Firmware Engineer at Catapult Sports

Hardware & Firmware, Melbourne, Australia melbourne engineering
Posted 26 days ago


We are looking for a talented Firmware Engineer with a drive to build quality products. Based in either Melbourne, Australia or Boston, USA, you will be a key player in the Research & Development team that designs the wearable tracking hardware that Catapult is famous for. You will be working with the most cutting edge technology and integrating components across our wearables and stadium infrastructure. Reporting to the Engineering Manager, the primary responsibility of the Firmware Engineer is to develop firmware solutions for the elite sports industry.  You will be responsible for the firmware development cycle and to ensure that our products have a high level of quality.

We believe that our customers deserve to have the leading wearable technology and we are on a mission to make the most invisible wearables and enhance their performance through consistently adding new measurements that have never been possible before. Our firmware engineers drive this ethos by making sure all of this technology comes together in a way our customers love to use.


  • Track tasks using bug tracking software.
  • Document your work in a shared knowledge base platform.
  • Influence the hardware design of future products.
  • Work with test engineers to resolve issues.
  • Work in multidisciplinary teams and interface with other engineers in our team and across various disciplines.
  • Take part in firmware engineering “chapters” where best practice is shared amongst other firmware engineers within the business.


  • Formal qualifications in electronics or software engineering.
  • At least 3 years of firmware development experience.
  • Demonstrated experience programming with C, C++ and Python.
  • Demonstrated experience with common wireless communications standards and protocols, such as BLE, Wi-Fi and long range/low bit rate applications
  • Experience developing products, scaling them and supporting them throughout the entire lifecycle.
  • Experience bringing up new hardware from scratch.
  • Experience with Atlassian’s platform for defect tracking and documentation is highly desired.
  • Experience with Git code management is highly desired.
  • Experience in signal processing and algorithm design is highly desired.
  • Knowledge of Linux operating systems is desired, particularly Yocto.

Other Requirements:

  • Very strong attention to detail.
  • Proven self-starter.
  • Ability to prioritise and a “can-do” attitude.
  • Occasionally providing technical support to customers (which may be on the weekend or after hours).


  • We have amazing people. We can promise you will work with some of the most ambitious and intelligent people in an exciting industry, and you will do some of the best work of your life.
  • We encourage our people to have constructive, open and honest communication in order to make Catapult extraordinary; innovate and create smart solutions; establish a collaborative, yet challenging, environment to develop our performance and the performance of our customers.
  • Our workforce spans more than 20 countries, you'll have the opportunity to work across multiple nationalities and cultures, and build your global awareness and capability 
  • We value improvement and development. We are challenging ourselves to continuously grow and become a high-performance company. That means we maintain a growth mindset in everything we do, and our people are always looking for ways to do things better.  There is unlimited opportunity to grow, do more, and do better.
  • We offer a 401k plan with up to a 4% employer match. 

Whether you’re interested in sports or not, you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing your work is supporting some of the most successful teams and athletes on the planet! While we have access to many exciting opportunities, we also realise that we are here to do a very important job for our customers. As a result, we aim to work with purpose and intention. We look for people that can add to our team culture, those who actively contribute and individuals who are excited about what they do. 

In order to build the future of sports performance, we need the brightest talent in order to do so. If you think you can contribute to the empowering, enjoyable and exciting Catapult environment, then we invite you to apply.