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Amber Agriculture

Embedded Systems Engineer at Amber Agriculture

Chicago · Full Time

"Plenty of startups promise solutions to problems that are either overblown or don't really exist, but we can't say the same about Amber Agriculture." - Engadget

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Job Description

Define food traceability. Program and design one of the world's smallest and smartest sensor systems. Interested in ultra low power sensing(we're talking nA,uA,and mA here!), mesh networks, and automation(IoT) - this is the position for you. As a core member of our startup team, you will help extend and create “bulletproof” firmware for robust, ultra-low power connected sensors and architect fault tolerant network infrastructure between our connected devices.

Must be flexible to move to Chicago, IL. Come join our team on this awesome journey to protect our world's food supply!

Must be a United States citizen.
Can not sponsor Visa or Green Card.
No Angel List account? Apply here ->

Project or Industry work experience with most of the following:

- C, python or javascript, and bare-metal/assembly programming (ARM)
- Embedded, real-time operating systems and multithreaded programming (RTOS)
- Common communication protocols (UART,SPI,I2C,USB)
- Common embedded toolchains (eg. GCC,Keil,IAR,CCS) and version control systems (git)
- Embedded Linux software architecture
- Wireless RF technologies and protocols (eg. ZigBee, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Sub-Ghz, 802.15.4)
- Basic signal processing for sensor systems
- Basic understanding of circuits
- Full development life cycle from design, development, board bring-up, to product support
- Software engineering best practices for estimation, design, unit and system testing
- Hardware and Software debugging tools like printf(), oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, emulators, soldering iron, hammers


- Constraints of and optimizations for small, real-time, ultra-low power embedded systems
- ARM M Series Microcontrollers
- Ad-hoc, mesh, or body-area networking technologies
- Network protocols such as UDP,TCP,SMNP,NTCIP
- Secure communication protocols such as HTTPS and SSL
- IoT steaming protocols such as MQTT
- RF regulatory standards (eg. FCC)

Think agriculture isn't cool? Have a glance at this note written by the co-founder.

We were also named BEST STARTUP AT CES 2017 by engadget!

Must love to tinker, break things, self-learn.

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What We're Building

Amber Agriculture automates grain management for farmers using advanced internet of things technology and cloud analytics.

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Amber Agriculture Team

Lucas Frye
Founder Amber Agriculture • Studied at @University of Illinois, Urbana, Champaign
Joey Varikooty
Co-Founder of Amber Agriculture. Automating post harvest practices for farmers using advanced internet of things technology and cloud analytics.