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Sensata Technologies, Inc. Software Design Engineer in Bloomington, Minnesota

At this moment, it is likely that you own twenty or more Sensata products. Our devices are hard at work helping to keep your home and vehicle safe, energy efficient, and environmentally sound. Sensata serves numerous industries; from automotive to aircraft to appliances to telecommunications. We are one of the world’s leading suppliers of sensors, electrical protection, and power management solutions. Sensata specializes in “mission critical” products that must function properly (often in harsh conditions) to control essential systems.

Sensata’s Operator Sensing Technologies (OST) team works closely with the industry’s leading OEMs to provide advanced, differentiated operator controls and integrated systems for the heavy vehicle, off-road vehicle, and motorcycle markets. Our products simplify operation, increase reliability, and improve productivity in a broad range of applications (Sensata OST’s core products include vehicle electronic control systems, electronic joysticks, multi-function grips and switches).

Sensata engineers take on a great deal of responsibility very quickly, and they succeed with the mentoring and guidance of more experienced colleagues. Sensata’s culture is collaborative and fast-moving; global, cross-functional teaming is the norm.


Reporting to an engineering manager, the Software Design Engineer is responsible for:

  • Designing embedded software for control panels, joysticks, and other operator controls

  • Designing desktop diagnostic software (e.g., parameter programmer, data collection, validation)

  • Modifying existing software to reduce complexity, improve performance, or enhance features

  • Resolving design & deployment challenges during pre-production and full production stages

  • Recommending new product or feature opportunities

  • Creating and maintaining software specifications

  • Verifying and validating firmware

  • Releasing software to series production

  • Ensuring software source code, specifications, and release documentation are properly archived

  • Interfacing with customer engineering teams as a technical expert, including occasional site visits

Successful candidates will be able to:

  • Apply passion for software development to solve complex, unfamiliar, and novel problems

  • Clearly and concisely communicate complex information to peers, managers, and customers

  • Take initiative and think creatively

  • Improve and develop new skill sets

  • Overcome obstacles and tenaciously drive to achieve goals

  • Deliver results with teams, as a colleague and as a leader

  • Pay attention to detail while keeping the big picture in mind

  • Demonstrate a track record of successful technical leadership, innovation, and product introductions

Required skills and experience:

  • Familiarity with safety-critical software design techniques and methodologies

  • Embedded firmware development w/ micro-controllers and peripherals (C language)

  • Knowledge of compilers/assemblers and linkers (8/16 or 32 bit)

  • Working knowledge of electrical schematics and component datasheets

  • Working knowledge of lab equipment: oscilloscopes, power supplies, etc.

Strongly desired skills and experience:

  • Functional Safety process experience (IEC-61508, ISO-25119, and/or ISO-26262)

  • Communications experience with CAN-J1939 and/or UDS

  • Working with systems engineers and Unified Modeling Language software documentation

  • Experience with unit test platforms for embedded targets such as Ceedling

  • Experience developing in LabVIEW

Additional desirable skills and experience:

  • Windows development with MS Visual Studio, .NET, and C#

  • SQL experience

  • Coding for Infineon Aurix processors

  • Experience with GitHub/GitLab


  • ≥ 5 years of related industry experience

  • B.S., M.Eng., or M.S. in Software or Electrical Engineering



Smarter Together

  • Collaborating at Sensata means working with some of the world’s most talented people in an enriching environment that is constantly pushing towards the next best thing.

  • Employees work across functions, countries and cultures gaining new perspectives through mutual respect and open communication.

  • As OneSensata, we are working together to make things work together

If you are an individual who requires a reasonable accommodation in connection with the hiring process and/or to perform the essential functions of the position for which you applied, please make a request to the recruiter or contact .

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Our vision is to be a world leader in mission-critical sensing and electrical protection while satisfying the world’s growing need for safety, efficiency and a clean environment and being a partner, employer and neighbor of choice. Our sensors are the fundamental building blocks needed for a smart, connected, electrified and, ultimately, autonomous world. Click here to find out more about our Future Focus at

Sensing is what we do.

In fact, our name Sensata comes from the Latin word sensate for ‘those gifted with sense’. Our focus on sensing is also reflected in our logo, which spells Sensata in Braille.

Sensata Technologies is a world leader and early innovator in mission-critical sensors and controls designed to make the world cleaner, safer and more efficient. Mission-critical means products that are essential and difficult to do. You’ll find our 47,000 unique products in many applications anywhere from automotive braking systems to aircraft flight controls.

Sensata devices are in systems that protect people and the environment, so what we do matters. We take pride in knowing our technologies improve safety, efficiency and comfort for millions of people every day.

Note to applicants for positions in the United States:

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