Extreme Engineering Solutions (X-ES) is looking for an Embedded Software Engineer to develop solutions across a wide range of ruggedized hardware products and applications. As part of the Embedded BIOS Software team, you will contribute to all stages of software development, from requirements and design, through implementation and verification, to Continuing Engineering and customer support. X-ES provides the opportunity to work in a high-tech environment where creative, analytical, and critical thinking is encouraged and rewarded.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop software in an Agile-based model utilizing best practices, including peer reviews, coding standards, and software requirements
  • Involved in all stages of software development, including formulating requirements and test cases, implementing the design, and performing validation
  • Write low-level software for Intel x86, PowerPC, ARM, RISC-V, and other microprocessors and microcontrollers
  • Write automated regression software in Python to continuously verify hardware and software functionality
  • Collaborate with peers inside and outside the team to quickly resolve technical issues and ensure a high level of product quality
  • Create and maintain professional documentation for internal and external customers
  • Promote the development and guidance of entry-level Software Engineers
  • Understand complex systems, communicate, and work with customers across the company to resolve design decisions
  • Coordinate and offer guidance in task management with fellow Software Engineers

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or related degree
  • Minimum of three years of related technical experience
  • Prior experience with embedded systems and programming microprocessors/microcontrollers and register-level devices in C/C++
  • Computer proficiency and a high level of organization with strong attention to detail
  • Highly self-motivated in order to drive projects forward, with strong organizational skills and ability to meet project deadlines
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work efficiently and independently
  • Ability to work onsite from our facility located at 9901 Silicon Prairie Parkway in Verona, WI

Desired Qualifications

  • Proficiency with Python 3 and C/C++
  • Experience writing assembly language
  • Experience writing requirements and test cases
  • Experience debugging and troubleshooting embedded systems
  • Experience with reading electrical schematics and understanding basic circuits
  • Knowledge of CI/CD and DevOps environments, such as Jenkins, GitLab, and Docker
  • Knowledge of tools, such as in-circuit debugging, oscilloscopes, and logic analyzers
  • Knowledge with standard interfaces like PCIe, I²C, and SPI
  • Familiarity with standard interfaces like DDR, SATA, USB, and Ethernet
  • Familiarity with industry specifications like UEFI, ACPI, IPMI, VPX, cPCI, and ATCA
  • Familiarity with embedded security concepts like code signing and defensive coding
  • Comfortable using multiple operating systems, such as Window, Linux, and VxWorks

Compensation and Benefits

Extreme Engineering Solutions offers a competitive compensation package with excellent benefits, including:

  • No-deductible, low-copay group health and dental insurance (90% employer paid)
  • Health and wellness benefits coverage eligibility begins on the first of the month following your start date
  • Life insurance and long-term disability insurance (100% employer paid)
  • Paid time off, plus eight paid holidays a year
  • 401(k) employer match up to 4%, subject to plan terms & waiting periods (Roth option is available)
  • Participation in the 100% employee-owned Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) at no cost to employees

X-ES also takes a casual, small-business approach to company culture. At our state-of-the-art office and manufacturing facility located in Madison’s growing tech corridor, there’s no formal dress code, flexible day shift scheduling, and dedicated personal workspaces. Our employees kick back at regular company events and enjoy lunches from local pizza places and food carts. At X-ES, we strive to offer a comfortable, relaxed environment for our employees to do their best work.

About X-ES

When “rugged enough” isn’t rugged enough for embedded computing systems, industry leaders in the military, aerospace, industrial, and commercial sectors turn to Extreme Engineering Solutions (X-ES). Because we strive to be the premier provider of mission-critical embedded products while delivering exceptional levels of customer and employee satisfaction, we hire strong contributors and give them space to thrive. As a 100% employee-owned company, our employees both drive and directly benefit from our success. Together, we meticulously design and build products that stand up to some of the most extreme conditions on the planet.

X-ES is located on the far west side of Madison, WI. The company designs and manufactures rugged embedded computing solutions for a variety of applications. For more information, visit www.xes-inc.com.

X-ES is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or any other category protected by law.

All X-ES job postings and application procedures are posted in compliance with Section 39.08 of the Madison General Ordinances.

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