Principal Embedded Systems Engineer

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Principal Embedded Systems Engineer

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Our client located in Bedford, MA is looking for a Principal Embedded Systems Engineer to join their team. 

You will be hands on and technically contribute, as well as manage a small team through the design, development, verification, and validation of embedded systems (hardware and software) that drive the products.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities

  • Technically contribute and is responsible for design, development, implementation, and analysis of software for embedded biomechanical products and systems.
  • Manages day-to-day activities of the Embedded Systems team (Electrical Engineering and Firmware Engineering); in support of new and existing products.
  • Assists in the development of software development plans, test protocols and schedules to ensure high quality and on-time delivery.
  • May retain and manage external consultants and contractors to perform necessary work.
  • Educate and mentor development staff, and provide technical leadership. Provide expert consultation in one or more areas for the design, development and implementation of technical products and systems.
  • Ensure compliance with internal Risk Management Procedures as outlined in SOP-004, Design Control/Stage-Gate Procedures as outlined in SOP-007.
  • Work closely with R&D Management to develop engineering project plans (including work breakdown analyses, resource allocation, schedules, project cost estimates, risk analyses) and to regularly track progress against plans.
  • Own the definition of embedded hardware architecture and document in accordance with applicable standards.
  • Own the definition of software/firmware architecture and document that architecture in accordance with international standards, including IEC 62304.
  • In all technical/design reviews work to ensure that embedded implementations align with the overall technology architecture and strategic technical direction.
  • Recommend alterations and enhancements to improve quality of products and/or procedures.


Experience/Education Requirements

  • Requires a Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent and at least 15 years of experience in the field or in a related area.
  • Demonstrates expertise in a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures.
  • Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Provides consultation on complex projects and is considered to be the top level contributor/specialist.
  • A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.
  • Experience coding in C for embedded systems with a variety of source code control systems and embedded software development tools.
  • Experience with portable battery operated devices; working knowledge of Python; Intimate knowledge of dsPIC processors; and MatLab experience.
  • Demonstrated hardware debugging skills.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with inter-processor communications.
  • Exposure to automated and unit testing a plus.
  • Exposure to development of Apps (Android or iOS) and web/database applications.

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