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Embedded Software Engineer - Building Technologies - Austin, TX

Austin, Texas
Research & Development

English (US)

Job Description

Division: Building Technologies
Business Unit: Region Americas
Requisition Number: 226893
Primary Location: United States-Texas-Austin
Assignment Category: Full-time regular
Experience Level: Mid level
Education Required Level: Bachelor's Degree
Travel Required: 10%

Division Description:

The Siemens Building Technologies Division is the North American market leader for safe and secure, energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly buildings and infrastructure. As a technology partner, service provider, and system integrator, Building Technologies has offerings for fire protection; life safety; and security as well as building automation; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC); and energy management. Since 1995, Siemens has helped to modernize nearly 7,000 buildings worldwide, including important American landmarks such as World Trade Center Memorial, Times Square Building, Carnegie Hall, Walt Disney World and the Mount Vernon Estate.

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Job Description:

Position Overview

As an Embedded Software Engineer II at Siemens Building Technologies, you will participate within interdisciplinary teams to enhance and develop products for the commercial HVAC market. You will be responsible for developing software products to satisfy customer needs.



  • Design, implement, test, troubleshoot, and enhance software applications for large building automation systems.
  • Develop and run automated tests for verifying system application functionality using an appropriate language or platform.
  • Evaluate and recommend new hardware platforms, devices, and sensors to be used for customer solutions.
  • Create and review technical documentation for internal process and external customer support.
  • Collaborate with Senior Engineers to understand and elaborate market requirements to propose and implement product designs.
  • Comply with and enhance documented Siemens development processes.
  • Participate and propose design alternatives via prototyping.
  • Passionate and self-motivated to learn and keen to constantly improve and develop skills to stay current with technology.
  • Participate in resolution of field problems in application of existing products.
  • Ensure that secure coding practices are followed.
  • Some travel required (~10%).

Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience

    • Bachelor degree in related discipline.
    • Master knowledge in at least one major programming language and computing platform Development experience in automated test frameworks.
    • Hands-on experience with Git or similar SCM.
    • Practitioner of state of the art development practices for software documentation and test-driven designs.
    • Strong focus to deliver quality in every work aspect, utilizing tools to monitor, analyze and enhance software code base.
    • Proven experience applying and thorough understanding of software design patterns and principles.
    • Works well in teams and on individual assignments.
    • Actively shares knowledge and expertise with fellow team members.
    • Able to provide reliable estimates to tasks and project scopes.
    • Hands-on software troubleshooting experience.
    • Cultural sensitivity and experience working with global teams.
    • Strong oral and written communication skills.
    • Power user knowledge of modern operating systems and IT networks/infrastructure.


Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience

    • Real world experience troubleshooting remote Linux systems.
    • Experience building Linux distributions using Yocto/BitBake.
    • Experience troubleshooting hardware and firmware field issues.
    • Experience developing application and solutions for embedded devices.
    • Experience with Maven/Jenkins or any other build automation tools.
    • Experience working with Sales and Customers to help generate requirements that contribute to enhancing customer experiences.
    • Field experience with building controls protocol such as BACnet or Modbus.
    • Exposure to building control systems.

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