles, total compensation may include restricted stock units. Motive offers benefits including health, pharmacy, optical and dental care benefits, paid time off, sick time off, short term and long term disability coverage, life insurance as well as 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). Learn more about our benefits by visiting Motive Perks & Benefits.

The compensation range for this position will depend on where you reside. Motive uses three geographic zones to determine pay range. For this role, the compensation ranges are:
San Francisco, California
$168,000$210,000 USD
U.S. metropolitan areas: Los Angeles, San Diego, New York City Area, Seattle, Washington D.C.
$151,000$189,000 USD
Other locations in the United States
$134,000$168,000 USD

Creating a diverse and inclusive workplace is one of Motive's core values. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives. 

Please review our Candidate Privacy Notice here.

The applicant must be authorized to receive and access those commodities and technologies controlled under U.S. Export Administration Regulations. It is Motive's policy to require that employees be authorized to receive access to Motive products and technology. 

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