Rain Bird Corporation

  • Sr. Firmware Engineer

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    # Positions
    Engineering - All
    United States
  • Overview

    We are looking for a Sr. Firmware engineer to be part of our team.  Help us develop the next generation of irrigation controllers so our customers can use water even more effectively.


    Rain Bird Corporation is a privately held company founded in 1933 during the agricultural boom in California. We are the leading global manufacturer and provider of irrigation products and services. Since the beginning, Rain Bird has produced and offered the industry’s broadest range of irrigation products for farms, golf courses, sports arenas, commercial developments and homes in more than 130 countries around the world.


    • Responsible for all aspects of firmware design and development for new innovative products and features using embedded microprocessors.
    • Scope of responsibilities will cover architectural design, technical specifications, reusable modular designs, cost-effective engineering designs, code development, testing to robust environments, production implementation and product support in a cross-functional team environment.
    • Participate in sustaining activities for existing products including diagnosis and resolution of defects.
    • Candidate will interact with engineering, marketing, management and project leads to assure that product development priorities are completed to schedule and budget, while ensuring quality and product performance requirements are met.
    • Product development activities include design and development, rigorous design reviews, excellent documentation, incorporation of lessons learned from existing products, product verification, coordination with quality assurance, and field validation.
    • Responsible for keeping excellent, organized project records and documentation.
    • Responsible for writing high-quality, well-documented, and robust code.
    • Must be self-directed and be able to work independently



    • Required: BS in Electrical, Electronic, or Computer Engineering or Computer Science or other related technical degree.
    • Required: 3+ years of experience with embedded C programming.
    • Required: 3+ years of prior experience using embedded processors such as Atmel AVR, Microchip PIC, ARM core or similar processors.
    • Required: Experience with developing “bring-up” code for new circuit boards, and executing “board bring-up”.
    • Required: Experience in use of advanced development/debugging tools; e.g. C/C++ compilers, ICE, JTAG, logic analyzers, oscilloscopes, etc.
    • Required: Experience with multi-tasking or multi-threading with and without RTOS implementations.
    • Required: Evidence of strong firmware architecture design thinking and ability to clearly document designs.
    • Required: Experience with full product life cycle from concept to market release.
    • Required: Track record of innovative and creative thinking used to create effective solutions for both engineering and customer problems.
    • Required: Excellent English communication (verbal and written) and ability to work both in teams and independently.
    • Highly Desired: Experience with C++ and Object Oriented Programming.
    • Preferred: Knowledge of assembly language.
    • Preferred: Prior experience with Design for Manufacturability and Design for Testability.
    • Preferred: Experience with unit test frameworks such as CPPUNIT.
    • Preferred: Experience using UML modelling techniques and tools.
    • Preferred: Direct experience designing and implementing digital and analog circuitry.
    • Preferred: Experience in the irrigation industry.



    • Required: 10+ years of experience developing code for resource-constrained microcontroller-based products.
    • Required: Demonstrated ability to effectively coordinate engineering projects, get buy-in for solutions and efficiently track progress to completion.
    • Preferred: Experience with successful project and team leadership from a technical perspective.

    Rain Bird is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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    #embeddedsystems, #firmware, #embedded, #electricalengineer, #irrigationcontroller


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