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Itron, a technology leader in the energy and smart grid sector, is seeking an Embedded Engineer to join our motivated and talented team. You will become a key contributor in the architecture, definition, and design of the next generation distributed intelligence applications which will enable our customers to solve complex grid operations use cases.

The ideal candidate will have experience doing embedded firmware development as well as configuring and debugging highly complex systems in an R&D environment. They must have demonstrated experience at interpreting system specifications, decomposing complex problems, and distilling them down to concrete designs/implementation. Finally, they will need to collaborate with other design and test engineers throughout the development lifecycle as part of an international and multicultural distributed intelligence organization.


Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Operate in a fast-paced development environment with regular, internal integration and external customer facing system releases

  • Work with systems and design engineers on product requirements, design, coding, and reviews

  • Design, document, develop, debug, validate and maintain code

  • Develop firmware in C/C++

  • Apply concepts and algorithms with and without the use of real-time operating systems

  • Respond to inquiries from technical support regarding function and operation of the solution

  • Verify documentation and on-line help content


  • At least 5-8 years of embedded software development with exceptionally strong C/C++ experience on resource constrained embedded platforms

  • Real Time Operating Systems - Synchronization, Message Passing, Memory management etc.

  • Strong oral and written communications skills

  • Collaborating in a team environment

  • Experience with Embedded processors such as ARM, PowerPC, Atmel Processors, etc.

  • Experience debugging system, hardware, and software problems

  • Scripting – Python, Perl, Ruby, Windows PowerShell, Linux shell

  • Proficiency with development tools such as compilers, emulators/JTAG, debuggers, GIT etc.

  • Unit/functional test automation skills

Desired Experience:

  • Networking – IPV6, IPV4, TCP/IP, UDP, ARP, MAC, ICMP, Wireshark.

  • Development experience at L2-L3 and L4-L7 of the OSI model.

  • Wi-SUN, 6LoWPAN, IEEE 802.15.4g or other HAN, FAN, PAN protocols

  • Power Systems or Smart Grid analytics domain

  • Agile development

  • BS or MS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering or equivalent


Physical Demands: This is a typical office job, with no special physical requirements or unusual work environment.

Travel: 1-10%


Itron is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, citizenship, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, medical condition, veteran status, disability, genetic information, gender identity or other characteristics protected by law. If you require an accommodation in order to apply to this position, please contact your local recruiting representative at 1-800-635-5461 or email Accessibility@itron.com.


Itron enables utilities and cities to safely, securely and reliably deliver critical infrastructure services to communities in more than 100 countries. Our portfolio of smart networks, software, services, meters and sensors helps our customers better manage electricity, gas and water resources for the people they serve. By working with our customers to ensure their success, we help improve the quality of life, ensure the safety and promote the well-being of millions of people around the globe. Itron is dedicated to creating a more resourceful world. Join us: www.itron.com.



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