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 Sr. Firmware Engineer - Mequon, Wisconsin, 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: Engineering - Electrical
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: 2507641 / Latpro-3569487 
Date posted: Sep-12-2017
State, Zip: Wisconsin, 53097


Position Summary:


This position requires a detailed understanding of embedded control system electronics and hardware interfacing. You will be part of a team design, document, and test firmware algorithms to manage and interact with hardware. This role will require proven ability to work with electronics hardware personnel to determine initial project specifications and execute through the entire development cycle.


  • Function as team member contributing to efforts of a development teams towards defining and achieving project deliverables.

  • Lead in the development of embedded software used in devices Allen-Bradley (Rockwell Automation commercial brand) 

  • Implementation of code used in embedded systems

  • Technical leadership of a module or sub system

  • Team member on scrum teams as senior contributor

  • Participate in quality activities, code reviews, coding guidelines

  • Work under the direction of other senior team members

  • Participates creation of technical documentation

  • Participates in cross business initiatives

  • Works effectively both independently and in a team environment to deliver solutions in a fast paced environment.

  • Other duties as assigned by manager.

Minimum Qualifications:


  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Software Engineering, Electronics, Physics, or equivalent 


  • 5 + years of embedded real-time firmware development (requirements analysis, design, testing, and documentation) using C and/or other middle to high-level languages.

  • Understands Embedded Systems, RAM, ROM, PWM, I2C, UART, SPI

  • Understands system design and Object orientated design

  • Understands C, C ++, python

  • Understanding of RTOS, Microprocessor ARM, Computer architecture

  • Knowledge of Design patterns

  • Knowledge of Software tools Configuration management, lint, UML

  • Working experience in Agile development environment

  • Knowledge of applicable standards and certifications, including EN 60947-1, EN 60947-4-1, EN 60947-5-1, UL508C, IEC 6150

  • Familiarity with embedded firmware development tools, including the capability to debug, step through code and perform traces if needed

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


  • Proven ability to analyze and solve complex problems which involve both firmware and hardware.

  • Demonstrated skills in the firmware development process (version control, use case, requirements, design, coding, and unit test).

  • Possess good communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Quick-learning self-starter who works well with a dynamic team, in a multi-site, multi-cultural environment. 

  • Exposure to configuration management tools

  • Exposure to Real Time Operating Systems.

  • Exposure to industrial automation products such as PLC's and operator interface devices.

  • Experience in industrial control systems is a great advantage. 
  • Masters or PHD desired

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® 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 (see application details).

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