Embedded Software Engineer I

Doble Engineering Marlborough , MA 01752

Posted 2 months ago


We are seeking a dynamic Embedded Software Engineer I to join our team. This role will be a great opportunity for someone seeking a new challenge in developing innovative products within the power industry. The position applies technical expertise towards software and systems solutions of complex technical designs that leverage your creativity and experience. The candidate needs a passion for problem solving and must enjoy developing in the embedded environment to control hardware systems.

This role is based in our Marlborough, MA headquarters reporting to Director of Software Engineering.


  • Design, develop, test and document software components and applications in a Linux environment.

  • Work with hardware/electrical systems and electrical theory.

  • Focus on embedded real-time, multi-processor systems but comfortable with design of PC-based applications.

  • Work with engineering project teams to provide technical solutions.

  • Develop technical requirements by gathering, estimating, and planning efforts.

  • Leverage internal component reusability and open source solutions to improve time to market.

  • Develop products to promote the ease of implementing automated test suites.

  • Familiarity with message bus technologies and implementations.

  • Develop clear development metrics for testing status and progress monitoring dashboards.

  • Interest in career growth, learning and professional development activities.

  • Interfacing with mechanical, electrical, systems, and test engineers.

  • Identifying and implementing process and development environment improvements.

  • Willingness and excited to assume increased responsibility.

  • Travel requirement: less than 5%.


  • Responsible for working with development and project managers to assist in technical decision making.

  • Work with other product teams on solutions.



  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering.


  • 0-4 years of work experience in firmware and software development.

  • Solid understanding or real-time embedded system design.

  • Experience working on new projects implemented in Ubuntu/ embedded Linux.

  • Skilled in developing C / C++ applications, ideally for embedded Linux on Xilinx and TI processors.

  • Team communication and collaboration experience (such as a wiki).

  • Experience working new product development with hardware teams.

  • Understand DSP FPGA/CPLD implementations.

  • Ability to quickly prototype new concepts and ideas.

  • Ability to provide creativity while solving complex problems without known solutions.

  • Ability to assess new technologies via comprehensive reviews of the state-of-the-art.

  • Skills in one or more scripting languages such as TCL, Python and Perl.

  • Ability to express ideas clearly in written and oral communications.

  • Strong technical capabilities of a developer combined with a passion for assuring product quality.


  • Experience Linux applications.

  • Experience working with Atlassian Jira, Confluence and Bitbucket products.

  • Experience using test equipment to test and verify the performance of power electronics and power system hardware.

  • Experience with IEEE 61850, IEEE 1588 PTP, Python, ZMQ, and Linux board support is desirable.

  • Experience or the desire to learn about utility power systems.

  • Experience working in both waterfall and agile engineering environment.

  • Experience with embedded and host applications developed in C, C++, C# and .NET.

  • Familiarity and experience working with Linux, and scripting languages.

  • Strong communication skills that interweave presentation skills with the problem-solving process.

  • Strong interpersonal skill set.

  • Well-developed technical writing skills.


  • Knowledge of scripting and programming languages including C/C++ and Perl/Python.

  • Experience in embedded multiprocessor systems, software/hardware.


While performing the duties of this job the employee is often required to stand, sit, use computers, read, write, type, use fax machines, use copy machines, file paperwork, use telephones, and utilize written and oral communication to interact with clients, co-workers and customers. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions of this job. Must be capable of lifting 30 pounds.

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Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that values the strength diversity brings to the workplace. All qualified applicants, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetics, age, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law, are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) prohibits discrimination by employers, in compensation and employment opportunities, against qualified individuals with disabilities who, with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform the "essential functions" of a job. A function may be essential for any of several reasons, including: the job exists to perform that function, the employee holding the job was hired for his/her expertise in performing the function, or only a limited number of employees are available to perform that function.

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