Firmware Engineer

Protingent, Bellevue WA

Position Title:  Firmware Engineer

Position Description:  Our Bellevue client is looking to add a seasoned Firmware Engineer to their well funded and established Start Up.

Job Description: This Firmware Engineer will be responsible for all phases of development: architecture, implementation, integration, testing, build and release. The candidate will develop prototypes and transition prototypes to mature software products. This position requires a seasoned and self-motivated engineer with a thorough, detail-oriented approach to design, who thrives in a multi-disciplinary, fast-paced environment.

Job Qualifications:
  • Bachelor' s degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering
  • Some leadership experience is required
  • 7 years experience as a firmware engineer
  • Experience working in both prototyping and formal product development environments
  • Ability to partition designs and justify tradeoffs between hardware, firmware and middleware
  • Experience in software architecture and API development
  • Experience in firmware development for both Windows and Linux operating systems
  • Solid grasp of computer architecture and operating system principles
  • Ability to develop applications that leverage common network protocols like TCP/IP and network applications like SSH, SFTP, etc.
  • Understanding of security issues related to deployments of common network applications and protocols
  • Experience with various software design patterns, especially object oriented design
  • Experience programming in C, C++ and Python
  • Experience developing software drivers and interfacing with hardware modules
  • Ability to read and review PCB schematics and layouts
  • Demonstrated ability developing firmware that leverages common interconnect protocols like USB, JTAG, I2C, SPI, etc.
  • Experience with common lab/debug tools like oscilloscopes, logic analyzers and network protocol analyzers
  • Experience working in a TDD environment
  • Ability to implement robust frameworks for unit testing and integration testing
  • Experience working with common version-control systems like Git
  • Ability to work as the sole expert within a multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to be manage ambiguity and make decisions with limited information at hand

Preferred Job  Qualifications:
  • Experience in DevOps and SQA
  • Experience with continuous integration tools like Jenkins, Bamboo and Pipelines
  • Experience with continuous delivery, software handoff and interfacing with customers
  • Experience maintaining and provisioning virtual work environments, for example with Vagrant and Ansible

About Protingent:  Protingent is a niche provider of top Engineering and IT talent to Software, Electronics, Medical Device, Telecom, and Aerospace companies nationwide. Protingent exists to make a positive impact and contribution to the lives of others as well as our community by providing relevant, rewarding, and exciting work opportunities for our candidates.

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