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

Company Generac Power Systems

Name Firmware Engineer III

Req # 64114

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 products. 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.

Generac Clean Energy combines the speed and excitement of a technology startup with the resources and market power of an S&P 500 industry leader. Our careers offer boundless opportunity for growth for energetic, mission-driven applicants who seek challenge and impact in a fast-paced culture of teaching, learning.

The position is available in Reno, NV.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Drive power electronics, communications, and battery design architecture with a firmware focus.
  • Lead functional safety architecture and processes including FMEA driven development for adherence and validation to meet UL1998 and related functional safety standards.
  • Drive firmware development for performance, scalability, robustness, and tight integration with the hardware.
  • Improve team resiliency and capacity through hiring and building internal leadership and technical depth.
  • Hands-on hardware bring up, build and execute component validation to deliver robust, functional code.
  • Develop, enhance and debug new and existing real-time firmware in C. Deliver high-quality code in a real-time embedded environment.

Minimal Qualifications:
  • BS in Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics.
  • 15 years of engineering experience with demonstrated expertise in firmware, power electronics, communications, or battery product development.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated delivery of firmware for products at scale and quality.
  • Expert knowledge of architecture through low level firmware for battery, communications, and functional safety areas.
  • Experience with CAN bus, DBC file management and CAN bus tools like PCAN Explorer, Vector Canalyzer or CANApe is desired
  • Demonstrated success implementing and improving firmware development processes.
  • Demonstrated success with firmware quality initiatives development (for example unit testing, MISRA, UL1998, FMEA driven firmware design).
  • Demonstrated success leading firmware validation development (unit test, smoke tests, automated regression, SIL/HIL approaches).
  • Excellent software fundamentals including architectural design, algorithm development, data structures, code modularity, and maintainability
  • Experience with test driven development, Experience using unit testing, SIL, or HIL. Our developers participate significantly in firmware testing, so a validation mindset is required.
  • 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
15+ years
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