Firmware QA Engineer


San Jose, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering QA
  • Post Date: 04/23/2021
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  • Company Address: 1600 Technology Drive, 6th Floor, San Jose, CA 95110

About Eargo

We’re Eargo. A company made up of ENT surgeons, tech geeks and dreamers, united in our belief that people should be able to hear life to the fullest. Because the world is full of great things to hear. And because, well, we really like people.

Job Description

We’re Eargo and we’re on a mission to disrupt and transform the hearing health industry. We’re looking for those passionate individuals who jump out of bed in the morning dreaming of new ways to improve the lives of our customers. We’re tech geeks and dreamers. We believe that every voice is unique and every idea is worth talking about. Moreover, we believe in passion and having fun. Because it takes passion to change the world and if you have passion in what you’re doing, you naturally have fun doing it.
Over 44 million Americans currently experience hearing loss and 73% of them do nothing about it. Their denial has many different shades, but more often than not it’s related to social stigma. We at Eargo exist to give people their hearing without the social stigma so that they can go on being the cool person they are. That’s why we get out of bed in the morning and we take that seriously. And we’re looking for some great minds to join us on our journey.
The Firmware QA Engineer is a fundamental team member that is influential in the design, implementation, and verification of a high-fidelity hearing enhancement device.  You will help create technology to restore hearing and verbal communication to the hearing-impaired.  If you want your work to reach millions of ears, this is your calling.                                  

Essential Job Duties & Responsibilities

    • The FW QA Engineer is responsible for the design, iteration and automation of testing framework of embedded firmware and software (internal Windows/macOS apps, and iOS/Android Apps) during development and production phases of the Eargo hearing aid system. 
    • This is a hands-on, individual contributor role and you must have experience with an automated build server such as Bamboo, experience generating Python scripts and must be very comfortable with embedded FW QA.
    • Work with engineering teams to test and productize various sensor algorithms used for device-to-human interfacing, core device functionality and wireless control of Eargo devices.
    • Contribute to the development of key technologies through BlackBox QA, such as wireless communication, human interface, etc.
    • Leverage audio and hardware-based test equipment such as oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, and signal generators to test and help debug firmware features
    • Specify, build and maintain testing procedures, software, and equipment.
    • Knowledge automating iterative testing where possible.
    • Iterate tests and analyzes testing results to provide feedback to engineering.
    • Work with the clinical research group on user studies and clinical trials.
    • Work with remote QA Engineering Services team for HW matrix testing.


    • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field or equivalent work experience
    • 3+ years of experience in QA testing of electronic products to manufacturability
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Report Generation and Data Analysis experience
    • Must have experience in scripting languages such as Python, Lua, etc.
    • Must have experience with automation of QA tasks such as build servers
    • Must be hands on at a bench level, methodical and be able to produce test plans and reports
    • Knowledge of Bluetooth at an embedded FW and App level testing is a plus
    • Willingness to travel to supplier or manufacturing sites as needed
    • Ability to assemble electronic “test benches” is a plus
Eargo is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce. All employment is decided upon the basis of qualification, merit and business need. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package including stock options.

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This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.