Controls Embedded Firmware Engineer

Tucson, AZ
Posted: 1/13/2017PST
Category: Engineering
Job Type: Direct Hire
Minimum Experience: Not Specified
Salary: Open
Recruiter Name: Angelo Escalante
Job Description
DIVISION:Controls Manufacturing Division
REPORTS TO:Controls Engineering Group Manager, Firmware


  • Responsible for all aspects of firmware development for new, innovative product designs using embedded microprocessors.
  • Scope of responsibilities will cover architectural design, technical specifications, reusable modular designs, cost-effective engineering designs, code development, testing to robust environments, production implementation and product support in a cross-functional team environment.
  • Expected to provide technical leadership and use influencing skills to manage and progress projects.
  • Candidate will interact with engineering, marketing, management and project leads to assure that product development priorities are completed to schedule and budget, while ensuring quality and product performance requirements are met.
  • Product development activities include design and development, rigorous design reviews, incorporation of lessons learned from existing products, product verification and field validation along with coordinating with quality assurance and developing appropriate documentation.
  • Responsible for keeping excellent, organized project records and documentation
  • Responsible for writing high-quality, well-documented, bug-free code
  • Must be self-directed and be able to work within scope with a minimum amount of supervision.
Job Requirements
  • BS in Electrical, Electronic or Computer Engineering or other related technical degree.
  • Experience with C and C++ ; knowledge of assembly language
  • Experience with successful project and team leadership from a technical perspective.
  • Experience with full product life cycle from concept to market release and sustaining.
  • Evidence of innovative and creative thinking used to create effective solutions to both engineering and customer problems.
  • Excellent English communication (verbal and written) and ability to work in both teams and independently
  • Evidence of strong firmware architecture design thinking and ability to clearly document designs.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively coordinate small engineering projects, get buy-in for solutions and efficiently track progress to completion.
  • History of increasing responsibilities with proven track record of achieving good results
  • 5+ years of prior experience using embedded processors such as Atmel AVR, Microchip PIC, 8051, and similar 8-bit processors.
  • 1-5 years of prior experience using embedded 32-bit Cortex ARM cores such as M0, M4.
  • Experience with multi-tasking and multi-processor communication using microprocessors with and without RTOS implementations
  • Experience developing code for resource-constrained microcontroller-based products
  • Experience with developing “bring-up” code for new circuit boards, and executing “board bring-up”
  • Experience in use of advanced development/debugging tools; e.g. C/C++ compilers, ICE, JTAG, logic analyzers, oscilloscopes, etc.
  • Prior experience with Design for Manufacturability and Design for Testability
  • Object Oriented Analysis and Design
  • Experience with unit test frameworks such as CPPUNIT
  • Experience using UML modelling techniques and tools
  • Direct experience designing and implementing digital and analog circuitry
  • Experience in the irrigation industry

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