Firmware Engineer (RTOS)

  • Software Development
  • Austin

Fresh Consulting is a design-led, software development and hardware engineering company, offering end-to-end digital services to help companies innovate.  We bring together amazing UX designers, sophisticated developers, digital strategists, and top-notch engineers to help companies create fresh experiences that connect humans, systems, and machines.  We’ve been growing fast and need someone to help us continue to manage the delivery of high-quality work in a fast-paced environment. 
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Title: Firmware Engineer (STM/ARM/Bare-Metal)
Duration: Long-Term Project – Vendor 
Location: Austin, TX
Benefits: Employee benefits at 100% including Medical, PTO, Holiday Pay, 401K Plan and much more!
Hours: Minimum 40 Hours/Week 

Onsite in Austin. Proof of vaccination is required.

• Work with a growing team of hardware and software engineers to build control system software.
• Lead the design and development of new firmware features for the robotic systems.
• Support and maintain existing firmware.
• Engage stakeholders in defining new feature requirements.
• Troubleshoot and resolve existing and new defects.
• Participate in design and code reviews and recommend improvements.
• Ensure quality through unit testing, system-level testing.
• Respond quickly to issues in production and manufacturing.
• Project planning with level of effort and time estimates.
• Facilitate automated deployment and distribution of firmware.
• Provide mentorship to other team members.

• 5-10+ years of experience with firmware development from concept to production.
• 3-5+ years of experience working with real-time embedded systems.
• Proficient in C.
• Familiar with compilers, debuggers, and IDEs.
• Experience with RS485, RS232, I2C, and SPI communication protocols.
• Good understanding of CAN bus protocol, process control software, IoT software distribution.
• Experience with ARM processor architecture.
• Experience with stepper/DC motors and encoders.
• Experience with sensor devices and telemetry.
• Experience with hardware/electrical/software debugging.
• Familiarity with Agile Software Process and software ticketing systems such as Jira.
• Ability to drive all phases of the development cycle including requirements gathering, design, implementation, testing, release, and support.
• Ability to distill high-level requirements into a working system through iterative development.
• Ability to make technical decisions that put emphasis on reliability, maintainability, extensibility and security.
• High energy, confident and self-motivated individual.
• Good team player with Strong written and oral communication skills and eager to learn and embrace new technologies.

Preferred Skills:
• Experience with system level and architecture design of embedded systems.
• Experience with state machine programming.
• Working knowledge Object-oriented programming such as C++.
• Hands-on experience of Real Time Operating Systems (RTOS) and multi-threading.
• Good understanding of unit testing and system-level testing.
• Experience with Python and/or C#.

Education: BSEE, BSCSE or related or equal years of experience.

– Work on engineering and research assignments with F500 companies and startups.   
– The relationships that we have created with our clients are one of a kind.    
– We help solve problems in many technologies focusing on R&D, product development, and manufacturing.    
– We work at the most cutting-edge and latest technologies from AR/VR to Autonomous technologies.    
– Closely working with our clients, we believe that long term investments are extremely important to maintain the culture we together have created.

We’re a handpicked team of Engineers, digital strategist, designers, and developers united together in creating a fresh experience. Whether we are strategizing, designing, developing, or analyzing, our integrated team works as an extension of yours to improve your impact, your usability, and your customer conversion. In the process, we collaborate with you to get to know your business, understand your industry, and incorporate your big ideas into memorable experiences that keep your customers coming back for more.

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