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Software Engineer-Insight
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Illinois Tool Works | Appleton, WI
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Job Description


ITW Welding continues to build its capabilities in software development processes, as a core competency, for arc data monitoring solutions. The solutions include a cloud-based Internet of Things platform, PC applications, and embedded monitoring devices. To support this effort, we are looking for a software engineer to be a key driver of product differentiation and competitive advantages through connectivity, embedded systems, data processing, and tools. The software engineer will be a key contributor to the development of embedded Linux application software for welding monitoring equipment for New Product Development projects. This position requires a highly motivated individual with exceptional communications and interpersonal skills to work collaboratively with engineering teams, marketing, and product management to develop innovative and reliable products that serve our customer needs.


* Primary responsibilities include design, development, and testing of embedded device software for Industrial Equipment Division's New Product Development initiatives. A critical part of this role is enabling best in class IoT and PC application solutions through embedded Linux data monitoring.
* Take projects from original concept through final implementation
* Recommend and act on the analysis and solutions of problems
* Participate in software design, programming, and development of divisional projects
* Participate in agile project meetings and be responsible for assigned action items
* Ensure adherence to quality standards and project deliverables
* Identify innovative patentable solutions to end market needs
* Work effectively with electrical, power electronics, welding, and mechanical engineers
* Work with a sense of urgency while balancing calculated risks
* Participate in topical software roundtable discussions to positively impact process improvements


* Bachelor's Degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, or Computer Engineering - entry level with intern experience
* Experience with C, C++ and object-oriented coding techniques for embedded Linux
* Experience configuring and building Linux kernel
* Experience configuring and utilizing U-Boot
* Experience with bash shell scripts
* Familiarity with unit testing
* Familiarity with Virtual Machines
* Familiarity with JSON and web technologies
* Experience with software version control tools (e.g. Git)
* Familiarity with network communication stacks (e.g. TCP/IP, UDP, Zigbee, Bluetooth, WiFi, etc.)
* Must be a team player with a positive attitude
* This individual must be a self-starter and have strong analytical problem-solving skills
* Limited travel may be required


* Three (3) or more years of experience with demonstrated credibility and track record in embedded programming, to specify, architect, design, code, test, troubleshoot and support embedded applications in a team environment.
* Experience selecting, designing, and troubleshooting 32-bit embedded microprocessor software (e.g. state machines, low-level peripheral interfaces, embedded controls, embedded RTOSes)
* Experience with Microsoft Visual Studio
* Familiarity with industrial fieldbus protocols and other serial network communications (USB, RS485, I2C, Modbus, SPI, ProfiNet, DeviceNet, CAN, etc.).
* Experience with Microsoft TFS/DevOps
* Experience with Agile or Scrum software development process in a team environment
* Experience with databases and languages (e.g. SQL)
* Understanding of electrical circuity design for both digital and analog applications and ability to understand circuit schematic drawings

About Illinois Tool Works

Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW) is a multinational manufacturer of a range of industrial products and equipment. The Company has approximately 875 operations in 54 countries, which are aggregated and organized into seven segments: Industrial Packaging, Power Systems & Electronics, Transportation, Construction Products, Food Equipment, Polymers & Fluids, and All Other. In September 2008, ITW announced that it had acquired Avery Weigh-Tronix, a manufacturer of industrial weighing products and systems. In July 2008, the Company acquired the assets of TRYMER polyisocyanurate (PIR) rigid foam business. In June 2008, Illinois Tool Works, Inc. announced that it completed the acquisition of Quipp, Inc. In March 2008, the Company acquired VS Acquisition Holding Inc., the parent company of Vitronics Soltec Corporation. In March 2009, KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation announced the sale of the assets of its Ride Rite business to Illinois Tool Works Inc.