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Network Software/Firmware Engineer

Published August 17th, 2023

Amphenol is looking to hire 3 Network Software/Firmware Engineers. Amphenol has many departments but these candidates would be a part of the Amphenol Aerospace Operations department.

No one in the mix as of now – open for the taking. Urgent hire!

It would be ideal if a candidate were local to their Sidney NY site, but they’re open to this role being fully remote. Candidates can be from anywhere in the US and come from any time zone.

Open to US citizens/permanent residents only.
They’re targeting $120-150k base. Bonus is based on company performance so don’t mention bonus as it’s not necessarily guaranteed.
Candidate would be part of their Military High Speed Business Team, comprised of about 14 engineers.
Reporting to Engineering Manager.
Role is open because they need more engineers on this team.
Interview process will be 3-4 rounds – if the candidate is local, they will be asked to interview onsite.
Aerospace Manufacturing industry experience is highly highly desired but not required.
Need a Bachelor’s Degree in Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or similar.

The Role 

Amphenol Military High Speed is seeking skilled and experienced Network Software/Firmware Engineers to join our team who will work out of a home office and be responsible for the software design of rugged electronics.  In this position, you will play a crucial role in the development and maintenance of robust, reliable, and high-performance networking solutions for challenging environments. Your expertise in hardware design and software development will contribute to the success of our products and ensure seamless connectivity for our customers.

We offer competitive compensation packages and a stimulating work environment where you can contribute to cutting-edge networking solutions. If you have a passion for designing robust and reliable networking equipment and thrive in challenging environments, we would love to hear from you.

The key responsibilities of this engineering include, but are not limited to:

  • Design and develop rugged electronics, considering the unique challenges of harsh environments, such as extreme temperatures, humidity, vibration, and electromagnetic interference.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including hardware engineers, software developers, and product managers, to define product requirements and specifications for rugged electronics.
  • Conduct feasibility studies and make recommendations on the hardware and software architecture of networking solutions, taking into account factors like power consumption, performance, scalability, and cost-effectiveness.
  • Develop and implement embedded software for rugged electronics, including device drivers, protocols, and management interfaces, ensuring compatibility, reliability, and security specifically as it relates to Ethernet Switch functionality.
  • Conduct thorough testing and verification of software modules, identifying and resolving any issues or performance bottlenecks.
  • Collaborate with manufacturing and production teams to ensure seamless transition from design to mass production, addressing any manufacturing challenges and ensuring the highest quality standards.
  • Stay updated with the latest advancements in networking technologies, industry trends, and standards, and apply this knowledge to enhance the performance and functionality of our rugged electronics.
  • Provide technical support and expertise to internal teams, customers, and partners regarding hardware deployments, troubleshooting, and maintenance of rugged electronics.
  • Participate in the documentation process, including creating technical specifications, user guides, and application notes for rugged electronics.

The Person

The key skills and qualities of a at Amphenol Aerospace Operations:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related field.
  • At least 5 years of experience as a Network Engineer, with a focus on software design of rugged networking equipment, preferably related to Ethernet.
  • Equivalent education/experience will be considered.
  • Strong understanding of networking protocols, including Ethernet, VLAN, Spanning Tree, QoS, SNMP, and TCP/IP.
  • Experience in embedded software development using programming languages like C/C++ and familiarity with real-time operating systems (RTOS).
  • Knowledge of network security principles, encryption algorithms, and secure protocols.
  • Familiarity with industrial and ruggedization standards (e.g., MIL-STD, IP rating, shock/vibration resistance) is highly desirable.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to analyze complex technical challenges.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills to work effectively in a cross-functional team environment.
  • Attention to detail, with a focus on delivering high-quality products and solutions.

The Company

With manufacturing sites in Sidney, NY, Mesa, AZ, Nogales, MX, and a Design Center in Pasadena, CA, Amphenol Aerospace Operations has been a leader in designing and manufacturing electrical components for the aviation and commercial airplane industry for over 95 years.

Focusing on serving the needs of advanced and challenging market segments, we pride ourselves on our consistent ability to innovate and provide the markets with new creative solutions.

Working at Amphenol means you are recognized and valued for your contributions because we believe that our human capital is the most valuable asset we have. We support and encourage career development for all employees and have ample opportunities for advancement.

We pride ourselves for being customer-centric, accountable, reliable, and enthusiastic in all that we do. These values are ingrained in each of us and contribute to a culture of teamwork and meaningful work.

Amphenol offers a competitive salary and benefits. The candidate must be able to legally work in the United States; we are unable to provide sponsorship. Position requires candidate to be a U.S. person as defined in ITAR, 22 CFR 120.15 (U.S. Citizenship or Resident Alien Status) and defined by 8 U.S.C. 1101(a) (20).

Amphenol is a proud Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, protected veteran status or disability status.  We aim to create an inclusive working environment where all employees are respected and treated equally.

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