Firmware Engineer II
Reno, NV 
Posted 12 days ago
Job Description

Company Generac Power Systems

Name Firmware Engineer II

Req # 64115

Employment Type Full Time

Shift 1st

Generac Clean Energy is looking for a motivated Firmware Engineer with insatiable curiosity to help create next generation energy storage designs. The successful applicant will join a team of highly knowledgeable and collaborative engineers. You will have the opportunity to solve challenging problems that unlock residential PV and energy storage systems at mass scale.

This role entails ownership of firmware implementation, validation, and ongoing fleet improvements. The candidate will show outstanding technical and organizational skills and be passionate about bringing sustainable energy to the world.

The position is available in Reno, NV.


  • * Develop, enhance and debug new and existing real-time firmware in C. Deliver high-quality code in a real-time embedded environment.
  • * Design and implement functionality and behaviors of embedded subsystems.
  • * Drive firmware development for performance, scalability, robustness, and tight integration with the hardware.
  • * Design safety rated firmware to meet UL1998 or related standards.

Minimal Qualifications:
  • BS in Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics or proof of exceptional skills in related fields with practical firmware engineering experience.
  • At least 2 years of relevant work or intern experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Capable of delivering top quality C code in a real time embedded environment.
  • Excellent software fundamentals including architectural design, algorithm development, data structures, code modularity, and maintainability.
  • Multithreaded and RTOS experience. Experience with communication interfaces on embedded systems such as RS-485, CAN, SPI, I2C is desired.
  • Experience with CAN bus, DBC file management and CAN bus tools like PCAN Explorer, Vector Canalyzer or CANApe is desired
  • Experience with test driven development experience using unit testing, software in the loop, or hardware in the loop methodologies. Our developers participate significantly in firmware testing, so a validation mindset is required.
  • Familiar with electrical test tools like scopes, meters, and power supplies.
  • Desired to have experience developing time critical code using ADC, PWM for power controls and battery management
  • Desired to have experience in the development of embedded software compliant to formal safety certification processes such as UL1998 or similar
  • Desired to have Python experience for supporting tools and data analysis
  • Remain engaged, proactive and positive when taking on challenging tasks, owning assignments and taking accountability for personal and overall team success.
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate complex technical concepts.

Physical demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear; and use hands to manipulate objects or controls. The employee is regularly required to stand and walk. On occasion the incumbent may be required to stoop, bend or reach above the shoulders. The employee must occasionally lift loads as large as 25 pounds. Specific conditions of this job include actions typical of frequent and continuous computer-based work requiring periods of sitting, close vision and ability to adjust focus. This position will require occasional travel.

"We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law."

Generac Power Systems Inc. is an equal opportunity employer/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
2+ years
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