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Advanced Energy Sr. Firmware Engineer in Wilmington, Massachusetts

Sr. Firmware Engineer


Advanced Energy (Nasdaq: AEIS) is a global leader in the design and manufacturing of highly engineered, precision power conversion, measurement and control solutions for mission-critical applications and processes. AE’s power solutions enable customer innovation in complex applications for a wide range of industries including semiconductor equipment, industrial, manufacturing, telecommunications, data center computing and healthcare. Advanced Energy has devoted four decades to perfecting power for its global customers and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.


Some people say it’s like working in the best of two worlds. We operate like an agile, growing, small company – you can see your work make a difference to the company every day. Things move quickly and you can see and feel it. At the same time, we’re a global company founded in 1981 and have been publicly traded for more than 28 years. We have a strong cash position, deep trust and partnership with leading customers, a global best-in-class operations capability, and a proven leadership team. We have a track record and resources to make things happen both organically and inorganically. Being part of a nimble company with a solid foundation attracts team members that are capable, driven and like a challenge. Our employees collaborate and know how to have fun inventing, working, building and winning together. At our core, we are Advanced Energy – powering the future, together.


Based in Wilmington, MA, the Sr. Firmware Engineer will be responsible to design, modify, and evaluate embedded software, and/or programmable logic and/or electronic apparatus, components, or circuitry for use in electronic equipment and devices. You will perform engineering work in basic and applied research, development, and/or design of new products and/or sustaining of existing products.


  • Strong programming skills in C (C++/Java/JavaScript experience not applicable)

  • Clear understanding of timing effects of code structures and program flow

  • Strong understanding of interactions between firmware and hardware/SOC peripheral units

  • Comfortable with laboratory equipment such as oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, JTAG debuggers

  • Ability to work closely within a small, creative, fun team


  • Participates in all phases of the Firmware development life cycle, including requirements analysis, design, implementation, integration, and test of all products

  • Responsible for research, design, and development of computer software systems, in conjunction with hardware product development

  • Applies computer science, engineering, and mathematical analysis concepts and principles in the development of software for the target application

  • Demonstrates and applies comprehensive knowledge of power electronics and controls design to the successful completion of complex projects

  • Works closely with cross functional members of the engineering organization to develop and evaluate interfaces between hardware and software, and operational performance requirements and design of the overall system

  • Develops software test procedures, software programs, and related documentation

  • Contributes to determining, estimating, and validating the cost and scope of software efforts to ensure software performed meets program cost, schedule, and technical constraints

  • Develop C++ Applications on embedded Systems including FPGAs and SOCs

  • Implement assigned projects and project tasks to provide software engineering solutions including software design, documentation, verification and validation, used in evaluating, testing and processing high fidelity data acquisition systems

  • Implement advanced software development techniques in compliance with technical reference architecture

  • Participate in on-going code reviews to improve software stability and maintainability of an aging code base

  • Perform technical review, design analysis, development and selection of hardware and mission critical computer software


  • 3-5 years of embedded real-time firmware experience

  • Demonstrated experience developing commercial products


  • Location: Wilmington, MA

  • Environment: Works in a fast-paced power development lab and standard office environment.


  • BSCS, BSEECS, or equivalent

  • Masters degree a plus


As required by multiple state pay transparency laws, Advanced Energy provides a reasonable range of compensation for each job posting. Actual compensation is influenced by an array of factors including, but not limited to, skill set, level of experience, and specific office location. The range of starting pay for this role is $100,000 to $130,000 per year.


As part of our total rewards philosophy, we believe in offering and maintaining competitive compensation and benefits programs for our employees to attract and retain a talented, highly engaged workforce.  Our compensation programs are focused on equitable, fair pay practices including market-based base pay, an annual pay-for-performance incentive plan, and discounted Employee Stock Purchase Plan. 

In addition to our competitive compensation practices, we offer a strong benefits package in each of the countries in which we operate. In the U.S., we offer a rich benefits package that includes:

  • Medical - 4 different health care plan options, dental, and vision

  • Short and long-term disability and life insurance

  • Health savings and flexible spending accounts

  • Generous time off policy starting with 3 weeks of paid vacation, 7 days of paid sick time, and 12 paid holidays

  • 8 Hours of paid volunteer time off

  • 8 weeks of paid parental leave for both Moms and Dads

  • Company matched 401(k)

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Expanded mental health coverage and employee assistance programs

  • Other voluntary benefits include pet insurance, identify theft, legal assistance, critical illness, and voluntary accident insurance

Advanced Energy is committed to diversity in its workforce including Equal Opportunity Employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, and/or veteran status.

Advanced Energy is also committed to providing reasonable accommodations in our job application process/procedures for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you require assistance in completing an Advanced Energy application, please reach out to

Job ID 36351