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Senior Manager Firmware Engineering

Req ID:  8425
Remote Opportunities:  Semi-Remote


We use technology to solve problems in spaces, light, and more things to come… for our customers, our communities, and our planet. 
Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) is a market-leading industrial technology company. We use technology to solve problems in spaces, light, and more things to come. Through our two business segments, Acuity Brands Lighting and Lighting Controls (ABL) and the Intelligent Spaces Group (ISG), we design, manufacture, and bring to market products and services that make a valuable difference in people’s lives.  
We are positioned at the intersection of sustainability and technology. Our businesses develop technology that helps save our customers energy and reduce their carbon emissions. We achieve growth through the development of innovative new products and services, including lighting, lighting controls, building management solutions, and location-aware applications. 


Job Summary

Company profile
Light is our passion! eldoLED is a world leader in the design and manufacture of intelligent drive solutions for LED based lighting systems. Our technologies empower our customers to deliver the promise of LED lighting: smarter, sleeker, and more efficient, meeting the needs of an ever more energy conscious world. eldoLED is part of Acuity Brands, a North American market leader and one of the world's leading providers of lighting solutions.
As the world of lighting turns to smart lighting and IoT applications, the driver is the heart of this technology revolution in the industry. New product development, sustaining of the continuously growing product portfolio and securing the leadership position with the creation of new technology are the three main challenges the development team faces. We are looking for a manager firmware engineering with scrum master and product owner responsibilities that loves to work in this challenging environment.

Job description
Our products, your drive! The eldoLED firmware team specifies, designs, implements, and maintains a suite of multiplatform LED driver controls relating to a comprehensive tooling chain. These tools interfaces with firmware building blocks that relate to power conversion, voltage & current modulation, communication protocols (DMX/RDM, DALI, Bluetooth, NFC, proprietary), sensors, battery backup systems, color tuning etc. The ever-expanding set of features serves a variety of users increasingly demanding smart solutions and flexibility in their deployments.

Key Tasks & Responsibilities (Essential Functions)


  • Love to contribute to bringing our technologies, our products & our platforms to the next generation.
  • Keep an open eye for new technology developments in the market & introducing innovative/new technologies in our products and processes.
  • Bring guidance on tailored agile development using Azure Dev-ops.
  • Serve as the technical conscience for the FW team weighing customer ask and timeline against execution excellence, testability, and maintainability.
  • Set up, maintain, and improve processes, documentation, and testing strategies with the team. 
  • Empower people and make sure team spirit is always high, even, or especially when the pressure is on! Monitor and improve predictability.
  • Think outside the box and into the future for architecture and feature definition.
  • Enjoys working with a global development team located over 5 sites.
  • Stay on top of quality using your experience in coding.

Skills and Minimum Experience Required

  • Minimum of a master’s degree in computer science or equivalent by experience.
  • Minimum of 8 years Agile firmware development experience.
  • Experience in both low level hardware control and high level RTOS development on ARM.
  • Dev-ops has no secrets, you can tailor to the teams needs and reporting.
  • Eager learner (Acuity PDS processes) with a hands-on and challenging attitude.
  • Pro-active result-oriented team player with leadership skills empowering teammates, able to act as sounding board.
  • Strong communication skills in English, Dutch brings an advantage.

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Sr/Ld firmware developer background, with experience in hardware interaction.
  • Experience with unit testing frameworks.
  • Experience with modern software build environments (eg. versioning systems, regression test suites, automated builds).
  • Experience with product -owner and/or -manager roles.
  • Experience working with globally located development teams.
  • Task switcher, working on several projects and features in parallel whilst nurturing the stakeholder relations.

EldoLED is a subsidiary of Acuity Brands Lighting Inc. based in the United States. These companies jointly use one recruitment system. All information provided by you is stored in this system, to which U.S. laws and regulations apply.

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.

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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