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Embedded Software (Firmware) Design Engineer

Posted Date: December 8, 2023

Status: Full Time

Synopsis: Tri-Tec is searching for an Embedded Software (Firmware) Design Engineer to design, write, troubleshoot, validate, and maintain software and firmware in coordination with Senior Electrical, Software, Firmware, and Mechanical Engineers. In this role, you will support the development, deployment, and maintenance of valve actuators installed aboard current and future US Navy Destroyers, Frigates, Submarines, and Aircraft Carriers.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Create Software and Firmware that controls and provides user and communication interfaces to electromechanical valve actuators
  • Engage in holistic system design with other Engineering Team members
  • Create innovative and patentable technologies that solve problems and create new functionality
  • Make improvements to and update legacy software
  • Participate in Configuration Management (CM), testing, and qualification of legacy and newly developed software
  • Collaborate in all product design efforts in a small, tight-knit Engineering Team


  • 5 years of experience in embedded software design
  • Fluency in C programming Language
  • Understanding of fundamentals of debugging and use of debugging tools
  • Experience writing code for embedded microprocessors
  • Understanding of standard communication protocols and microcontroller peripherals: GPIO, I2C, SPI, UART (RS-232, RS-485), CAN, timer/counters, PLLs, reset generators, clocking, power management, ADCs, PWM
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering
  • Enjoy working with others to solve difficult problems
  • US Citizenship is mandatory due to defense contractsw requirements. A background check will be performed.
  • Must have strong English reading and writing skills


  • NXP ARM processor
  • Designing/testing to the requirements of quality and reliability standards such as DO-178, SS-473
  • Fieldbus (Profibus, Modbus) and fiberoptic communications
  • Configuration Management
  • Electromechanical actuators and motion control
  • In-depth troubleshooting and debugging of assembly level code, off-board/inter-IC communication, signal integrity, power, PCB and, other hardware issues

Tri-Tec Manufacturing provides the following benefits: 100% paid premiums for the employee on date of hire for Medical - Dental - Vision - Life Insurance - 401k Matching - Generous Paid Time Off plus paid holidays - Career Development - Tuition Reimbursement - Mentorship Opportunities - Rewards & recognition and much more!

Salary: $100,000.00 - $135,000.00 per year