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Firmware Engineer (Mid to Senior Level)

Company: Legrand
Location: Richardson
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Position Description

At a Glance

Legrand has an exciting opportunity for a Firmware Engineer to join the Building Control Systems Team in Carlsbad, CA, Pleasant Grove, UT, and Richardson, TX. The successful candidates will be responsible for executing software/firmware development for the Building Control Systems (BCS) Division and will design, develop, integrate, and test embedded firmware for lighting control products. This firmware will be highly reusable and designed to be leveraged across multiple LNCA Business Units as practicably as possible. The successful candidates will also contribute detailed design, coding, integration, and testing skills/efforts in order to achieve product development functional requirements.

What Will You Do?

  • Create architecture and specification of firmware solutions for embedded electronic products.
  • Innovate and/or review product design specifications for continuous improvement.
  • Design and debug hardware and firmware integration of custom firmware intended to meet functional requirements of product design specifications.
  • Analyze and accept firmware modules contributed by extended team members or contract partners.
  • Identify and specify test methodologies required to analyze software for functional acceptability, including the development of automated regression test applications.
  • Participate in the interviewing, evaluating, and training of employees.
  • Plan, assign, and direct tasks and/or projects to team members, including coaching and developing talent as well addressing complaints and resolving employee issues.
  • Collaborate with engineering leadership in recommending employees for promotions and salary recommendations.
  • Other duties as assigned and/or required.


Required Skills


  • Bachelor's degree required, Electrical Engineering or Computer Science preferred. Master's degree, a plus.


  • Seven plus (7+) years experience in Embedded Firmware and Software. Experience preferably with Agile Software methodologies creating software architecture, design and testing experience, working with embedded microprocessor development environments and/or products using Real-Time Operating Systems (RTOS).
  • Minimum of 2 - 3 years of experience in the integration of electronic products with Control Applications (iOS / Android), either through the development of the APP or through API development.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in leading small teams of embedded development engineers.


  • Expert working knowledge of technical software engineering including C/C++ programming and Real-Time Operating Systems. Ability to read and understand organizations' product technical specifications such as APIs and user guides to determine product integration solutions.
  • Experience with EVT, DVT, and PVT phases (Or equivalent tollgate development processes) for hardware, software, and firmware development, as well as Alpha and Beta phases for SW. Experience with Agile tools including familiarity with VSTS and JIRA.
  • Ability to operate and control electronic equipment locally and remotely utilizing RS-232 and RS-485 communication standards as well as using TCP/IP and wireless based communications principles such as Bluetooth, BLE, and 6LowPAN, and use IR remote control communication protocols.
  • Advanced use of computers and Microsoft Office Suite Applications such as Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, and other Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software applications.
  • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills to read and comprehend highly complex instructions, procedures, and/or correspondence while working in a cross cultural and functional matrix organization.
  • Ability to effectively present and communicate intended design and project task assignments to team members as well as the ability to communicate summarized Project Status to Engineering Leadership.
  • Ability to interview, screen, select, and monitor performance of technical personnel performing as embedded programmers. Ability to mentor and coach less-experienced firmware engineers in development best practices.
  • Proficient in prioritizing projects/tasks to meet deadlines and multi-task while sustaining flexibility in a fast-paced team environment and changing priorities.
  • Ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally on a limited basis.

Company Info

About Legrand

Every single day, Legrand brings power, light and data to millions of spaces around the world. Legrand is a global, publicly-traded company listed on the Euronext (Legrand SA EPA: LR) with 36,000 employees worldwide, a market cap of $16B, revenue of more than $5 billion, with products sold in 180 countries. Legrand is listed on the Forbes Global 2000 as one of the world's best employers. For more information, visit

About Legrand North and Central America

Legrand North and Central America (LNCA) employs over 5,000 associates in 60 locations, working in 6 product categories (Electrical Wiring Systems, Building Control Systems, AV, Data Communications, Power Distribution and Control, and Lighting). LNCA offers comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage. LNCA offers distinctive benefits like high employer 401K match, above-benchmark paid maternity leave, paid time off to volunteer, and an active women's network. LNCA is an employee-centered, growth company with tremendous opportunity. For more information, visit

About Legrand's Building Control Systems Division

Legrand's Building Control Systems (BCS) division includes the Wattstopper and Solarfective product lines. Wattstopper offers the most comprehensive line of simple, scalable and flexible energy efficient lighting controls and solutions for commercial and residential applications. These products, programs, and services have been helping customers save energy, meet green initiatives and comply with energy codes for more than 30 years. Solarfective gives Legrand customers the most energy efficient, easy-to-use advanced shading and lighting control solutions. For more information, visit

Equal Opportunity Employer

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