Principal Firmware Engineer

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Come work with us on the cutting edge of technology and be part of a dynamic and rapidly growing organization!  


ACLARA understands that a quality team will help us lead the way. We provide an environment that supports professional growth and opportunity for advancement and we offer competitive benefits such as medical, dental, vision, flex-spending, 401k, tuition reimbursement, vacation, holiday and PTO.  


As the leader in smart grid technology and service, Aclara integrates modern communications, electronics and analytics for use by utilities to increase data gathering that enables more refined control, management and automation in efforts to improve efficiency, reliability and overall performance of electric, water and gas networks.


  • Firmware design, coding, test and documentation for micro controller based products.
  • Develop firmware functional specifications and requirements documentation for new products.
  • Contribute to cost estimates and schedules for firmware development tasks.
  • Develop design verification test requirements and create test reports.
  • Develop, maintain and champion structured firmware processes.
  • Guide engineers through proper firmware design processes for high reliability firmware
  • Analyze and resolve field problems.
  • Supervise the work and tasks of other engineers on project teams.
  • Develop unit and integration test requirements and methodologies and processes.
  • Develop new techniques and apply existing techniques for designing, developing and testing high reliability firmware.
  • Participate in technical reviews of the work performed by the group.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Computer Science.
  • Ten (10) year’s aggregate Engineering experience in which may include graduate thesis work.
  • Ten (10) years’ experience in analysis, design, coding, and testing C code for embedded systems.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ leading a development effort.
  • Project estimation/tracking experience.
  • Work equally well independently and at the direction of others.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.


  • Working knowledge of networking protocols (SEP, Wi-Fi, ZigBee, IPv4/6).
  • Working knowledge of assembler.
  • Advanced engineering degree.
  • Electronic communication systems background.
  • Experience working with RF systems.
  • Experience in the utility industry.

Affirmative Action and EOE

Aclara is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

EOE Statement

We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


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