Generac Power Systems

  • Engineer III – Senior Engineer (Firmware)

    Job Locations US-WI-Waukesha
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Posted Date
    2 months ago(2 months ago)
    ENG - Engineering
  • Overview

    Generac Power Systems – Work with the leader in the power industry! Our office in Waukesha, WI is seeking an Engineer III – Senior Engineer (Firmware).


    The Engineer III – Senior Engineer (Firmware) is responsible for providing engineering input to the product development projects assigned to him/her including interfacing with the cross functional team consisting of engineering, operations (industrial engineering, production, and material procurement), sourcing, quality, service, and marketing.


    This position reports to the Engineering Manager


    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Design and develop software/firmware for embedded controllers
    • Develop code in C and assembly programming
    • Design new control algorithm and communication interfaces
    • Design new software modules and develops supporting documentation
    • Work with hardware engineers in selecting hardware components
    • Debug software/firmware
    • Test firmware on hardware platform
    • Create PC based testing tools (in software)
    • Research tools and techniques that may benefit the code development and installs
    • Develop and maintain documentation, such as test procedures, software specifications, manuals, etc.
    • Maintain code in repository using tools like SVN
    • Supervise and plan projects from concept to production
    • Supports product development plans (schedule, product cost, meeting design inputs)
    • Conduct design reviews
    • Apply engineering knowledge and experience to improve products, services and processes
    • Use lab equipment including oscilloscopes, data acquisition equipment, and power supplies
    • Acts as a resource to mentor and teach less experienced engineers
    • Travel to other Generac facilities as necessary
    • Other duties as assigned


    Basic Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related technical discipline
    • Minimum of 5 years of experience in embedded firmware design using the “C” language



    Additional Skills Preferred:

    • Uses basic engineering knowledge to improve products or services
    • Able to solve basic engineering problems; good decision-making skills
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office software, especially Excel
    • Proficient oral and written communication
    • Experience with machine design.
    • Experience in design of industrial/automotive electronic control systems and assemblies
    • Experience with Freescale PowerPC and/or Microchip PIC microcontrollers
    • Experience with software compilers and debugging tools
    • Knowledge of Digital Signal Processing
    • RF/wireless controls knowledge
    • Familiarity with Real Time Operating Systems (RTOS)
    • Experience with multi-threaded applications, Object-Oriented Design (OOD)
    • Understanding of interrupt structures
    • Conduct FMEA/DFMEA analysis
    • Experience with code management tools like SVN, coding standard like MISRA
    • Experience working on PID loops
    • Familiarity with reading circuit schematic
    • Use of circuit simulation software such as P-Spice
    • Communication protocol/ hardware interface knowledge, such as RS232, RS485, CAN, Ethernet, USB, SPI, I2C, Flash, EEPROM, ADC/DAC
    • Design to meet agency compliance such as UL, CSA, NEC, CE, NFPA, EPA
    • Experience with Agile software development practices and tools

    Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear; and use hands to manipulate objects or controls. The employee is regularly required to stand and walk. On occasion the incumbent may be required to stoop, bend or reach above the shoulders. The employee must occasionally lift up to 25 pounds. Specific conditions of this job include are typical of frequent and continuous computer-based work requiring periods of sitting, close vision and ability to adjust focus. Occasional travel.






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