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July 2013

Senior Embedded Firmware Engineer - Team Lead

Tantalus is seeking an a Senior Firmware Engineer that can both contribute to our embedded firmware designs and lead a small team of firmware engineers. You will be joining an exciting and well poised company with bright, hard-working individuals who are committed to delivering continued innovation to the energy utility marketplace through our TUNet smart grid communications solution.

About the position:
  • You will develop, and lead a team developing, real-time software/firmware for Tantalus' wireless endpoint and wireless modem devices used within the energy utility market space.
  • You will mentor firmware engineering staff and provide direction on coding standards and tools.
  • What you need to be a successful candidate:

  • A strong background in embedded software development for real-time environments, including low level state driven applications, non-volatile memory management schemes, real time communications protocol stacks, and interrupt driven task design.
  • Design experience in the implementation of real time wireless communications protocols and related applications, within small footprint, embedded Linux environments.
  • Full product lifecycle experience including requirements analysis, debugging, unit test, integration, and final release validation activities, as well as enhancing and maintaining existing products
  • Demonstrated success in working with and leading a team delivering complex embedded solutions, including effectively translating market requirements into simple technical implementations and positioning solutions for QA validation and manufacturing.
  • Ability to deliver features for your product within the context of delivering solutions to customers that span all elements of the network.
  • Experience working in dynamic environments within large and small companies.
  • Experience and Education/Professional Credentials Required:
    1.
    B.A.Sc. in Computer Engineering or Electrical/Electronic Engineering
    2.
    Seven to ten years work experience in firmware design for real time embedded systems with at least 5 years working experience in a Linux environment.
    3.
    One to three years team lead experience.
    4.
    Strong C programming skills for embedded systems.
    5.
    Experience with large source code control systems.
    5.
    Strong C programming skills for embedded systems.
    5.
    Experience with relevant firmware development and build tools, and firmware development processes.
    Experience Desired:
    1.
    Programming ARM7 and ARM 9 based processors.
    2.
    Linux device drivers.
    3.
    Ability to interpret hardware designs and understanding hardware and manufacturing test requirements.
    4.
    Development of fault tolerant real-time communications.
    5.
    Project management
    Personal Attributes Required:
    1.
    Exceptional verbal and written communication skills in English
    2.
    A demonstrated ability to scope and schedule individual deliverables within a team environment, and be accountable for performance and documentation.
    3.
    High commitment to product quality.
    4.
    Good interpersonal skills including: teamwork, respect & courtesy
    5.
    Self Starter, flexible, and able to multi-task.


    About Tantalus:

    The Tantalus Utility Network (TUNet®) is real-time, two-way, fixed wireless network that is used within a utility's Smart Grid ecosystem. Tune enables a utility to precisely monitor energy usage and power quality, instantly pinpoint outages and energy losses, and remotely manage meters and other utility distribution apparatus to ensure that the grid is operating at peak performance. Utilities also use TUNet to interact with their customers in conservation and cost containment initiatives such as load shedding and customer signaling, which can alert homeowners if the price of electricity changes or if there is an urgent need to reduce energy consumption.

    Tantalus Systems offers a competitive compensation package and a business culture which rewards performance.

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