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Principle Firmware Engineer


Streetsboro, OH, US, 44241

REQ ID:  33086

Sealed Air is in business to protect, to solve critical packaging challenges and to leave our world better than we found it. Our portfolio of leading packaging solutions includes CRYOVAC® brand food packaging, SEALED AIR® brand protective packaging and BUBBLE WRAP® brand packaging, which collectively enable a safer, more efficient food supply chain and protect valuable goods shipped around the world. Sealed Air generated $4.8 billion in sales in 2019 and has approximately 16,500 employees who serve customers in 124 countries. To learn more, visit


Design embedded systems for packaging equipment.  Develop firmware and software systems for embedded applications, determine implementation strategies, and functional verification in a team environment.  The main focus and responsibility of this role would be implementing and maintaining embedded machine controls for packaging equipment. Responsible for embedded software design, coding, unit test, and system integration.  Develop system and functional specifications with the use of software system diagrams and functional flow charts.  Investigate alternate methods, design changes, and make recommendations that will reduce costs, improve quality and make the products more innovative. 


  • Develop, design and integrate embedded software, using structured, modular and/or object-oriented design to meet system specifications for performance, cost and reliability. Perform engineering analysis, system architectures and hands-on evaluation to prove designs meet product objectives.   Participate in the powering up and debugging of the embedded software for the control board designs.  Participate in the design reviews for the embedded software and hardware.
  • Manage a team of embedded software/firmware engineers and coops, including these tasks: performance management of direct reports, develop and distribute work assignments, provide input for budgets for salary and other compensation, provide technical leadership and create & monitor personal development plans to maximize contribution and productivity.
  • Interpret and develop assigned system specification elements of embedded control systems for packaging machinery.   This includes the use of state charts, system block diagrams and functional specifications to fully define the system.
  • Develop/direct test programs to demonstrate product concept feasibility capability, design stability and to verify operation meets design specifications.
  • Prepare, check and review design documentation for accuracy, maintainability and to verify design and documented meets performance objectives.
  • Investigate alternate methods, design changes, and make recommendations that will reduce costs, improve quality and make the products more innovative.



•    Required qualifications
-    BS Degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering
-    10+ Years embedded systems firmware/software design.
-    Proven leadership skills: provide leadership, mentoring and guidance to less senior team members & ability to drive collaboration across multiple teams including Mechanical, Service, and Project Management.
-    Independent problem solving and design solution selection. Selection of technology bases for product development to establish performance, reliability, and cost of products. Ability to provide consultation on other engineering projects. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected and relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
-    Proven experience in all phases of software engineering (requirements, design, implementation, testing)
-    Excellent knowledge of RTOS coding techniques, IP protocols, interfaces and hardware subsystems
-    Experience in hands-on development and troubleshooting on embedded targets (especially Freescale/NXP ARM and Microchip PIC)
-    Proven experience in embedded systems design with preemptive, multitasking real-time operating systems (especially NXP/Freescale MQX and Linux)
-    Knowledge of reading schematics, and data sheets, and microprocessor reference manuals
-    Familiarity with software configuration management tools and defect tracking tools (Especially SourceGear Vault, Git, and Redmine)
-    Proficient in Python programming
-    Inter-process communication
-    Hardware debugging tools: Oscilloscope and DVM
-    Effective communication skills: 1-1, group and written.
-    Works collaboratively with others
-    Independent problem solving and design solution selection
-    Ability to select technology for product development to establish performance, reliability, and cost of products
-    Ability to provide consultation on other engineering projects
-    Creativity and latitude is expected and relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.

•    Highly Desired but not required skills
-    Experience with:
-    Web-based HMI single page application using NodeJS
-    RESTful API development
-    IOT and MQTT interfaces
-    Embedded Linux architecture
-    Implementing event driven solutions using with UML and finite state machines

Requisition id: 33086 

Relocation: Yes  

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status.



It is our responsibility to leverage what we have to affect positive and meaningful change for our communities and planet using Sealed Air’s global resources and expertise.

  • Corporate sustainability. It’s about improving the lives of people around the world by addressing pressing needs in the communities where we and our customers operate.
  • Customer Success. Meeting our customers' needs. At Sealed Air it’s more than a goal, it’s an integral part of our business practices, our innovative solutions, and our values.
  • Leaving our communities better than we found them through dedication of time, talent and resources.

Nearest Major Market: Akron
Nearest Secondary Market: Cleveland

Job Segment: Electrical, Engineer, Firmware, Embedded, Product Development, Engineering, Technology, Research

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