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Title:  Sr. Firmware Engineer (C++)

About Advanced Energy

Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: AEIS), enables design breakthroughs and drives growth for leading semiconductor and industrial customers. Our precision power and control technologies, along with our applications know-how, inspire close partnerships and innovation in thin-film and industrial manufacturing. We are proud of our rich heritage, award-winning technologies, and we value the talents and contributions of all Advanced Energy's employees worldwide.


Position Summary

We have an immediate need for an experienced Software Engineer, Firmware in our Denver or Fort Collins offices. In this position, you will design, modify, and evaluate embedded software, and/or programmable logic and/or electronic apparatus, components, or circuitry for use in electronic equipment and devices. You will perform engineering work in basic and applied research, development, and/or design of new products and/or sustaining of existing products. 



  • Participates in all phases of the Firmware development life cycle, including requirements analysis, design, implementation, integration, and test of all products.
  • Responsible for research, design, and development of computer software systems, in conjunction with hardware product development.
  • Applies computer science, engineering, and mathematical analysis concepts and principles in the development of software for the target application.
  • Demonstrates and applies comprehensive knowledge of power electronics and controls design to the successful completion of complex projects
  • Works closely with cross functional members of the engineering organization to develop and evaluate interfaces between hardware and software, and operational performance requirements and design of the overall system.
  • Develops software test procedures, software programs, and related documentation.
  • Contributes to determining, estimating, and validating the cost and scope of software efforts to ensure software performed meets program cost, schedule, and technical constraints.
  • Develop C++ Applications on embedded Systems including FPGAs and SOCs.
  • Implement assigned projects and project tasks to provide software engineering solutions including software design, documentation, verification and validation, used in evaluating, testing and processing high fidelity data acquisition systems.
  • Implement advanced software development techniques in compliance with technical reference architecture
  • Participate in on-going code reviews to improve software stability and maintainability of an aging code base
  • Perform technical review, design analysis, development and selection of hardware and mission critical computer software.          



  • BS in Electrical or Computer Engineering
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience desired
  • VHDL programming experience with FPGAs desired
  • Experience with embedded microprocessors within FPGAs desired
  • Familiar with Xilinx Development Tools desired
  • Hands-on laboratory experience is critical and required. Specifically experience with Logic Analyzers and Oscilloscopes
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required
  • Proficient in C programming language Experience with peripherals (e.g. CAN, UART, SPI, I2C, SDIO, USB).
  • Circuit design, documentation and implementation of high-speed digital electronics, FPGAs, and embedded processor systems.
  • Experience with oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, spectrum analyzers or temperature chambers.
  • Highly organized and able to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to work requirements and flow down for system/subsystem/box/board needs.
  • Proficiency in designing, testing and optimizing the real time performance of firmware based subsystems


B.S. in Engineering or Science, or equivalent.


Compensation:   $90,000-140,000

As part of our total rewards philosophy, we believe in offering and maintaining competitive compensation and benefits programs for our employees in order to attract and retain a talented, highly engaged workforce.  Our compensation programs are focused on equitable, fair pay practices including market-based base pay, an annual pay-for-performance incentive plan, and discounted Employee Stock Purchase Plan.  In addition to our competitive compensation practices, we offer a strong benefits package in each of the countries in which we operate. In the U.S., we offer a rich benefits package that includes 4 different health care plan options, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, health savings and flexible spending accounts, paid-time off, 8-weeks of paid parental leave for both moms and dads, company matched 401(k), flexible work schedules, expanded mental health coverage and employee assistance programs. 


Advanced Energy is committed to diversity in its workforce including Equal Employment Opportunity for Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.

Nearest Major Market: Fort Collins
Nearest Secondary Market: Loveland