Shiva Rajagopal

Firmware Engineer in San Francisco, California

Shiva Rajagopal

Firmware Engineer in San Francisco, California

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Hello! My name is Shiva! Welcome to my home page!

I have a passion for many things, but most of all, I love making things that help people, while spending the rest of my time volunteering and doing whatever I can to help others learn how to find and embrace their own passions.

I am currently a Firmware Engineer at Fitbit, during which time I have primarily worked on Fitbit smartwatches, most recently as the lead firmware developer on the Fitbit Sense and Versa 3, but also on all Fitbit smartwatches since the Fitbit Ionic. My primary expertise lies in sensors, algorithms, real-time operating systems, and systems-level engineering. I like working at the lowest levels of code on embedded devices.

In the past, I have interned at Tesla Motors as a firmware test engineer, Microsoft in Redmond, WA as a software test engineer, and spent two summers working at the National Youth Science Camp in West Virginia, teaching computer hardware and programming to rising college freshmen.

I'm a graduate of Cornell University's School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, where I got my Bachelor of Science and Master of Engineering degrees. My specialties are firmware and embedded development, computer networks, computer architecture, computer security, and biological applications of electrical and computer engineering.

Computers have been my passion since I was six years old, and I have spent most of my life learning more about all facets of computer hardware and software.

At Cornell, I served as the President of the local IEEE-HKN (Eta Kappa Nu) chapter. I have been active in past years as Social Director of Cornell's IEEE student chapter. Outside of academics, I spent 3 years as a staff member in the West Campus Housing System, where I managed 40-50 undergraduate students per year and served as a resource for them in all matters. I spent two semesters as a volunteer with an elementary school coding initiative, teaching K-3rd graders the basics of computer science and algorithms.

If you want any more information, check out my LinkedIn and my GitHub with the links below. Thanks for visiting my page!

  • Work
    • Fitbit
  • Education
    • Cornell University