Principal Firmware EngineerRichardson, Texas Job ID: R-20034-2022
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A Career at HARMAN
As a technology leader that is rapidly on the move, HARMAN is filled with people who are focused on making life better. Innovation, inclusivity and teamwork are a part of our DNA. When you add that to the challenges we take on and solve together, you’ll discover that at HARMAN you can grow, make a difference and be proud of the work you do every day.
Have you heard of JBL or Harman/Kardon, some of the world’s leading audio brands? The market we are leading is fast-paced, fun, and dynamic. Our headphones, portable speakers, and home entertainment systems will become your area of expertise.
At HARMAN, you have more than a career. Our agile culture gives you the chance to rapidly develop your skills, learn quickly and find ways to create excellent results. We invite you to constantly challenge yourself, cultivate new ideas, work on something new and enhance your abilities. There are many great opportunities across all of our HARMAN divisions and locations. Like this one.
About the Role
As a Principal Firmware Engineer you will have the opportunity to develop innovative products Harman Pro Video and Control product lines. This position requires and experience engineer with a varied background and hands-on experience in BSP and Kernel development. As a Principal Engineer you will be relied upon to lead development efforts and drive sound and robust firmware architectures through the full product development cycle from concept research through development, integration and production.
What You Will Do
Design and develop C/C++ firmware for embedded products, both application and kernel drivers (I2C, SPI, etc).
Perform Linux BSP configuration and hardware board bring-up and checkout including UBoot and Device Tree configuration.
Follow engineering standards and best practices for software development and code validation.
Work with a cross-functional team of engineers to bring products to the video and control industry.
Mentor more junior colleagues.
What You Need
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering or Computer Science.
Minimum 8+ years of programming experience with multi-threaded embedded systems.
Minimum 8+ years of Linux and other RTOS experience.
3+ years of BSP development experience and board level bring-up required.
Experience collaborating in a global team environment to meet project deadlines.
What is Nice to Have
Knowledge of networking protocols and their programming application (TCP/UDP, Multicast)
Experience in project task break down and estimating development efforts.
Experience with Yocto build environment.
Atlassian Tools (Confluence, Jira, Bitbucket).
What We Offer
- Access to employee discounts on world class HARMAN products (JBL, Harman/Kardon, etc.)
- Opportunity to collaborate with talented teams across the world
- Inclusive and diverse work environment that fosters and encourages career development opportunities
- Flexible work schedule with a culture encouraging work life integration
- On-site opportunities to focus on personal well-being and development provided by our Wellness Committee, Volunteer Committee and Harman Women’s Network
- Professional development opportunities through HARMAN University’s business and leadership academies and extensive course catalog
HARMAN is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or Protected Veterans status. HARMAN offers a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. (www.harman.com)
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