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LaunchPoint Technologies is Now Hiring: Embedded Software and Controls Engineer

Posted on Thu, Apr 26, 2018

Embedded Software and Controls Engineer

LPT is looking for an Embedded Software/Controls Engineer to assist with the continuing development of our hybrid-electric UAV motor controllers and associated power electronics.

Job duties include, but are not limited to: Refactoring and improving our embedded firmware code base for high power motor controllers, using field oriented control methods (15 kW, 40 kW), this will also include our gen-sets and hybrid power management system for UAVs and personal air vehicles.  Validation testing (both hardware and software) of the resulting systems, documenting performance, discovering bugs and fixing them, and innovating new features/functionality will be required.  Interaction with the mechanical/thermal and electrical team members will be required and likely cross over into helping with those areas will be frequent once the embedded firmware is in better shape. 

This position requires access to systems/tools that are restricted to individuals who possess US Citizenship.



Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to, those listed below:

Development of motor controller embedded software using embedded C for TI processors

Creation of LabVIEW VIs for motor controller and motor testing

Test and tune motors and motor controllers

Troubleshoot and support for embedded systems using equipment such as oscilloscopes, logic analyzers and DMMs

Required Skills:
The successful applicant must have the specific education/experience requirements below: 

BS in CE or EE, with relevant experience

Previous experience with embedded software and general hardware

Proficient use of typical CE/EE lab equipment: oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, and multimeters

Ability to work both independently as well as with team members

Proficient in C, embedded C


Desired Skills:
Analog and digital PCB development experience, including full documentation and validation

Design experience with  OrCAD, SOLIDWORKS

Simulation experience with  PSpice

Control Systems modeling in MATLAB/Simulink

Feedback loop experimental characterization and correlation with theoretical models

Multi-disciplinary skill sets (electrical, mechanical, high voltage lab testing) as well as strong software architecture skills desired



Competitive compensation structure (D.O.E.)



Full-Time, Monday to Friday, 8:00AM to 5:00PM


Benefits include:

Employer matched retirement plan

Employer subsidized healthcare

Paid holidays, PTO combined vacation and sick time, etc.

Growth opportunities available for the right candidate


LaunchPoint Technologies provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. This position requires access to systems/tools that are restricted to individuals who possess US Citizenship.

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