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Remote Embedded Software Development Engineer

Job Functions:
Software Engineering
Employment Types:
Remote; United States
Posted on:

Job Summary:

Are you a software engineer with a background in embedded hardware? Are you looking for a remote position where your work will make a difference? We want to speak to you!

NOAA's Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL) is a federal laboratory that makes critical observations and conducts groundbreaking research to advance our knowledge of the global ocean and its interactions with the earth, atmosphere, ecosystems, and climate. The purpose of this position is to provide technical engineering services support to the Engineering Development Division, and more specifically as an embedded firmware development engineer for developing ocean research systems. The embedded firmware development engineer will be responsible for carrying out complete design, functionality tests, and software code under supervision of the PMEL Engineering Lead.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Developing, testing, documenting, and releasing firmware for controlling embedded ocean sensor systems
  • Moving from a design concept (TRL 2-3) to a fully functional system in 1 year (TRL 6-7)The fully functional system will have been extensively bench tested, and then successfully deployed in the ocean environment, in quantities of 5+

Required Qualifications and Skills:

  • BS in electrical engineering or similar degree
  • The ability to obtain a Public Trust clearance
  • At least 5 years of experience in embedded system development and testing
  • Familiarity with the class of microprocessor MSP430, ARM M0-M4, or similar
  • At least 5 years of experience in firmware development, programming in C or C++ language and with associated compilers, firmware debuggers, GitHub repository, etc.
  • Demonstrated experience using various electronic PCB test equipment, their GUIs, for system-level testing
  • Excellent time-management skills and commitment to meet deadlines in a remote work environment


  • MS in electrical engineering or a similar degree

Work Setting and Environment:

  • Work is to be performed remotely
  • Monday - Friday, normal business hours
  • On-site federal contractors, in federal buildings or on federal lands must comply with CDC guidelines with respect to wearing masks, maintaining physical distance, and other public health measures

How FedWriters Will Compensate and Appreciate You:

FedWriters offers team members the opportunity to gain a lasting impression in this fast-growing small business.

FedWriters provides a competitive package of salary and benefits, including medical, dental, and vision coverage; a matching 401(k) program; generous Paid Time Off (PTO); STD; LTD; life insurance; and more!

FedWriters abides by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a), and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.

FedWriters is committed to equal employment opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race; ethnicity; religion; gender; age; national origin; marital status; sexual orientation; gender identity; family responsibilities; matriculation; physical or mental disabilities; political affiliation; genetic information; status as a protected veteran; or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. If you are interested in applying for employment with FedWriters and need special assistance or an accommodation to apply for the position, please call (703) 872-7848. Determination on requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis. FedWriters is a federal contractor seeking veteran referrals.

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