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Requisition Number 19-0022
Post Date 6/17/2019
Title Principal Software Engineer
Employment Type Full Time
City Marlborough/Watertown
State MA
Description The Principal Software Engineer is responsible for providing leadership in the development of cutting edge test and monitoring products used in the power industry.

This position applies extensive technical expertise towards software and systems solutions of complex technical problems, and provides solutions that require the regular use of ingenuity and creativity. The technical leader is able to work without appreciable direction and with considerable latitude in determining technical objectives of assignment with cooperation with development managers.

**Please note: this position is presently located in Watertown, MA but will be relocating to Marlborough, MA in the fall of 2019. All applicants must have reliable transportation to both locations. The Marlborough office will not be accessible via public transit. **

Essential Job Functions
• Design, develop, test and document software components and applications.
• Focus on embedded real-time, multi-processor systems but comfortable with design of PC based applications.
• Work with engineering project teams to provide architectural technical leadership.
• Lead technical requirements gathering, estimating, and planning efforts
• Leverage internal component reusability and open source solutions to improve time to market.
• Develop products to promote the ease of implementing automated test suites.
• Familiar with message bus technologies and implementations.
• Develop clear development metrics for testing status and progress monitoring dashboards.
• Develop a skill set to be a key person to technically triage customer issues, as needed interface to the customer.
• Mentorship of more junior engineers and on-going professional development activities
• Interface with mechanical, electrical, systems, and test engineers
• Identify and implement process and development environment improvements
• Responsible working with Development and project managers to assist in technical decision making
• Insure cross product implementation consistency.
• Work with other product teams on solutions.
• Travel requirement: less than 5%


Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or Computer Science or equivalent.


• Ability to express ideas clearly in written and oral communications.
• Willingness and excited to assume increased responsibility.
• Ability to quickly prototype new concepts and ideas
• Ability to provide creativity while solving complex problems without known solutions
• Familiarity and experience working with Matlab, Linux, and scripting languages
• Experience using test equipment to test and verify the performance of power electronics and power system hardware.
• Experience managing code management systems such as Bitbucket
• Team communication and collaboration experience (Such as a wiki)
• Ability to assess new technologies via comprehensive reviews of the state-of-the-art
• Experience working with hardware teams to isolate failure causes.
• 15+ years of work experience in firmware and software development.
• 5+ years of work experience in a technical leadership role.
• Proven track record of proactively working with the development and QA stakeholders
• Strong technical capabilities of a developer combined with a passion for assuring product quality.
• DSP FPGA/CPLD implementations
• Project management skills, including planning, estimation and requirements management
• Expert level skills in one or more scripting languages such as TCL, Python and Perl.
• Experience with embedded and host applications developed in C, C++, C# and .NET.

• Experience working in an agile engineering environment.
• Experience Linux and Windows applications
• Experience working with Atlassian Jira, Confluence and Bitbucket products
• Experience or the desire to learn about utility power systems
• BS in computer engineering or electrical engineering, PE preferred
• Experience in applied physics and electrical engineering
• Thorough knowledge of network equipment including protectors, relays, transformers and power cable.
• Strong communication skills that interweave presentation skills with the problem solving process.
• Strong interpersonal skill set.
• Strong computer skills including network load flow software.
• Well-developed technical writing skills.

• Expert knowledge of scripting and programming languages including C/C++ and Perl/Python.
• Expert knowledge of embedded multiprocessor systems, software/hardware test and validation, bug life cycle management, software development methodologies (waterfall and agile).

While performing the duties of this job the employee is often required to stand sit, use computers, read, write, type, use fax machines, use copy machines, file paperwork, use telephones, and utilize written and oral communication to interact with clients and co-workers. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions of this job.

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that values the strength diversity brings to the workplace. All qualified applicants, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetics, age, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Doble Engineering Company will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because such employee or applicant has inquired about, discussed, or disclosed the compensation of the employee or applicant or another employee or applicant.
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