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Staff Firmware Engineer (West Union, SC)



west union, sc, usa
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024

Cutting-edge technology. Over 200 million connected devices. Insightful services. Itron helps our customers better manage electricity, gas and water now and into the future.

As a Staff Firmware Engineer, you will contribute to the development of the electricity meter firmware. You will work collaboratively with other engineering disciplines, such as hardware, software, and test; to develop embedded firmware for real time workloads. The ideal candidate would be able to interact with a highly talented group of individual contributors from within a development center and external, global contributors.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Implement Bare Metal FW (application code, low level drivers, etc.) required for new and existing HW platforms.
  • Develops test code for design verification of metering products with highly integrated analog and digital circuits.
  • Develop and debug test code and scripts aiming for test automation.
  • Working with hardware engineer to conduct mixed signal HW characterization using laboratory instruments.
  • Provide technical support to factory and other internal departments.
  • May provide design and project support in the areas of regulatory and reliability.

Required Skills & Experience:

  • This position requires a minimum of 3 years of related experience as a Firmware Engineer.
  • Competency in embedded C programming and debugging the code in IAR (or similar) IDE environment. Experience with using git version control SW is a plus.
  • Experience with operating common test equipment (oscilloscope, logic analyzer, signal generator) and validating peripheral (I2C, UART, SPI, etc.) is a plus.
  • Good software skills for developing bench test code in Python/C#.
  • Experience with developing code to work within Real Time Operating Systems.

Education: A Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Communications Engineering or equivalent is required. A Master’s Degree in related fields is preferred.

Travel: 1 - 10%


  • Embedded computing for “Distributed Edge Intelligence”
  • Solid-state electricity meters
  • Revenue grade metrology
  • Power quality and harmonics
  • Real time computing

This is a safety sensitive role.

Itron is committed to building an inclusive and diverse workforce and providing an authentic workplace experience for all employees. If you are excited about this role but your past experiences don't perfectly align with every requirement, we encourage you to apply anyway. In the end, you may be just who we are looking for!

The successful candidate's starting salary will be determined based on permissible, non-discriminatory factors such as skills and experience. This position also includes a competitive benefit package including; financial, social, health and wellbeing programs, paid vacation, 401k matching, employee stock purchase program, hybrid work schedule, and more!

Itron is proud to be an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. If you require an accommodation to apply, please contact a recruiting representative at 1-800-635-5461 or email Accessibility@itron.com.

Itron enables utilities and cities to safely, securely and reliably deliver critical infrastructure solutions. We provide smart networks, software, services, meters, and sensors to better manage electricity, gas, water and city services. We are dedicated to creating a more resourceful world.