Idea Coutoure - Firmware Design Engineer

Description - Firmware Design Engineer

Idea couture is looking for someone with experience designing firmware and embedded systems to join its multi-disciplinary Toronto office. Engineers with backgrounds in electrical, systems, software and computer science are encouraged to apply for this hands-on position where you will be required to work with multi disciplinary engineering and digital development teams to build products for various small, consumer-focused technologies.

Responsibilities include:

  • Design, develop and test embedded systems
  • Actively participate during system design to specify firmware requirements and limitations
  • Collaborate with designers, engineers and strategists to create miniaturized, wearable consumer electronics.


  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in engineering (electrical, mechatronic, systems, software or computer science).
  • 1-3 years experience working with consumer electronics and/or robotics as a software engineer, embedded designer or firmware developer.
  • Comfortable with hacking electromechanical devices and agile development of prototypes.
  • Ability to work closely within a multi-disciplinary team.
  • C/C++ development of embedded systems.
  • Experience programming wireless protocols such as Bluetooth and WiFi.
  • Familiarity with hardware communication protocols and environments (I2C, SPI, Ethernet, serial, USB, etc. / CCS, Arduino, Android, Linux, etc.).
  • Hardware and software debugging.
  • Experience with mobile or wearable technologies.

About Idea Coutoure Inc.

Idea Couture Inc. is the world’s premier strategic innovation and experience design firm with eight offices around the world. The company brings together interdisciplinary thinkers to help clients to rethink, reimagine and reset.

IC engages in innovation programs (from research and ideation to opportunity mapping and prototyping) to radically challenge the status quo and create new business, product and service ideas that link to economic value creation. Our multidisciplinary innovation process uncovers valuable consumer and strategic foresights and inspires lasting, humanizing solutions.

The firm’s core philosophy is that innovation happens at the intersection of business economics, research, design and technologies. Idea Couture works across a broad spectrum of industries, including fast-moving consumer goods, consumer electronics and wearables, enterprise technologies, telecommunications, pharma, healthcare, financial services, media and publishing, and luxury goods

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