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Embedded Firmware Engineer

Pratt & Whitney

Charlotte, NC
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Embedded Firmware Engineer Description at United Technologies Corporation

Embedded Firmware Engineer

Business Unit UTC Climate Controls & Security Job ID 48952BR Date posted 05/10/2017 City Charlotte State North Carolina Country United States
UTC Climate, Controls & Security is a leading provider of heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems, building controls and automation, and fire and security systems leading to safer, smarter, sustainable and high-performance buildings. UTC Climate, Controls & Security is a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide.

Carrier is the world’s leader in high-technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions. Carrier is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide.


The embedded engineer position is a critical position that works closely with product development engineers, SQA teams, product managers, quality representatives and field representatives to analyze product requirements, develop concepts and estimate deliveries, design and implement software changes and lead or perform validation tests in-house or at customer locations.
  • Technical leadership
    • Own software development activities on assigned projects from conceptual design to deployment
    • Design, implement or modify software architecture using UML to define components & interfaces with the explicit purpose of reusability
    • Design, implement or modify existing control algorithms for equipment control using C or C++
    • Provide technical know-how and leadership during root cause analysis of product issues
    • Ensure that software developed is reviewed by peers and acceptance criteria is clearly agreed upon
    • Conduct risk assessments on software development activities and create mitigation plans
    • Create through collaboration design documentation as required to document designs and changes for review and future product support
    • Work closely with project managers, product managers and other groups to prioritize functionality to be implemented
    • Work closely with software quality assurance resources to create test plans and ensure that issues are properly assigned, fixed, and closed
    • Participate in team meetings to clearly communicate software development status.
  • Product development & support
    • Participate in product development and support activities by contributing ideas, concerns, risk analysis and mitigation as required
    • Ensure that proper process and methodologies are followed during software development.
  • Continuous improvement
    • Actively participate in process improvement activities to improve the quality of the products delivered by the organization
    • Lead the creation of standard work and process documents for software development and design
  • 3+ years of related experience
  • Proven repeated experience with development and troubleshooting of firmware in embedded control systems using C & C++
  • Proven experience developing on Linux and Embedded Linux platforms
  • Proven experience at designing software with reusable components and interfaces
  • Proven repeated experience supporting and managing multiple firmware baselines
  • Proven repeated experience in troubleshooting, analyzing and determining root cause of firmware issues during development, lab testing and operation at customer sites
  • Familiarity with UML & SYSML
  • Broad experience with development environments for embedded firmware development (IAR, HEW, Eclipse)
  • Broad experience using hardware emulators, debuggers and protocol analysis tools in an embedded systems environment
  • Broad experience developing, analyzing and troubleshooting communication protocols (RS485, I2C, SPI, etc.)
  • Knowledge of HVAC systems a plus
  • Knowledge of Renesas RX and TI Sitara processors a plus
  • Strong organization, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Able to exhibit technical leadership with peers and team members
  • Able to communicate complex technical concepts across technical and non-technical organizations
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision in a lean and fast paced environment
  • Ability to work with geographically dispersed teams and a diverse cultural environment
  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering

EEO/AAP Statement
United Technologies Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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Pratt & Whitney is a recognized leading producer of the world's most advanced jet engines. This is your opportunity to join a company steeped in history yet focused on the future by developing engines that provide step-change improvements for the next generation of commercial aircraft and fifth generation military aircraft. Pratt & Whitney, a pioneer in flight and technology, is part of the United Technologies Corporation (UTC) family. UTC is a Fortune 50 company located in over 4,800 locations in approximately 80 countries with $65.2 billion in revenues in 2014.


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