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Sensata Technologies, Inc. Firmware Engineer in White Bear Lake, Minnesota

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The firmware engineer is responsible for writing and testing C-code that implements the algorithms to run power-converters (inverters, chargers, and DC/DC converters), and provides the external interfaces per the customers needs.


General Responsibilities

  • Key participant in analyzing, designs, programs, debugs and modified software

  • Collaborates on the troubleshooting of codes for firmware applications

  • Organizes analog and digital hardware and software operating systems

  • Position requires knowledge and exposure to hardware design

  • Key participant in the programming of machine language, assembly language and high level languages

Experience / Qualifications

  • A university degree and 2-4 years of experience (i.e. Bachelors degree) or a graduate degree and 0-2 years of experience (i.e. Masters degree)

  • Must be a team player able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to handle multiple competing tasks and demands

  • Strong communication skills; oral, written and presentation

  • Strong organization, planning and time management skills to achieve results

  • Strong personal and professional ethical values and integrity

  • Holds self-accountable to achieving goals and standards

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)

  • Strong interpersonal & collaboration skills to work effectively with all levels of the organization including suppliers and/or external customers


Additional Responsibilities

  • Implementing algorithms and communication protocols in embedded C.

  • Working with real-time C-code on a RTOS.

  • Troubleshooting, and correcting legacy code that is bare-metal.

  • Ensure source code, specifications, and release documentation are properly archived (using git).

  • Troubleshooting at a system level to drive down to firmware issues. A general understanding of hardware and how to troubleshoot is desired.

  • 15% travel to customer sites, and conferences.

  • Desired:

  • Basic understanding of power-electronics and power-conversion methods.

  • Basic understanding of 120 AC-wiring to NEC.

Additional Requirements:

  • 2+ years of industrial experience in embedded C. Working with microcontrollers and electronics development.

  • Hands-on technical experience debugging complex electrical systems.

  • Experience in design, integration and testing of embedded real-time systems.

  • Understanding of firmware development process, knowledge of compiler, assembler and linkers.

  • Experience working with protocols, such as CAN - J1939.

  • Broad knowledge of engineering fundamentals, and ability to perform some levels of basic testing using lab equipment (oscilloscopes, power supplies, multimeters, etc..)

  • Ability to be on-site 66% of the time.


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