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Job Title:  Embedded Software Engineering III

Requisition ID:  2865

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 have an immediate opening for an Embedded Software Engineering III to develop processing and controls firmware and software for our power conversion management systems, at our Vancouver (Burnaby) facility.

In this role, you will have a significant opportunity to be a part of a talented cross-functional team tasked with the responsibility of designing and developing reliable and cost-effective power conversion products (Rectifiers, AC UPS, Converters, Inverters) from conception to production. This position will give you the platform to act as a key senior contributor to the entire development and creative process thereby allowing you to leave your stamp on various exciting projects in play.

Our organization values high performance, integrity, and work ethic. We genuinely believe that we do is heroic, and we bring 100% every day to help our critical clients remain fully operational in times of disaster and disruption by building and providing top notch reserved power solutions to fit their customized needs. In turn, we are looking for the same type of passion in prospective employees looking to join our team!

If this resonates with you, we want to hear from you!

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Primary duty is to design and develop power conversion products (Rectifiers, AC UPS, Converters, Inverters) from concept to production.
    • Participate in defining 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 technical documents and diagrams required by the product/software development processes and standards
  • Develop the products using world leading design practices and standards, including modeling and simulation, tolerance analysis, design for reliability, design for manufacturing and assembly, and design for serviceability
  • Support the implementation of future, breakthrough technologies that will improve the overall competitiveness and cost position of Alpha’s Power Conversion products


  • Bachelors or Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Computer Engineering and minimum of 5 years experience 
  • At least 2 years of previous and related experience within power conversion product design
  • Solid engineering experience with power electronics design and product development with embedded microcontrollers
  • Experience with sampled-data real-time control systems, specifically for power conversion or motor drive type applications
  • Experience/expertise in the fields of:
    • Embedded Firmware Design
    • Real-Time process control
    • Power electronics hardware with embedded microcontrollers
    • Power conversion process, including signal processing and control algorithms
    • Industrial protocols
  • Proven ability to:
    • Be an integral part of high-performance teams in a Positive Business Culture of Innovation and Collaboration
    • Contribute as a member of the technical staff on strategic innovation-linked products
    • Stay on task, even when conflicting priorities threaten to draw attention elsewhere
  • Must be capable of working on own initiatives, be self-motivated, and have the ability to meet multiple objectives simultaneously in a collaborative, innovative, and high performance team environment
  • 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
  • Demonstrated experience with digital control interfaces such as SPI, I2C, or UART.
  • Detail-oriented, creative, and results driven, with a strong operational mindset; decisive “get it done” and “deliver results” mentality
  • Customer focused with good relationship building skills
  • Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills - ability to communicate clearly and concisely to all levels within the organization including formal meetings and presentations

Desired Qualifications

  • Working knowledge in the use of electronic test equipment, such as oscilloscopes, power sources and loads, etc.
  • Experience with DSP, e.g. digital filter design and fixed-point arithmetic.
  • Experience with SoC peripherals such as ADC, PWM, comparators, etc.
  • Experience with concurrency in a single and multi-core environment.
  • Familiar with the Agile development process, SCRUM and experience in an R&D environment
  • Working knowledge of modeling, simulation, and analysis with tools like Matlab/Simulink, SPICE, and PSIM

General Job Requirements

  • Generic


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