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Senior Firmware Engineer

Company: Generac Power System, Inc
Location: Waukesha
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Senior Firmware Engineer

Company Generac Power Systems

Name Senior Firmware Engineer

Req # 56719

Location Waukesha CORP

Employment Type Full Time

Shift 1st


It's a challenge, and an invitation. Most importantly, it's an opportunity to join an industry leader.

There's never been a better time to work at Generac. We're shaping the market and investing in new companies and new technologies. Our rapid growth equals rapid career advancement opportunities for those who want to be challenged and enjoy a fast-paced, high-performance culture.

The Engineer III Product Electronics and Controls (PEC) is responsible for providing electronics hardware, firmware, software and embedded systems engineering input to new product development projects and will need to understand the physics behind the design. The PEC engineer will be specifically involved in helping the design and development of new controls or algorithms, and system testing both in the lab and on real products.


  • Provide new product development support, specific to microprocessors/microcontrollers in the Industrial, Commercial, Residential and/or Retail generator or Power Tool product area including; Creating and maintaining CAD models, drawings, and BOMs, Supporting product development plans (schedule, product cost, meeting design inputs), Interfacing with internal company personnel, Provide technical support for assigned projects.
  • Design of new control algorithms and performing Applications Engineering
  • Firmware architecture design;
  • Design embedded circuits using microprocessors/microcontrollers
  • Design embedded circuits encompassing both analog and digital circuitry
  • Design embedded circuits encompassing power electronics
  • Create, design and develop test specifications for new systems and firmware/software.
  • Conducts and evaluates test specification including testing firmware/hardware
  • Ensures project documentation, test procedures and manuals are accurate and complete
  • Take part in Design for Manufacturability and Design for Test Activities
  • Collaborates with internal manufacturing partners, contract manufacturers, designers and product specialists to optimize basic designs for manufacturability.
  • Utilizes simulation tools
  • Create and modify schematics using CAD tools
  • Create PC based testing tools
  • Troubleshoot designs to the component level
  • Participate in design reviews
  • Other Duties as assigned and the following:
  • Supporting product development plans (schedule, product cost, meeting design inputs).
  • Occasional travel to other Generac facilities and customer site visits as necessary
  • Mentors less experienced engineers.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or directly related Engineering discipline
  • 5 years of experience with Object Oriented languages: C++,C#, Java (hardware/firmware)
  • 5 years of experience with HTML, CSS, Angular, Node (SW)


  • Experience in RTOS, state machine and algorithm design using the "C" language (firmware position)
  • Experience in both analog and digital design utilizing microcontrollers (hardware position)
  • Experience of microprocessor hardware interfacing techniques (e.g. IIC, SPIbus, EEprom, etc.)
  • Experience in new product design and development
  • Experience with schematic capture tools (hardware position)

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear; and use hands to manipulate objects or controls. The employee is regularly required to stand and walk. On occasion the incumbent may be required to stoop, bend or reach above the shoulders. The employee must occasionally lift up to 25 pounds. Specific conditions of this job are typical of frequent and continuous computer-based work requiring periods of sitting, close vision and ability to adjust focus. Occasional travel.

"We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law."

Keywords: Generac Power System, Inc, Waukesha , Senior Firmware Engineer, Other , Waukesha, Wisconsin

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