Embedded Software Engineer (Entry Level)

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Experience (Years)

Position Description/Company Info

Legrand has an exciting opportunity for an Entry Level Embedded Software Engineer to join the Home Systems Team in Middletown, PA location. The embedded software engineer will be responsible for developing next generation smart-home devices for home automation, audio, and lighting IoT systems. The successful candidate will help provide the technical expertise and leadership across all product lines of the Home Systems business unit. As a member of an elite team, there will be many opportunities for professional growth.


About Legrand

Legrand is a $5.8 billion global company with 30,000 employees world-wide and products sold in 180 countries.  As the leading provider of products and systems for electrical installations and information networks wherever people live and work, Legrand delivers an unequaled depth and breadth of innovative solutions for use in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. 


Employing more than 3,300 employees across the United States and Canada, Legrand in North America has a work environment that promotes personal advancement, pride and achievement. Our success is also based on our recognition that diversity – in people, products, innovation and technology – is an important strength. When you join our team, we provide you with the tools, knowledge and skills necessary to become the very best at your job, and to continue to advance your career.  


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Required Skills, Knowledge, Abilities

  • Have completed or are working towards a bachelor's Degree in computer engineering, electrical engineering or computer science.
  • 1+ years experience, including internship, embedded software development using languages like C, C++, C#, or Java including software development life cycle models

Preferred experience with the following:

  • Understanding of the interface between system hardware and firmware.
  • Excellent attention to details.
  • Well-developed critical thinking capability to evaluate completeness of requirements.

Position Attributes

Main Job Duties

  • Develop software designs, coding, unit testing and integration of C and C++ language applications for an embedded system with and/or without an RTOS.
  • The radio technology will be 802.15.4 or 802.11.  Ideal candidate will understand Thread or WiFi.  Zigbee  or  WiFi STA development would also be acceptable.
  • High-level event control will be done using Open Connectivity Forum (OCF), and the Iotivity open source implementation of OCF.  The ideal candidate will understand Iotivity.  Zigbee HA or ZL would be acceptable.  Allseen Alliance Lighting knowledge would also be acceptable.
  • Collaborate with hardware engineering team members to develop Board Support Packages (BSP), boot loaders, kernel revisions, and drivers.
  • Collaborate with Android and IOS application developers to integrate mobile devices into home automation, audio, and lighting product developments.
  • Support project planning efforts including task definition and work effort.
  • Identify, analyze, and recommend standard software development environment tools suitable for each project, articulating return of investment to management.
  • Implement build and configuration management automation techniques that enable the team to scale up the number of products covered and increase software quality.



PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS : The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Mental Demands

While performing the duties of this job, employees are regularly required to:

  • Use written and oral communication skills
  • Read and interpret data, information and documents
  • Analyze and solve non-routine and complex office administrative problems
  • Use math and mathematical reasoning
  • Observe and interpret situations
  • Learn and apply new information or skills
  • Perform highly detailed work on multiple, concurrent tasks
  • Work under intensive deadlines with frequent interruptions
  • Interact with managers, staff, customers, the public and others encountered in the course of work


Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, employees are regularly required to:

  • Sit, walk and stand
  • Talk or hear, both in person and by telephone
  • Use hands repetitively operate standard office equipment
  • Reach with hands and arms; and lift up to 25 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and the ability to adjust focus 


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