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 Senior Embedded Software Engineer - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, United States

Job information
Posted by: Rockwell Automation 
Hiring entity type: Manufacturing 
Work authorization: Not Specified for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Computers - Software Engineer
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: 2488931 / Latpro-3550482 
Date posted: Jun-08-2017
State, Zip: Massachusetts, 01824


Position Summary:

We are growing!  As a result, we are offering this exciting multifaceted new position in the firmware team. 
This position provides technical and organizational leadership in the definition and support of both internally developed products as well as those developed with strategic third parties ensuring that they are compatible with Rockwell Automation architectures.  It requires exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to multitask in dealing with multiple stakeholders simultaneously.  Work with a variety of people, including external design partners, marketing, and product development personnel inside and outside of Rockwell Automation.

  • Develop embedded software on low cost/low power microcontrollers and ASICs for the purpose of providing connectivity to our next generation of automation products and components 

  • Participate in the design and development of new architectures and frameworks for scalable product platforms. Interact and collaborate on products and projects with a team of 8-10 embedded software engineers located in the US, Europe and Asia. 

  • Participate in code and requirements reviews and play a lead role in defining and maintaining the core software development process. 

  • Provide technical leadership between engineering and product marketing with the goal of total customer satisfaction.  This will require knowledge of product family hardware, firmware and electrical specifications as well as mechanical, reliability and/or architectural specifications. 

  • Support the design and implementation of Rockwell Automation technology both internally and at third party companies. 

  • Ensure that Rockwell Automation's internal architecture and technology are leveraged in the integration of both internally developed and externally developed products.  

  • Coordinate multiple team activities at Rockwell Automation and external design partners to solve problems or resolve differences and provide customer support when technology related problems occur. 

  • Author architecture level design documents for internal and external resources 

  • Frequently interact with engineering and marketing peers to gain cooperation on the adoption of technologies that support integration of networked components into the Integrated Architecture.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor degree in Electrical/Computer Engineering, Computer Science or technical related field.
  • 8+ years of experience with real time embedded software development.
  • Experience with C/C++ programming language.
  • Experience using Ethernet and packet based communication protocols.
  • Experience with source control systems.
  • CIP (Common Industrial Protocol) experience.
  • Experience of toolchains (compilers, assemblers, linkers) as well as static and dynamic code analysis tools (ex. Coverity, CodeSonar, PC Lint, VectorCast).
  • Experience with RS-232, USB, SPI, I2C.
  • Experience with layered software architecture development.
  • Experience with State machine modeling and design.
  • Experience with ARM architecture, ST, and Renesas processor families.

Requisition Number:

Business Group:
Architecture and Software

Job Category:
Engineering and Technicians

Relocation Eligible:

Position Type:
Full Time

No. of Positions:

Work State/City:
Chelmsford - Massachusetts

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® and Rockwell Software® 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.

If you are an individual with a disability and you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process, email our Talent Acquisition representative at
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