Jr. Firmware Engineer

Job Locations US-NJ-Hackettstown
Full Time


Astrodyne TDI is looking for hands-on individuals who enjoy rolling up their sleeves and working with a multidisciplinary team on the development of innovative power conversion products with emphasis in medical and industrial markets. Our Firmware Engineers have EE or CS background and are interested in embedded FW and HW design. An ideal candidate would have an aptitude for problem solving in the digital and analog realms. Experience with or even a general curiosity of IOT or robotic control devices in the hobbyist space can translate well into the entry level FW engineering positions. Moderate use of any program language\ IDE would indicate aptitude for this technology. We are willing to train for this position, but the candidate must have the raw talent to build on and the drive to learn and execute well. Our work environment is fast paced and hands on.


  • Act as an individual contributor maintaining\ creating new firmware\software for 8/16/32bit microcontrollers.
  • Writing firmware “C” in bare-metal applications using non-blocking state machine methodology.
  • Debugging by use of in-circuit debuggers as well as, logic analyzers, UART terminals, LED\signal toggles, etc....
  • Provide advice and guidance to other teams in the operation, maintenance and troubleshooting of MCU based designs.
  • Work with power supply engineers to troubleshoot and solve the system level issues.
  • Carry out and document system design verification, system characterization and validation testing.
  • Prepare status reports to communicate with both internal and external customers.              


  • Troubleshooting skills – natural aptitude in diagnostics \ problem solving.
  • Knowledge of microcontroller hardware\ system on chip (SoC) peripherals and how to configure and make use of them in our designs.
  • Knowledge of programming languages C, C#, Java, javascript, HTML
  • Hands-on bread boarding skills and circuit prototyping skills- Desired
  • Experience with “Git” or source control repository systems -Desired
  • Knowledge of real time control concepts and particulars related to power equipment. -Desired
  • Knowledge of common digital and analog circuitry.
  • Use of middleware tool chains such as LWIP, emWin, STCubeF4, Microchip MLA, TI-RTOS , TI Tiva-ware. -Desired
  • Familiar with communication protocols (CAN, TCP/IP, USB, SPI, I2C, & UART) as implemented in real-time applications.
  • Experience in creation of documentation associated with firmware requirements.
    • g. Product specifications, API’s, user manuals, block diagrams, data models


Personal Attributes:

  • Innovative, creative type with a resourceful “Can-do” attitude
  • Highly motivated, self-starter with great interpersonal skills.
  • Strong collaborator that respects the needs and contributions of others.
  • Requires little coaching; competent in presenting to small groups.
  • Organized; dedicated to follow-through.


Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical, Computer Science or pertinent experience in field

Min. 1-3 years’ hands-on experience developing and troubleshooting hardware or software (preferably both)



AAP/EEO Statement

Astrodyne TDI is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion or creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, military status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status.


Please note that Astrodyne TDI does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, Astrodyne TDI will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, Astrodyne TDI explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of Astrodyne TDI.


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