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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.  

Position Summary:

The primary function of this position is to develop and implement embedded firmware to enhanced lighting control products and work with manufacturing to bring these products to market.

Key tasks and responsibilities:

  • Responsible for embedded firmware development for new product design of lighting controls.
  • Responsible for firmware modifications to existing products.
  • Participate in peer code reviews and follow company coding standards.
  • Actively participate in cross-functional design teams to deliver new or redesigned products.
  • Responsible for evaluating and making design recommendations regarding Lighting Control products.
  • Responsible for evaluating and making recommendations regarding new electronic components and technologies that have the potential to be implemented into new products.
  • Responsible for creating firmware specifications and validation plans.
  • Support the product manufacturing group(s).

Required experience and knowledge:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or equivalent experience.
  • Proficient in embedded C Programming (2+ years).
  • Experience with developing microcontroller peripheral drivers (GPIO, ADC, UART, etc.)
  • Experience with common communication interfaces and protocols (UART, SPI, I2C, etc.)
  • Ability to read and follow schematics and component datasheets.
  • Experience with common lab equipment (Oscilloscopes, multimeters, logic analyzers, etc.)
  • Experience in debugging embedded firmware
  • Experience with source control (git, SVN, etc.)
  • Test-Driven Development, unit testing a plus
  • Familiarity with static analysis tools a plus
  • RF experience a plus (BLE, Zigbee, Wifi, etc.)
  • Python experience a plus
  • Experience with product management systems (Azure DevOps, JIRA, etc).
  • RTOS (FreeRTOS, ThreadX / Azure RTOS, CTL, etc.) or multithreaded application design experience a plus
  • Embedded Linux experience a plus
  • LabView experience a plus
  • Must work well independently and in a team environment, be detail oriented, thorough in investigation, and produce robust solutions.
  • Demonstrated ability to devise novel technical solutions, lateral thinking (applying known solutions to new problems in related fields), willingness to challenge existing practice (technical, testing, manufacturing), willingness to add new functionalities to existing products or to start entire new product categories
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Preferred experience:

  • Previous experience and use of RTOS (Real Time Operating Systems).
  • Two or more years of direct experience in Lighting Controls .
  • IP research and analysis.

Travel Requirements

  • 1-20%

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:  3983

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