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Senior Software Engineer at S&C Electric Company

Senior Software Engineer

S&C Electric Company Chicago, IL Full-Time


The Product Support team for S&C Software Products, located in Chicago, IL is responsible for the rapid delivery of new software features, enhancements, and issue resolutions to S&C customers worldwide. The Product Support team accelerates delivery of point releases, software patches, and customer demanded features of our power hardware. In this position, you will report to the Manager-Product Support.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Conducting and/or managing all necessary development work pertinent to software design including, architecture design, specifications, analysis, design, implementation, testing and related documentation.
  • Developing, debugging, and supporting software for microcontrollers and DSPs using C
  • Developing and implementing software for embedded devices and systems using C/C++ and JAVA
  • Developing or contributing to the development of project schedules, task and project completion time estimates, detailed software specifications and test plans.
  • Analyzing and translating requirements into system software designs and interface specifications.
  • Working with marketing to assure product designs meet the requirements of the market.
  • Working with application engineers to resolve software related customer issues
  • Working collaboratively with software and testing engineers to deliver reliable, mission critical embedded software.

To select this job as one of interest to you, at a minimum, you must have the following:

  • BS degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Computer Science.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the design, coding, testing, verification, validation, and support of embedded microprocessor code for networked industrial controllers, preferably for electric utility grid distribution automation.
  • Experience coding, simulating, and testing solutions for microcontrollers and digital signal processors (DSP).
  • Experience coding in C/C++, C#, python, and JAVA
  • Experience working in a Unix/Linux programming environment
  • Proficient in software development lifecycle (SDLC) and related SDLC tools such as Git (using GitHub or Bitbucket), JIRA, and Confluence.
  • Strong technical leadership abilities with good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to travel less than 10% of the time with some periods lasting more than a week.

Relevant Experience Required: 10+ years of experience in the design and development of real-time, mission critical embedded controller software using C.  


  • Standing: Occasional standing for work on complete control assemblies.
  • Lifting: Occasional lifting of controls and test equipment, less than 50 pounds.
  • Walking: Occasional walking throughout the facility.
  • Carrying: Occasional carrying of light objects.
  • Pushing: Infrequent pushing of objects, possibly related to rearrangement work.
  • Pulling: Infrequent pulling of objects, possibly related to rearrangement work.
  • Bending: Occasional bending during access to equipment.
  • Reaching: Infrequent reaching.
  • Handling: Frequent handling of parts or tools.
  • Environment: Frequent handling of parts or tools.


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