Embedded Systems Engineer


BRCK is an African team of software developers, engineers and technologists. Our flagship hardware, the BRCK, was designed and prototyped in Nairobi, Kenya. We wanted a connectivity device that fits the infrastructure needs of Africa, where electricity and internet connections are problematic both in urban and rural areas. As we laid out what such a device would look like, we realized that the way the entire world is connecting to the web is changing. The world no longer only gets online via desktops in offices with an ethernet connection. There are multiple devices, and mobile connectivity is crucial. Our mission is to connect Africa to the internet. We believe the last obstacle to connectivity is affordability and our innovative model makes connectivity free to the end user.


The Embedded Systems Engineer will be responsible for the design and development of embedded applications on hardware platforms. The focus in this role includes creation of technical specifications, application firmware design and development, and support for manufacturing and regulatory approval. Knowledge of software development practices and principles is required. The Embedded Systems Engineer must support their peers in day to day development activities and be able to troubleshoot platform defects of limited complexity.



  • Design and implement software of embedded devices and systems from requirements to production
  • Design, develop, code, test and debug system software
  • Review code and design
  • Analyze and enhance efficiency, stability and scalability of system resources
  • Integrate and validate new product designs
  • Support software QA and optimize I/O performance
  • Provide post production support
  • Interface with hardware design and development
  • Assess third party and open source software



  • Proven working experience in software engineering
  • Experience in hands-on development and troubleshooting on embedded targets
  • Solid programming experience in C or C++, Python
  • Proven experience in embedded systems design with preemptive, multitasking real-time operating systems
  • Familiarity with software configuration management tools, defect tracking tools, and peer review
  • Excellent knowledge of OS coding techniques, IP protocols, interfaces and hardware subsystems
  • Adequate knowledge of reading schematics and data sheets for components
  • Strong documentation and writing skills
  • Demonstrated ability to identify problems and effectively raise issues
  • Self-driven, goal oriented, and efficient
  • Functions well in a team environment and has the ability to adapt quickly
  • Experience with Agile development processes is a plus

Results and Achievement Oriented: strives to achieve results, enjoys measuring others, being measured, and being judged on performance standards and those of others he/she leads  


Personal Ethics: Proactive, confident, energetic and able to work under pressure with a positive attitude 


Negotiation Skills: Must be a good negotiator, particularly in changing behaviour and work practices but always Win/Win  


Communication and Interpersonal Skills: Excellent written and verbal communication skills (articulate) coupled with good listening and critical reasoning skills.  

Human Resources Management Skills: Leadership Skills, Team Building, Organizational skills and ability to train, develop and mentor staff and lead motivated teams.

Nairobi, KE