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NPD Embedded Systems Engineer


Sanford, North Carolina 27330
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Position Summary:

Pentair is currently seeking a Embedded Systems Engineer. We have a great opportunity for creative, curious, solution-minded people to join and be part of our New Product Development Team (NPD). We are customer centric and are developing new innovative products that require an enthusiastic and dedicated teammate to help us realize our strategic initiatives. As a key team member you will have the opportunity to be on the ground level of a wide range of product development activities; from design and development, to prototyping and testing, to working with a cross-functional team in order to drive an idea from concept to production. If you are passionate about product development (specifically both software and hardware)…we want you on our team!

Interested candidates, who meet the requirements below, are encouraged to apply today!


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design technically advanced products while thriving in a creative, high volume, working environment.

  • Actively support NPD projects from concept to post release with strong sense of urgency and action.

  • Design and develop prototypes with scopes ranging from specific concepts to comprehensive, functional products.

  • Utilize intellect and best engineering practices throughout Pentair’s product development process (stage-gate).  

  • Own all aspects of embedded hardware and software development and full integration into varied electro-mechanical product platforms.

  • Execute all aspects of design validation including: prototyping, lab and field testing, pilot and initial production runs.

  • Lead and facilitate cross-functional meetings and design reviews with peers and other talented engineering groups.

  • Complete clean sheet detailed design and analysis of engineering concepts and related components.

  • Collaborate with other Pentair Global Design & Manufacturing Centers as well as strategic suppliers.

  • Create and maintain accurate pre-release drawing packages and product specifications with accuracy.


Skills and Experience Requirements:

  • B.S. / M.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or related field from an accredited institution.

  • 7+ years of embedded systems design experience in a high volume production, product development environment.

  • Demonstrated ability to move design changes from concept to shop floor.

  • Experience with all phases of embedded hardware and software development (design, architecture, test, release and support).

  • Experience designing, prototyping and testing PCB assemblies for embedded systems (Altium Designer preferred).

  • Experience with App/Web interface design and development.

  • Experience with wireless RF technologies.

  • Proficient in C/C++ for embedded systems.

  • Experience with sensor integration, data acquisition and analysis.

  • Familiarity with communication protocols including SPI, 12C, Ethernet, USB, CAN, etc.

  • Familiar with PPAP’s, DVP&R’s, DFMEA’s and PFMEA’s.

  • Regulatory agency experience (UL, CE, NSF) preferred.



Willingness and flexibility for domestic and international travel.

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