Software Engineer - Embedded

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Plug Power, Inc. · Spokane, WA

Clean Energy
Posted 2 days ago


Position Summary:
The Software Engineer role is responsible for the design and development of embedded software and diagnostic solutions for Plug Power’s fuel cell systems.  By maintaining current software platforms and also designing new software solutions to enhance fuel cell system functionality, the Software Engineer helps deliver high quality products to our customers in the field.  Effective software solutions integrated within our fuel cell systems provide visibility into system performance while allowing users to easily interface with Plug Power units.  The ideal candidate for this role must be highly collaborative and effective at working with cross-functional partners to develop robust software solutions in support of electro-mechanical technology. 


Core Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design, develop and implement embedded software solutions for fuel cell systems to yield improved performance and ease of interfacing.
  • Specific design and development responsibilities include:
    • Embedded drivers for various boards
    • Windows programs to interface/test embedded software/devices
    • Diagnostic software and algorithms
  • Ensure software solutions meet rigorous quality standards.
  • Regularly analyze software solutions and make ongoing improvements to increase product quality.
  • Debug/test hardware and embedded products within systems as required.
  • Maintain current documentation of all software phases concurrent with Plug Power policy.
  • Commit to ongoing cross-functional collaboration to better understand technology requirements and calibrate design efforts accordingly. 
  • Support project teams and collaborate as needed to meet project objectives.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Education and Experience:

  • BS in software engineering, computer science, electrical engineering or other relevant field of study.
  • At least 3 years of experience in real-time embedded software development.
  • Experience using bug tracking databases.
  • Experience with version control software.
  • Strong familiarity with software development process.
  • Knowledge of fuel cell systems a plus.
  • Experience with any or all of the following highly preferred:
    • Microchip PIC/dsPIC  Series experience (dsPIC 33F, PIC18F)
    • Driver development experience including CAN, USB, I2C, SPI Drivers, Bootloaders, A/D etc
    • Fluency in C/C++, Assembler
    • TMS Processor Development Background
    • UL 1998 Code Certification Experience
    • C# .NET
    • Labview


  • Excellent design, analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Must have strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Results-oriented and driven work style.
  • Excellent task-oriented follow-through.



Plug Power, Inc. is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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