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Embedded Firmware Engineer (Westlake, Ohio)

Posted: 11/11/2021

We are looking for an Embedded Firmware Engineer to play a key role in new product development and existing product support. Reporting to the Firmware Supervisor, the successful candidate will enhance, troubleshoot, research, and resolve embedded software challenges on Q-Lab’s custom designed controller boards.

Q-Lab Corporation is a global leader in providing material durability testing products. Since 1956, we have designed and manufactured laboratory test products such as weathering testers, light stability testers, and corrosion testers. We also perform contract test services for weathering and corrosion testing, including both laboratory and natural exposure tests. We maintain a global presence with facilities in the U.S., England, Germany, and China. Our world-class corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility are located in Westlake, Ohio.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Designing and developing software to work with Q-Lab testers, devices, sensors, and other peripherals.
  • Engaging in all phases of development, including concept, design, documentation, prototype, test and manufacturing.
  • Writing touchscreen user interface software.
  • Developing control systems algorithms to improve control system performance.
  • Troubleshooting low level controller/software related problems.
  • Writing test instructions, test reports, and engineering change notices.
  • Open-minded and willing to adopt Q-Lab’s software development strategy.
  • Recommending improvements to Q-Lab’s software development process.
  • Providing technical assistance to the engineering, purchasing, service, sales, marketing, and production departments.

Education, Experience and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or Software Development, or has equivalent work experience.
  • Knowledgeable with common software development practices and the C programming language.
  • Knowledgeable with common embedded software development IDEs (integrated development environments) and debuggers (e.g. Segger J-Link).
  • Knowledge of communication protocols is a plus (e.g. I2c, SPI).
  • Knowledge of utilizing an oscilloscope for troubleshooting/data collection is a plus.
  • Strong customer-service orientation. Effective interpersonal and relationship-building skills.
  • Has a good sense of humor and a small ego.

All the Extras:

  • Excellent Compensation and Bonus Package
  • Retirement Savings (401K and 401A)
  • Vacation, Paid Time Off and Holidays
  • Comprehensive benefits: Health, Prescription and Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Company Paid LTD, STD and Life Insurance
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Beautiful facility right off of I-90 in Westlake

For more than 50 years, Q-Lab Corporation has been a global provider of material durability testing products. Our products and services are used to test coatings, plastics, automotive, personal care, roofing, inks, textiles, pharmaceutical, packaging and sealants. Q-Lab is a growth-oriented and stable company who has earned a strong reputation for outstanding product design, innovation and uncompromising levels of quality and safety.


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Q-Lab Phone Numbers

USA: +1-440-835-8700
Florida & Arizona Test Services: +1-305-245-5600
UK/Europe: +44-1204-861616
Germany: +49-681-857470
China: +86-21-5879-7970

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