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Embedded Systems Engineer

Vortex Optics
Vortex Optics

Posted 4 months ago

Embedded Systems Engineer

Madison, WI

We are looking for a talented individual who will be responsible for developing PCB and electrical components that integrate with our mechanical and software platforms. You will be working with our project managers & engineers to develop electronic solutions that integrate with our products. We are looking for an individual that has a strong background in electrical engineering and a reasonable understanding of software development fundamentals, coupled with a desire to develop new and innovative products in a collaborative environment.

*This is a full-time, onsite position in Barneveld, WI (approximately 30 miles from Madison, WI). Relocation assistance is available. 

What You’ll Be Doing
  • Electrical circuit design and development
  • Develop and define product architecture(s)
  • Lay out PCBs and develop electrical schematics 
  • Electrical circuit verification
  • Perform module and system-level verification to confirm the product’s operation against specifications
  • Develop and improve device communication protocols
  • Program communication to various display technologies (LCD, micro-displays, etc)
  • Program embedded systems in C/C++
  • Design parts and products for achievement of project goals, ease of manufacturing, reduced cost, and use of common parts
  • Prototype electronic parts and PCB’s
  • Develop embedded solutions for testing, prototyping, and product release.
  • Other duties as assigned
  • BS Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or related degree
  • Minimum 3-5 years' experience
  • CAD design experience (Altium, Solidworks PCB, OrCAD, KiCad, EAGLE, etc.)
  • Experience with software development using embedded C/C++ including use of chip-vendor APIs
  • Experience with PWM
  • Experience with ARM, MSP430, PIC or similar microcontrollers
  • Experience developing software using embedded frameworks and SDKs
  • Experience incorporating Bluetooth / Wireless communication into PCB designs
  • Experience with communication protocols including USB, UART, SPI, I2C, CAN, etc.
  • Familiarity with Oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, DMMs, etc.
  • Electrical Testing (EMC, etc) & experience with obtaining electrical regulatory approvals (CE, UL)

Preferred Experience and Skills
  • Programming with ASIC and FPGA’s 
  • Algorithm development and refinement 

When you join Team Vortex, you’ll enjoy:
  • Employee Ownership Opportunities
  • Great health, dental and vision insurance
  • Paid time off (PTO) and holidays
  • 401(k), life insurance, identity protection, short- and long-term disability
  • Various onsite amenities including a fitness center, a nature preserve with walking trails and dog friendly work areas
  • Neighboring daycare facility
  • Casual and flexible work environment
  • Employee discounts on industry leading products

What’s it like to join Team Vortex?
From the production floor to the repair room, from consumer sales to new product development, we’re a growing team of makers and doers, working together to give our customers an experience they’ll never forget. Our employees thrive in situations that require demonstrating our core values:

  • About You
  • Customer is King
  • Willingness to Shovel Snow
  • Be the Buffalo
Every Vortex product that leaves our door is covered by our Very Important Promise (VIP) Warranty. The Vortex VIP Warranty simply means, if you ever have a concern, issue or want to order a Vortex product, you will be met with a customer experience that will exceed all expectations! Our promise is unlimited, unconditional and lasts a lifetime. Whether your Vortex role is in Sales, Customer Service, IT, Marketing, Finance, NPD or Operations, every day starts with supporting that promise and PUTTING THE CUSTOMER FIRST!

*Must already be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis for any employer.

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