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  • Location:
    Lake Forest, CA 92630
  • Job Status/Type:
    Full Time
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  • Industry:
    Manufacturing - Other
  • Occupations:
    General/Other: Engineering
  • Career Level:
    Experienced (Non-Manager)
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Position Description

Software Engineer (Firmware)

Position Description:

Description of duties and responsibilities:

This position will report to the Fixed Gas NPD Manager and will be responsible for the design, development, and testing of microcontroller based field devices, as well as supporting product certification activities between regulatory agencies and Project Engineers.  Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

·         Participate in the engineering design of development projects per approved requirements (performance, schedule, development costs, cost of goods sold, etc.)

·         Follow project plans, flow-down requirements, and develop technical documentation

·         Define and design embedded system architectures

·         Propose solutions, assess concepts, evaluate new technologies, and conduct design trade-offs

·         Facilitate the detailed design, development, testing, and finalizing of assigned projects – including analog and digital electronics, embedded systems (hardware and firmware), mechanicals, optics, etc.

·         Conduct thorough design testing to ensure that project requirements are met and design is frozen at the conclusion of the Development Stage

·         Ensure that technical documentation is developed per internal and external requirements (agencies, customers, etc.)

·         Apply the appropriate standard processes and procedures throughout the development project to enable efficient product development and agency compliance – including design reviews, issue tracking, safety assessments, and thorough documenting of key activities

·         Provide complete lifecycle engineering – that is, support the products that you design (along with similar products and those where expertise is held)

·         Up to 10% domestic and international travel

·         Fluent use of English language


Special knowledge, skills and abilities required:

·         Strong hands-on experience with analog and digital electronics, embedded systems (hardware and firmware), advanced electronic system architectures, and the following microcontroller families:  Freescale 68HC11, Microchip dsPIC30F, TI MSP430, TI TMS320F

·         Strong hands-on experience with industrial communication protocols:  4-20mA analog output, Modbus, HART, etc.

·         Strong electronic troubleshooting and problem solving skills

·         Hands-on experience with simulation and design development tools (e.g., Code Composer Studio, MPLAB, LabView, Matlab, SPICE, Altium Designer, SolidWorks, Excel)

·         Experienced in leading technical staff from project inception to successful product launch

·         Organized, self motivated, and with excellent communication skills (written and verbal)

·         Detailed-oriented and committed to developing robust, customer friendly designs.


·         Analytical thinking skills, verification mindset and experience with statistical tools and risk analysis (i.e. FMEA, DFSS)

·         Battery systems and charging technologies

·         Experience with communication networks / protocols, wireless communication experience

·         Low power electronics design including small signal circuits as found in sensory instruments


Education and experience required:

·         Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or relevant discipline from an ABET accredited College or University.

·         This position is available at two different career levels based upon experience, education, etc:

o    Level one: no experience required

o    Level two: 3 years of relevant experience

o    MS degree may be substituted for up to 2 years of relevant experience, PhD equivalent to up to 4 years of relevant experience


·         MS degree



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