Embedded Systems Engineer

About Us

Farmshelf is an early-stage, high-growth startup that builds smart indoor farms that make growing food easy.  Our bookshelf-sized Farmshelfs provide leafy greens and herbs year-round to food halls, corporate cafeterias and restaurants, including those of acclaimed chefs Jose Andreas, Marcus Samuelsson, and Claus Meyer. Together, our team of engineers, designers, technicians and plant scientists take on the challenges of creating agricultural technology innovations to feed our growing urban populations. 
The Role

We are looking for a talented, energetic, and committed individual to join our diverse team as an Embedded Systems Engineer. An ability to get things done in a fast-paced environment is important to this role.  We’re looking for people who innovate and love solving hard problems! This individual will work closely with the CTO as well as the Electrical and Mechanical Engineering teams on a wide variety of software and firmware projects, both on our current systems and in new product development and R&D.


  • Drive development of on-unit software and firmware systems
  • Build and maintain robust test systems to ensure continual product quality
  • Participate in code reviews both as a reviewer and reviewee
  • Work closely with the CTO and engineering and operations teams to roadmap future product features and technical improvements
  • Manage deployment and monitoring of embedded software and firmware


  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or Computer Engineering or equivalent professional experience
  • Strong background building and maintaining embedded Linux systems
  • Extensive experience writing embedded C on low-level microcontrollers (AVR/Atmel experience a big plus)
  • Production-level experience with python (>= python3)
  • Experience working with SQL databases (especially PostgreSQL and Sqlite) a plus
  • Experience working with a pub/sub system (MQTT, RabitMQ, others) a plus
  • Experience working with Continuous Integration systems a plus
  • Problem solver with proven ability to execute
  • Strong ability to drive any required corrective actions
  • Strong organizational skills, written and verbal communication skills
  • Excited to work with a fast-growing mission-driven startup


Farmshelf is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation /

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