Firmware Engineer in Loveland, Colorado at Hach

Date Posted: 8/6/2019

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Job ID: HAC006851

About Us

Hach is a world leader in the manufacture and distribution of analytical instruments, test kits and reagents for testing the quality of water, aqueous solutions and air. Our products are designed specifically for quality, accuracy, and simplicity. Strengthened by our sister companies in the environmental industry worldwide, our goal for the future is to continue to provide customers with reliable instrumentation, accurately prepared reagents, proven methods, simplified procedures and outstanding technical support. We offer an environment that is team-centered, customer-driven, quality-focused, and growth-oriented. Working at Hach will provide you the opportunity for robust career development.

OUR MISSION: Ensuring water quality for people around the world.
OUR VISION: We make water analysis better – faster, simpler, greener and more informative – via unsurpassed customer partnerships, the most knowledgeable experts, and reliable, easy-to-use solutions.


Danaher`s Water Quality Business is a global leader in water quality analysis and treatment, providing instrumentation and disinfection systems to help analyze and manage the quality of ultra-pure water, portable water, wastewater, groundwater and ocean water in residential, commercial, industrial, and natural resource applications. Our water quality business provides products under a variety of brands, including HACH, ChemTreat, and Trojan Technologies.



The junior firmware engineer is an integral position within the HACH R&D team.

The engineer will be part of a fast paced team, working in a collaborative environment that will drive growth and innovation within the firmware competency.

The engineer will engage with SCRUM in an Agile team environment with the core responsibility of developing high quality innovative solutions.


The purpose of this position is to apply basic and advanced embedded systems engineering principles to develop and support microprocessor-based systems.

Additional responsibilities include firmware engineering support to sustain and improve the viability of existing products.

Key Responsibilities

  • End-to-End Design and Development of embedded solutions;
  • Work as a member of an Agile firmware development team using scrum processes;
  • Drive firmware quality by using early defect discovery and removal;
  • Analyze acceptance criteria and provide estimates of effort.

Job Requirements


Critical Competencies / Leadership Anchors

  • Is action oriented and has a strong sense of urgency;
  • Use state-of-the-art development environments and tools to efficiently produce high-quality code;
  • Keep team members and management informed of current state of efforts and risks;
  • Participate in daily scrums, show and tells, and planning meetings every two weeks;
  • Follow firmware development best practices from architecture to design and testing strategy, in accordance with QA team;
  • Creates strong commitment and promotes open dialogue, defines success in terms of the entire team;
  • Uses logic and rigorous problem solving skills to resolve difficult problems and drive effective solutions;
  • Relentlessly customer focused and dedicated to exceeding expectations of internal and external customers;
  • Drives innovation to bring creative ideas to market.

Required Skills

  • Minimum of a BS in Electrical/Computer Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent field;
  • 2+ years of development experience under Linux OS and Real time kernels;
  • 5+ years of C++ development experience using the ARM cross compilation toolchain;
  • Good knowledge of basic scripting languages: Shell, Bash, Python; Good knowledge of open source firmware components;
  • Good knowledge of Lean firmware Development, including Continuous Integration and interaction with QA team;
  • Experience with common micro-controller peripherals and driver development: I2C, SPI, UART, Memory, USB, Ethernet;
  • Collaborate with cross functional team: UX, EE, ME, Software, Production test system;
  • Assist in hardware development as it pertains to embedded software.

Preferred Skills:

  • Hands-on experience with hardware board bring up and low level driver development;
  • Software development using Agile/scrum process and methodologies;
  • Atlassian Tools including: Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket, Crucible;
  • Distributed source control such as Git;
  • Linux OS kernel patching and kernel driver development;
  • Good knowledge of Yocto build system;
  • Basic knowledge of embedded UI technologies: Qt, PEG; Advanced embedded technologies: IoT, BLE, Cellular Networks;
  • Good knowledge of State of the art fieldbus protocols: Modbus RTU & TCP, Profibus DP, Profinet;
  • Software design principles and patterns;
  • Demonstrated use of common debugger: GDB, JTAG.

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 71,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $19.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 5,200% over 25 years.
At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We're innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you'll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.
Danaher is committed to competitive compensation that typically has key components including base salary, variable annual incentive compensation based on personal and company performance, and long-term incentive.