Senior Firmware Engineer

Generac Power Systems
Waukesha, Wisconsin
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift

Work with the leader in the power industry! Generac is a Wisconsin based $1.8 billion market-leading manufacturing company that builds quality power products that positively impacts the lives of our customers. We have a new opportunity in our Waukesha facility as a Senior Firmware Engineer.


The Senior Firmware Engineer will be involved in all aspects of new product designs. This will include not just an understanding of firmware, but also of the physics behind the designs themselves. The firmware engineer will be specifically involved in the design and development of new control algorithm’s, and system testing both in lab and on real products. This is an opportunity to use or extend your firmware knowledge into tangible systems.



Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Applies engineering knowledge and experience to improve products, services and processes;
  • Creating software specifications;
  • Designing new software modules and developing supporting documentation;
  • Designs, develops, executes and evaluates test specifications for new systems.
  • Maintaining existing software and documentation;
  • Participating in FMEA/DFMEA and design reviews;
  • Supervising project documentation, test procedures, manuals etc.;
  • Designing new control algorithm and Applications Engineering;
  • Collaborates with internal product partners, designers and product specialists to optimize more complex specifications for integrations
  • Creating PC based testing tools (in software).
  • Creating test specifications for new systems;
  • Participating in formal design reviews;
  • Testing new hardware designs via custom software;


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering or related discipline including software and electronics;
  • 5+ years of relevant work experience;


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Use and understanding of interrupt structures;
  • Real time firmware experience using microcontrollers and RTOS;
  • Knowledge of microprocessor hardware interfacing techniques, such as IIC, SPIbus, EEprom, Flash, RS232/485, analog interfaces, etc.;
  • Knowledge of control systems using PID loops;



  • Solid understanding and a good knowledge of engineering principles.
  • Strong time management skills.
  • Strong skills in creativity, conceptualization and visualization.
  • Ability to perform detail oriented work with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Able to solve complex engineering problems;
  • Experience in using Microsoft Excel and Word;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Good knowledge of hardware;

Generac offers an excellent benefits package including health, life, dental, vision, vacation, employee stock purchase program, tuition reimbursement, company matched 401K, career development, and more!


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