Saft Batteries – Hardware/Firmware Engineer WHO are we looking for? Saft America is looking for a Junior to Mid-Level Firmware Hardware Engineer. In this position, you will contribute to the design and development of control systems for the next generation of lithium-ion batteries. Our products make a difference in the industries of Space, Defense and Racing. Saft is HQ’ed in France, with 4,300 employees in 18 countries. Our manufacturing site in Cockeysville houses the research and development of Saft America’s Space and Defense Divisions. Why is this position UNIQUE? In the Firmware Hardware role, you will quickly gain real experience. We are small enough of a company, that you get control of major parts of your own project, but we are also large enough that you’ll be working on interest projects, using modern tools and learning from experienced mentors. This role can be a launch-pad to a very satisfying career, that truly gives you a broad spectrum of experience. • You can design firmware and hardware -- and integrate it yourself. • You will create your own widgets and design. • Interesting work will begin with your first project, and you will receive persistent and ongoing training opportunities. • You will experience a large scope of work, and you will be very hands-on during entirety of the integration process. • Whereas other companies may pigeon-hole you into working on the same requirement or part of the development process for years, you will have the opportunity to be involved in every step of the product development life cycle. What will you DO? • Hardware and firmware design and implementation of embedded solutions for control of lithium-ion battery systems. • You will be a key member of our Agile systems development team. We follow an innovative and rapid hardware development schedule -- averaging six weeks from design start to prototype test. • Hands-on development and integration of new systems, such as directed energy batteries for defense applications, and future development of solid-state batteries. • Programming of PC-based GUI tools to support customer evaluation, testing, and troubleshooting of batteries and battery system electronics. • Troubleshooting of system level firmware and hardware problems and new products. This will schematic layouts and design of mainly analog, but some digital, circuit boards. • Coordinating with vendors for sourcing materials and pricing. • Occasional interaction with clients for development meetings. What experience do you NEED? • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering (or Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, etc.). • Between 0 - 5 years of experience with embedded systems development. • Developing products utilizing microprocessors/microcontrollers, embedded systems, hardware design, firmware and design for electronics manufacturing. • Some experience in embedded hardware design for PCB (Printed Circuit Board) layout. What experience would be HELPFUL to have? • Experience in the development of battery systems / battery powered devices is not necessary. • Experience with C# programming. • Familiarity with multiple microcontrollers. What TECHNOLOGY should you have used? • Well-versed in C/C++ programming. • PCB design tools, such as OrCAD Design Suite. Let us tell you about the LOGISTICS of this position: • This will be a salaried, full-time position in Cockeysville, Maryland. • All applicants must be US citizens or green card holders. What are the BENEFITS of joining our Saft family? • We offer a full benefits package, including but not limited to yearly salary increases, an extremely attractive 401K match, up to $10,000 yearly in tuition reimbursement, health program incentives, training programs, etc. • Our site in Cockeysville is financially stable and has not any reductions in force since 1993. We have numerous employees that have accrued 15, 30, even 50 years of tenure! • Saft offers modern perks, such as flexible work hours, employee lounges, and extracurricular activities, such as Fantasy Formula 1, softball, bowling and pool leagues, quarterly paint nights, and a book club, to name a few! • We take pride in our diverse workforce, and we truly value internal mobility and movement. • We value our community and participate in multiple charity events and fundraisers. A few examples include: participating in the annual Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) walk in downtown Baltimore, bringing the Red Cross Bloodmobile onsite, and holding events throughout the year that raises funds to sponsor families in need around the holidays. • Our Cockeysville work family also enjoy participating in numerous Saft-sponsored activities throughout the year, including family picnics, Orioles baseball games and crab feasts in the summer, chili cook-offs and tailgate parties in the fall, Christmas parties and charity events in the winter, and Diversity Days potlucks and interactive ‘Bring your Kids to Work’ days in the spring. • Our site is located just north of Baltimore. Our central location offers numerous residential options – whether you want to live in a hip urban area or find respite in country living – it is all within a 30-minute drive from our site.
Saft is a world specialist in the design and manufacture of high-tech batteries for industry.
Saft batteries are used in high performance applications such as industrial infrastructure and processes, transportation, Formula 1 racing, and space & defense. Saft is the world's leading manufacturerer of nickel-cadmium batteries for the industrial applications and of primary lithium batteries for a wide range of end markets.
The group is the European leader for specialized advanced technologies for the defese and space industries. With approximately 3,800 employees worldwide, Saft is present in 18 countries. Its 18 manufacturing siters and extensive sales network enable the group to serve its customers worldwide.