Senior Firmware Engineer - Portsmouth, NH

Hubbell Incorporated

Location: Somersworth, New Hampshire

Job Type: Not Specified


Corporate Overview

Hubbell Incorporated was founded in 1888 and has grown into an international manufacturer of quality electrical, lighting and power solutions with more than 75 brands used and recognized around the world. Our founder, Harvey Hubbell, developed tooling and equipment to serve the growing demand for new assembly and manufacturing machinery during the industrial revolution. An early, and one of many patents awarded, came for the creation of the first practical method to control electricity through the pull chain socket that remains unchanged today. As a market leader in reliable, electrical solutions, we provide more than half a million products delivered through our various business groups. Hubbell is committed to continually innovating solutions that work, transforming old products with new ideas, and ensuring that we Energize, Enlighten and Empower the communities that support us.

Division Overview

Hubbell Power Systems (HPS) engages in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of products used by utilities. Today, HPS is deeply engaged in product solutions for OSP Communication utility purposes, and has been actively growing that segment of the business. HPS roots have historically been in high voltage transmission, distribution, substation, underground products used by electric utilities. HPS products are also used in the civil construction, transportation, gas and water industries.

At HPS, we build products that provide mission critical infrastructure and that deliver communications and power to millions of people worldwide. In our business, failure is not an option. Therefore, we manufacture products of uncompromising integrity and it starts with our quality policy. We hold our partners, our suppliers and ourselves to the highest standard to ensure we exceed all the technical and functional expectations of our customers.

Hubbell Incorporated engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of electrical and electronic products in the United States and internationally. It operates in three segments: Electrical, Power, and Industrial Technology.

Position Overview

Provide technical excellence in developing firmware for grid modernizing products. Participate in the development of project plans including reviewing and evaluating code and other deliverables produced by the team. Participate in product deployment and provide support in resolving customer technical support issues.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Firmware design, coding, test and documentation for micro controller based products
  • Help develop firmware functional specifications and requirements documentation for new products.
  • Contribute cost estimates and schedules for firmware development tasks.
  • Develop unit and integration test methods to ensure system meets requirement.
  • Ensure designs exceed requirements of governing agencies (e.g. ANSI, UL).
  • Help establish and follow proper firmware design processes for high reliability firmware
  • Analyze and resolve field problems. Perform root cause analysis and determine effect preventive action(s).
  • Support the work of other engineers on project teams.
  • Participate in technical reviews of the work performed by the group.
  • Serve as lead firmware developer when necessary.

Skills and Experience


  • Minimum of 5 years’ aggregate Engineering experience (graduate thesis work included as experience).
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in developing C code for embedded systems.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience with Logic analyzers, Oscilloscopes and Function generators.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience using SCM tools (e.g. GIT).
  • Experience using real-time operating systems.
  • Strong understanding of hardware interfaces.
  • Experience with debugging/troubleshooting techniques.
  • Understanding of static source code analysis tools/methods.
  • Competent user of Visio or other flowcharting tools.
  • Work equally well independently and at the direction of others.
  • Strong critical thinking / problem solving skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.


  • Advanced engineering degree.
  • Experience working on low-level, microcontroller-based products (e.g.: Cortex-M series & MSP430)
  • Experience with Agile development
  • Experience with Azure Dev Ops
  • Python programing experience
  • Experience in developing design documentation (requirements, flowcharts, data flow diagrams, state transition diagrams, etc.)
  • Experience in the utility industry.


Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science

Posting Address

130 Main Street

Somersworth, NH 03878

Hubbell Incorporated, its subsidiaries and affiliates, is an EO Employer AA: M/F/Veteran/Disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected class.

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