Software Quality Engineer in Appleton, WI at ITW

Date Posted: 10/8/2019

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The Welding Segment at Miller Electric (an ITW Welding Company) is looking for a self-directed, process driven individual for the position of Software Quality Engineer to focus on continuous improvements and control of the software development and management processes. This position will work with several New Product Development projects, as well as existing product support activities, to ensure design consistency leading to higher product quality and enabling greater customer satisfaction. Primary responsibilities include process design, quality metric monitoring, and software library control.

This position will work within the entire welding segment to continue to bring process uniformity in embedded software development. As a Software Quality Engineer you will not only drive software quality but assist in writing software to work within the framework of a library complete with requirements, coding standards, testing and documentation.


Primary responsibilities include overseeing software design, development, and test of embedded software.

Champion the software development process and ensure a high level of quality is achieved in each software development project.

Drive and manage software tool selection and adoption as required.

Continue with regression test development at the unit level and assist in platform development V&V evaluation.

Suggest and create process efficiency improvements to aid embedded software development and accelerate code re-use.

Ensure adherence to quality standards and project deliverables. This includes following coding standards, meeting documentation requirements and enabling unit level software testing.

Participate in topical software roundtable discussions to impact process improvements


Bachelor's Degree in Computer Engineering or related degree required.

Five years (or more) of experience in requirement-driven software development and software quality assurance.

Five years (or more) experience with New Product Development and software platform development.

Ability to work, influence and lead in matrix and divisional business organizations.

Proficiency with IDE, source code control, documentation, and design modeling tools

Proficiency in programming applications in C or C++

Experience in numerous embedded controls (e.g. PID control loops, motor control, digital filters, state machines, low-level peripheral drivers, etc.)

Experience with embedded RTOS, state machines, schedulers and interrupt driven coding.

Experience with unit testing, regression testing, and automated software testing.


Familiarity with Agile or Scrum software development process in a team environment

Familiarity with industrial fieldbus protocols and other serial network communications is a plus (ProfiNet, DeviceNet, CAN, USB, RS485, Modbus, etc.).

Ethernet and wireless communication stacks is a plus (TCP/IP, UDP, Zigbee, Bluetooth, WiFi, etc.)

This position is located in Appleton, WI. Located just north of Lake Winnebago along the shores of the Fox River in Wisconsin, Appleton is a small city with tons of great amenities and almost none of the headaches you'd find in a big city. One of the safest cities in Wisconsin, with a low cost of living and a growing entertainment and food scene, Appleton is increasingly appealing to young families and young professionals. Appleton combines access to top-tier entertainment, restaurants and breweries with the quaint charm of a small town. It's a perfect combination that makes this Wisconsin city a fabulous place to settle down. Click here to see why Appleton was voted one of the best places to live: Top 100 Best Places to Live


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  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science required
  • 5+ years minimum experience with demonstrated proficiency in embedded software   architectures and embedded C programming for 8, 16 or 32 bit processors
  • Ability to architect, specify and design embedded systems firmware from the ground up; working with electronics hardware designers to implement optimal systems
  • Proficiency in network protocols, designing, troubleshooting, implementing
  • Ability to specify, architect, design/code, test and verify embedded code
  • Possess an expert understanding and experience with embedded control systems (PID control loops, motor control, digital filters, state machines, low level peripheral drivers, serial communication protocols, etc.)
  • Proficiency with a software version control system and source code documenting
  • Understanding of electronic circuit design for both digital and analog applications and power electronics
  • Digital signal processing with emphasis on digital power conversion preferred


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