System Firmware Engineer

Parker Hannifin Corporation

Richland, MI, USA

Full time

Jan 15

Full Job Description

Org Marketing Statement

This opportunity is specific to Parker's Pneumatic Division North America (PDN), an exciting and fast-paced environment providing technologies that create and control pneumatic motion to customers across a wide range of applications and industries. This critical position allows you to become part of a team that aligns products and worldwide engineering and manufacturing capa-bilities to build our presence in a growing electrification space. PDN brings together decades of pneumatic devices and pneumatic control design and manufacturing expertise with significant growth opportunities presented by our mobile electrification and industrial efforts.

The Firmware Project Engineer designs, develops, and maintains products with embedded sys-tems. Designs and develops software and supports hardware design for real-time control and data acquisition in embedded product platforms with diverse scope and complexity.

  • Produce Firmware designs that meets requirements
  • Write source code required for completed designs
  • Ensure that designs, design decisions, and implementations are documented
  • Test and debug units to ensure that firmware conforms to the design and to customer requirements
  • Define firmware systems required to support Design Verification and Function Test-ing
  • Work with Electronics Developers to ensure that electrical designs meet firmware requirements
  • Ensure that documents and source code files are archived in Parker’s version control system
  • Provide technical information for review with product engineering teams applying consistent engineering practices, standards, and documentation methods (e.g., struc-tured design process, customer design reviews)
  • Contribute to the completion milestones associated with specific projects (e.g. create functional diagrams and system layouts; review detailed drawings and schematics; define data structure, interfaces and programming logic; analyze material require-ments; research customer data item requirements)
  • Review product specifications to ensure clarity, completeness, form, fit, function, and conformity to standards and procedures; identify design errors, omissions, and other deficiencies, and recommends revisions, engineering change orders, and im-provements to engineering management or the project team
  • Maintain and further develop professional and technical knowledge by attending ed-ucational workshops, reviewing technical publications, and/or participating in pro-fessional associations
  • Share specialized knowledge with others; assist in mentoring new employees; may represent the company on specific projects or engineering tasks
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering or Computer Science, or an equiva-lent combination of training and experience
  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job typically acquired through 10 - 15 years of related experience
  • Extensive experience in embedded firmware development using C on real time sys-tems
  • Experience in Test Driven Development (TDD), version control, and use of automa-tion tools
  • Experience with troubleshooting tools (JTAG, SWD, oscilloscopes, logic analyzers)
  • Ability to work with general objectives regarding projects and team goals applying judgment in selecting procedures and techniques that should be applied; works col-laboratively in a team environment.

Nice to have:

  • Familiarity with industrial communication protocols, Ethernet/IP, CIP, Profinet, I/O Link, EtherCAT
  • Experience in RTOS or embedded Linux
  • Experience in software development for PC’s and C#/C++
  • Experience with Python or other scripting languages
  • Familiarity with SVN, Jenkins (or similar tools)
  • Familiarity with continuous development processes, Agile (Scrum)

With annual sales of $14.3 billion in fiscal year 2019, Parker Hannifin is the world's leading di-versified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. The com-pany has operations in 50 countries around the world. Parker has increased its annual dividends paid to shareholders for 63 consecutive fiscal years, among the top five longest-running divi-dend-increase records in the S&P 500 index.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Parker is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Parker is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job related reasons regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. However, U.S. Citizenship, Permanent Residency or other appropriate status is required for certain positions, in accord with U.S. import & export regulations.

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