• Senior Firmware Engineer - C++

    Advanced EnergyFort Collins, CO 80523

    Job #2659051180

  • Senior Firmware Engineer - C+ ABOUT ADVANCED ENERGY

    Advanced Energy (Nasdaq: AEIS) is a global leader in the design and manufacturing of highly engineered, precision power conversion, measurement and control solutions for mission-critical applications and processes.?AE's power solutions enable customer innovation in complex applications for a wide range of industries including semiconductor equipment, industrial, manufacturing, telecommunications, data center computing and healthcare. Advanced Energy has devoted four decades to perfecting power for its global customers and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.


    Some people say it's like working in the best of two worlds. We operate like an agile, growing, small company - you can see your work make a difference to the company every day. Things move quickly and you can see and feel it. At the same time, we're a global company founded in 1981 and have been publicly traded for more than 28 years. We have a strong cash position, deep trust and partnership with leading customers, a global best-in-class operations capability, and a proven leadership team. We have a track record and resources to make things happen both organically and inorganically. Being part of a nimble company with a solid foundation attracts team members that are capable, driven and like a challenge. Our employees collaborate and know how to have fun inventing, working, building and winning together. At our core, we are Advanced Energy - powering the future, together.


    Advanced Energy, RF Delivery Systems (RFDS) is looking for an Embedded Firmware Engineer (C++) for its New Product Development (NPD) team to design and develop software controls for our RF Generator Systems used in Plasma Power applications.

    The Embedded Firmware Engineer (C++) will work with a multi-disciplined product delivery team of RF, Electrical, Mechanical, and other Firmware Engineers to design, modify, and evaluate embedded software, and/or programmable logic and/or electronic apparatus, components, or circuitry for use in electronic equipment and devices. You will perform engineering work in the design of new products and/or sustaining of existing products.


    • Be a critical member of the product development engineering team and participate in all phases of the firmware development life cycle. Working closely with product development team including system and electrical engineers and logic (FPGA) designers.

    • Responsible for design and development of software to work with custom hardware. Develop embedded systems applications to work on multicore processors. Develops software unit test procedures and code/architecture documentation.

    • Participates in on-going technical discussions and code reviews. Possibly, including supporting technical reviews and presentations both internally and externally to customers

    • Applies computer science, engineering, and mathematical analysis concepts and principles in the development of software for the target application.

    • Responsible for estimation of development tasks, supporting the ownership of project schedule with the team using Agile or other methods.

    • Be able to travel within US and abroad for short periods of time (as needed).


    • A Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Computer Science (or similar) technical degree.

    • At least 5 years' experience in related industries working with real time embedded firmware (C++) in industrial applications, including one or more of the following experiences:

    • Knowledge of common embedded peripherals and connectivity - SPI, I2C, USB, UART, CAN, Ethernet, timers, interrupt controllers.

    • Experience with RTOS with embedded processors and multicore environments.

    • Experience with stepper motor controllers.

    • Experience with build tools such as GNU, CMake, Ninja.

    • Experience with Python scripting.

    • Experience developing within a Linux environment.

    • Experience with industrial communication protocols such as EtherCAT and DeviceNet.

    • Experience developing software unit tests and other CI/CD practices.

    • Knowledge of digital hardware design and VHDL is a plus!

    • Proven ability to troubleshoot and use test equipment including but not limited to oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, spectrum analyzers, JTAG debuggers.

    • Experience with code repositories (GIT) and collaboration tools such as JIRA and Confluence.

    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.


    • BS in Engineering, Science, or equivalent

    • BS in Electrical or Computer Engineering preferred


    As required by multiple state pay transparency laws, Advanced Energy provides a reasonable range of compensation for each job posting. Actual compensation is influenced by an array of factors including, but not limited to, skill set, level of experience, and specific office location. The range of starting pay for this role is $95,000 to $135,000 per year.


    As part of our total rewards philosophy, we believe in offering and maintaining competitive compensation and benefits programs for our employees to attract and retain a talented, highly engaged workforce.?Our compensation programs are focused on equitable, fair pay practices including market-based base pay, an annual pay-for-performance incentive plan for eligible positions, and a discounted Employee Stock Purchase Plan.?

    In addition to our competitive compensation practices, we offer a strong benefits package in each of the countries in which we operate. In the U.S., we offer a rich benefits package that includes:

    • Medical - multiple medical plans are available to choose from

    • Short and long-term disability and life insurance

    • Health savings and flexible spending accounts

    • Generous time off policy starting with 3 weeks of paid vacation, 7 days of paid sick time, and 12 paid holidays

    • 8 hours of paid volunteer time off

    • 8 weeks of paid parental leave for both Moms and Dads

    • Company matched 401(k)

    • Tuition reimbursement

    • Expanded mental health coverage and employee assistance programs??

    • Other voluntary benefits include critical illness, accident and hospital indemnity, pet insurance, identify theft, and legal assistance

    Advanced Energy is committed to diversity in its workforce including Equal Opportunity Employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, and/or veteran status.

    Advanced Energy is also committed to providing reasonable accommodations in our job application process/procedures for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you require assistance in completing an Advanced Energy application, please reach out to ~~~

    Applications will be accepted through 03/31/2024, the company reserves the right to review applications at any point after they are submitted.

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