• Aerotech, Inc.

  • 101 Zeta Drive ,
    Pittsburgh PA 15238, USA
  • +1-412-963-7470

Embedded Firmware/Hardware Engineer (Entry Level) at Aerotech, Inc.

September, 2023: When you join the Precision Automation and Robotics evolution at Aerotech, located near Pittsburgh, PA in RIDC Park, O’Hara Township, you will build an exceptional career with paid on-the-job training and opportunities for advancement, while aligning with a growing company that provides an extensive total rewards compensation system, including:

  • bonus payments every 6 months,
  • rich health plan including parental leave.
  • retirement planning with our 100% company-paid Employee Stock Ownership Trust. 
  • potential tuition reimbursement.

You will help improve lives with our innovative solutions that help automate the globe! Demand for Aerotech’s advanced technology products continues to thrive, so we continue to expand!  

At Aerotech, We Build Precision Automation & Robotics Careers. Join the Evolution!

Position Summary:

An entry level position in Aerotech’s Electrical R&D department offers opportunities in design, analysis, implementation, and testing of our industry-leading motion control hardware. Responsibilities of an embedded firmware/hardware engineer include analog and digital circuit design, digital logic/FPGA design using VHDL, and embedded firmware development using C/C++.  This position is located at our headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA and offers the opportunity for a hybrid work schedule.

What will your day look like? At Aerotech, you will:

  • Gain hands-on experience with real motion control components and cutting-edge technologies
  • Work independently under the guidance of upper level engineers
  • Collaborate with leading engineers in the field of automation and robotics on a close-knit team
  • Test and troubleshoot prototype circuit boards and electronic assemblies used in our motor drives and motion controllers
  • Make changes to existing circuits or design new sub-circuits within a larger system
  • Work with PCB layout designers to create new boards using Altium Designer
  • Conduct tests to verify that new firmware features are implemented correctly
  • Debug firmware problems found in our motor drives and implement fixes for them
  • Make improvements to existing firmware features or develop new sub-modules in collaboration with other engineers

What will separate you from the rest? Experience with:

  • Altium Designer PCB design software
  • Analog and digital circuit design 
  • Digital signal processing techniques and feedback control systems
  • Embedded software development using C or C++
  • FPGA development using the AMD/Xilinx Vivado Design Suite
  • Hardware description languages such as VHDL or Verilog
  • Object oriented programming with C++
  • Software development environments such as Microsoft Visual Studio, Eclipse, or Texas Instruments Code Composer Studio
  • Tools such as the Git version control system and Atlassian Jira issue and project tracking software
  • UL/CE electrical safety standards

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or a related field from an ABET accredited college or university
  • Zero to two years of related professional experience
  • The flexibility and desire to work on both hardware and firmware
  • Experience using basic electronic test instruments such as a multimeter, oscilloscope, and logic analyzer
  • Strong programming skills
  • Must be authorized to work in the US currently and in the future without employer sponsorship

As part of our engineer development program, your position will include work experiences (via short-term rotations) in related engineering roles (typically in different departments). Any such rotations will be arranged with your supervisor - aligning your interests with business needs as available.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, Veteran or disability status. 

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