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Firmware Engineer

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  • Shelton, CT

Status Regular Job ID JR-009892 Recruiting Region Americas


An engineering professional who is responsible for conceptualizing system design and architecture, coding, verification/validation and support of embedded software in multi-disciplinary projects. This candidate plays a key role in our product development process, designing/implementing/testing firmware for signal processing, electro-mechanical and motion control systems. The engineer assists in the architectural design and development of highly complex scientific instrumentation and automation systems. Works in a team based project environment interacting with hardware and software engineers and scientists (physicists and chemists).

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Designs and develops firmware applications and drivers.
  • Participates in product architecture, design, development and deployment
  • Involved in product from inception through launch, interacting with early users, understanding customer needs, and driving solutions to meet or exceed expectations
  • Develops time estimates for project tasks and reports regularly on progress
  • Investigates and debugs complex system problems and drives engineering solutions to improve or correct product or process issues.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree (masters preferred) with a minimum of 5 years of related knowledge and experience with Firmware apps and driver development.
  • Experience with modern development tools: (Eclipse, Visual Studio, gdb, git, Mentor HDL Designer.)
  • Demonstrated understanding of Real Time Operating Systems and FPGA, CPLD
  • Experience with communication interfaces (USB, Ethernet, RS232, SPI, etc.)
  • Experience with motion control, sensors, motors, encoders, vision systems a big plus.
  • Experience developing scientific instrumentation a plus
  • Experience in C++, knowledge of .Net, Python and other higher level languages a plus
  • Demonstrated understanding of good software design practices, revision control, understanding of design for manufacturing, design for test, and design for reliability
  • Positive attitude, high energy, leadership, project management and troubleshooting skills
  • Hands on engineer with good communication (written and oral) skills and likes to solve problems and work issues on the production floor as well as in the engineering lab

Job Performance Characteristics:

  • Self-initiates courses of action necessary to obtain desired results.
  • Accountable for developing innovative solutions to complex business challenges and ability to deliver on time and on budget
  • Leads other, independently balancing high impact competing priorities.
  • Demonstrates effective technical/ project presentation, communication and negotiation skills.
  • Works on specialized and/or interdisciplinary matters of broad scope, impact cost, visibility and complexity.
  • Fully responsible for significant/challenging deliverables keeping management informed of progress and strategic/resource impact.
  • Maintain awareness that decisions can significantly impact customers, operations, services, revenue or achievement on strategic business goals.
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