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Embedded Software Developer

Location: Waterloo, ON


You will thrive working with first-class engineers to develop next generation technologies that will change how the world uses WiFi. You are creative and highly skilled, and can look at traditional technology from new perspectives. You bring skills and new ideas from a multitude of areas, including deep embedded design, Linux kernel and radio SoC interfacing, wireless algorithms and DSP, data science, statistics and machine learning, networking, cloud computing and user interface. You have experience in firmware, embedded Linux (kernel and applications), device drivers, overall system performance tuning, debugging tools, tests and release management. You are versatile, exhibit strong communication skills, high performance as an individual and in teams, and are enthusiastic about tackling new problems across the full-stack as we continue to push technology forward.


As a subject matter expert, you will be involved in firmware design efforts on our WiFi Motion™ product roadmap.


  • 5+ years of relevant work experience
  • Development experience within embedded systems and firmware design
  • Expert-class knowledge of embedded system programming in embedded Linux environment (bootloader, kernel, embedded applications)
  • Expertise in writing software using C, Python
  • Familiarity with networking and messaging protocols (mqtt) and interfacing between the embedded system to the public cloud
  • Experience with real-time application development
  • Real-time data processing, digital signal processing
  • Understanding the WiFi protocol (primarily PHY - physical layer)


We are always on the look-out for bright, highly motivated and energetic A-players to join our team. We encourage an open and agile environment where creative thinking leads to ground-breaking achievements and innovations. We promote a healthy work-life balance in a flexible work setting. We offer competitive salaries, an excellent extended health care benefits plan, 4 weeks of paid vacation annually, and we even provide a free catered lunch daily! Most importantly, we are committed to creating the best, most innovative and impactful technology that people will love.


Founded in 2014, Cognitive Systems Corp. is transforming the way the world uses WiFi. Our flagship technology, WiFi Motion™, uses wireless signals to detect motion in the home.

As a person moves through the home, they cause ripples in the WiFi signals. WiFi Motion senses and classifies these changes to the WiFi environment. It enhances smart home capabilities and transforms existing wireless networks into motion detection systems.

We license our patented, cutting-edge technology to internet service providers (ISPs) and router manufacturers to enable new service offerings in the smart home, home monitoring and eldercare markets.

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