Sr. control Firmware Engineer

Vallejo-Fairfield Metro Area, CA

Posted: 04/19/2023 Job Number: JN -042023-4801

Job Description

Our client, in the renewable energy space, is looking for a Sr. Control Firmware Engineer that will design, develop, test, and maintain embedded systems that control and monitor the client s renewable energy storage products. This is a contract role that is offering a Hybrid model for their Richmond, CA office.

  • Develop, maintain and optimize C and C++ code for embedded monitoring devices.
  • Understand firmware architecture to enable communication with external devices, including power meters and inverters, across different protocols.
  • Conduct testing of control-loop behavior and performance using simulations and field trials.
  • Create bash scripts and configure Linux systems.
  • Write automated tests for new features and integrate them into a continuous integration environment.
  • Review board schematics to ensure proper functionality.
  • Troubleshoot firmware and electrical issues during board bring-up in the lab and in the field during alpha/beta trials.
  • Set up and maintain cloud infrastructure for fleet maintenance and performance monitoring.
  • Maintain and manage a large fleet of devices.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams on the design and implementation of new features.
  • Bachelor s degree in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering.
  • 4+ years of experience writing C++ code.
  • 3+ years of developing software in a Linux environment.
  • 1+ years of writing C code for embedded real-time operating systems (ideally Zephyr OS).
  • Background in digital signal processing and digital control algorithms.
  • Deep understanding of encapsulation and object-oriented design.
  • Extensive experience with embedded systems.
  • Extensive experience writing multi-threaded programs.
  • Familiarity with Linux at an administrator level, experience writing bash scripts.
  • Experience working in a lab environment.
Nice to have
  • Experience with battery technology, charge controllers, and PV inverters.
  • Experience in power electronics hardware.
  • Ability to read board schematics and familiarity with PCB design.
  • Experience with Modbus, CANbus, Sunspec.
  • Experience with the agile development process.
  • Experience with continuous integration.
About Vivo

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