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Kohler Co. Sr Project Engineer - Firmware, Heila in BOSTON, Massachusetts

Sr Project Engineer - Firmware, Heila

Work Mode: Remote

Location: Remote (Boston, MA)


The Engineer - Firmware is responsible for the design, testing and support of the embedded software in Heila’s distributed energy resources (DER) hardware products. As part of their role, they are responsible for expanding the applications and environments in which Heila control systems are used. They also collaborate closely with Heila’s Project, Product, and others within the Engineering Team to understand and account for the hardware capabilities, upsell opportunities, product roadmap, and feature development timelines.


-Design and implement the software for embedded devices and systems, from creation to production and deployment.

-Develop and debug procedures/tools for production test automation.

-Prepare engineering documentation, including product specifications, detailed design reports, test protocols, and technical procedures.

-Play a crucial role in product scoping and roadmap / architecture discussions.

-Provide technical support and guidance for post release production systems.

-Based on customers' identified needs, effectively consider feedback and flexibility from the hardware to adapt to market needs.

-Uses technical acumen to discuss application of Heila products in the context of customer’s use cases.

-Stay current with industry trends, making recommendations as needed to help the company excel.

-Foster positive and effective business relationships at all levels.



-5+ years of experience with embedded development.

-Bachelor’s or Master’s (preferred) degree in EE, CE, CS or equivalent

-Experience working with C/C++.

-Experience working with both Linux and real-time embedded systems.

-Experience with communication protocols such as I2C, SPI, UART, Ethernet, etc

-Experience testing and debugging new PCB products, datasheets and circuit level schematics.

-Experience with ARM architectures and developing for heterogeneous architectures.

-Understanding of FCC, IEC, UL, CSA, and CE testing and compliance requirements.

-Experience with wireless protocols such as WiFi, Bluetooth Low Energy, and WiFi HaLow.

-Interest in learning about control and optimization systems used in DER projects.

-Interest in learning about DER equipment and applications – including solar arrays, batteries, generators, fuel cells, among other.

-Interest in learning about resilience and economic use cases in DER projects.

To fully demonstrate our commitment to the health, safety, and wellbeing of our associates, we are requiring all U.S. based team members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. We believe this path forward further strengthens our workforce and the future growth and resilience of our company and community. Individuals with medical conditions or sincerely held religious beliefs that prevent them from getting the vaccine may request an exemption from the vaccine requirement.

We will consider applicants requiring sponsorship for this opportunity.

Why Work at Kohler Co.?

Kohler Co.'s mission is to contribute to a higher level of gracious living for those who are touched by our products and services. We understand that it takes investment in our associates’ development to make that happen. So, we offer ongoing investment in each individual’s personal development and the opportunity to collaborate with others across functions and roles at Kohler.

In addition to the investment in your development, Kohler offers a benefits package including a competitive salary, health, vision, dental, 401(k) with company matching, and more!

About Us

Beyond the competitive benefits and compensation, Kohler proudly offers a rich history, steeped in creativity and a commitment to our associates and communities. We invite you to learn more about our culture and company at .

It is Kohler’s policy to recruit, hire, and promote qualified personnel in all job classifications without regard to race, creed, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran. If, as an individual with a disability, you need reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact . Kohler Co. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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