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Embedded Firmware Engineer - Round Rock, TX

Date: Jul 16, 2021

Location: Round Rock, TX, US, 78681

Company: Hubbell Incorporated

Corporate Overview
Hubbell Incorporated was founded in 1888 and has grown into an international manufacturer of quality electrical, lighting and power solutions with more than 75 brands used and recognized around the world. Our founder, Harvey Hubbell, developed tooling and equipment to serve the growing demand for new assembly and manufacturing machinery during the industrial revolution. An early, and one of many patents awarded, came for the creation of the first practical method to control electricity through the pull chain socket that remains unchanged today. As a market leader in reliable, electrical solutions, we provide more than half a million products delivered through our various business groups. Hubbell is committed to continually innovating solutions that work, transforming old products with new ideas, and ensuring that we Energize, Enlighten and Empower the communities that support us.
Division Overview
Hubbell Lighting (HLI) is committed to elevating the lighting experience. Empowered by lighting solutions that integrate seamlessly into their environment, save energy, provide improved quality of light, deliver return on investment and armed with Hubbell’s unflinching support, its customers are able to think differently about how, where, and when they can use light. As one of the largest lighting fixture manufacturers in North America, it features a suite of brands that provide a full range of indoor and outdoor lighting products serving the commercial, industrial, institutional, and residential markets.

Embedded Firmware Engineer

Hubbell is seeking an Embedded Firmware Engineer to join our progressive and dynamic fast-paced enterprise and mobile applications team.  These are exciting times - our industry and user expectations are changing and so are we! We are developing the next generation of world class Internet of Things (IoT) connected lighting controls and applications. This is a hands-on development role that will directly contribute to the development and expansion of our cutting edge, cloud-connected IoT applications and offerings with the latest hardware and software technologies and tools.  You will be part of our fast-growing innovative technology design center to be located in Round Rock, TX, a hi-tech hub north of Austin.

Posting Address

710 Hesters Crossing Rd Ste 100

Round Rock, TX 78681

Position Overview

We are looking for a talented and creative problem solver. You will be involved in the complete firmware development life cycle, seeing your work evolve from epics and user stories into a finished product in a hybrid agile environment. This will require a high degree of collaboration between highly-talented, cross-functional and geographically-dispersed development teams. You will work closely with industry-best product owners, hardware and software engineers, and other development team members to understand the business needs, propose and develop end-to-end solutions.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop high-performing and reliable firmware for embedded systems using microcontrollers, sensors and analog/digital interface circuits
  • Assess and distill marketing requirements into producible and cost-effective products
  • Collaborate with other firmware, software and hardware design team members to develop innovative products and applications
  • Support new products through release to manufacturing
  • Participate in the definition of system functional requirements
  • Research, assess and adapt to new technologies necessary for future enhancements of products
  • Protect intellectual property through patent disclosures and applications

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited University
  • 0-3 years of embedded firmware programming experience
  • Practical, hands-on knowledge of C programming for embedded systems including use of a variety of IDEs for development and debug
  • In-depth experience with embedded microcontroller-based design including interfacing to analog and digital devices
  • Basic understanding of real-time systems, managing interrupts, threads, scheduling, semaphores, and state machines with and without an RTOS
  • Hands on knowledge of various standard communication protocols and topologies, including Ethernet, I2C, RS232, RS485, or SPI

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering, or closely-related discipline
  • 3-5 years of embedded firmware programming experience
  • Sound understanding of Agile development processes
  • Strong understanding of real-time systems, managing interrupts, threads, scheduling, semaphores, and state machines with and without an RTOS
  • Knowledge of security vulnerability mitigation for embedded devices
  • Experience with wireless networks including Zigbee, Thread and Bluetooth Mesh
  • Experience creating test harnesses using Python or scripting languages
  • Experience working with geographically-dispersed teams

Additional Skills

  • Basic knowledge of best-practice firmware engineering methodologies, processes and technologies, with a passion for programming
  • Ability and desire to apply analytical and problem-solving skills to conquer complex design and coding challenges
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and to follow directions


Hubbell Incorporated, its subsidiaries and affiliates, is an EO Employer AA: M/F/Veteran/Disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected class.

Nearest Major Market: Austin

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