Embedded Controls (EC) Engineer | VanderHouwen

Embedded Controls (EC) Engineer

Beaverton, Oregon

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Job Id: 62912

Embedded Controls (EC) Engineer
Our client is looking for an Embedded Controls engineer to help design, develop, power on, debug and support Embedded Controllers. EC’s are the controls that run just before the BIOS to control parts in hardware such as thermal fans, led lights, and batteries. 

This is a hybrid role with 4 days a week onsite in Beaverton, OR, Redmond, WA or their Campbell, CA offices. 

Embedded Controls (EC) Engineer Responsibilities

  • Develop Embedded Controllers for next-generation computers. 
  • Power on early hardware and through simulation.
  • Debug hardware and firmware issues.
  • Support bug and security fixes through a product’s lifecycle.
  • Use specifications and schematics.
  • Develop original code and solutions for customization and value-add features.
  • Provide guidance and respond to feedback from BMC, QA, tech writers, and customer teams
  • Document work using project management tools.
  • Work closely with onsite and remote teams towards shared goals.
  • Work closely with silicon vendors for problem analysis and resolution.

Embedded Controls (EC) Engineer Qualifications

  • BS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science/Engineering or equivalent, or 7+ years in firmware or software development.
  • 3+ years’ experience in Embedded Controller development for personal computers.
  • Proficiency in C and C++.
  • Strong debugging skills.
  • Good English communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Must be able to work within both Windows and Linux environments.
  • Knowledge of firmware debugging tools & methodologies.
  • Low-level hardware experience.
  • Understanding of networking protocols.

Compensation: DOE 

Our client provides Health, Dental, Disability, & Vision, 401k and Life insurance

About VanderHouwen
VanderHouwen is an award-winning, Women-Owned, WBENC certified professional staffing firm. Founded in 1987, VanderHouwen has been successfully placing experienced professionals throughout the Pacific Northwest and nationwide. Our recruitment teams are highly specialized in either Technology and IT, Engineering, or Accounting and Finance career markets. Our recruiters value building meaningful, professional relationships with each candidate as well as developing honed knowledge of companies' staffing needs and workplaces. Partner with us to land your next exciting career.

VanderHouwen is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. VanderHouwen does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal civil rights laws.


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