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Embedded Software Engineer

Location: Greenville, South Carolina, United States
Job ID: R0002556
Date Posted: May 27, 2022
Segment: Smart Life
Business Unit: Hitachi High-Technologies
Company Name: Hitachi High-Tech America, Inc.
Profession (Job Category): IT, Telecom & Internet
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Greenville, SC office location. No relocation support provided.

Hybrid remote working position (70% remote work from home local to Greenville, SC Area; 30% onsite at Greenville, SC Office)

NOTICE:  Hitachi High-Tech America, Inc. (“HTA”) requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  All new hires will be required to provide proof of their vaccination status prior to their start date and will need to receive the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or the single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine on or before January 4, 2022, or no later than two weeks prior to their start date with HTA, unless they request and receive a medical or religious accommodation.

DIVISION/DEPARTMENT:        Systems Products Division
REPORTS TO:                Director, Operations                 
AMOUNT OF TRAVEL:             5%
OFFICE LOCATION:            Greenville, SC         

Provide engineering support for the development, modification, testing, and production of products for industrial applications.

•    Range of 1-4 years combined related work experience required. Pay will be commensurate with candidate experience, skill set, and ability to work for results.
•    Bachelor of Science required. Preferably in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Electronic Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Computer Science.


  • Work with multi-disciplinary engineering team and customer to identify and recommend hardware needs and requirements for project/product.
  • Modify or assist in the development of software architecture and design for new products, prototype, or re-design, including sourcing build environments and writing technical support and control documentation.   
  • Read Block Diagrams and detail circuit schematics and layout of proposed or existing hardware and assess the software and driver requirements.
  • Participates in cross-divisional Edge IoT projects and/or proposals.
  • Develop, oversee, and document automated tests for electrical hardware design and products as well as final operating drivers and systems.
  • Evaluate and investigate product failures, and recommend repair or design modifications based on specifications, cost, resources, and risks.
  • Use reliability and quality tools and software to assess hardware designs.
  • Work with hardware engineers, project management, quality engineering, production, and customers to refine or modify hardware design or overall product.
  • Support manufacturing group in production of product and troubleshoot any related design issues.
  • Integrate, verify and validate new product designs and/or changes, provide technical support, including documentation and reports for internal Sales staff and external customers.
  • Design, develop, implement, verify, and debug validate embedded device drivers and higher-level code, system software and UIs.
  • Perform root cause analysis and develop solutions as necessary, utilizing configuration management tools, defect tracking tools, programmers and debuggers.
  • Analyze and understand existing products and their implementation to determine best design and method to add and/or change features and functionality.
  • Other duties as assigned and required for business operations.
  • Experience working in embedded systems design with preemptive, multitasking real-time operating systems.


  • Bachelor of Science required. Preferably in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Electronic Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Computer Science.
  • 1-4 years related work experience is required. Pay will be commensurate with candidate experience, skill set, and ability to work for results.


  • Ability to creatively approach challenges and cleverly solve difficult problems.
  • Ability to independently identify daily design and customer support tasks, self-start and motivate.
  • Ability to manage several projects and prioritize appropriately, with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work in a collaborative team environment as well as independently.
  • Ability to learn and work in virtual environments (CAD & Hardware build packages) in-which candidate’s skills are low but persevere and overcome skill gaps autonomously.
  • Some experience programming with embedded systems designs and multithreaded real-time operating systems is required.
  • Solid programming experience. Preferably in C or C++, .NET, and Java programming languages.


  • Experience and understanding of analog and digital hardware systems in various applications, with a focus on IoT.
  • Experience and proficient in the use of laboratory test equipment such as multi-meters, scopes, logical analyzers, data loggers, and custom computing devices.
  • Proficient in the application of engineering analysis methods and interpreting results to convey information and provide documentation. 
  • Experience building prototypes/demos based on drawings, specifications, and/or other information.
  • Experience creating drawings, controlled documents, and design configurations from concepts.
  • Experience with full cycle product development.
  • Experience with soldering and removing through hole and surface mount components.
  • Experience designing in computer aided design software packages and a set of disparate hardware/software build development environments.

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)-Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to [email protected]

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