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Embedded Software Engineer III

Motiv Power Systems

Motiv Power Systems

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Software Engineering
Foster City, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, February 8, 2024

What Makes Motiv Special?

Through a radically different approach to building electric trucks that combines our own patented IP with strategic partnerships, we have developed a line of all-electric medium-duty trucks and buses used in a range of applications. Our next-generation electric truck, the Argo, is coming out in 2024.

The ideal candidate will want to be part of the team leading the commercial electric truck industry. Our trucks and buses have logged millions of customer-driven miles and tens of millions of pounds delivered in the US and Canada while reducing millions of pounds of CO2 emissions. You will be joining us at a critical inflection point in our growth, when, in addition to launching our Argo truck, we are significantly expanding our products, capacity and market volume.

Motiv’s core values are deep passion, curiosity, collaboration, customer focus and “owning it.” If those are values you share, we would love to talk with you about joining our team and taking your career to the next level in one of the hottest technology sectors. To succeed in this job, you must be able to perform the duties listed below – and others as required.

Embedded Software Engineer III

Foster City, CA

Job Description

  • Responsible for developing firmware for various components that comprise Motiv’s EV solution.
  • Conduct requirements analysis, develop requirements documents and design documents.
  • Conduct requirements and design reviews.
  • Work with management, architects, and developers to create cost-effective, flexible, reliable software solutions which scale with our business.
  • Design, develop, implement, and maintain embedded vehicle control software in C.
  • Fulfill all specified and derived requirements, including: safety, timing, and signal processing requirements of control algorithms for chassis systems, power converters, and motor controllers.
  • Independently perform board bring-up and code debug, including utilization of associated tools such as oscilloscopes, logic and protocol analyzers, JTAG and trace pods.
  • Develop and document test plans, tests, and track results.


EDUCATION: Bachelor’s or its foreign equivalent in Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Computer Engineering or related field.

EXPERIENCE: Three years of experience as a Software Engineer, Consultant or related position involving software development and testing.

SKILLS: Two years of experience with each of the following:

  • developing software for embedded systems using C
  • Python
  • CAN Protocol & LIN
  • 16 and 32 bit Microcontrollers
  • working on safety critical systems


$147,368 to $160,000 per year

Work Location

30 Hatch Drive, Foster City, CA 94404. Occasional domestic travel up to 10%.


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Benefits & Perks

  • Competitive and comprehensive benefits package including Medical (including 24/7 online access to a physician), Dental, Vision, HSA, Health & Dependent Care FSA, 401(k) with company match, company paid Basic Life and AD&D, employee paid Voluntary Life and AD&D.
  • Generous PTO policy, 11 Paid Company Holidays
  • EAP (Employee Assistance Program) and Education Reimbursement
  • Fresh daily snacks and a healthy Work/Life Balance
  • Access to Perks at Work - Discounted learning, tickets, electronics, travel, health, restaurants & retail.
  • Free Online Training & Development
  • Bicycle friendly, with bike storage available to all Foster City employees with a 5 minute walk to the scenic Bay Front.
  • Regular Happy Hours, Company Cultural Events, and more!

About Motiv

Motiv Power Systems is the medium-duty commercial electric vehicle (EV) leader that Frees Fleets From Fossil Fuels. Founded in 2009, the Bay Area-based, commercial EV company draws on 15 years of experience to create accessible, cost-effective, and innovative electric trucks and buses for organizations that are the backbone of the economy.

Motiv has more than 150 all-electric trucks and buses on the road with businesses of all sizes, across a broad spectrum of industries, including linen, parcel, food, hospitality, airports, higher education, pupil transportation, and more. Motiv vehicles operate at over 98 percent uptime, and have logged more than three million miles, while also offering fleets up to 85 percent operation and maintenance cost savings. Motiv’s proven EV technology provides operators with a healthier, smoother, and more profitable driving experience.

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