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Job Title:  Embedded Firmware Engineer

Requisition ID:  2674

Burnaby, British Columbia, CA, V5J 5M4

Home-based Position:  No
Regular/Temporary:  Regular
Job Type:  Full-Time
Job Description: 

EnerSys is the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications. We have over thirty manufacturing and assembly plants worldwide servicing over 10,000 customers in more than 100 countries. Worldwide headquarters are located in Reading, PA, USA with regional headquarters in Europe and Asia. We complement our extensive line of Motive Power and Energy Systems with a full range of integrated services and systems. With sales and service locations throughout the world, and over 100 years of battery experience, EnerSys is the power/full solution for stored DC power products.  We continue to grow in our industry by ensuring all employees possess the following core competencies: customer focused, team player, engaged, ethical, strong communication skills, and works safely.

This position will be focusing primarily on our Reserve Power applications, which include telecommunications, IT, uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), utilities and switchgear, security, emergency lighting and general electronics. Some of the reserve power brands include PowerSafe,DataSafe, and Genesis. Our extensive product range serves a variety of reserve power applications and consistently delivers the most effective, powerful and reliable batteries available.


Job Purpose

We are currently seeking a Embedded Firmware Engineer based in our Burnaby, BC site to develop processing and controls software for our power conversion management systems.  This position will be responsible for requirements analysis, specification, design, coding, debugging and documentation.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Design, model, and simulate Digital Signal Processing (DSP) algorithms for modulated communication protocols.
  • Develop detailed requirements and specifications based on product and system requirements, working in concert with project managers, technical leaders, and staff.
  • Design, write, and test firmware for embedded digital signal processors (DSPs), general purpose processors (GPPs), embedded systems-on-a-chip (SOIC) and microprocessors/microcontrollers to implement specified functionality.
  • Write technical documents and diagrams required by the product/software development processes and standards.
  • Prepares, and supervises preparation of, technical documents and diagrams required by the product/software development processes and standards


  • Bachelors or Masters degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Computer Engineering and minimum of 5 years experience 
  • Demonstrated experience in developing embedded software using structured software design techniques
  • Demonstrated experience with one or more communications protocols such as CAN, Modbus, USB, Ethernet
  • Experience with embedded systems with and without RTOS
  • Digital real-time control design experience (firmware)
  • Demonstrated experience with testing and debugging embedded real-time software using specialized test and debug tools
  • Demonstrated experience in developing C language firmware for DSPs, GPPs and microprocessors/microcontrollers

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with sampled-data real-time control systems, particularly  for power conversion or motor drive type applications
  • Demonstrated experience with digital control interfaces such as SPI, I2C or RS485
  • Familiar with the Agile development process, SCRUM and experience in an R&D environment
  • Power electronics development or sustaining experience 
  • Power electronics simulation software experience
  • Experience with baseband modulation/demodulation techniques, including carrier detection, AGC and equalization, bit and frame synchronization, soft and hard decoding, filtering and decimation, etc.
  • Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills - ability to communicate clearly and concisely to all levels within the organization including formal meetings and presentations.

General Job Requirements

  • Generic


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