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Senior Embedded Engineer

Company: Symbotic
Location: Peabody
Posted on: March 31, 2024

Job Description:

Who we are

With its A.I.-powered robotic technology platform, Symbotic is changing the way consumer goods move through the supply chain. Intelligent software orchestrates advanced robots in a high-density, end-to-end system - reinventing warehouse automation for increased efficiency, speed and flexibility.

What we need

We are looking for a Senior Embedded Engineer to join the Safe Access System team in our Industrial Controls and Robotics organization. This position will report to the Manager of Embedded Safety and will play an important part in designing, developing, and maintaining the embedded system.

What we do

The Senior Embedded Engineer will be part of team that designs and develops a state-of-the-art safety system within our automation solution. This role lives within our Industrial Controls team and plays a critical role in delivering a robust safety system that allows our system to run safely and efficiently.

What you'll do

  • Design and develop software strategies for near real time environments in C++.
  • Implement object-oriented software using up-to-date programming methodologies.
  • Implement, document, and maintain embedded real-time code and shell scripts (Bash, Python).
  • Understand, document, and maintain existing code (C/C++, Bash, and Python components).
  • Support system testing of components and subsystems.
  • Troubleshoot system problems in production or design by investigating issues related to product performance or production difficulties, primarily through log analysis.
  • Evaluate and process engineering change requests.
  • Up to 10% travel required.

    What you'll need
    • Minimum 8 years of professional experience developing real time embedded software and device drivers. Familiarity with networking protocols and control systems.
    • Bachelor of Science in a related engineering discipline (i.e., Computer Science, Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, etc.).
    • The qualified candidate must have experience with Object Oriented design using C++. C++ coding skills and design pattern, suitable for real time environments.
    • Experience with software process and version control tools.
    • Strong background in Linux shell scripting (especially Python and bash), familiarity with grep, regex and parsing; and file system command line utilities.
    • In-depth knowledge of real time or embedded operating systems (e.g.,VxWorks, FreeRTOS, SafeRTOS) and threading and communication issues related to real time operating systems (for industrial safety systems would be ideal).
    • POSIX multi-threading (thread priority, thread arbitration), synchronization mechanisms (mutexes, semaphores), shared memory, event and signal handling, and inter-process communications.
    • Low level communication protocols and sockets implementations, UDP, TCP/IP, TCP/NFS, and related alignment and packing issues.
    • Experience with programming and debugging for memory-constrained systems.
    • Expert level communication (oral and written) and documentation skills; must be comfortable explaining complex software systems and programming concepts.
    • A hands-on problem solver with excellent software design and implementation skills.
    • Previous experience working in a team with more and less experienced engineers.
    • This person must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and support unscheduled events.
    • Understanding of functional safety and safety programming is a plus.



      About Symbotic

      Symbotic is an automation technology leader reimagining the supply chain with its end-to-end, AI-powered robotic and software platform. Symbotic reinvents the warehouse as a strategic asset for the world's largest retail, wholesale, and food & beverage companies. Applying next-gen technology, high-density storage and machine learning to solve today's complex distribution challenges, Symbotic enables companies to move goods with unmatched speed, agility, accuracy and efficiency. As the backbone of commerce the Symbotic platform transforms the flow of goods and the economics of supply chain for its customers. For more information, visit .

      We are a community of innovators, collaborators and pioneers who embrace our differences, because we know unique perspectives make us stronger and smarter. Every perspective matters. We depend on the collective voices of our employees, customers and community to help guide us as we build a better place to work - for you and the world. That's why we're proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

      We do not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or genetic information.

Keywords: Symbotic, Peabody , Senior Embedded Engineer, Engineering , Peabody, Massachusetts

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