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Smart Home Electronics Engineer Job

We Light the Way!


Acuity Brands (NYSE: AYI) is transforming the lighting industry. We take pride in our 12,000 employees, and they take pride in working with the best in the industry.  Join a team committed to lighting the way to a more brilliant, connected, and productive world.  Individually we are talented, but together we are unstoppable.  

About this Team

We have an immediate need for an experienced Embedded Software \ Firmware Engineer to join our Smart and Connected Lighting Products New Product Development team.  Specifically, this role will expand the product line with a heavy focus on technologically rich lighting product design, including the integration of speakers, microphones, and RF antennas. The ideal candidate will have a broad base of knowledge that includes developing applications using Arm based devices.  Prior direct experience working with consumer \ commercial electronics (home automation, luminaires, remote controls, battery backups, power supplies, sensors, pc based peripherals, Mobile Devices, IoT, Smart and Connected, etc.) is highly desirable.

How you will contribute:
  • Develop software for embedded hardware devices (with or without RTOS) including mutex, multithreading, semaphores, and software cues.
  • Work with hardware engineers to develop software \ firmware for LED light engines, LED power supply circuits (drivers), sensors, UI, and control/communication interfaces
  • Validate internally and externally through working prototypes.
  • Demonstrate competency in the area of representing software systems through user friendly and aesthetically pleasing graphical user interfaces.
  • Develop software for new products in various high level languages.
  • Interface with cloud communication systems using Wifi, Zigbee and Zwave protocols.
  • Exhibit in-depth working knowledge of web architectures such as HTML, TCP/IP, and XML.
  • Knowledge of version control software and other S.W. configuration management.
  • Show knowledge of communication and networking protocols.
  • Create product software \ firmware design documentation (architecture, state diagram, module specifications).
Qualified Applicants will have:
  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or equivalent
  • 5-7 years of experience in embedded software design
  • Practical experience with C/C++ in embedded devices
  • Practical experience with multiple microcontroller families (PIC, Atmel, TI, ARM).
  • Practical experience with communication and networking protocols (I2C, RS-232, RS-485, RJ-45, etc.)
  • Experience with software-hardware interface development and integration
  • Knowledge of operating systems for embedded designs.
  • App development (Android, Apple).
  • Knowledge of advanced wireless communication protocols (802.11, IR, ZigBee, Bluetooth)


We invite you to apply today to join us as We Light the Way to a Brilliant, Productive, and Connected World!


We value diversity and are an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regards to race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, ethnicity or national origin, disability, pregnancy, religion, covered veteran status, protected genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

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Accommodation for Applicants with Disabilities:  As an equal opportunity employer, Acuity Brands is committed to providing reasonable accommodations in its application process for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans. If you have difficulty using our online system due to a disability and need an accommodation, you may contact us at (770) 922-9000.  Please clearly indicate what type of accommodation you are requesting and for what requisition. 


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Req ID:  1323

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

Job Segment: Electrical, Electronics Engineer, Engineer, Firmware, Developer, Engineering, Technology

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