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Senior Firmware Engineer Job

Job Classification:  Semi-Remote

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 the role:

We are looking for an experienced, Senior Firmware Engineer to join our growing team! If you are a highly driven and motivated Engineer who wants to be part of an industry leading organization, consider applying for this position.

How you will contribute:

  • Write Firmware and Software codes for various lighting and controls applications
  • Architect & develop HW communication protocol and GUI for end user or factory programming
  • Maintaining the Firmware (source code) of the existing designs and future Firmware related updates, upgrades and ECOs
  • Assist with new Firmware development or support system optimization related to Firmware development
  • Carry out architecture design and detailed design according to requirements documents and development plans, and write design documents; 
  • Automation and test scripts
  • Edge computing and machine learning

Qualified applicants will have:

  • Minimum 5 years Firmware and Software development experience
  • Minimum of a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Applied Physics or relevant field of study
  • Experience in defining and developing digital communication protocol (stand alone or platform)
  • Hands on experience in digital interface protocols such as I2C, UART, SPI, RS485
  • Experience in GUI development from scratch
  • Familiarity with major suppliers, their IDE, complier, libraries and various development tools
  • Hands on experience on DALI standard and develop DALI devices from scratch
  • Basic understanding of safety critical Firmware development process such as UL60730-1
  • Software/Firmware function and module level testing, System level SQA test matrix development, Static code analysis, coding standard, software development methodology and change management
  • Matrix organization mentality. Ability to work equally well on your own and within a team environment. Cross Functional Design teamwork experience.

Physical Requirements

  • Sedentary Work


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


Please utilize the internal career site to apply if you are a current employee at Acuity Brands. 


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:  2497

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

Job Segment: Engineer, Electrical, Firmware, Developer, Computer Science, Engineering, Technology

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