Senior Software Engineer – Devices

Elemental Machines is building the next generation of embedded devices for sensing the physical world, and we’re looking for engineers to join our team who can help us deliver high-reliability, scalable, and beautifully architected products on a tight timeline to help accelerate biotech, pharma, and clinical applications. We’re a dedicated team of radical thinkers that want to help accelerate how science is done by building products and services to streamline and automate scientific and lab operations. If there’s one thing that the last year has taught us, it’s that the world critically relies on how fast life science companies can invent, make, and ship therapeutics, diagnostics, and vaccines. Read on to see what we’re about!

Role & Responsibilities

As a senior software engineer on the Devices team, you will be tasked with making architectural recommendations and working effectively on a small team to implement them. You should be comfortable with touching, modifying, or designing all levels of the system, from low-level Linux kernel modules, to OO code, to unit and system integration tests.


  • BS degree in Computer Science, Electrical or Computer engineering, or related field
  • 5+ years of experience writing and shipping good code in a team environment
  • Deep understanding of OOP, threading principles, and diverse design principles
  • Strong proficiency with Git
  • Python experience
  • Ability to work out of our Cambridge, MA offices
  • A nose for architecture, and willingness to touch every level of our stack


  • Experience interacting with hardware / low-level protocols (e.g. I2C, UART, CAN, etc.)
  • Embedded Linux experience
  • Docker experience
  • Experience writing and maintaining CI/CD pipelines
  • Experience building and integrating 3rd-party libraries
  • Firmware experience, including using embedded IDEs, and writing in C/C++
  • Experience building services in AWS or GCP


  • You embrace the uncertainty and thrills of working in startup environment
  • You embrace the idea of “work-life integration” balance
  • You’re curiosity, attention to detail, and search for elegant design solutions motivate all aspects of your work
  • You understand the importance of interacting with both customers and coworkers to continually support and improve the products you build