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Firmware Engineer

Redmond, Washington | Contract

Post Date: 03/01/2017 Job ID: 16425 Industry: Hardware

Position Title: Firmware Engineer

Position Description:  Protingent Staffing has an exciting opportunity with our client in Redmond, WA

Software and firmware development, integration, and debugging of Qualcomm modems on the Windows platform

Responsibilities:
  • Tasks including modem firmware development, porting, and debug; and operating system driver integration. 
  • Responsible for creating and maintaining firmware running on embedded consumer electronics. 
  • You will have responsibilities spanning all aspects of product bring-up and test:  write, debug, and integrate new device drivers, protocols, and other firmware code across embedded product line. 
  • Interacting with Hardware, OS, Test, Operations and various other cross-functional teams.  
  • Review board schematics and data sheets. 
  • Utilize oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, and other test equipment to troubleshoot hardware/software issues. 
  • Enable test strategies for new components in upcoming products. 
  • Support product development builds locally and remotely.

Minimum Requirements:
  • A BS/MS in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related field.
  • A minimum of 6 years of experience in software or hardware development related fields.
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience developing Qualcomm modem firmware, including front end, RF tuning, calibration, and customization.

Highly Desired:
  • Experience in factory configuration/provisioning for LTE/cellular UE hardware.
  • Experience in cellular carrier compliance requirements and testing.
  • Experience in the design, implementation, debugging and testing of LTE/Cellular
  • UE software and firmware.
  • Experience with LTE/cellular UE wireless networking implementations, protocols, drivers, and test equipment.
  • Ability to use hardware debugging tools such as logic analyzers, oscilloscopes, JTAG, Flash emulators, ICE, etc.
  • Some domestic and international travel may be required.

Benefits Package:  Protingent offers competitive salary, 100% paid health insurance, education/certification reimbursement, pre-tax commuter benefits, Paid Time Off (PTO) and an administered 401k plan.

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.

Drew McMillan

In my 3 years of recruiting, I have found that honesty and transparency build lasting business relationships. I work tirelessly to find exciting projects for talented engineers, and will help you achieve your career goals by listening to you and understanding the market. Prior to joining Protingent, I served as a teacher in the Peace Corps in Bulgaria. I love to travel, especially to Europe, and I love my fiancee, my dog and UW Football.

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