Embedded Engineer / Developer

Wattcost is an exciting, rapidly growing technology start-up based in Sydney, Australia. Our internationally awarded product unlocks the potential of real-time home intelligence to help consumers save money, protect their family and the environment.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a smart, passionate individual with 5+ years experience building embedded software for hardware products. You will join a growing team and gain exposure to a unique environment working in the consumer technology, digital energy and sustainability spaces.

Our first consumer product ships in the second half of 2018 and you will initially be responsible for the ongoing product firmware development. You'll enjoy operating in a highly efficient agile environment, using the latest hardware and tools alongside a team with strongly aligned beliefs and laser focused goals.

Who you should be:

You should have a strong work ethic and entrepreneurial spirit – Wattcost is growing quickly, with each team member given significant responsibility and autonomy. This will mean hard work, but will also mean much room for innovation in developing unique products and create room for significant personal and career growth. You should have the ability to work, learn and develop ideas on your own, taking ownership of your area.

Wattcost is developing products on the cutting edge of ultra low-power wireless consumer products. You should already be an expert at event-driven architectures and wireless communications protocols. You should also enjoy working with other skilled developers and production teams.

To be successful in this role:

  • Bachelor/ Master of Electrical and/or Electronics Engineering or similar
  • 5+ years development experience building embedded software
  • Strong C / C++ programming skills
  • Deep knowledge in development of WiFi-enabled IoT devices
  • Experience working with MSP430 and other low-power processors
  • Familiarity with the agile development process and extreme programming
  • Strong desire to work with a small team to transform an industry
  • A fun, relaxed and engaging personality


  • Be a part of building a global product and brand that really matters
  • Gain experience at a startup on the cutting-edge of consumer products
  • Work with experienced entrepreneurs creating revolutionary new technologies
  • A wide range of challenging embedded software products and challenges
  • New office centrally located in the Sydney Startup Hub above Wynyard station