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Firmware Engineer 3

Redmond, WA 98052

Posted: 04/10/2019 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Hardware Job Number: 19731

Position Title:  Firmware 3

Position Description:  Our client in Redmond, WA  is looking to add Firmware 3 Engineers  to their team for long-term contract positions.

Job Description:

As an embedded firmware engineer you will be 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.

Job Qualifications:
  • BS, MS or PhD in EE required and/or 7 to 15+ years of relevant experience.
  • Hands-on experience in design, development and launch of high-volume consumer electronic product is a must.
  • Strong knowledge of Operating Systems principle.
  • Demonstrable programming skills in C and C++ is required
  • Specializing in one  area below is acceptable: not " ALL  of the below" are required
  • Experience and understanding of firmware design tools (ARM Cortex - IAR is a plus) and languages.
  • Low level RTOS (non-threaded) is desired. 
  • Understanding of basic testing, coding, and debugging procedures.
  • Experience with of standard protocols such as USB, I2C, MIPI, and/or wireless technologies (Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, or other).
  • Strong problem solving and debugging skills for multi-processor systems with I2C/SPI, USB and other interconnect bus.
  • Demonstrated ownership of multiple  sub-systems and/or a complete simple product (Simple = Mouse or iPod shuffle) and/or experience launching multiple moderately complex to complex consumer electronic products: Moderately Complex = Smart TV/DVD, Complex = smart phone/Xbox.
  • Demonstrated system engineering ownership of a moderately complex to complex product - Moderately Complex = Smart TV/DVD, Complex = smart phone/Xbox and/or Hands-on experience launching multiple complex consumer electronic products - Complex = Smart Phone/Xbox.

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 candidate

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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