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Sr. Firmware/Software Engineer II

Company: Spectrum Brands
Location: Lake Forest
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Division Information The Hardware and Home Improvement (HHI) business of Spectrum Brands is a major manufacturer and supplier of residential locksets, residential builders\' hardware, faucets, and commercial locksets and doors, with a portfolio of renowned brands, including Kwikset--, Weiser--, Baldwin--, National Hardware--, Stanley--, FANAL--, Pfister---, EZSET--, and Tell. HHI is a leader in its key markets with #1 positions in U.S. residential locksets (Kwikset), Canada residential locksets (Weiser), U.S. luxury locksets (Baldwin), and U.S. builders\' hardware (Stanley-National Hardware), #2 in Mexico residential hardware (Fanal), #3 in U.S. retail plumbing (Pfister), and #1 in U.S. retail commercial locksets. Headquartered in Orange County, California, HHI has a global sales force and operates manufacturing and distribution facilities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Asia. Job Summary The Sr. Firmware Engineer (Embedded Software) is a key member of the Engineering team. You will be leading the development efforts on existing and new smart electronic locks that are part of everyday use for our customers. The solutions you work on will be used by our customers so your focus on delivering great solutions with great customer experience and quality are important to the role. As a member on the development team, you will be leading and involved in developing new solutions, products, concepts, features and the integration of our smart electronic locks into our ecosystem or our partners' ecosystems. You will contribute to and be responsible for all phases of embedded firmware development. Specific responsibilities will be associated with the design, development, integration, maintenance, testing, quality and performance assurance of firmware in support of new wireless electronic lock solutions and partners' integration. The leading candidate has worked on problems and projects of diverse complexity and scope, exercised independent judgment within generally defined policies and practices to identify and select a solution, may act as a team or project leader providing direction to team activities and facilitating information validation and team decision making process, able to handle most unique situations and may seek advice in order to make decisions on complex business issues. Primary Duties & Responsibilities * (45%) Develop firmware solutions for New Product Introductions (NPI), New Features or Enhancements to Existing Products inclusive of scope, architect, design, develop, test and validate, release to production and future support of solutions. * (20%) Work with other technical and non-technical team members to take high level project requirements into firmware specification documents, design trade-offs, risk assessments, solutions, scope/time estimates, test and execution. * (10%) Set an overall firmware architecture that spans across multiple products or product roadmap to meet the stated objectives and goals * (10%) Work with other developers internally and externally on solution development and continue to optimize for code size, performance, testing and product features across all products. * (5%) Responsible for new features investigations, prototyping and new idea generations as part of our product innovation process * (5%) Represent the team and organization with external alliances, industry related events, partners and customers. * (5%) Report project progress, issues, risks and potential solutions; test and manage defects to a resolution. Additional Duties and Responsibilities * Other duties as required by supervisor. Education and Experience Profile * BS or MS Degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering * 5+ years Professional software development experience required Required Skills * Strong industry experience in embedded firmware/software development for microcontrollers * Strong design experience in C/C++ and assembly for embedded applications * Experience with chip-to-chip communication protocols or interfaces (I2C, SPI. UART, etc.) * Experience writing firmware for low power battery-operated consumer devices utilizing ARM, MSP430 or compatible micro-controllers with small memory sizes. * Ability to debug firmware and dive into the hardware (hardware bring up, logic probing, measuring voltages, etc.) * Familiarity with issue tracking software (Jira), Collaboration tools (Confluence), and version control (Git, SVN). * Organized, able to multi-task and manage multiple projects simultaneously with varying degrees of complexity, priority and urgency. * Strong sense of urgency and ownership. * Strong communication, passionate, flexible, collaborative, works independently, sets own goals and has a "can-do" positive attitude * Excellent documentation practices * Some travel is required Additional Desired Skills * Experience with sensors and sensor sampling such as motor controls and feedback loops * Experience in various short range wireless communication protocols such Bluetooth Low Energy, ZigBee, Zwave or other propriety solutions * Familiar with electronic hardware and schematics * Experience writing mobile applications, or PC GUI software Business Environment You will be joining the Hardware & Home Improvement (HHI) Business within the Spectrum Brands Company (Stock Symbol: SPB) located in Lake Forest, California. HHI is a leading global provider of well-known brands such as Kwikset, Baldwin, Weiser, Pfister and National Hardware among others. HHI brings several decades of mechanical door lock expertise while incorporating electronics and wireless solutions over the past decade. We continue to release new products into the market with Zwave, Zigbee, Homekit, Bluetooth, WiFi or non-connected solutions. Some of the most recent introductions are Aura (Bluetooth Deadbolt), Premis Deadbolt (Apple Homekit), Obsidian (keyless Deadbolt) and others. The Smart Home and Internet-of-Things (IoT) are rapidly evolving and growing, HHI is positioned well with number one brands in North America to lead and continue the tradition of delivering valuable solutions to our customers. As part of a world-class Engineering team, you will play a critical role in the development of the new solutions that deliver our customers great new products with exceptional experiences. You will be working with a cross functional team members: firmware and hardware engineers, mobile applications and cloud developers, software testing team and non-technical team members. Work Environment Working conditions are normal for an office environment. The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this job/classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Spectrum Brands is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. #LI-TN

Keywords: Spectrum Brands, Lake Forest , Sr. Firmware/Software Engineer II, IT / Software / Systems , Lake Forest, California

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