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Senior Firmware Engineer

Shelton, Connecticut

On the R&D team, you’ll join 700 scientists, researchers, clinicians, software developers, data scientists and engineers who work in all phases of the product development lifecycle – including concept, planning, development and validation on new product launches and patents. Together, you’ll build next-generation solutions that contribute to food safety, diagnostic innovations, drug development, big data technologies and more. The future of environmental, human and life sciences is up to you.

  • Full Time
  • Minimal Travel

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There is a deep mutual respect for each other’s skills and contributions. Whether it’s taking on a new process skill or a new software skill, we are always moving forward so you never get bored – that’s what makes it exciting even after 30 years.

Jay Ives, Sr. Manager, Spectroscopy R&D


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Location(s) Shelton, Connecticut Status Regular Job ID JR-033315

We are seeking a Senior Firmware Engineer who is responsible for the existing system design and architecture, coding, verification/validation and support of embedded software in multi-disciplinary projects. This Candidate will play a key role in our product development process; designing/implementing/testing firmware for signal processing, electro-mechanical and motion control systems. In addition to assisting in the architectural design and development of highly complex scientific instrumentation and automation systems; working in a team-based project environment interacting with Hardware and Software Engineers and Application Scientists.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 2-5 years of Professional Engineering Experience

  • Design and develop Firmware Applications and Drivers

  • Demonstrated participation in Product Architecture, Design, Development and Deployment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree Preferred

  • Product involvement from inception through launch, interacting with early users, understanding customer needs, and driving solutions to meet or exceed expectations

  • Experience developing time estimates for project tasks and reports regularly on progress

  • Skilled at investigating and debugging complex system problems and drives engineering solutions to improve or correct product or process issues


PerkinElmer is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, or veteran status or any other characteristics protected by applicable law. PerkinElmer is committed to a culturally diverse workforce.

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