Senior Firmware Engineer

Fastenal West Chester , OH 45071

Posted 2 months ago

Senior Firmware Engineer

8918 Beckett Rd., West Chester, OH 45069

Full-Time Shift(s): Monday-Friday 8am-5pm


Working as Full-Time Senior Firmware Engineer, you will work with a team located in the West Chester, OH office. The Senior Firmware Engineer architects, designs, develops, tests, implements and supports complex embedded systems software.


The duties and responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

o Creating technical specifications and solutions

o Designing and developing low-level firmware drivers

o Writing expert-level software in C/C++ for embedded devices

o Participating in software architecture and design processes in conjunction with other team members as well as outside teams

o Testing software via automated methods, including but not limited to writing and running unit tests, functional tests, integration tests, and manual methods

o Following industry practices when implementing software, especially around areas surrounding security and privacy

o Checking code into version control according to company and department version control policy

o Keeping up on changes and advances in embedded system software development

o Participating in code reviews

o Completing various other tasks and responsibilities


The following skills and qualifications are required for this position:

o Possess a degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering OR related field

o Possess 10 years of professional programming experience

o Demonstrate working knowledge of project and workflow tools such as Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket and others

o Demonstrate understanding of microcontrollers and their use for control engineering, motors and actuators, sensors and measurements

o Highly motivated, self-directed and customer service oriented

o Demonstrate strong organization, planning, and prioritizing abilities

o Exhibit strong problem solving, deductive reasoning, and decision making skills

o Possess strong attention to detail and follow through

o Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment

o Ability and willingness to work a flexible scheduling, including on-call rotations

o Demonstrate our core values of ambition, innovation, integrity and teamwork

o Ability to pass the required drug screen and background check (applicable in the US, Puerto Rico, and Guam ONLY)


o Technical lead experience

o Project management experience

o Prior experience with full product development lifecycle and embedded systems

o Prior experience with level RTOS and / or bare metal programming experience

o Prior communication protocol experience with 1 or more of TCP/IP, HTTPS, Ethernet, CAN, Wi-Fi or Bluetooth

o Prior experience with embedded development and test tools

o Prior experience implementing automated tests, including unit, functional, and integration tests

o Prior experience with security and encryption protocols such as SSL, TLS, SSH, PKI, AES


Since 1967 Fastenal has grown as a distributor of industrial and construction supplies from a single branch to approximately 3,000 servicing locations, each providing tailored local inventory and personal service for our customers. As we've expanded across the world, we've retained a core belief in people and their ability to accomplish remarkable things - if given the opportunity. From this philosophy stems an entrepreneurial culture that challenges every employee to run their own business, create their own success, and advance to become company leaders.

As a growth company with a solid financial position, we are committed to training, promoting from within, and creating opportunities for our employees. If you have an entrepreneurial spirit and are looking to make your mark as part of an elite growth company, you won't find a better fit than Fastenal.


Fastenal offers a competitive benefits package to all full-time employees. This package includes Health, Life, Long Term Disability, and Dental Insurance, in addition to, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, and 401(k) with a profit sharing contribution.

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