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Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Software Engineer in Pullman, Washington

Our Proposition:

We're looking for the Sherlock Holmes of embedded systems. If you can describe yourself as skilled at observation, deduction forensic science and logical reasoning, please keep reading. This is an opportunity for passionate lead level firmware engineers to join our elite team that performs forensic analysis for SEL protective relays. These engineers are tasked with developing a deep understanding of our protective relay products and relentlessly tracking down the root cause of unexpected behaviors. You'll apply your talents to something truly meaningful! We make sure that electricity is there when it's needed.

You'll be collaborating with a multi-disciplinary team of highly skilled technical professionals doing work that really matters. You’re an ideal match for this role if you’re an accomplished firmware engineer with a burning desire to understand system behavior under all conditions. This is a unique opportunity to use your software engineering talents (C, C++, Python, assembly, embedded systems) in a role with genuine purpose.

Our team of firmware forensics professionals would love to have you with us. The position is based in our Pullman, WA headquarters lab.

About Us:

We’re a team of professional firmware forensics engineers dedicated to thorough forensic analysis of SEL’s protective relays. We are fully committed to making electric power safer, more reliable and more economical. We’re looking for colleagues who are passionate about collaborating with a cross-functional team to truly understand why the device behaved the way that it did.

While the work is consistently challenging, we value continuous learning and professional development. We’re constantly striving to be better engineers and to make products that are absolutely safe and reliable.

About You:

  • You’re passionate about collaborating with cross-discipline teams (hardware, firmware, automation, manufacturing, application engineering) to solve deeply complex problems. Your excitement about what you do is clearly conveyed by your actions and accomplishments.

  • Analyzing interactions and impacts at the system level thrills you. You want to truly understand system behavior. You’re ready and able to lead investigations across all levels of the technology stack.

  • The opportunity to mentor others excites you. You appreciate the value of teaching your findings to others.

  • You’re committed to driving quality improvements based on your findings.

  • You have a proven background in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or the equivalent.

  • Your strong communication skills allow you to serve as a technical contact for internal and external customers.

  • You’re comfortable leading teams to accomplish objectives efficiently and with high quality.

  • The SEL Values and Principles of Operation will drive you to be a little better each day.

  • You grasp these directives: Understand. Create. Simplify.

  • You’re happy to take on other tasks as necessary because you feel ownership of your team’s work.

  • Your track record of technical accomplishments speaks for itself. You have demonstrated your ability to contribute at a high level over at least 4 years.

What We Value:

  • Demonstrated coding and design skills including some of: C, C++, C#, Java, Python, assembly, OO design

  • Appreciation for leveraging automation to improve our effectiveness and impact

  • Proven ability to communicate clearly, effectively and efficiently both in writing and verbally

  • Strong collaboration skills and the ability to work cooperatively in a very fast paced and close- knit team environment

  • Ability and desire to learn new skills and assume new responsibilities

  • Academic achievements are important, but we’re flexible for passionate embedded system developers. It’s simpler if you have a B.S. in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or the equivalent. An advanced degree is even better.

  • Of course, we build critical infrastructure, so you’ll need to have background check results that are satisfactory to SEL and negative drug test result(s)

While other organizations are rushing to hire, we are committed to building high performance teams and we are selective about who we choose to work with. Our interview process will challenge you technically, and may take a bit longer than some. In the end, however, you'll know that you're working with the best of the best.

Location Information

Pullman, WA - SEL’s corporate office is located in Eastern Washington where you'll enjoy an unmatched quality of life. Enjoy the smaller town life: country space, freedom from traffic, easy access to recreational activities in nearby mountains, rivers, and forests, as well as great schools and universities.

An Award Winning Company

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. (SEL) has earned a reputation for quality, reliability, integrity, and service. This has enabled us to expand within both the electric utility and industrial markets in many different industries, markets, and geographies around the world.

Communication with Applicants

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SEL is an Equal Opportunity Employer: M/F/Vets/Disabled.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.