Open Position: Embedded Software Engineer

We specialize in the design and construction of digital control systems for a variety of power and industrial applications. Based on sound technological advancements, we supply our customers with an array of advanced control hardware, software applications, and support services that offer distributed intelligence and information management for the most reliable process control solutions. With over five decades of innovation and manufacturing of control systems in hundreds of installations around the world, our coverage is strengthened by our experienced field service faculty, robust technical support, and extensive training capabilities.

We are currently seeking an individual who can take on the role of our Embedded Software Engineer. The individual will work in a development team environment, so a positive attitude and teamwork spirit is an essential. The successful candidate is an energetic, solution-oriented individual with a team-building attitude. The individual has the ability to architect software solutions, understands and debugs low level hardware/software integration, and defines hardware performance requirements for specific software solutions. This individual applies knowledge, skills, and analytical methods to ensure system reliability and optimized performance.

Job responsibilities

  • Collaborate with a multi-discipline team to define the requirements interfaces between hardware components, microcontrollers and software, and the operational performance requirements of the integrated system
  • Collaborate with engineers to define functional allocation and the interfaces between software and model-based control algorithms
  • Develop the high-level architecture through functional analysis and allocation of requirements, concept development and selection
  • Interface with product development engineers, verification & validation teams, product managers, program managers and other team members to develop products that fulfill customer, manufacturing, service and regulatory requirements
  • Work closely with the software development team and software verification & validation team to select the development and testing methodology & tools that meet the system and software requirements and comply to the enterprise and industry level processes and standards
  • Work closely with the software verification & validation team to develop software and hardware integration plans. Use SiL, MiL and HiL methods and tools as applicable for system validation and integration testing
  • Develop, deploy, and continually improve software processes and architectures, based on applicable standards and methodologies

Technical Leadership

  • Lead a small team in the design, implementation, testing and maintenance of embedded software and, to a lesser extent, of PC tools used for service and as engineering tools
  • Select and apply adequate software development models and testing methodologies and tools while following the formal product development process
  • Own the project software development deliverables and development from conceptual design to production
  • Provide technical guidance and leadership to the development team during design, development, testing and validation of software
  • Lead technical reviews of the software to support development process and ensure technical integrity of software deliverables
  • Participate in end-product development activities by contributing ideas, concerns, risk analysis and mitigation as required
  • Participates in end-product design reviews associated with each product development phase including system level reviews and FMEA’s
  • Participate in end-product team meetings to communicate software development status

Project Management

  • Lead at least one or two large size projects or several small to medium sized projects by providing estimates on work scope and creating a plan/ schedule
  • Create software work break down structures for specific projects for development. Work closely with the development team to ensure that tasks are further decomposed, properly assigned, verified and closed
  • Conduct risk assessments on software development and create mitigation plans
  • Assist the organization with scoping, identification of project deliverables, and creation of project-specific documentation such as engineering management plans, configuration management plans, requirements management plans, etc
  • Track and communicate software development status
  • Assist product development teams by preparing and presenting required information at business reviews

Skills / Qualifications

  • B.S. or M.S. in Engineering (Electrical, Computer Science, or related Engineering subjects)
  • 5+ years of proven working experience in a s/w engineer role with the full life cycle development of embedded software & programming in C
  • Experience in software development for real time embedded systems and familiar with developing control system software
  • Experience in developing/negotiating verifiable system requirements with customers and the ability to drive those requirements down to a software architecture
  • Experience with various microcontrollers architectures and embedded software tools
  • Experience with C# and C. QNX and Assembly language experience is a plus
  • Experience with formal development processes and tools, including requirements development/management and configuration management tools
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and observational skills with attention to detail
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship

We provide comparative benefits including

  • Health, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • STD / LTD insurance and basic term life insurance (employer paid)
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) Plan
  • 10 Days of Holiday
  • Paid Time Off (PTO), and Sick Leave
  • Additional 3 days of authorized leave for year-end office close

Email your resume to:

Mail your resume to:
HF Controls Corporation
ATTN: Human Resources Department
1624 W. Crosby Rd.
Suite 124
Carrollton, TX 75006