Posted On Apr 03

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Firmware Engineer Manager, Embedded


Location : Toronto, ON

Headquarters : San Francisco, California, United States

Hiring Mode : Full Time

Hiring Role : Manager

Experience : Mid Level

Who We Are
  • Tonal has built the world’s most intelligent fitness system that is changing the way people work out at home. Tonal is a fresh approach to fitness that leverages hardware, software, video content, and artificial intelligence. Everyone who has seen or used our product, from professional athletes to fitness enthusiasts, has fallen in love.
  • At Tonal, we are applying our collective knowledge and creativity to reimagine fitness. We know firsthand that too many hurdles stand between each of us and our fitness goals. Drawing on decades of research and a diverse team of experts, we have created the most advanced strength training system available that makes working out more efficient, effective, and engaging.
  • We're passionate about building products that transform people's lives.
  • As part of the Hardware department at Tonal, the Firmware team helps build our intelligent fitness system from the ground up. We enjoy the opportunity to create a great product and to expand our technical breadth in the process. The Firmware team works across several embedded domains from wirelessly connected sensors to high powered motor control. We leverage embedded processors running anything from bare metal to Android to create a device that delivers an exceptional and seamless user experience. We are looking for an expert level Firmware Engineer to lead, mentor and help build out the Tonal FW team in Toronto. We strive to have a collaborative environment where each engineer is trusted, pushed, and challenged. We love to see each other succeed and grow and we want to build a team that promotes inclusivity.
What You Will Do Technically
  • Design and develop our embedded software systems
  • Work with product management, mechanical and electrical teams to understand and derive product requirements
  • Integrate new sensors, improve control systems, implement and debug features
  • Work with software, backend, and design teams to drive feature implementation
  • Maintain a high bar for product quality, safety and user experience
What You Will Do For Your Team
  • Work with Tonal recruiters to help build out a diverse FW Team
  • Work with direct reports to foster a collaborative environment and build ownership and empowerment
  • Provide 1-on-1 mentorship with a team of direct reports
  • Identify and highlight opportunities to improve our processes and build bridges with other teams
  • Advocate for the needs of the Toronto FW team
  • Help the FW team as a whole establish best practices for development, test, and deployment
Who You Are
  • 10+ years firmware development experience
  • Experience leading technical projects
  • Experience mentoring engineers who are subject matter experts in areas outside of your strengths
  • A trusting, yet hands-on, leader that wants to help remove roadblocks for the team
  • Well versed in helping others push past their own boundaries
  • Team player with high integrity and high degree of self awareness
  • Expert C development - experience in C++, Java, Python is also valuable
  • Experience with several of the following areas:
  • High power BLDC/PMSM motor control
  • Sensors and actuators
  • Developing safety critical systems
  • Communication protocol development
  • Bluetooth and/or BLE
  • Extensive knowledge of embedded development best practices and tools
  • Creative problem solver who is not afraid to push the boundaries and think differently
  • High attention to detail
  • Great oral and written communication skills
  • Open to feedback and constantly striving to improve
Tonal is committed to meeting the diverse needs of people with disabilities in a timely manner that is consistent with the principles of independence, dignity, integration and equality of opportunity. Should you have any accommodation requests, please reach out to us via our confidential email, All requests will be addressed and responded to in accordance with Tonal’s Accessibility Policy and local legislation.