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Firmware Engineer

Cadwell Kennewick, WA

  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: dental, life insurance, medical, vision, 401k
Job Description

Position Title:

Firmware Engineer

 Position Summary:

The Firmware Engineer is responsible for developing and supporting embedded firmware for Cadwell’s leading edge medical devices. Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail are necessary to develop C/C++ applications on embedded microcontrollers across all of Cadwell’s product lines (IONM, EEG, EMG, and Sleep). Primary responsibilities include overall direction and leadership of specific firmware projects, requirements gathering, design, implementation, testing, development, debug, and documentation. Develop production test procedures for calibration and verification of new production instruments. Monitor progress on tasks against plan, and report status to management on project issues. This position is responsible for maintaining existing firmware applications, developing new features for the existing applications, designing new applications, and coordinating projects with management. This position is located at company headquarters in Kennewick, WA.

Key Functions / Responsibilities:

  • Works with hardware and software engineers to design and develop firmware for embedded microcontrollers
  • Reads programming manuals, datasheets, and schematics to develop firmware
  • Uses test tools such as oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, and protocol analyzers to debug firmware and hardware
  • Defines, documents, and reviews firmware requirements
  • Provides support to software and hardware teams on firmware use and functionality
  • Develops and executes firmware verification test plans
  • Responsible for tailoring the firmware development effort, producing schedule estimates, tracking project execution, communicating status, and conducting reviews with management and the team to ensure the design, requirements and documents are up-to-date and applications are executed to Regnostics standards
  • Contributes to the hardware design as it relates to the needed firmware
  • Provides adequate documentation of firmware modules and projects to adhere to guidelines specified in corporate hardware document control policies, ensuring compliance with federal and state regulations
  • Participates in technical presentations and maintain current understanding of industry trends and technical developments that affect target markets
  • Participates in the entire design process from inception to manufacturing, including developing production test procedures
  • Improves existing products and processes
  • May provide technical mentoring to peers and other firmware engineers
  • Perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned

Education / Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, or related field required
  • 5+ years’ experience in embedded firmware development

 Required Skills / Job Knowledge / Abilities:

  • Proficient in C/C++ for embedded systems
  • Ability to develop bare metal applications for microcontrollers (e.g. STM32, MSP430, Atmel)
  • Knowledge and experience in writing low level drivers such as I2C, SPI, USART, GPIO, ADC, DAC, and hardware timers
  • Knowledge in the area of Digital/Analog Circuit Design
  • Contribute to circuit board designs in new and existing products
  • Project lead experience in defining, developing, executing, and documenting firmware test plans and procedures, and the ability to provide technical guidance to other hardware engineers
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including formal presentation skills before both small and large groups to clearly communicate highly technical information
  • Ability to travel as needed
  • Capacity to keep abreast of state-of the-art product offerings and new technology trends and familiarity with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the medical field
  • Ability to work successfully as part of a team and can positively adapt to changing requirements, deadlines, and priorities
  • Experience in the development of medical devices desired
  • Embedded Linux experience a plus desired
  • Ability to develop C# test applications to demonstrate hardware functionality desired
  • Experience with low level USB and Ethernet stack development and troubleshooting desired
  • Comfortable with assembly desired
  • Requires the following physical activities: reaching, bending, stooping, squatting, crawling, kneeling, pushing, pulling, lifting and carrying up to 20 pounds, finger dexterity, repetitive motions, standing, walking, sitting, hearing, visual acuity, color vision, and talking
Company Description
Cadwell, located in Kennewick, Washington is a privately owned, established and rapidly growing Medical (Neurological) Device Manufacturer. Cadwell has substantial market share in several of our product lines, which range from comprehensive brain and sleep analysis, to muscular disorder diagnostics, and high-risk intraoperative (surgical) monitoring. Join Cadwell and be a part of the team that helps you help others!

Cadwell

Cadwell, located in Kennewick, Washington is a privately owned, established and rapidly growing Medical (Neurological) Device Manufacturer. Cadwell has substantial market share in several of our product lines, which range from comprehensive brain and sleep analysis, to muscular disorder diagnostics, and high-risk intraoperative (surgical) monitoring. Join Cadwell and be a part of the team that helps you help others!

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