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Firmware Engineer CO-OP Fall 2021

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
14 days ago
At Generac, Our People help make the world safer, brighter and more productive.  United by our Values, people with diverse backgrounds and points of view work together to ensure our global customers have peace of mind. 
We are a team of builders and doers who share a passion for innovation and a desire to outpace others.  As an inclusive workplace, we empower our employees to embrace diversity in all forms, celebrate our differences, and treat everyone with equity and respect.  At Generac, our success is powered by Our People.
Serious power, compelling careers!
Come join the Clean Energy Solutions Team at Generac on our mission to “bring new potential to energy for the greater good"! Our products intelligently combine intermittent energy sources like solar with residential storage systems in order to build a reliable, environmentally sustainable electricity grid.
We place a very high value on co-op students and give them the respect and responsibility of full-time employees. We also understand that most co-ops will not have experience that covers all the areas that we are looking for. Mentorship and professional development are very important to our team, and we are open to hiring someone who has less experience but a lot of potential.
Generac is looking for a Firmware Engineer Co-op to contribute to the advancement of our latest energy products As a member of a small firmware team you’ll be exposed to the complete development process for our embedded products. Activities will include firmware development, operational support, and test fixture tooling. Working collaboratively through an agile sprint-based process your contributions will have a direct impact on products already or soon-to-be deployed to the field.

In this role, a commitment to teamwork and strong communication skills are fundamental requirements. Creating robust and reliable embedded products also requires acute attention to detail, patience and persistence. The ideal candidate is a passionate problem solver with a firm grasp of programming fundamentals.


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong understanding of the C programming language
  • Sound experience with git or similar version control system
  • Tenacious debugging ability
  • Motivated to continuously improve
  • Experience with embedded development an asset
  • Python development experience an asset

You have the opportunity to gain experience with the following technologies:

  • STM32 microcontrollers
  • C, Python, and bash scripting
  • In-circuit debugging
  • WiFi and IP networking in embedded environments
  • Continuous integration automation for embedded product development
Physical demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear; and use hands to manipulate objects or controls. The employee is regularly required to stand and walk. On occasion the incumbent may be required to stoop, bend or reach above the shoulders. The employee must occasionally lift up to 40 pounds. Specific conditions of this job include are typical of frequent and continuous computer-based work requiring periods of sitting, close vision and ability to adjust focus.

“We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law."