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Embedded Software Engineer

Location: Michigan City, Indiana, United States
Job ID: R0048745
Date Posted: Apr 8, 2024
Segment: Connective Industries
Business Unit: Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems
Profession (Job Category): Engineering & Science
Job Type (Experience Level): Entry Level
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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The mission for the Embedded Software Engineer is to develop high quality Embedded-C software for air compressor systems.


This is an exciting opportunity with a stable and growing company to join a winning engineering team with possibilities of both learning new skills and growing with the organization.

This role is responsible for developing software using C-Programming language and integrating the electrical controls systems into compressor products. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on a variety of different products and programs.

The ideal candidate will need to be a self-driven strong communicator that is passionate about embedded software design and development for industrial applications.

This position is located on-site in Michigan City, Indiana.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Design and develop software for air compression systems using C, C++ programming language.
  • Design, develop and create commissioning files using Microsoft Excel.
  • Integrate VSDs (variable speed drives), motors, and controls systems to meet application requirements.
  • Work cross-functionally with Engineering, Manufacturing, Quality, Purchasing, Service, and Commercial teams on controls software and electrical related designs and issues.


  • BS in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent.
  • MUST be U.S. Citizen or Green Card Holder due to U.S. Government laws regarding R&D.

Professional or educational experience:

  • Embedded C knowledge or experience (required)
  • Degree desirable in Computer/Electrical engineering with experience in electrical controls requirements, analysis, design, development, integration, and testing. 
  • Experience working for a global manufacturer in the compressor or industrial machinery industries or similar is highly desired.
  • Basic electronics knowledge is desirable.
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel.
  • Experience using debugging tools for embedded systems.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work very effectively within the software team and cross functional teams and meet deadlines without sacrificing quality. Able to successfully manage multiple projects/programs simultaneously when needed.
  • Ability to travel occasionally as needed to support business needs – anticipate less than 5%.


  • Within the first 60 days develop and display competency in understanding, troubleshooting, and resolving Variable Frequency Drives (VFD) issues.
  • Within the first 90 days develop display competency in writing efficient reliable C code for different models of air compressors.
  • Within the first 180 days display competency in successfully processing the creation and maintenance of Excel commissioning files for different models of air compressors.

The successful candidate is responsible for complying with Hitachi Global Air Power US Code of Ethics and related policies. In performing the job, the incumbent shall take all steps necessary to comply with our safety rules and requirements and must actively support the organization's efforts to meet and exceed its goals of creating and maintaining a safe workplace.

This description is to serve as a guide. It is intended to be flexible and will continue to evolve over time with business needs and demands and may be updated periodically and at the Company's discretion.

Hitachi Global Air Power US is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate based on race, religion, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or other protected categories under applicable law, whether in recruitment, employment, promotion, transfer, compensation, or other conditions of employment.

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