Firmware Engineer

ORBCOMM (Galway, Ireland) 15 days ago

ORBCOMM has a full-time permanent opening for a Firmware Engineer. The successful candidate will join our Firmware team with responsibility for development and maintenance of embedded applications and platforms. The typical candidate shall have a minimum of 2 years embedded software experience in a product development environment.


Translate requirements into technical specifications and develop applications

Development of embedded platforms

Optimize software architecture and toolchain

Implement C code & debug on target platform

Test & verification

Liaise with customer support and field sales

Provide technical support for developed products

Deployment of software updates

Develop and maintain knowledge of technical advances in embedded software


Electronics Engineering/Computer Engineering/Computer Science Degree (BEng or BSc, Honours)

Mandatory Experience:

C coding and debugging

Embedded applications development

Experience with low-power, real-time systems

Experience with embedded operating systems

Development of high-availability products using 32-bit processors

Experience with software development processes & source control tools

Desired Experience:

Experience with various processor architectures e.g. NXP iMX

Experience with various toolchains e.g. gcc, Android build, yocto

Knowledge of network protocols e.g. TCP, UDP

Knowledge of wireless protocols e.g. GSM/GPRS/LTE/GPS/Bluetooth/WiFi/NFC

Knowledge of automotive protocols e.g. CAN, SAE J1939, SAE J1587

Automotive technology e.g. EBS, tachographs, refrigeration.

Ability to use test equipment for debug and board bring-up

Experience with distributed source control tools e.g. git, mercurial.

Linux device driver development

Experience with scripting e.g. Python, bash

Java/Android application development

At ORBCOMM, we believe that our people are our strength. Our success stems from our ability to attract and retain the best people who deliver a high level of performance and skill.

If you are looking for a challenging career and the opportunity to be in an established, successful and high growth company, ORBCOMM is the ideal place for you. We are committed to employment equity.

ORBCOMM would like to thank all applicants in advance and advise them that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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