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Embedded Software Engineer Description at United Technologies Corporation

Embedded Software Engineer

Business Unit UTC Climate, Controls & Security Job ID 58863BR Date posted 01/08/2018 City Syracuse State New York Country US


UTC Climate, Controls & Security is a leading provider of heating, ventilation, 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.

UTC Climate, Controls, & Security (CCS) division is seeking a Embedded Controls Software Engineer who qill work as part of our team to create efficient, high quality, and reliable real-time controls products for Carrier Transportation Refrigeration Units. The Embedded Controls Software Engineer will utilize state of the art software development processes and tools including Model Based Design to create, verify and document software/firmware programs.

This position will be primarily focused on embedded controls design and integration, specifically the design and implementation of refrigeration system real time control functionality and integration.

This role is a part of UTC Re-Empower Program which helps support talented and committed professionals as they rebuild their capabilities, enhance leadership skills, and continue their professional journey. Over the course of this 16-week program, experienced professionals will gain paid, on-the-job experience, have an opportunity to participate in sessions with leadership, develop personalized plans for success and receive coaching to guide their return to work experience. Upon completion of the program, based on performance, Re-Empower participants may have an opportunity to convert to a full-time role.


  • ing software lifecycle management and model based design principles and tools to design and implement embedded software solutions.
  • Interface with refrigeration systems engineers to understand requirements and applications and translate them into specific hardware and software specifications.
  • Participate in project planning activities, sizing of work tasks.
  • Contribute to improving software development processes with new ideas and introducing new tools, including model based design.


To qualify for the UTC Re-Empower Program, candidates should:

  • Currently be on a voluntary break of at least two years or more
  • Have a minimum of five years of professional work experience
  • Have an interest in returning to work in a full-time position
  • Have an ability to attend the Re-Empower Program Orientation at UTC Headquarters in Farmington, CT on March 12 - 14, 2018

Basic Qualifications

  • Strong C++ and C programming skills for embedded systems applications
  • Development of real time applications with use of RTOS including Embedded Linux
  • Design of embedded software modules as part of an overall architecture
  • Formulation and execution of unit testing, debugging, and troubleshooting
  • Experience with PIC, Renasas, X86 and ARM Microcontrollers
  • Experience with model based design tools and methods including software modeling (UML/Rhapsody, Simulink/Stateflow), autocode generation, testing and verification
  • Familiarity with software development and lifecycle management tools (e.g. IBM Jazz RTC)

Additional Qualifications

Software Development:

  • Actively participate in the project planning, sizing of development tasks
  • Write specifications, test plans and document designs
  • Participate in software code or model inspections and design reviews
  • Develop software using C++ with Object Oriented Design methods
  • Knowledge of control system and system diagnostics algorithms and their design process
  • Use of field communication protocols (CAN, MODBUS)

Technology, Architecture and Methodology:

  • Demonstrated capability to improve quality and efficiency of software development methods
  • Creation of modular SW architectures at the driver and application layers level for real-time control systems
  • Protocol design, modification
  • Familiarity with implementing solutions to mitigate cybersecurity vulnerability

Customer Focus:

  • Create, refine and clarify requirements with engineers from different technical background
  • Understand end users application of products and impact on controls
  • Evaluate and respond to customer questions and issues

Strategic Leadership:

  • Experience with leading small teams with the development of embedded software solutions.
  • A proactive individual with demonstrate capability to innovate, propose new ideas, show curiosity, question the status quo

  • BS degree in Computer Engineering with 4 to 7 years of embedded controls experience
  • MS degree in Computer Engineering with 3 to 5 years of embedded controls experience
  • PhD degree in Computer Engineering with 1+ years of embedded controls experience

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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.


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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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