About Goddard: Founded in 1997, Goddard is a dynamic, full-service product development and engineering firm specializing in the design and development of medical technology, life science and industrial products. Drawing from the collective expertise of its experienced designers and engineers, Goddard’s mission is to deliver outstanding solutions that positively impact lives.

Why you should join us:

  • Project diversification: Our teams have helped to re-imagine and build products ranging from implantable heart pumps to boat monitors to flying cars.
  • On-site partnership model: Our engineers become a part of our clients’ team. Many of our clients opt to host our engineers on-site for the duration of their project. Every Thursday, the entire Goddard staff gathers in our Beverly and San Diego offices to discuss projects. The upshot? No matter where you are, you’re always supported by the whole team. 
  • We care about culture: From our “dress-for-your-day” policy, Athletic Club and Women’s Network to social hours and summer Fridays, we believe in taking care of our teammates

Goddard is seeking a Firmware Engineer to join its team!  The individual in this role will be held accountable to be able to conduct yourself in the manners listed below and refine any needed skills to efficiently cover all responsibilities. Ideal candidate should possess a broad understanding of the Electronic/Firmware technology landscape and the desire to keep up with the changes in technology. The ability to define the system and hardware architecture for a given system and participate in the definition of the software architecture.

You are expected to:

  • Take every care, regard, action, and ability to keep all privileged information not yet known to other individuals, companies, public, or other entity private and confidential in all regards.
  • Assist in research, development, design, test, and integration of firmware/software, electronic and electromechanical efforts for medical products, consumer products, commercial equipment, and automation systems.
  • Eagerly take on new challenges and work independently.
  • Assist in defining the culture for Goddard's software / electrical engineering team.
  • Practice clear and direct communication with management and customers.
  • Develop and deliver robust and safe firmware / software for various devices including but not limited to consumer products, medical devices, automated test fixtures, industrial automation.
  • Engage with technical leads to understand firmware scope and work on implementation including testing, to meet schedules and scope.
  • Assist Senior Engineers with Identifying problems and formulating solutions, collecting data, and developing test procedures to prove or dis-prove failures and solutions.
  • Continue to grow your capabilities within all realms of your career.
  • Travel as-needed (valid driver’s license and vehicle required).

You should be technically familiar and experienced with:

  • A minimum of 5 years professional experience developing firmware in a bare-metal Environment.
  • Analog and Digital Circuits.
  • Microcontrollers - Experience in designing microcontroller and microprocessor-based systems including, Microchip, Texas Instruments, ST, and ARM microcontrollers. C-programming expertise required.
  • Sensors - Familiarity with various sensor types including MEMS sensors and ability to design them into a system.
  • Have the ability to understand and develop a theory (sequence) of functional operations and to develop the corresponding State machine or RTOS firmware stacks.
  • Experience with hand prototyping using soldering iron, rework station, and wiring modules.
  • Have the ability to create quick prototypes when necessary, utilizing Arduino, Raspberry pi, development modules, or best method given the situation.
  • A firm understanding of C programming and debugging skills for embedded systems.
  • Experience with C++.
  • Experience with developing secure connected products at scale.
  • Shell scripting and/or Python.
  • Experience with bringing up and troubleshooting firmware on new hardware.
  • Experience with firmware testing platforms including Unit Level, Simulation and Emulation.
  • Must be able to read and understand basic electrical schematics.
  • Experience with common embedded and wireless communication protocol firmware stacks (RS232/485, SPI, I2C, CAN, USB, ETH, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, LoRa, 4G) is required.
  • Experience with common toolchains and development environments (GCC, CMake, Eclipse based, etc) is required.
  • Proficient in version control systems such as git and common web-based interfaces is required.
  • Experience with methodically root-cause sophisticated firmware/hardware failures at the subsystem and/or system level.

Regarding Computer & Software Use, you are expected to:

  • Create or oversee the creation of product documentation for the manufacturing and assembly process in accordance with Goddard Technologies practices.
  • Use appropriate software as the primary design platforms.
  • Advise, research, and recommend hardware & software applications that will benefit the company and its team members by way of efficiency.
  • Continue to grow your capabilities with all computer programs.

COVID-19 Consideration: We require all employees to be fully vaccinated in order to safeguard the health and wellbeing of our employees, families, customers, and visitors..

Please note: Presently, Goddard does not sponsor employment visas.

Goddard believes that everyone is entitled to fair opportunities and equal employment rights. We comply with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination in hiring and the terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to, compensation, promotion, discipline, or termination. Goddard is firm on its policy to provide equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants on the basis of qualification and merit and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status, public assistance status, membership or activity in a local commission, or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable local, state, and federal laws.

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