Firmware Developer

Research & Development · Calgary, Alberta
Department Research & Development
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

About Kinetyx® Sciences Inc. (Kinetyx)

At Kinetyx, we make movement mean something. Our imperceptible sensory insoles collect high fidelity data that has previously been restricted to laboratory settings. Kinetyx’s unique pressure sensors collect data at the foot-ground interaction, providing prolific insights about a person’s movement and the forces they’re generating. Gathering research grade information in the real world allows us to deliver engaging insights to our users that will unlock entirely new ways to train, study, compete, and play. 

The people at Kinetyx are flexible thinkers and creative innovators. We come from a variety of backgrounds and carry a wealth of expertise in multiple industries, including sports, technology, software, medicine, marketing, and finance. What we all have in common is an intense passion for the work we do. We have an extraordinary collection of talent that makes working here fun, unique, and inspiring. Our hiring goal moving forward is to continue to build and grow a strong, effective team, while maintaining our friendly and innovative company culture.

The Kinetyx team is of the firm belief that in order to succeed in the space we are creating, we must build a value proposition that is 10x better than current alternatives. An imperceptible and reliable product with a variety of insightful metrics gets us to 5x. A platform that engages and delights our community to move better and with increased longevity gets us to 10x.  

Here are some of the trends that we believe are shaping the next decade, and that inform our foundational decision-making:

  • Human performance optimization (mind, body and movement)
  • Decentralization of work, finance, media, knowledge and fitness
  • Sustainability
  • State-level competition, individual-level co-operation/globalization
  • Gaming as the dominant form of entertainment
  • Online worlds and the developing Metaverse
  • Legacy social media fatigue
  • Creator economies

The opportunity

The successful candidate will join our growing team in a dynamic and fast-paced start-up environment with the opportunity to drive the overall strategy and success of the business. With high-profile financing established, RFPs, working agreements, and contracts in place or underway with major athletic apparel and footwear brands, Kinetyx is poised for rapid growth. 

Location: Calgary, AB

Duties and responsibilities

The position will work as part of a cross functional Research and Development team and will be primarily responsible for firmware design, support, and implementation, but may be required to contribute in other areas of product development. 

The Firmware Developer is responsible for:

  • Designing and implementing software of embedded devices and systems from requirements to production and commercial deployment
  • Designing and implementing test frameworks and tools to enable automated testing of firmware-related features, where possible
  • Designing, developing, coding, testing, and debugging system software
  • Working closely with the hardware designer to ensure components and designs can meet the required specifications
  • Reviewing of hardware designs for accuracy
  • Reviewing code and design
  • Analyzing and enhancing efficiency, stability, and scalability of system resources
  • Integrating and validating new product designs
  • Enhancing existing firmware and software to support complex Bluetooth/BLE
  • Designing and developing embedded solutions for ARM Cortex core-based microcontrollers
  • Exploring and creating new developments in sensor fusion technology, specifically in Accelerometers and Gyros and algorithm development
  • Supporting software QA and optimize I/O performance
  • Providing post production support
  • Interfacing with hardware design and development
  • Assess third party and open source software
  • Designing and implementing tools related to testing, quality control and quality assurance, where necessary.
  • Working with the cross functional team to help define overall system architectures.

Additionally, due to the ever-changing and sometimes chaotic environment of an early stage, high-tech company, the Firmware  Developer may assume additional responsibilities, as required.



Candidates and employees are evaluated against their ability to embody our mission, vision and core values: 

Mission: we make movement mean something

Vision: every body’s link to the Movement Metaverse


  • Team first
  • 20/80
  • Performance obsessed
  • ABR. Always be recruiting 
  • Scientific excellence
  • Immersive experiences 
  • Data stewardship


  • B.Sc. in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, or equivalent experience
  • P.Eng. preferred, please note for EITs the position will named in accordance with APEGA's naming requirements
  • 5+ years experience with the implementation of algorithms and optimizations for ARM based embedded systems
  • Experience in wearables and/or other consumer devices is a plus
  • Is a self-starter with strong communications skills who can work well independently and in a team environment
  • Brings creative energy to the development and execution of projects
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, technical, and analytical abilities
  • Strong time management and organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and manage own workload whilst multitasking in order to meet deadlines
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively with teams
  • Must thrive in a start-up, fast-paced, ever-changing work environment and be comfortable navigating the “grey”
  • Knowledge of wearable device industries, and related product development lifecycle is a bonus


  • Success in this role means being part of the growing Kinetyx team while being able to consistently self-start and work independently and efficiently. 
  • You are willing to offer your suggestions and expertise to elevate all areas of the organization to the best possible quality. 
  • You should thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurially minded environment. The position requires multi-functional expertise and leadership skills along with the ability to communicate effectively.

Schedule: Full-time, 40 hours per week from Monday to Friday. 

Employment Status:  Permanent, full-time.

Work Location: Calgary, Alberta.  Please note that this position is open to local candidates only. 

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Application Instructions and Deadline: Please submit a resume and cover letter that outlines why your skills, experience and personality would make you an excellent candidate for Kinetyx Sciences Inc. by 5pm at May 31, 2022.

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  • Location
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Department
    Research & Development
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience