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Principal Firmware Engineer - Lunar Energy

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Job Title
Principal Firmware Engineer
Job Location
Mountain View, CA
Job Description

Principal Firmware Engineer

Embedded/Firmware Engineers at Lunar will be responsible for the full product development lifecycle of our products’ firmware and software, which are important sources of functionality, adaptability, and optimization of our designs. We are looking for people who are passionate about a more sustainable future, and want to make that vision a reality.  An ideal candidate is excited and ready to collaborate closely with a dedicated, cross-functional team to deliver innovative, best-in-class products. Engineers at Lunar are  hands-on and involved in all aspects of the product, and own the design from forming concepts based on first principles to managing high-volume production quality.

Lunar Energy was founded to transition homes to 100% clean energy—making our electricity greener, our air cleaner and our energy more safe, secure and reliable for all. We’re a fast-growing, global company building the world’s best clean energy products to electrify all homes and connect communities to form clean, resilient virtual power plants.

On a given day at Lunar, you’ll likely…

  • Work collaboratively with other disciplines across the company to continuously refine and improve our understanding of how our products can create the greatest impact, get to market quickly, and operate reliably for our customers
  • Help us create the best possible products by brainstorming and evaluating new features and solutions and weighing pros and cons to narrow down options.
  • Test  ideas and designs: back-of-the envelope calculations, building simulations and designing validation tests 
  • Design firmware software that runs in our home energy product components:  Power electronics controls, system-level behaviors and optimization, mobile app design and interfaces, system diagnostics and updates, RF and powerline communication protocols,  control algorithms, and installation automation features.  
  • Optimize manufacturing by designing automation support functionality in our components whose design reflects the part they play in the processes that create them and test them, and by supporting our features within our manufacturing partners

Desired Skills:

  • Degree in a computer-engineering related or adjacent field, or demonstrated commensurate ability.
  • 10+ years experience delivering firmware for new products as part of a team.
  • Proficiency in C, and working familiarity with Cmake,
  • Ability to explain and communicate about technical concepts with engineers in a variety of fields.


  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees and dependents
  • Flexible Paid Time Off plus 10 paid holidays
  • Tax deferred 401(k) plan 
  • Paid parental leave for all full time employees including 12 weeks paid parental leave for the birthing mother and 6 weeks paid parental leave for the non-birthing parent 
  •  Subsidized EV charging and pre-tax commuter benefits
  • Cell Phone stipend

Our Compensation Philosophy: Our goal is to ensure that all Lunar Energy employees are fairly compensated. Please note that the salary range information that follows is a good faith estimate for this position provided pursuant to the Pay Transparency for Pay Equity Act for California applicants. The salary range estimate for this position depending on level of experience is: $150,000 - $215,000 USD.

The actual offer, reflecting the total compensation package & benefits, will be at the company’s sole discretion, and determined by factors including but not limited to years of experience, job level, geographic location, and other relevant business considerations. The company also reserves the right to amend or modify this job description, employee perks, and benefits at any time.


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Lunar Energy Headquarters Location

Mountain View, CA

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Lunar Energy Company Size

Between 200 - 500 employees

Lunar Energy Founded Year


Lunar Energy Total Amount Raised


Lunar Energy Funding Rounds

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  • Series Unknown

    $300,000,000 USD

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