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Embedded Software Research Engineer

Salt Lake City, UT 84143
Full-time, Part-time
Open Date 05/05/2021

Requisition Number PRN26024B

Job Title Software Design Engineer

Working Title Embedded Software Research Engineer

Job Grade F

FLSA Code Computer Employee

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00065 - Elect & Computer Engineering

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 60000 to 75000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Utah Smart Energy laboratory (U-Smart) has an immediate opening for an Embedded Software Research Engineer to support the embedded software development on multiple research projects.

Applicants should apply for the position online.

The position comes with a generous benefits package and salary commensurate with experience. Applications will be reviewed immediately, and the posting is open until the position is filled.

This position is considered Category IIA : Not required on campus and has the ability to telework remotely for the duration of the University of Utah's response to COVID -19. An employee hired into this role will be responsible for providing space, telephone, printing, networking and/or internet capabilities at the telecommute location and agree to the terms of the University of Utah campus and Health Academics COVID -19 Telecommuting Agreement.


Following general guidelines and accepted technical approaches performs tasks in the design, development, and implementation of software engineering applications, the analysis and investigation of software engineering project tasks, the definition of design specifications and parameters, development and application of standard routines and utility programs, resolution of hardware/software compatibility and interface design considerations and analysis of system architecture requirements and structure.

Assignments are defined in terms of general objectives and are of diverse scope and moderate technical complexity. May assign work to lower level technical support employees. Relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Works under general supervision; typically reports to a manager. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required.

This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications

Requires a bachelor's degree in a related area or equivalency and 2-4 years of experience in the field or in a related area.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


The ideal candidate would be skilled and possess working experience in all/many of the following:

•Front-end and back-end programming, RESTful API, Java, C/C++

oDeveloping and maintaining traceable methods/libraries and their documentation

•Knowledge of Blockchain technology and building custom platforms

•UX/UI design

•Knowledge of programming under Linux and embedded Linux distributions such as Debian distribution

•Knowledge of programming and interfacing with I/O pins of microcontrollers and single board computers

•Understanding of computer networking fundamentals

oExperience setting up and troubleshooting network switches (including SDN switches), routers, and wireless mesh networks

•Experience working with databases such as SQL, mongo, or others

•Experience programming and system integration with middleware such as DDS, OPC UA, Kafka

•Knowledge of power systems communication protocols such as DNP3.0, IEC 61850, Modbus

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Please describe your experience related to the job responsibilities in your cover letter.

Please upload a summary of past software development activities with your other required documents.

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans' preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran's status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112



Online reports may be submitted at oeo.utah.edu

For more information: https://www.utah.edu/nondiscrimination/

To inquire about this posting, email:employment@utah.edu (%20employment@utah.edu) or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems ("URS"). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS' post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

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