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Contractor - Software Engineer - Firmware

Date: Aug 10, 2019

Location: US - MN - Eden Prairie, US

Company: MTS Systems

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Transforming what’s possible with cars, aircraft, bridges, wind turbines and space-age materials — this is the kind of work that engineers dream about as kids.


At MTS, we offer a rewarding career path for talented engineers who are willing to work hard, think hard, and commit to solving complex and critical challenges for our customers around the world (many of whom are Fortune 500 companies with names that are likely very familiar to you.) 


As a Software Engineer - Firmware at MTS, you’ll have access to the latest tools and technologies, along with the support of colleagues who are passionate about their work. You’ll discover a dynamic culture of continuous improvement that extends to our people, one that offers numerous ways to expand your knowledge and advance your career. And because we are a global company, your work may also include world travel.


MTS offers competitive pay, bonus program, a comprehensive benefit package including medical and dental coverage, life insurance, paid-time-off, 401K match, paid holidays, well-being program, employee stock purchase plan, and tuition reimbursement.


Our business is thriving. Our future is exciting. Your potential is unlimited.





  • Developing embedded software (hardware layer to application layer) to meet specific system and hardware requirements.
  • Developing high-performance (10-100 kHz sample rate) control/data acquisition systems
  • Defining and developing custom hardware/software interfaces.
  • Debugging and integrating software on product hardware, including board bring-up diagnostic software.
  • Developing and executing software unit and functional tests.
  • Contribute to general software development needs including Windows application development.
  • Design software interface systems for controllers with USB and I/O peripherals.
  • Developing components of firmware, Windows device driver, and PC applications.
  • Software documentation and procedure development.
  • Working with other engineers to develop software and hardware requirements.
  • Assisting with design changes or software updates.
  • Design, development and provide support of compilers, assemblers, and development tools.
  • Collaborating with staff and other engineers to meet project milestones.
  • Contribute to requirements and user documentation.
  • Provide and maintain documentation to support engineering process.
  • Assisting and leading documentation and processes that conform with ISO quality objectives.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering or Software Engineering
  • 5+ years of experience developing in C & C++ with embedded development emphasis
  • 5+ years of experience working with Digital Signal Processors (DSP)
  • Experience using debugging and diagnostic tools



  • Experience with Ethernet communication protocols, including real-time Ethernet technology such as EtherCAT
  • Experience with Texas Instruments DSP, ARM, and Altera FPGA Windows based development tools
  • Experience with Texas Instruments SYS/BIOS Real-time Operating System
  • Experience with USB and I/O peripherals interface programming 
  • Experience with reading schematics and datasheets
  • Experience with Agile/Scrum methodology


MTS Systems Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, creed, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, marital status or veteran status.


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Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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