Senior Embedded Software Engineer

at Waters in New Castle, Delaware, United States

Job Description

In the midst of a materials revolution innovation is moving forward at an unprecedented speed. Over the next decade the rapid advancement in materials will have a massive impact.

TA Instruments and Waters are working together to aid this advancement. Supporting a wide array of markets and measurements to meet the most demanding applications.

Our instrumentation unparalleled in performance, precision and versatility can help you move forward fast to become a key player in the development of these new materials.

No matter the market, no matter the material, no matter the application TA Instruments and Waters will be there creating tomorrow with the tools of today.

At TA Instruments, we’re looking for creative and innovative engineers who bring fresh ideas from all areas, including data processing, distributed computing, large-scale system design, networking and data storage, security, UI design and mobile; the list goes on and is growing every day. We encourage all our engineers to constantly add value to themselves and the business through learning and collaboration.

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We are looking for smart, self-motivated software engineers to join our truly exceptional engineering team.

In this role, the individual will join a dynamic and collaborative environment, encouraging cross team development between Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Data Application Scientists. Specifically, the individual will join our R&D organization which develops Thermal and Rheology based Instrumentation Technologies.

The instrumentation being developed and maintained involves many electro-mechanical sub-systems which provide an exciting opportunity for learning system dynamics and integration of the different technologies.

+ Position Summary

Senior Embedded Software Engineer for a firmware design position engaged in development of scientific instruments. As part of a cross functional team, the firmware engineer is responsible for designing, implementing, testing, and supporting firmware controlling embedded processors within a distributed control and acquisition system. Knowledge of embedded software, software architecture, RTOS and Linux operating systems, communications protocols, basic electronic circuits, signal processing, and network communications are essential skills to perform daily design tasks.

The Senior Embedded Software Engineer is expected to take a system approach in the design and development of embedded software systems. This includes but is not limited to providing substantive technical assistance in software development projects, including architecture, design, coding, and testing of all embedded software system components. The position reports to the Director, Software and System Engineering.

Essential Job Functions

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

+ Specify, design, implement, test, and support embedded software for products across the range of the portfolio

+ Participate in embedded system design projects through SDLC, from concept to production

+ Design, implement, and test C and C++ applications in embedded environments including bare-metal, RTOS, and Linux

+ Provide system architecture and design following an API-first approach

+ Familiar with modern communication protocols and security

+ Follow and participate in software development best-practices, including code and design reviews

+ Analyze and enhance efficiency, stability, and scalability of system processing resources

+ Interface with hardware design and development as well as software QA

ous technical improvement.

Critical Competencies

+ Highly experienced in working with ADCs, DACs and PWMs for measurement and control

+ Highly experienced in embedded systems design with preemptive, multitasking real-time operating systems and multi-threaded Linux system design

+ Highly experienced with Linux and embedded RTOS, including experience with 32-bit and 64-bit microprocessor architectures, DSPs, and FPGAs

+ Strong background in signal processing with emphases on real-time signal processing on embedded DSP processors and embedded Linux systems

+ Experienced with PID control implementation on custom hardware to control an array of physical devices including motion, temperature, and gas flow

+ Experience in hands-on development and troubleshooting on embedded targets

Nice to Have Competencies

+ Understanding of unit and system testing and test frameworks

+ Understanding of Python, JavaScript, HTML and CSS technologies is a plus

+ Familiarity with software configuration management tools, defect tracking tools, and peer review

+ Working knowledge of reading schematics and data sheets for components

+ Knowledge and experience with in-circuit emulators, oscilloscopes, and logic analyzers

+ Familiarity with modern authentication and authorization technologies

+ Experienced with high-speed servo-loop and estimator design, modeling, and implementation on custom hardware (MATLAB/Simulink modeling) a plus

+ Understanding of machine learning and predictive maintenance is a plus

+ Understanding of communication protocols including I2C, SPI, CANBus, UDP, and TCP/IP, and HTTPS, as well as general networking experience

+ Experience with new technologies and approaches in material science

For you it’s more than a job. Among other things we’re strong advocates of creating quality software, and using the latest testing methodologies to ensure we meet the expectations of our customers.

Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT), the world’s leading specialty measurement company, has pioneered chromatography, mass spectrometry and thermal analysis innovations serving the life, materials, and food sciences for more than 60 years. With more than 7,000 employees worldwide, Waters operates directly in 35 countries, including 15 manufacturing facilities, with products available in more than 100 countries. Our team focuses on creating business advantages for laboratory-dependent organizations to enable significant advancement in healthcare delivery, environmental management, food safety, and water quality.

Working at Waters enables our employees to unlock the potential of their careers. Our global team is driven by purpose. We strive to be better, learn and improve every day in everything we do. We’re the problem solvers and innovators that aren’t afraid to take risks to transform the world of human health and well-being. We’re all in it together delivering benefit as one to provide the insights needed today in order to solve the challenges of tomorrow.

Diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our core values at Waters Corporation. It is our responsibility to actively implement programs and practices to drive inclusive behavior and increase diversity across the organization. We are united by diversity and thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products, our customers and our community. Waters is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender identity or protected Veteran status.

Instrument C++ Firmware PCB Boards NC DSP ADC DAC PWM Linux RTOS FPGA PID Control


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Job Posting: JC220105826

Posted On: Aug 01, 2022

Updated On: Feb 06, 2023

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