Software Project Engineer
To select this job as one of interest to you, at a minimum, you must have the following:
  • Six years of experience in the design and development of real-time, mission critical embedded controller software deployed to customers at scale including experience in one or more of the following areas:
    • Electric grid automation and/or control for utility applications
    • Application of distributed intelligence in embedded control software
  • BS degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science. MS degree in Electrical Engineering preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the design, coding, testing, verification, validation and support of embedded microprocessor code for networked industrial controllers, preferably for electric utility grid distribution automation.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the design, coding, testing, verification, validation and support of embedded microprocessor code that can utilize peer-to-peer radio communications to perform locally (distributed) coordinated control applications/functions.
  • Experience developing, debugging and supporting microcontroller programs using C on a real-time embedded processor platform.
  • Demonstrated ability to write robust, maintainable, and extensible code in C within existing coding standards.
  • Strong hands-on debugging capability on hardware; strong system level integration ability.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to travel up to 5% of the time with rare periods lasting more than a week.
Included in this position is the support of intelligent embedded software devices such as microprocessor-based capacitor, switch, and fault interrupting controls; patented peer-to-peer feeder restoration systems; and the associated device management software. In this position, you will report to the Manager - Embedded Firmware in Alameda.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Developing or contributing to the development of project schedules, task and project completion time estimates, detailed software specifications and test plans.
  • Conducting all necessary development work pertinent to software design including, architecture design, specifications, analysis, design, implementation, testing and related documentation.
  • Developing, debugging and supporting microcontroller programs using C on embedded platforms.
  • Working with product managers to assure product designs meet the requirements of the market.
  • Working with application engineers to resolve software related customer issues
  • Working collaboratively with software and testing engineers to deliver reliable, mission critical embedded software.