Bad Elf is Hiring in Scottsdale, AZ!

Interested in working at Bad Elf?  Get in touch!  We are always interested in talking with passionate people who thrive in fast-pasted environments.

We are looking for full-time employees and intern/co-op students to fill the roles listed below.

 

Embedded Firmware Developer (Full-time)


This person will be responsible for developing embedded C firmware for new and existing hardware products, effectively bringing Bad Elf products to life.  You will work closely with our designers, hardware developers and manufacturers, and support team.  You should feel comfortable crossing the line into hardware and/or mobile application layers when needed. 

Ideally, you will have experience with some or all of the following:

  • STM32 product family
  • 8-bit microprocessors from Atmel or ST
  • GPS/GLONASS/GNSS receivers, and maybe GIS/RTK
  • Bluetooth, RS232/42/428, CAN/J1939/NMEA2000
  • Bootloader and remote firmware upgrade mechanisms
  • iOS/Android application and library development
  • USB (Host, Device, OTG), I2C, and SPI communications
  • Unit/functional testing and factory test harnesses
  • Git (or other) version control and automated build systems


This junior or senior position is based in Scottsdale, AZ.  We are very flexible regarding schedule and working remotely, but you must be local and able to work full-time in our Scottsdale lab.  The position requires at least 3-4 weeks of travel per year for team meetings and trade shows such as CES and EAA AirVenture/Oshkosh.

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Hardware Developer (Full-time)


This person will be responsible for designing new Bad Elf hardware products. You will work closely with our designers, firmware developers, manufacturers, and support team.  You should feel comfortable crossing the line into firmware and/or mobile application layers when needed. 

Ideally, you will have experience with some or all of the following:

  • STM32 product family
  • 8-bit microprocessors from Atmel or ST
  • GPS/GLONASS/GNSS receivers, and maybe GIS/RTK
  • Bluetooth, RS232/42/428, CAN/J1939/NMEA2000
  • Bootloader and remote firmware upgrade mechanisms
  • iOS/Android application and library development
  • USB (Host, Device, OTG), I2C, and SPI communications
  • Unit/functional testing and factory test harnesses
  • Git (or other) version control and automated build systems

This junior or senior position is based in Scottsdale, AZ.  We are very flexible regarding schedule and working remotely, but you must be local and able to work full-time in our Scottsdale lab.  The position requires at least 3-4 weeks of travel per year for team meetings and trade shows such as CES and EAA AirVenture/Oshkosh.

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iOS Developer (Full-time)


This person will be responsible for developing writing Objective-C and C code for our iOS frameworks and applications.  You will work closely with our designers, hardware developers, manufacturers, and support team.  You should feel comfortable occasionally crossing the lines into firmware and/or web services when needed.

This junior or senior position is based in Scottsdale, AZ.  We are very flexible regarding schedule and working remotely, but you must be local and able to work full-time in our Scottsdale lab.  The position requires at least 3-4 weeks of travel per year for team meetings and trade shows such as CES and EAA AirVenture/Oshkosh.

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Paid Internships / Co-ops (Part-time/Summer)


We’re looking for cross-discipline students pursuing degrees in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Design, Sales, or Communications.  It would be helpful if you have a personal interest in using mobile devices like the iPad/iPhone in aviation, boating, or other outdoor activities.

In this role, you will work on new and existing products in a startup environment.  Depending on your skills, interests, and what’s in our product pipeline, you may do some or all of the following:

  • Talk with customers, resellers/distributors, or other industry partners
  • Design new hardware including schematics, BOM, and PCB layout
  • Assemble test fixtures and prototypes to validate new designs
  • Develop application firmware, bootloaders, test fixtures
  • Develop desktop and sever-side test tools
  • Develop/design iOS apps to support our products
  • Design product packaging, quick start guides, and marketing materials
  • Attend trade shows such as CES and EAA AirVenture/Oshkosh
  • Work with our manufacturing partners in Asia
  • Launch products via Amazon or Kickstarter

We believe there is tremendous value in the internship/co-op/mentorship model, since it’s the foundation for the team that became Bad Elf.  As an intern, we know you may not have much experience in the industry or your degree, and fully expect the position to be an investment by both sides.  It’s a great way to learn both what you DO and DO NOT want to do for your long-term career.  And if you’ve got an entrepreneurial bent, this position will give you a taste of what a profitable boot-strapped startup looks like from the inside.

We are very flexible regarding schedule, hours, start/end dates, and your school work.  We expect some, but not all, internships to lead to an offer for full-time employment when you finish your degree.  For students not local to the Scottsdale, AZ area you are expected to find your own housing and provide your own transportation, but we're willing to help coordinate such relocation tasks.

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About You (All Positions)

  • You’re a super smart engineer or designer, and enjoy problem solving.
  • You’re a cool, easy going, nice person.  Easy to get along with, and have a beer with.
  • You care. You want things done right, and even if you you can’t achieve perfection today, you’re keeping a list of things to you want to re-visit tomorrow.
  • You know when to ask for help, but you move forward to completion quickly and confidently when the path is clear.
  • You’re naturally curious about new technologies and enjoy learning new things while balancing the needs of the business and project.
  • You’ve built things on the side, and taken some of them to completion.
  • Your co-workers or fellow classmates are often amazed at how much you accomplish.
  • You have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

About Us

We are a small team with big goals that builds hardware accessories for Apple’s mobile devices in the aviation, marine, and outdoors GPS markets.  We have a passion for delighting our customers whenever possible.  Our team is distributed across 3 states (AZ/CT/MI) with manufacturing in Asia, so much of our cross-team communication is done asynchronously via Skype and email.

Why we love what we do, and you will too:

  • We sell real, physical products and hear from our customers every day
  • We are a profitable self-funded start-up, so we only answer to ourselves, each other, and our customers
  • Every task completed has a direct and immediate impact on the business
  • Our families understand “what we do” because they can see our products on Amazon
  • We’re an “engineer heavy” company and speak the same language you do
  • We use the products we build!

How to Apply

Send your resume (or transcript, if still in school) and preferably some links to cool projects you’ve worked on to jobs@bad-elf.com.  No recruiters please.  Applicants must be local or willing to relocate to Scottsdale, AZ.