Linux Firmware Engineer


Orlando, Florida (FL), US

SPX is a diverse team of unique individuals who all make an impact. As a Firmware Engineer, you will be responsible for the development, implementation, and maintenance of embedded software for systems designed to inspect underground infrastructure.


What you can expect in this role (Job Responsibilities)

While each day brings new opportunities at SPX, your core responsibilities will be:

1. Design & Develop

  • Gather and define project requirements. Design, code, debug, and verify embedded software applications that perform according to project specifications.
  • Update existing firmware as needed to support new features, modify current operation, and/or sustain a product through hardware changes.
  • Document technical details of operational firmware to be published as product manuals for customer operation and various internal documents for future development efforts.

2. Test, Analyze and Collaborate

  • Conduct detailed analysis, simulations, and calculations to evaluate and optimize the performance, efficiency, and durability of components and systems.
  • Analyze and interpret test data, making design modifications if necessary, to meet product performance and safety requirements.
  • Conduct product and component testing in accordance with CUES standards and recognized approval agency requirements and codes, such as UL, ANSI, ISO, and/or CSA.
  • Develop and maintain project schedules, ensuring timely completion of activities related to product design and development.
  • Collaborate with product management, electrical and firmware engineering and other functions to define product requirements, specifications, and design goals for mobile robotic systems
  • Provide technical support and assistance to other departments, including Operations/Manufacturing, Quality, Customer Service, Lab Supervisor, Product Managers, and Purchasing.
  • Identify potential technical improvements to existing products/processes/services or cost reductions.
  • Lead cross-functional teams in the development, maintenance, and update of DFMEAs, and assist in the development of PFMEAs and Process Control Plans.
  • Mentor engineering team members on core engineering principles/practices and assist in their professional growth.

3. Continuous Improvement

  • Stay updated with industry trends, advancements, and emerging technologies in pipe inspection robotics.
  • Continuously seek process improvement opportunities by identifying and recommending changes that improve efficiency and effectiveness
  • Participate in other projects as assigned that relate to the overall goals of the department and organization


What we are looking for (Experience, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education)

We each bring something to the table, and we are looking for someone who has:

Required Experience

  • Experience with embedded systems using Linux as the primary O.S
  • Exposure to selecting, building, customizing, and deploying Toolchain (distribution, development environment, cross-compiler, etc.), Bootloader, Kernel, Root Filesystem, Debugger, Device Drivers
  • Proficiency and experience programming in C, C++, Linux Shell Scripting

Preferred Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • 3-5 years of relevant experience in manufacturing or engineering
  • Experience writing reliable code used in a production environment
  • Experience in Debian or Ubuntu Linux is preferred
  • Previous experience with Vision systems is a plus
  • Basic electronic troubleshooting and ability to read schematics is a plus


Education & Certifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or related field

Travel & Working Environment

  • Post-offer background check and drug screening required
  • 8AM – 5PM   Monday – Friday, overtime as necessary
  • Ability to use computers and office equipment, light lifting and other physical requirements necessary to perform essential job functions
  • Must be able to grip and operate hand tools and lift up to 50 lbs on occasion
  • Possible travel to customer sites in unique situations


SPX is a diversified, global supplier of infrastructure equipment with scalable growth platforms in heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), detection and measurement, and engineered solutions. With operations in 17 countries and approximately $1.4 billion in annual revenue, we offer a wide array of highly engineered products with strong brands.


At SPX , what’s in it for our employees transcends market-competitive compensation and benefits.  Our Total Rewards program also includes opportunities for employees’ personal development, career growth, and recognition. These programs focus on alignment and assessment of organizational, team, and individual efforts toward achieving business results. Our development and career growth programs empower our employees to enhance their skills, develop new competencies, and pursue career goals. SPX benefits package provides choices designed to help employees manage their well-being. Our compensation programs are performance-based to recognize and reward employees who work hard, display the values and leadership practices we embrace, and deliver exceptional results.


  • Integrity
  • Accountability
  • Excellence
  • Teamwork
  • Results

At SPX, our values are at the heart of everything we do. We use our values every day to help us make the right decisions. We embrace a common purpose and strive for improvement. We respect and value each other as individuals and recognize that only by working together, as a team, can we reach our full potential. We take responsibility for our actions, build strong relationships with each other and our customers, and always act ethically. Our values inspire us to achieve the high standards of quality, safety, and performance that our customers expect and deserve.


Our work environment is established on a work-life philosophy supported by policies, programs, and practices that help employees achieve success within and outside the workplace. We believe in creating an inclusive work environment where employees strive to realize their fullest potential.  We are an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer committed to making selection decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, genetic information, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected basis.