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Principal Real-Time Embedded Firmware Engineer (Hybrid)

Minneapolis, MN 55421

Posted: 03/14/2024 Industry: Engineering Job Number: 24-00244

Job Description

We are currently seeking a highly skilled Principal Software Engineer to join our client's dynamic team. As a Principal Software Engineer, you will play a pivotal role in leading and executing various tasks across the software development lifecycle. From requirements analysis to software architecture, design, implementation, and verification testing, you will be instrumental in enhancing project/system functionality and ensuring adherence to engineering principles and practices.

  • Plan, lead, and execute efforts to architect, design, develop, maintain, and upgrade embedded product software.
  • Mentor less experienced software engineers to enhance their capabilities in software development, testing, troubleshooting, and problem-solving.
  • Collaborate with other engineering disciplines including Mechanical, Electrical, Controls, and Systems.
  • Ensure technical approach aligns with established engineering principles and practices.
  • Meet cost and schedule targets, ensuring that product outcomes meet customer needs and quality requirements.

Skills Required:

  • Proficiency in object-oriented software architecture, software design, and C++ coding.
  • Experience in unit testing of embedded software with knowledge of requirements-based software verification and traceability.
  • Familiarity with version control and issue tracking tools.

Experience Required:

  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in real-time embedded software development.
  • Experience in requirements analysis, software design, implementation (code and unit test), and authoring of formal deliverable documentation.

Education Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a STEM field.


  • Health Insurance
  • 401k

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

Meet Your Recruiter

Tom Lee
Vice President – Recruiting and IT Operations

Mr. Lee has over 25 years of experience in the service and retail industries with extensive backgrounds in management, sales, recruiting and training. He is currently a senior member of our recruiting staff serving multiple industries, with a specific focus on personnel with engineering backgrounds. He joined HEPCO in 1992.

As a recruiter he enjoys interacting with people from all walks of life and that every day is different. Outside of the office, Tom is an avid golfer and is skilled at repairing his golf clubs.  

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