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Principal Firmware Engineer

Accolo on behalf of Panduit

Tinley Park, Illinois 60447
Job Code:
PANDRD-Firmware Engineer R&D-A
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You are a principal firmware engineer/architect with an inquisitive mindset and a passion for new product research and development. You enjoy solving complex problems and seek an opportunity that will allow you to take part in cutting-edge research, developing new and exciting products from the ground up. At Tinley Park, IL, in our state of the art research facility, Panduit is looking to empower a new principal firmware engineer to help us architect and build industry leading new products. As our principal firmware engineer, you will work in our innovation center, a research facility tasked with researching, designing and creating proof of concepts for new products. This is a chance to turn ideas into world class products. You will bring creativity, ingenuity and innovation to the table everyday as you explore how best to accomplish business goals through firmware embedded into intelligent appliances. These products include active safety devices, Internet of Things (IoT) devices and wireless devices with a focus on embedded firmware. Your expertise with real-time embedded firmware design, ARM based SOCs, device drivers and board bring-up (Flash, EEPROM, SPI, I2C) will be critical to your success in this role. If this exciting group sounds like an area where you can bring your unique skills to add value and help the creative process in firmware, apply today!


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In this job you will:

  • Develop firmware for a variety of embedded products
    • Help define product architecture
    • Create firmware architecture
    • Create and execute development and bring up schedules
  • Participate in schematic review process
  • Help define technical requirements for new products/systems
    • Create and execute test plans for product and software validation
    • Design and implement electrical stress tests to ensure the reliability of the product
    • Develop tools for internal use, including scripts and basic hardware interfaces and/or systems’ functionality for production testing

You bring to the table:

  • Bachelors in Electrical Engineering (or related field)
    • Advanced degrees (Masters or higher) are a plus
  • 8+ years of embedded firmware development experience is preferred (at least 5 years is required)
    • The proven ability to work closely with other engineers, lab technicians, product management and customers in a team environment
    • Experience working with hardware design team in the initial board bring up and hardware design verification
    • Experience in all phases of software product development for large and small systems – requirements, system design, system architecture (high level design), low level design (module design), coding, unit testing, integration, system test, deployment and support.
  • ARM based SOCs and microcontroller based design and development experience at the product level
  • Experience with various networking protocols: 802.11, Ethernet, IP, TCP, UDP, and/or Bluetooth USB (EHCI) is a plus)
  • Experience with RTOS-Real-time operating systems (Linux is a plus)
  • Experience with research and development in the past is a must

Since 1955, Panduit has offered end-to-end industrial, electrical, and network infrastructure solutions that deliver best-in-class network performance with superior quality, operational efficiency, and easy installation. Innovative infrastructure offerings from Panduit – from the known and trusted network cables to design plans that maximize data center investment – affect day-to-day operations and profitability, and become the foundation for successful, connected, future-ready businesses. With a robust partner ecosystem, global staff, and unmatched service and support, Panduit is a valuable and trusted advisor and provider, helping companies around the globe solve infrastructure challenges. For more information, visit

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firmware, electrical engineering, ARM, SOC, embedded firmware, embedded software, RTOS, Linux, real-time, research, research and development, R&D, software engineer, electrical engineer

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