Senior Firmware Developer

Job Description

About the role

We are looking for a Senior Firmware Engineer to join our team in the Kitchener, ON office. The firmware team develops cutting edge sensing and processing units combined with our smart building platform helps reduce energy usage and increase operational efficiency. Our platform is installed in over 410 million square feet of commercial real estate across 31 countries. This role entails significant ownership of our world class firmware design, ranging from architecture, implementation, validation, and full life cycle ownership.

  About Us

Enlighted is a Siemens-owned business on a mission to connect employees to the people, places, and things they need to do their best work. Our SaaS platform combines building intelligence, space analytics, and a consumer-grade mobile app technology to improve the workplace experience for Fortune 500 companies around the globe. Headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, our fast-growing team balances the dynamic energy of a small company with the backing of a global powerhouse.

The IoT engineering group is composed of several global teams who work together across hardware, firmware, manufacturing, software, and integrations to produce products and services for smart buildings in many customer verticals. These solutions include our industry-leading software-defined lighting solution (Enlighted), space occupancy / utilization data, real-time indoor location tracking, wayfinding, etc.

Our embedded software group is responsible for designing, implementing, and delivering firmware deployed to a wide array of devices including our industry-leading smart lighting control sensors, gateways, and edge computing device. Our sensors combine small form-factor, advanced wireless networking, and sensing capabilities. Acting as the heart of our IoT platform, they empower buildings with real-time environmental telemetry, asset tracking and tremendous energy cost reduction while ensuring occupants safety and comfort. The sensor network is supported by our gateway and edge computing device facilitating driving our sensor network data to the cloud and satisfying low latency real-time data processing needs of our customers respectively.

The embedded software team continuously strives for excellence and is very agile in nature to tackle the challenges of building new features or to support our existing deployments spanning 410+ million square feet of commercial real estate globally.

  What You Will Do
  • Deliver high-quality C code to run in a real-time embedded environment.
  • Integrate new sensors, improve control systems, implement, and debug features.
  • Architect, design, test and integrate firmware features targeted for IoT devices built for high volume manufacturing.
  • Hands-on hardware bring-up, system debugging and code optimization.
  • Develop, enhance, and debug new and existing real-time firmware components and features in C.
  • Make performance and optimization trade-offs to meet product requirements.
  • Provide hardware/firmware support and design input as required to Cloud/UI Designers and others.
  • Build edge computing modules and integrate them effectively to achieve real-time requirements.
  • Support continuous integration and code quality improvement initiatives.
  • Provide support for Data Science team in the effective and accurate collection of data from Enlighted's systems
  • Identify opportunities for system improvements that can enhance the operation of the entire end-to-end system
  • Work as a part of a multi-disciplinary team spanning hardware, software, cloud development and product management.
  • Improve customer experience, continually raising the bar on functionality, usability, and simplicity.
  What will you need to succeed
  • BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or proof of exceptional skills in related fields with practical software engineering experience
  • Proficiency with C, Python programming
  • Working knowledge of agile process in a firmware setup.
  • Experience with driver level programming, strong knowledge of microcontroller to hardware interfacing requirements and implementation in firmware, such as: BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy), Wi-fi, Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI), A/D (Analog-to-Digital) inputs, and Wireless
  • Ability to demonstrate experience in development of embedded products in high volumes involving microcontrollers running FreeRTOS™ or any other real-time operating system.
  • Test driven development and familiarity with developer driven automated testing.
  • Remain engaged, proactive, and positive while solving very challenging problems.
  • Familiarity with embedded development tools
  • Experience with Linux, embedded Linux
  Bonus Points For
  • Experience working in an IoT and/or SaaS business with many hardware and software components distributed across a variety of environments and with varied deployment types.
  • Have developed automated continuous integration tests for hardware and software components.
  • Formal software and/or hardware engineering experience is a substantial asset to help the team develop internal tools and automations for continuous integration testing of our IoT system.
  • Linux command line and administration experience is very helpful for accessing and configuring our devices and services.

About us.

We share our ideas and champion the people behind them.

For over 110 years, Siemens Canada has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality and reliability. Active across Canada, the company focuses on intelligent infrastructure for buildings and distributed energy systems and on automation and digitalization in the process and manufacturing industries. Siemens brings together the digital and physical worlds to benefit customers and society. Through Mobility, a leading supplier of intelligent mobility solutions for rail and road transport, Siemens is helping to shape Canada’s passenger rail services. Via its majority stake in the publicly listed company Siemens Healthineers, Siemens is also a leading supplier of medical technology and digital health services. In addition, Siemens holds a minority stake in Siemens Energy, a global leader in the transmission and generation of electrical power.

Making a difference together we raised $757,000 towards charitable contributions, support over 23 non-profit organizations and planted 1,100 trees in our local communities. Siemens Canada has 2,500 employees from coast-to-coast and 24 office and production facilities across Canada. Join our team of approximately 293,000 talented professionals in more than 190 countries/regions and help us tackle the most exciting challenges to build a successful future together. So, what are you waiting for? Take your next career step with us.

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Organization: Smart Infrastructure

Company: Siemens Canada Limited

Experience Level: Mid-level Professional

Full / Part time: Full-time

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