ATEK Access TechnologiesIoT Design Engineer

SUMMARY: Responsible for software/firmware design of low power, cloud connected products - ensuring they meet customer, project, quality, testing, and manufacturability requirements.  Support existing products and manufacturing processes by investigating, designing, testing, and implementing fixes/improvements.  Work closely with all departments to deliver industry leading products and achieving quality, performance, schedule, and cost goals.

Shifts Available: 1st

WAGE TYPE: Salary, Exempt


  • Product development involving the definition, design, qualification, and release of new AAT branded products.
  • Customer, manufacturing and existing product support
  • Implementing product and manufacturing continuous improvements.
  • Establish, own, and coordinate achievement of goals for assigned projects.
  • Actively communicate significant issues and developments identified during design/support activities and provide thoroughly defined alternatives plus recommended courses of action to management.
  • Product Development (PD):
    • Take direction from Senior Design Engineers and Director of Product Development
    • Responsible for software/firmware design
      • Product design including procurement and manufacturing considerations
      • Developing software/firmware for all AAT branded products
      • Technical documentation and BOM creation utilizing drafting/documentation resources
      • Prototype creation and/or procurement
      • Product testing including planning, implementation, and reporting
      • Active participation as member in cross functional teams
      • Active participation in organizing and executing first article production run
      • Lead software/firmware portion of project design reviews
      • Release product through ECO process
  • Product/Process Continuous Improvement:
    • Proactively identify improvement opportunities
    • Develop justification and communicate to management
    • Develop, implement, and evaluate solutions
    • Develop, implement and automate regression test program
  • Manufacturing Support:
    • Assist Manufacturing with initial PD build/debug and to develop manufacturing processes
    • Define inspection criteria, processes, and quality metrics for each product
    • Manage assigned RMA/SCAR/CAPA incidents to insure satisfactory resolution
    • Maintain a working knowledge of government and industry quality codes and standards
    • Assist in resolution of quality issues
  • Travel to Brainerd manufacturing facility whenever necessary or requested
  • Other duties as required or assigned


Reports to: Director of Product Development


Education and/or Experience Expected: 

  • 4-year degree in Electrical, Software, or Computer Engineering required
  • 3+ years relevant experience in software/firmware development
  • Embedded microprocessor software design, test, and debug
  • C/C++ programming
  • Collaborate with others as part of cross functional team
  • Independent - Manage own time to develop and complete project tasks
  • Strong oral and written communication skills required


  • Personal computer software development including drivers
  • Programming ST Micro STM32L152 microcontrollers
  • Program in and maintain a layered architecture
  • Write code to minimize sleep current, for battery powered devices
  • M2M and IoT product development
  • Write firmware to communicate with cellular modems
  • Python programming
  • Data transfer between field devices and cloud platforms

Communication Skills:

  • Must be able to read, write, and comprehend the English language

Working Conditions:

  • Office

ATEK Access Technologies is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and creating an inclusive environment.

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