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Embedded System Developer for a OTA Pandemic Ventilator

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We seek volunteers that are prepared to provide the necessary expertise for this life saving work for the duration of the emergency. For clarity, this means work without pay. However, there will be formal acknowledgements and expressions of gratitude in a variety of formats.

It might be that you don’t feel you have the time or the necessary skills to be of much help but would like to contribute to this endeavour. But in an emergency situation like this, you might be able to bridge the gap until somebody more suitable comes a long, so do not hesitate to speak to us.

We need several embedded systems developers (can program a microcontroller) who could imagine contributing to the software of the Ventilator.

Minimal requirements:

  • 1 year full time C++ experience
  • Deployed an embedded system before
  • Clear and clean coding style
  • Standard version control and workflow habits
Additional optimal requirements:
  • Experience with the ESP32 from Espressif for professional usage
  • Experience with FreeRTOS or other real time operating systems
  • Knowledge about WebSockets and HTTP Protocols
  • Rough understanding or ability to learn about ventilator mechanics

Please apply directly through our organization here: https://jira.ardenmed.com/plugins/servlet/loginfreeRedirMain?portalid=11&request=100

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About ArdenVent


Brigham Creek Rd 174, Hobsonville, Auckland 0618, NZ

Mission Statement

Our mission is to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of the world's medical workforce fighting COVID-19


We are a non-profit organization building an infrastructure to develop, manufacture, distribute and operate remote-controlled ventilators and oxygen concentrators that will also gather high-resolution treatment data for scientific research and treatment optimization.
Our equipment will be distributed on a "what you can pay" basis. Our Ventilator is different from other Ventilators in that it will provide the doctors with powerful automation infrastructure and be fully controllable over the Internet, with the medical professional observing the patient over a phone camera, thus reducing viral load on the medical professionals at the front line, enabling those in stable countries to help and allowing one doctor to have an overview over many patients.

Given the rapidly deteriorating situation in India, we are currently focusing our efforts on the development of a low-cost, high-efficiency oxygen concentrator but are continuing our ventilator development as well.

Our Ventilator is now undergoing some changes that are required for medical compliance in our target countries. Parts cost for a single unit are US$300 but will drop in mass production and bulk ordering maybe even down to US$200. The oxygen concentrator is estimated to cost between US$150 - US$200

Computers & Technology
Crisis Support
Disaster Relief


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Software Engineering
  • Robotics




  • Must be at least 20
  • As long as you can contribute a tested piece of code, review some of our code and do some tests or (if you are really a professional) give us advice, you can help.
  • Please apply directly through our organization here: https://jira.ardenmed.com/plugins/servlet/loginfreeRedirMain?portalid=11&request=100

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