Senior Firmware Engineer

Rockwell Automation

2018-12-05 05:17:32

Job location Mequon, Wisconsin, United States

Job type: fulltime

Job industry: Engineering

Job description

Position Summary:

For over 40 years customers have looked to Rockwell Automation electric drives to solve motor control problems in tough applications from roller coasters to rock crushers and everything in between. Due to business growth, Rockwell is adding to this already strong team of computer scientists and software engineers.

We are looking for team members with diverse technical backgrounds who love to solve problems and can leverage their personal experience to grow our teams. If outstanding technical opportunities, being part of, and learning from, one of the most experienced teams in the industry interest you, you should consider Rockwell Automation.

You will design, develop, test, and troubleshoot firmware modules or subsystems in real-time embedded applications for industrial motor control products. These systems will be developed in accordance with sound engineering practices and processes while collaborating with team members across the globe. A successful candidate will possess a broad working knowledge of specifying, designing, constructing, testing, and debugging embedded applications in a hard real-time context.

The Senior Firmware Engineer position requires a detailed understanding of embedded control system electronics and hardware interfacing. The Senior Firmware Engineer will be a part of a team responsible for developing, documenting, and testing firmware algorithms to manage and interact with hardware.

EOE, M/F/Disable, Vet


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • Legal authorization to work in the US is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5+ years of work experience

  • Must have experience in embedded, real-time Firmware development using C++ and Object Oriented Design principles

  • Academic Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or technical discipline

  • PhD or Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Software Engineering, or technical discipline

  • Experience with Phyton Scripting language

  • Experience with real-time analog and digital data acquisition and control

  • Experience with writing and executing Firmware test specifications

  • Proven ability to analyze and solve complex problems

  • Experience with power electronics applications, including low voltage inverters, UPS systems, or similar technologies

  • Experience working in a diverse environment of software development frameworks, including Agile, SAFe, Kanban, and waterfall

  • Experience with embedded Firmware development tools, including debuggers, emulators, data loggers, and static analysis.

  • Experience with Real Time Operating Systems

  • Willingness to work in a collaborative team environment

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Experience with industrial control systems

  • Embedded development experience in a multi-core environment.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to the job. They are not intended to be an all-encompassing list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. Reasonable accommodations to essential functions of the job will be made if appropriate.

Rockwell Automation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Requisition Number:

Business Group:
Control Products and Solutions

Job Category:
Engineering and Technicians

Relocation Eligible:

Position Type:
Full Time

No. of Positions:

Work State/City:
Mequon - Wisconsin

Company Overview:
Rockwell Automation, the world's largest company dedicated to industrial automation, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Throughout the world, our flagship Allen-Bradley(R) and Rockwell Software(R) product brands are recognized for innovation and excellence.

When you choose Rockwell Automation, you join countless talented employees who have helped us establish our leadership position in the automation industry over the past century.

You join a diverse, inclusive and global community with a passion for innovation. A place where you can partner with great minds and inspiring people. And a corporation backed by the financial strength that drives growth - and career opportunities.

As much as we focus on our customers, we know our employees are key to our success and future. Helping you develop a rewarding career is a top priority. Because when you succeed, we succeed.

EEO Statement:
Rockwell Automation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

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