Firmware Engineer - Test
CAN, Ottawa, Canada
4h ago


  • Analyze new product functional requirements to determine required data structures and behaviors
  • Work with the design and system team to help devise algorithms for various applications
  • Architect the firmware structure to meet the functional requirements specified
  • Create written documentation for firmware
  • Design and implement firmware modules using C, C++, assembly level software, and standard design patterns and techniques.
  • Support ATE (automated test equipment) specific extension firmware loads with the goal of improving test time, test stability, test coverage and general control and observability of the device under test.
  • Define test cases and write test automation which effectively validate module design
  • Implement drivers and validation test suites for new custom mixed signal hardware
  • Work with the Development Team to ensure interoperability between firmware components and hardware
  • Work with Design, Validation, Test and Applications Engineering to investigate and correct reported system behavioral abnormalities
  • Qualifications and Abilities

    The ideal candidate will have experience with the 8051 processor platform as well as more advanced 32 bit RISC processors (ARM, ARC).

    Nice to have experience in embedded firmware development for datacom / telecom applications.


    2+ years of commercial embedded firmware development experience.


  • Embedded programming, C / C++
  • Working knowledge of Python
  • Experience with real-time operating systems
  • Ability to understand hardware block diagrams and schematics
  • Ability to troubleshoot, test, and debug
  • Knowledge of ATE equipment (eg. Advantest V93000) is an asset
  • Experience in the development of datacom / telecom applications, or enough technical understanding to be able to learn :
  • hardware architectures (read and understand hardware block diagram / schematic / data sheet / register maps)
  • software architectures (Drivers, middleware)
  • Debugging and troubleshooting of embedded systems
  • Implementation of multithreaded applications (understanding of inter-process communication)
  • Education

    Bachelor or Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science

    Master’s degree preferred

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