Company: Abaco Systems
Posted on: June 12, 2021
Abaco Systems is looking for a Firmware Engineer to join our
team here in Huntsville. This position will join a dynamic team by
developing and maintaining high-quality boot code and deploying
test firmware used by our products. Abaco Systems produces
ruggedized embedded computing solutions for the rugged embedded
COTS market. These products require different types of firmware,
including boot firmware such as BIOS or UEFI on our Intel products
and U-Boot on NXP and ARM products. Our Firmware Team also provides
a deployed test solution, known as Built in Test (BIT), which is a
key software product that the customers in this market expect. The
Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) is another element
of firmware supported by the team, which provides management and
monitoring capabilities independently of the host system's CPU,
firmware (BIOS or UEFI) and operating system.
Develop and maintain embedded software, written in C and
Follow company design procedures relating to the development of
Use Continuous Integration and Static Analysis tools to improve
code quality, detect and correct bugs quicker.
Provide customer support with documentation to support the
Communicate status to key stakeholders in a timely and
Participate in the continuous improvement of Software
Cover all aspects of software development following the
Company's Software Development procedures
Generating requirements for new products, porting and code
development for new products
Maintenance updates for existing products.
Project documentation to comply with procedures, as well as
Product support for customers and Manufacturing.
Working closely with HW Engineering, other SW Engineering teams
and other disciplines within Abaco
- The role requires both HW and SW capabilities. The HW
capabilities require the engineer to fully understand the operation
of the HW. This is achieved by analysis of schematics, component
data sheets and discussions with HW engineers. The Boards typically
form part of systems connected via Industry standard backplane
interconnect technology (VME, VPX, CPCI).
Skills & Competencies:
Understanding of "C" and assembly programming.
Experience of writing software to test computer systems,
Experience with several compilers/cross compilers build
environments, such as GCC
Understanding of computer architectures and hardware design.
With knowledge of one of the following: Intel Architecture (i7),
NXP (Freescale) T-series, P-series, PowerPC or ARM.
Problem-solving and creative, solution-building skills.
Ability to work successfully in a team environment with Strong
verbal and written skills
Knowledge of modern Real-Time Operating Systems
Knowledge of Linux, as a software development environment.
Knowledge of backplane interconnect architectures VME, CPCI ,
- Any experience with the following technologies would be
advantageous: UEFI, U-Boot, NVIDIA CBoot, Slim Bootloader, Secure /
Trusted Boot, Xilinx SDK, NXP K21
Education BS or MS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science
or Computer Engineering
Experience 2+ years of experience BIOS development
- Working knowledge of software and hardware architecture
Previous experience using software tools such as:
Source code repositories (Perforce, Git)
Source code analysis tools (Klocwork)
Collaborative tools (Atlassian toolset, JIRA, Confluence)
Continuous integration server, like Jenkins
- Awareness of Agile / Scrum methodologies.
Abaco is a Department of Defense (DoD) supplier and as such
employees may work with or be exposed to controlled information
that may only be seen or handled by US citizens or qualified
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