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Firmware Design Engineer

Company: Tech Mahindra
Location: Houston
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Job Title: Firmware Design EngineerLocation: Houston, TX or Spring, TX (Day 1 onsite)Type: FTE/ContractSummary of Role: Under minimum supervision, applies functional specifications and uses engineering tools to design and develop (a) PLC firmware for surface systems and (b) embedded firmware for subsea and surface interface systems. Generates a road map of detailed activities from a high-level specification and collaborates with the rest of the design team ensuring that development milestones and deadlines are met. Implements optimal and high-performance firmware by leveraging a strong understanding of hardware design. Analyses and provides feedback on peer designs in open and collaborative design review forums. Contributes to reliability analysis such as risk assessments and Failure Mode Effects Analysis by compiling and examining data. Identifies the testing requirement at a system level with the emphasis on complying with test standards and Halliburton's Health, Safety, and Environment procedures. Works as integral part of multi-discipline team including Electronics Hardware Engineering, Project Management, Mechanical Engineering, assembly and test, and Software teams.RESPONSIBILITIESDesign & Development:(primary function) --- Firmware design to support product changes and new development;o Design and develop PLC firmware for Surface Systemso Design and develop embedded firmware for Interface Systems (subsea / surface)o Design Tests and Procedureso Analyse design issues and identify solutionso Independently evaluate design and execute tests to meet stated requirementso Create Product Support Documentation o Participates and facilitates in Design ReviewsProduct Maintenance & Manufacturing:(secondary function) --- Support Technology Transfer (Documentation and Training)--- Product Support to Operations --- Product Support to Manufacturing --- Troubleshooting of operational issues--- Product Line governance and continuous improvementQUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCEExperience: --- PLC and Programmingo Should be able to understand and draw the electrical schematics for electro-hydraulic control systemo Experience with IEC61131-3 programming languages for multiple PLC platforms, Schneider's SCADAPACK and SOFT PLC is must--- Ladder Programming--- FBD (Functional Block Diagram)--- SFC (Sequential Function Chart)--- ST (Structured Text)o Experience in NI product and LabVIEW development for --- Selecting appropriate NI hardware as per product requirement--- Data acquisition applications using NI DAQ--- Communication protocols (Serial, Ethernet)--- Database and Report generation toolkits--- Embedded C/C++ programming on microcontrollers, and microcontrollers including coding of interfaces to external systems--- Setting up and developing against different toolchain(s) including but not limited to GCC, CCS, Libero, Vivado etc.--- Bootloader configuration and debugging, JTAG, SWO.--- Communication interfaces such as SPI/I2C/SCI/CAN/UART--- Control algorithms for power supplies and motor drivers--- Understanding of how to work around processing, memory, I/O, timing, and other limitations--- Using basic laboratory instruments efficiently for test and analysis during development (oscilloscope, function generator, logic analyser etc).--- Using common debugging tools to troubleshoot embedded code and implement corrections--- Designing tests including regression tests and unit testing--- Troubleshooting prototype and production tools at Electromechanical Systems level--- Preferable: Experience with embedded Linux operating systems and development environment, using Buildroot, Yocto or other tools.Qualifications:--- Skills acquired through the completion of an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering or similar discipline and three years of related experience. Completion of a Master's in Electrical Engineering or similar discipline is preferred."

Keywords: Tech Mahindra, Houston , Firmware Design Engineer, Engineering , Houston, Texas

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