Embedded System Engineer – Blacksburg, VA

Baker Hughes
Blacksburg, Virginia 24060
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Embedded System Engineer – Blacksburg, VA

Baker Hughes Lightwave Technology Center

Join our growing team

Baker Hughes is an Energy Technology company that invents smarter ways to bring energy to the world. Our Lightwave Technology Center is the industry leader in optical systems for monitoring temperature, pressure, strain and acoustics in harsh environments. We make the world’s best downhole optical fiber, sensors, cables and interrogator units in our Blacksburg facility for use worldwide. We are looking to add a new member who specializes in complex embedded systems to our research and development team.

Be a member of the best

As a Senior Embedded System Engineer – Blacksburg, VA, you will be responsible for:

  • Component and product integration for optical interrogator units that are a collection of optical, mechanical, electrical, firmware and software elements.
  • Maximizing performance and operability of complex systems via advanced control and data processing.
  • Managing product and systems requirements, specifications, and flow down to the modules and component level.
  • Modifying existent software and firmware to make changes to product functioning.
  • Generating control code for new and next-generation products.
  • Driving validation and verification activities for the overall product/system, including system-level testing.
  • Interfacing successfully with both component suppliers and execution organizations deploying the interrogator units
  • Providing a comprehensive in-depth understanding of complex and highly technical concepts and principles in system architecture and knowledge of technical concepts in technologies that intersect with the design.
  • Working with team members with complementary skill sets and communicating across the organization.
  • Presenting to leaders in specific technical space and with cross-functional teams on how technologies interconnect and contribute to the overall strategy.


Fuel your passion

To be successful in this role you will need to have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 5yrs of additional experience in complex electronics or firmware/software.
  • Extensive experience in the creation and usage of firmware and software and knowledge of how these interact with the electronic components of a complex optical data processing system.
  • Capabilities to plan, write, manage projects, and utilize formal online processes to complete projects, report results, and document designs.

Working with us

Our people are at the heart of what we do at Baker Hughes. We know we are better when all of our people are developed, engaged and able to bring their whole authentic selves to work. We invest in the health and well-being of our workforce, train and reward talent and develop leaders at all levels to bring out the best in each other.

Working for you

Our inventions have revolutionized energy for over a century. But to keep going forward tomorrow, we know we have to push the boundaries today. We prioritize rewarding those who embrace change with a package that reflects how much we value their input. Join us, and you can expect:

  • Contemporary work-life balance policies and wellbeing activities
  • Comprehensive private medical care options
  • Safety net of life insurance and disability programs
  • Tailored financial programs
  • Additional elected or voluntary benefits

About Us

With operations in over 120 countries, Baker Hughes provide better solutions for our customers and richer opportunities for our people. As a leading partner to the energy industry, we're committed to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 and we're always looking for the right people to help us get there. People who are as passionate as we are about making energy safer, cleaner and more efficient.

Baker Hughes Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.


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