• Senior Firmware Engineer

    Location US-MD-Germantown
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  • Overview

    Designs, develops, modifies and evaluates components and processes used in the generation, manipulation, transmission and storage of electricity. Determines design approaches and parameters. Analyzes equipment to establish operating data and conducts experiments.


    • Establishes requirements for highly complex electrical design projects and may lead a team responsible for establishing requirements. Insure correct features are incorporated first in the projects. Insures correct features are incorporated first in the projects
    • Architects and designs highly complex electrical projects. Completes all phases of the projects. Follows through on all in-process and final inspection activities
    • Develops and applies technical and quality improvements
    • Creates new programs, technologies and solutions based on novel or unique ideas. Insures new ideas and methodologies are documented for use by hardware teams
    • Uses status as a knowledge leader in hardware design and functional knowledge across multiple engineering disciplines and program management to provide technical leadership to a given program
    • Defines requirements for and may design complex new tools to aid in the analysis and solving of complex problems
    • Initiates cross-company collaboration and develops positive relationships with other engineering disciplines
    • Exercises judgment (within broadly defined policies and practices) in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results
    • May coordinate the activities of other personnel
    • Networks with key contacts outside own area of expertise. Interacts with management and senior customer personnel on matters requiring coordination across organizational lines. Represent the organization as the principal customer contact and often performs project leadership



    Bachelors degree and 5+ year experience or Masters degree and 4+ year experience

    • 8+ years of experience developing firmware for board level products
    • Excellent C/C++ programming skills
    • Thorough understanding of real-time-operating systems
    • Ability to read schematics and component level data sheets
    • Excellent knowledge of hardware subsystems and common peripheral buses I2C, SPI, USB
    • Background in wireless technologies – ISO 24730, WiFi, BLE, Ultra-Wide-Band
    • Experience with modern networking protocols
    • Strong team player with good communication skills


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