Firmware Engineer - DSP


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Oh, DE

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Job Summary

Vertiv is hiring a Firmware Engineer – DSP in Delaware, Ohio who will work independently and as part of a team to develop embedded control algorithms for power switching and distribution and/or Uninterruptible Power Supply products.  The qualified candidate will have an electrical engineering degree with both firmware and hardware development experience in a related field of inverter, rectifier and dc/dc converter design. The qualified candidate will work with a group of firmware team members located globally on different global projects.


  • Independently performs analysis and design of system architectures.
  • Troubleshoots and performs system level failure mode analysis.
  • Works jointly with other embedded control firmware engineers on system and product architecture and related design strategies.
  • Develops control algorithms using knowledge and experience related to proportional-integral-derivative (PID) controls and/or other feedback control techniques.
  • Develops models of the system to be controlled using Matlab / Simulink and the power system block set.
  • Simulates the developed control algorithms in Matlab / Simulink and fine tunes the control parameters.
  • Works jointly with other engineers on system and product architecture and related design strategies.
  • Converts the control algorithms to firmware, using C / C++ and then integrates the embedded control algorithms into the Matlab / Simulink models.
  • Works with global firmware team to implement embedded control algorithm and deploy products globally.
  • Supports field customer issues.


  • B.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering with at least 3 years of professional engineering experience designing, developing and analyzing embedded controls for power electronic systems
  • Experience developing embedded code in C.
  • Experience using MATLAB/Simulink. 
  • Demonstrated skill using MATLAB/Simulink tool and creating simulation models for analysis and troubleshooting is preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge with Power Devices and controlling Power Devices.  For example, 3-phase rectifiers (phase controlled or PWM), 3-phase inverters (IGBT) is preferred.
  • Demonstrated skill understanding feedback control algorithms, such as PID controllers is preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience doing embedded code development on a micro controller or digital signal processor (DSP) is preferred.
  • Knowledge of assembly coding, battery monitoring, and bug/defect tracking tools is a plus.
  • Knowledge of system failure mode and operations in a 3-phase power system is preferred.
  • Demonstrated skill using firmware debugging tools (Code Composer, Code Warrior preferred).
  • Demonstrated skill setting up and performing tests in a lab environment to validate firmware designs and requirements.  Must know how to use an oscilloscope, power meters etc.
  • Knowledge of how to read a circuit board schematic and experience troubleshooting both hardware and firmware related bugs.
  • Skill documenting firmware using appropriate tools and techniques (Visio, Rally)
  • Demonstrated good mathematical skills as applied to AC circuit analysis and control system design.
  • Skill with configuration management practices and tools.
  • Experience with VHDL code is a plus.
  • Must have good communication skills: written and oral.
  • Knowledge of developing firmware in an RTOS environment is a plus.
  • Knowledge of product development life cycle is desirable.



About Vertiv

Vertiv is a $5.0 billion global critical infrastructure and data center technology company.  We ensure customers’ vital applications run continuously by bringing together hardware, software, analytics and ongoing services.  Our portfolio includes power, cooling and IT infrastructure solutions and services that extends from the cloud to the edge of the network. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, USA, Vertiv employs around 20,000 people and does business in more than 130 countries. Visit to learn more.      

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