Firmware Engineer (NWS 00381)

Job Posted 11/2/2022
North Wind Services LLC
LIVERMORE, CA 94551
United States
Category Government
Job Description

THIS POSITION IS SHORT TERM, MAX 1000 HOURS IN A CALENDAR YEAR


North Wind Services, is actively seeking individuals who can contribute to national security within the science, technology, and engineering fields as part of our supplemental labor team at vital federal research and development installations supporting the Department of Energy. NWS has an established history of contributing to the success of their customers mission. Available employment opportunities may range from administrative and logistical support to advanced technical positions.


Qualified applicants must be a US citizen, at least 18 years of age, and able to meet pre-employment requirements including any required physicals, drug screen, and/or background investigation to satisfy clearance requirements from the Department of Energy.


Successful candidates will be employees of NWS, a premier government contractor charged with employing highly-motivated and well-qualified personnel who can advance the missions of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, CA. Though employed by NWS, the employee will take day-to-day direction from technical personnel employed directly by the research laboratories. Pay, benefits, Human Resource, and Employment Management functions are provided by NWS.


The Defense Technologies Engineering Division (DTED) within the Engineering (ENG) Directorate has an opening for a Firmware Engineer to Support firmware testing and development. Under minimal supervision, the successful candidate will support firmware testing and development and work with development teams to design test plans and resolve issues with current Firmware.


This position may require the employee to have the flexibility to work overtime, shift and/or weekends to accomplish goals. The successful candidate will be required to pass various on-site training modules to pursue work assignments.


Essential Duties


- Work with development teams to design test plans and resolve issues.


- Run VHDL test code in a Testbench environment.


- Document results from testing in report.


- Support firmware design, as needed.


- Develop embedded software on microcontroller and FPGAs.


- Gather and analyze requirements from customers.


- Writing and maintaining firmware documentation.


- Work closely with customers to resolve issues.


- Perform all assignments in accordance with ES&H, security, and business practice requirements and policies.


- Perform other duties as assigned.


Essential Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities


- Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.


- Ability to work closely with Firmware developers, hardware team, software quality assurance, and program leads.


- Knowledge of VHDL and Verilog.


- Experience in developing and debugging firmware.


- Proficiency in programming languages.


- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.


- Strong organizational skills.


Desired Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities


- Knowledge of Testbench environment. 


Special Requirements


Pre-Placement Medical Exam: A job related pre-placement medical examination may be required.


Pre-employment drug test: External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post offer, pre-employment drug test.


Anticipated Clearance Level: Q (position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.


North Wind offers a competitive pay and benefits package to include health, life, and disability insurance benefits, 401(k) with company match, generous paid leave, and tuition reimbursement for eligible employees. As a company, we are committed to employee wellness, professional development, and work-life balance. We value safety, reliability, and commitment to our people! For more information about our benefits or hiring philosophy, visit the North Wind Career Opportunities Page.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The nature of those accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis. If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact our Helpline 1-208-528-8714 for assistance.


North Wind is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, religion or other legally protected status. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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