Embedded Systems Engineer

Reports to Operations Manager
Department Engineering
Job Levels I, II, III
FLSA Status Exempt
Key Department Interfaces Production, Engineering, Sales & Marketing

Job Description
The Embedded Firmware Engineer is responsible for the design, development, testing and documentation of new Software/Firmware/Hardware systems for SoundTraxx products. The Embedded Systems Engineer also supports, maintains and improves existing designs. In addition to product development with an emphasis on design-for-manufacturability, the Embedded Systems Engineer provides support to the production floor to meet production schedules. Proper design and file structure documentation is required. Documentation also includes providing time, cost and resource estimates, issuing or responding to Engineering Change Orders (ECOs), updating Source Control Documents (SCDs), updating processes, and maintaining other Engineering documentation.

This position requires effective teamwork, clear communication, initiative, intelligent judgment, and dedication to the quality of the product produced. Team morale is very important.

Key Tasks/Actions – Embedded Systems Engineer I

Maintain a clean and safe work area adhering to 5s principles
Design and implement software (code, test & debug)
Participate in code reviews
Adhere to revision controls
Support firmware QA and optimize I/O performance
Create hardware concept designs including capturing initial customer/marketing requirements, providing theory of operation, identifying input and output requirements, etc.
Present concept reviews when required
Design, build, test, and document prototypes with a focus on design-for-manufacturability
Create test protocols based on product specification
Maintain Engineering documentation including SCDs, engineering specifications, and test reports
Present product specifications and test data at design reviews
Create end-of-line test requirements specific to hardware/firmware/software
Perform design validation testing according to test plan/protocols including destructive testing
Participate in external testing of EMC and ESD when required
Update and validate scripts to satisfy custom OEM orders
Create customer samples
Participate in manufacturing pilot runs
Approve 1st Articles
Assist in planning production schedules as it relates to design schedule and customer samples
Interface with Audio and Design Engineers
Provide support to the Production Team Leader
Provide support to the Electrical Technician
Provide post production support
Education or Prior Experience – Embedded Systems Engineer I
Requires a bachelor’s and/or master’s degree in Electrical Engineering
Requires evidence of 2-3 years of embedded systems experience
Key Tasks/Actions – Embedded Systems Engineer II
Demonstrate the ability to perform all tasks listed in Embedded Systems Engineer I
Provide technical assistance and guidance to others
Analyze designs for optimal design-for-manufacturability, production yield, and quality
Oversee external testing of EMC and ESD when required
Create and maintain end-of-line test procedure documentation
Create and maintain Engineering revision controls
Support the Manufacturing Engineer with technical recommendations and direction when needed
Design and implement software architecture for embedded devices and systems (design, develop, code, test, debug, analyze, enhance efficiency & stability, etc.)
Education or Prior Experience – Embedded Systems Engineer II
Requires a bachelor’s and/or master’s degree in Electrical Engineering
Must possess all skills defined under the job description for Embedded Systems Engineer I
3-5 years of Embedded Systems Engineering experience
Key Tasks/Actions – Embedded Systems Engineer III
All tasks/actions listed in Embedded Systems Engineer II
Oversee product turnover from Engineering to Production
Work closely with Manufacturing Engineer to ensure the most efficient designs with regard to manufacturing floor processes, calibration and testing
Continually improve design, development, testing and documentation processes
Establish protocols and schedules for external testing of EMC and ESD
Track tools/supplies/materials associated with the position, submit requisitions to the Operations Manager
Evaluate service repair data and create recommendations for product, equipment or process improvements
Lead and direct the work of others
Education or Prior Experience – Embedded Systems Engineer III
Requires a bachelor’s and/or master’s degree in Electrical Engineering
Must possess all skills defined under the job description for Embedded Systems Engineer II
5-7 years of Embedded Systems Engineering experience
Requirements (all Levels)
Hands-on individual who possesses a high level of drive, energy, and integrity
Attention to detail with good analytical and problem solving skills to manage multiple processes at once
Solid programming experience in C or C++
Strong documentation, oral, and written communication skills
Proficient with Microsoft Office
Experience in hands-on development and troubleshooting on embedded targets
Familiarity with Systems configuration management, defect tracking, and peer review tools
Basic knowledge in electronics and digital circuitry with the ability to read schematics and data sheets
Experience with lead-free soldering including hot air for surface mount components
Working knowledge of Bill of Materials and ECO processes
Good time management, scheduling and prioritization skills
Ability to make effective decisions in an expedient manner while maintaining extremely high quality.
Prior experience in analog circuit design and schematic capture is a plus
Prior experience in digital hardware design is a plus
Prior experience in circuit board design and layout is a plus
Prior experience in a manufacturing facility is a plus
Prior experience with single-chip microcontrollers is a plus.
Experience with digital signal algorithm development is a plus
Software and Equipment Experience
Altium, Labview, IDE (code editor, compiler, debugger)
Spectrum Analyzer, Oscilloscope, Variable Loads, Data Acquisition Tools, Thermal Chambers
Special Conditions
Overtime may be required to meet project deadlines
Sitting for extended periods of time may be required
Position requires frequent standing, walking, bending, and reaching
Key Attributes
Must identify and align with the Company’s Core Values
Must GWC (Get it, Want it and have the Capacity to do it)
Must enjoy working with people
Must be able to work without direct supervision
Must have a professional appearance
Must possess clear communication skills
Must be results-orientated, able to work both independently and within a team environment
Must maintain work areas in a clean and organized manner
Must have good dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and other devices and objects
Must possess both willingness and desire to participate in training sessions, presentations, and meetings
Must be willing and able to work in a clean room environment and comply with all associated requirements.

Travel
Travel may be required. Travel is usually limited to travel to trade shows, sound recording or for training purposes.

Benefits
A benefits package, which includes a fully-paid health care plan and free onsite fitness room, will be offered to the successful candidate.

To Apply
Please submit a current resume, salary requirements, cover letter, and references to hr@soundtraxx.com.


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