NEC Energy Solutions, Inc.

Senior Firmware Engineer

1 month ago(12/19/2017 8:36 AM)
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Company Overview

NEC Energy Solutions is a global leader in energy storage. Our staff is made up of dynamic engineers and energy industry professionals whose focus is to create, implement, and achieve a more renewable and sustainable future using energy storage. Our products and solutions enable the cutting edge of energy storage technology to be realized, from massive grid-scale energy storage projects for enabling a cleaner and more reliable electricity grid, to commercial and specialty battery solutions for tough critical power applications. Our GSS® grid energy storage platform has been deployed around the world in commercial revenue service since 2009, with over 250MW installed, under construction, or in late stages of development, while our ALM® 12V lithium-ion batteries serve the critical power needs of applications ranging from UPS to telecom.




 Position Overview 

NEC Energy Solutions is seeking an experienced senior firmware engineer with a strong background in embedded control systems and C language programming to develop real time control firmware for grid scale and commercial energy storage systems. The ideal candidate will have a broad range of technical skills in addition to being organized, process oriented, and self-motivated.   He or she must have a solid understanding of; 16/32 bit microcontrollers, signal conditioning circuits, serial communication protocols, configuration management software and firmware development/debugging tools. The position requires fluency in assembly, C, C#, and Python programming languages.

To be an effective member of the NECES engineering team the candidate must have strong communications and interpersonal skills, a desire to work in a highly collaborative environment and the ability manage competing priorities.

Primary responsibilities

  • Develop new firmware and software designs that meet performance, safety, cost, and reliability goals
  • Present design concepts, engineering data, and substantiating technical analyses to project stakeholders
  • Create and maintain engineering specifications and documentation
  • Define firmware and software requirements that are well aligned with product specifications
  • Work in lab environment performing system integration and testing    



Specific Skills/Abilities

  • Experience with battery management systems technology is a plus
  • Programming firmware applications in constrained MCU environment
  • Ability to accurately plan and estimate firmware development projects
  • Development of C# software diagnostic tools
  • Demonstrated expertise in firmware configuration management, and the build/release process
  • Perform hardware/firmware integration testing using an oscilloscope
  • Superior analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills



  • BS/MS or advanced degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or a closely related field
  • 10 or more years product development experience


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