Embedded Developer

We’re ecobee. Born and raised in Canada, we're making living more comfortable with simply designed smart home devices that aren’t just smart for our users—but for our planet too. We invented the world’s first smart WiFi enabled thermostat and continue to innovate the next generation whole home voice technology making a truly magical experience for our users on both our ecobee 4 thermostat and recently launched ecobee Switch+ light switch.

Our hive, headquartered in Toronto, is growing quickly and we are specifically looking for Developers for our fantastic Embedded Systems team.

Some of the cool stuff you’ll be working on:

As an Embedded Engineer, you will be responsible for helping develop the software that powers our hardware products.  These devices run on a multitude of platforms from small, battery operated microcontrollers to full-blown multicore embedded Linux systems. 

The embedded team is in a unique position as we own a wide breadth of the technologies that get built into our devices making each day a unique challenge. You may be working on portions of the low-level software/hardware interactions, but equally important is the development of the user applications that run on device.  Everything from network protocols, to control algorithms to building enticing graphic UI’s. 

The embedded team is also responsible for developing the test fixtures used to validate the functionality of each device manufactured.  These devices are truly products on their own and no less complex considering the hardware and software systems they must interface with.

Aside from the in-house technologies, the embedded team is often also responsible for integrating third-party services.  For example, we developed the device software stack that allowed us to become one of the first Apple HomeKit accessories on the market as well as more recently one of the first third parties to integrate Amazon Voice Services for Alexa functionality built right into a thermostat.  

To accomplish all of this, at any given time you may be working closely with developers from other teams as well as our QA, Product Management, Manufacturing, Hardware teams and third-party tech companies on integrations.

Who you are:

We've built the following list as a guideline for some of the skills and interests we've seen in Embedded Systems Development - but we strive to build our team with members from a diverse background and skill set, so if any combination of these apply to you we'd love to chat!

  • C/C++ development experience
  • Object-oriented design and coding skills with knowledge of data structures and design patterns
  • Multi-threaded design and coding practices
  • Knowledge of ARM architecture-based processors and development tools
  • GUI development
  • Aptitude in programming for reliability and testability
  • Knowledge of Home Automation, Control Systems or Internet of Things
  • Knowledge of embedded Linux systems

What we are offering:

  • Truly meaningful work that effects our planet
  • A unique field in hardware/software interaction – easy to share the product with friends and family!
  • Ability to work on IoT products using new emerging technologies
  • Small collaborative teams where you can impact both product and culture
  • Parental Top-Up Program (75% top up or 5 bonus days off) for all full-time employees taking Parental Leave
  • Flexible schedules and work from home days
  • Learning opportunities supported by an education fund for every employee
  • Community support through our ecobee acts program
  • Frequent Town Halls for company transparency
  • Get in early at a growing (private) company with stock options
  • Build new things + find new solutions – were growing to make room for new products!

Please apply If you are excited about working in a highly harmonious, multi-disciplinary, fast environment. We believe you will find this role highly rewarding.

ecobee is committed to workplace diversity and will provide accommodation to applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process.


Meet Some of ecobee's Employees

Alan H.

Lead Front-end Architect

Alan works to empower and lead the Front-end Team as they tackle technical problems, making decisions about the technical direction that has a direct impact on the UX.

Fatima C.

Senior Manager of Social Impact

Fatima works to ensure that ecobee is a company that leads with purpose—that ecobee continues to look at the big picture, making contributions and decisions that improve the world.


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