Piaggio Fast Forward: Embedded Software Engineer
52 Roland Street
Boston, MA 02129


Employee Testimonials

Imagine a sustainable mobility ecology with healthy lifestyles and social connectivity available to all, regardless of age or abilities. With the motto Autonomy for Humans, Piaggio Fast Forward (PFF) creates lightweight, intelligent mobility solutions for people and goods that will create this mobility ecology.

PFF is hiring a passionate and experienced Embedded Software Engineer to join our engineering team. In this role you will bring your expertise in developing firmware and embedded linux platforms for embedded ARM processor devices to help gita move and operate collaboratively with people. The Embedded Software Engineer will be a key contributor in the development and improvement of gita embedded software and as well as future new products.


  • Develop firmware for embedded ARM processors with FreeRTOS or bare-metal using C and Python.
  • Develop low-level hardware drivers, system and hardware level diagnostic routines, boot loaders, error handling, and event logging.
  • Develop Embedded Linux platform (Yocto) for 32/64 bits ARM processors.
  • Develop and document code to meet requirements and execute thorough unit test plans and QA
  • Assure a high standard of quality in your own work and in the work of others on your team via good coding practices, process improvements, clean designs, smart testing and review practices.


  • MS/BS Degree in EE/CS or equivalent experience.
  • 3+ years C/C++ firmware development with constrained resources (RAM, FLASH, I/O).
  • 3+ years multi-threaded experience with Linux and/or Free.
  • 3+ years working in a Linux development environment including editing, make, and source control.
  • 3+ years development of Yocto embedded Linux platform.
  • Proficiency developing kernel and system level modules for embedded Linux systems.
  • Experience with bootloader development (uBoot).
  • Proficiency in C/C++ and its scope in embedded systems development.
  • Experience with ARM based SoC.
  • Ability to read schematics and use common lab equipment (Oscilloscope, Logic Analyzer) for troubleshooting hardware.
  • Experience with scripting language(s) such as Python, Bash.
  • Experience with Communication protocols such as I2C, BLE, SPI, Serial, USB, CAN, TCP/IP and Wi-Fi.
  • Strong ability to work within team structure, planning and deliverables.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Successful applicants will be asked so show proof that they can legally work in the U.S.

Employee Testimonials

Smart Behaviors Specialist

Hard, novel and interesting problems to solve; great people, cool robots and a handful of dogs -- it's all good stuff.


My favorite part about working at Piaggio Fast Forward is the people. They create an environment at PFF that makes it a place I enjoy spending time. After all, PFF internally stands for Pretty Fun Friends. That’s what you’ll get working at PFF.

Director of Operations and People

Being a part of pioneering something so innovative is truly special but it’s the people that keep me here and make me want to work hard. The fast growth always provides new challenges to solve and there’s the opportunity to learn as much as you want.

Design Lead

PFF is equal parts challenging and rewarding. I have the opportunity here to help build something from the ground up. At the same time I'm expanding my knowledge of design across disciplines through product development from concept to completion.