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Software Engineer IV


Keene, NH, US

Markem-Imaje is a trusted world manufacturer of product identification and traceability solutions, offering a full line of reliable and innovative inkjet, thermal transfer, laser, print and apply label systems. Markem-Imaje delivers fully integrated solutions that enable product quality and safety, regulatory and retailer compliance, better product recalls and improved manufacturing processes.

Job Summary:

The role of the embedded software engineer is to design, implement, validate, and maintain the embedded software for Markem-Imaje current and future printers across a variety of print technologies and application spaces using industry standard best practices.  This senior position includes both individual contribution as well as leadership of other internal engineers and external partners.  This role requires collaboration and communication across engineering disciplines, functions, and stakeholders.


Principal Activities / Duties / Responsibilities:

  • Drive quality and efficiency within the embedded software team by setting an outstanding example in terms of high-quality design, code, and validation.
  • C++ application development on real-time Linux operating systems 

  • Knowledge of FreeRTOS and/or Yocto Linux 

  • Use of tools such as GCC, Visual Studio, Eclipse, JSON, XML, Python, Bamboo, SCONS, FitNesse, Lauterbach debuggers.

  • Research, champion, and facilitate implementation and improvement of best practices and tools to improve team efficiency, effectiveness, and software quality.
  • Promote extremely high software quality and reliability by driving continuous improvement in the areas of unit testing, system testing, automation, code analysis, etc.
  • Lead and facilitate high-level software estimation to support business planning activities.
  • Provide a positive impact on the team with their work as well as improve the overall productivity of the team.
  • Mentor and teach less experienced software engineers to improve their skills on the current project and software discipline.
  • Drive continuous improvement in source control and continuous integration by staying up to date with the latest industry practices and tools.
  • Interface with other engineering teams, stakeholders, Product/Marketing team and customers to understand/specify the application space and product/business requirements.
  • Act as a liaison between cross-functional teams and as a spokesperson for Software Discipline.
  • Drive the effectiveness of distributed teams through building positive, cross-site collaboration within the software team.
  • Lead design reviews and drive improvements in design and code quality produced by internal and external engineers.
  • Drive discipline in our specifications and validation activities.
  • Use outstanding communication and interpersonal skills to lead and create efficient interfaces with third party engineering partners.
  • Build and apply a strong understanding of Markem-Imaje and our competitors printing technologies and application spaces.

Work Conditions:

  • Travel: up to 15%, international travel possible
  • Mix of office and laboratory environment

Education Required:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Software Engineering

Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree with minimum 10 years of professional experience developing software or master’s degree with minimum 8 years of professional experience developing software.
  • Demonstrable record of developing high-quality embedded software for end-user products from requirement analysis to delivery.
  • Demonstrable experience in a technical leadership role within a software team.
  • Demonstrable experience providing strong technical leadership for external engineering partners is strongly preferred.
  • Ongoing, advanced coursework and/or research to stay current is preferable.
  • Cross-functional, multi-cultural, and/or distributed team collaboration experience is preferable.
  • Experience with Agile/Scrum development practices. Knowledge of SAFe is a plus.
  • Experience developing embedded software in an industrial printing domain is a plus.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Advanced architecture and design skills such as functional decomposition, architectural viewpoints, UML/SYSML, and design patterns.
  • Expert knowledge and experience with implementation skills such as object-oriented programming, pair programming, memory management, distributed systems programming, multi-threaded programming, and on-target debugging.
  • Advanced knowledge of verification skills such as test-driven development, unit testing, code reviews, and defect characterization.
  • Advanced requirement analysis and planning skills such as user story development, backlog management, high-level estimation, and detailed estimation.
  • Advanced configuration management skills such as revision control, continuous integration, continuous deployment, automated build systems, release management, and technical documentation.
  • General knowledge of real time operating system concepts and experience in their use.
  • Intermediate knowledge of electronics including micro-controllers, memory, and peripherals as well as in reading schematics and basic use of oscilloscopes/logic analyzers.
  • Advanced knowledge of C++ application development on Linux OS 
  • Knowledge of FreeRTOS and/or Yocto Linux 
  • Advanced knowledge of the following tools is a plus: GCC, Visual Studio, Eclipse, JSON, XML, Python, Bamboo, SCONS, FitNesse, Lauterbach debuggers.
  • Ability to lead root cause analysis of complex cross-disciplinary engineering problems and resolve in creative and effective ways.
  • Ability to work autonomously with strategic direction as well as part of a cross-disciplinary, international, product development team.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills, with an ability to influence and build strong, credible relationships. 
  • Strong organizational and decision-making skills.
  • Demonstrable skills and experience facilitating team interactions in an Agile environment.
  • Experience evaluating open source and commercial off-the-shelf software options is a plus.
  • Aptitude in engineering excellence processes such as FMEA, Root Cause Analysis, Design of Experiments, etc. is a plus.
  • FPGA (VHDL) programming experience is a plus.
  • French/Italian/Polish language skills are a plus.
  • Behaviors:

  • Self-motivated and able to motivate others.
  • Leads by example.
  • Persuades and influences others through personal credibility.
  • Practices and promotes organizational values of integrity, innovation, respect, and reliability.
  • Communicates openly and directly.
  • Promotes and facilitates change with confidence.
  • Leads and communicates effectively in an international company.
  • Strong discipline in all conducted activities.

Work Arrangement : Hybrid  

Salary Range : $110,000.00   - $150,000.00  

We consider several job-related, non-discriminatory factors when determining the pay rate for a position, including, but not limited to, the position’s responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, a candidate’s education/training, the position’s location, and the key skills needed for the position.  Pay is one of the Total Rewards that we provide to compensate and recognize employees for their work.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, genetic information, or any other factors prohibited by law.


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