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Software Engineer - Firmware

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Software Engineer - Firmware

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL) seeks a Lead Software Engineer to work in our Power Systems department. In this role you will work as part of a cross functional team to develop firmware and hardware platforms for power system protection devices. The firmware for these platforms will be written in C++. You will lead efforts to specify, design, implement, and test solutions for protection system platforms, furthering SEL’s mission of making electric power safer, more reliable, and more economical.

SEL’s corporate office is located in Eastern Washington where you'll enjoy an unmatched quality of life. Enjoy the smaller town life: country space, freedom from traffic, easy access to recreational activities in nearby mountains, rivers, and forests, as well as great schools and universities.

Software Engineer - Firmware


  • Specify, design, implement, and test elegant, bullet-proof solutions for mission critical firmware.
  • Lead technical teams to solve complex problems.
  • Collaborate with hardware and software teams to achieve seamless product integration.
  • Serve as a technical lead to understand and implement customer driven change requests.
  • Mentor Engineers, Associate Engineers, and Technicians.
  • Serve as project technical contact.
  • Interface with Manufacturing to ensure the manufacturability of our products.
  • Participate in industry technical meetings and conferences as needed to meet operational and strategic plans.
  • Continuously identify, measure, and improve processes.
  • Understand, create, and simplify solutions to solve challenging problems.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • B.S. in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or equivalent
  • Typically 6+ years’ experience in either of the following areas:
  • Embedded systems firmware development including:
  • real-time firmware design
  • C and assembly languages
  • Object oriented firmware development including:
  • object oriented design
  • object oriented languages (C++)
  • Proven experience leading and completing complex projects
  • Ability to meet Motor Vehicle Report Qualification Standards of SEL
  • Strong writing, documentation, and speaking skills
  • Ability to learn new skills and assume new responsibilities
  • Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment
  • Background check results satisfactory to SEL
  • Negative drug test result(s)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Embedded Linux systems development
  • Scripting languages including Python or Perl
  • Industrial controls
  • 3-phase electric power systems
  • Ethernet protocols (ARP, Ethernet, IP, TCP, UDP)
  • Digital and analog circuitry
  • Digital communications and signal processing
  • Project management
  • Low level firmware development including
  • Writing assembly
  • Controlling microprocessor peripherals

To Apply for This Position:

We ask all candidates to apply through our website at If your qualifications and experience match any of our current openings, please submit your resume for that position so that you may be considered immediately.

SEL sends an initial e-mail response to all applicants at time of resume submittal. If you do not receive this communication, please check your SPAM filter and make sure your system is not blocking e-mails from SEL. It is important that you ensure your receipt of this e-mail as SEL may communicate future position updates via e-mail.

SEL is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants considered regardless of ethnicity, nationality, gender, veteran or disability status, religion, age, sexual orientation or gender identity, or other protected status.

An Award Winning Company

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. (SEL) has earned a reputation for quality, reliability, integrity, and service. This has enabled us to expand within both the electric utility and industrial markets in many different industries, markets, and geographies around the world.

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