Newell Brands Senior Embedded Software Engineer - Safety and Security in Atlanta, Georgia

Position Title: SeniorEmbedded Software Engineer

Location: Atlanta, GA

New Product Development team is looking for a highly motivated, embedded software engineer to build the next generation of mesh connected and smart home products. You will augment a small, collaborative engineering team to design and develop firmware, device drivers, and algorithms to deliver connected products from design to board bring-up to production. The nature of the position requires the candidate to have excellent communication skills, strong technical and debugging skills, along with a drive to make a difference.


  • Analyze system requirements and plan and estimatedevelopment activities.

  • Write clear and concise design specifications whereapplicable.

  • Design and develop firmware/software for embeddedproducts, debug existing software/firmware.

  • Work closely with microprocessors, ARM-basedprocessors, WiFi, BLE, integration with IoT cloud.

  • Test firmware on hardware platform.

  • Design new software modules and develop supportingdocumentation.

  • Support product development plans (schedule, productcosts, meeting design inputs).

  • Act as a resource to mentor and teach less experiencedEngineers.

  • Maintain code in repository using tools like Git, andAtlassian.

  • Ability to travel 10%. Some travel may beinternational


  • 5+years embedded software development experience with commercial SoC products forhigh volume, high quality consumer electronics products.

  • Deepunderstanding software engineering principles, and core computer sciencefundamentals.

  • Fundamentalfacility with C/C++, build and source code control tools, and full lifecyclesoftware development processes.

  • Experiencewith boot firmware, device drivers, file systems, and memory management.

  • Handson experience with new system board bring up.

  • Previousexperience with kernel and device driver development and debugging.

  • Understandingof TCP/IP suite of protocols.

  • Priorexperience working on 802.11 technologies or other wireless technologies andstandards is desirable.

  • Abilityto ramp up quickly on both new technologies and existing technologies.

  • Highlyfocused, with the ability to deliver solid work on tight schedules.

  • Self-motivatedand a great attitude towards solving problems.

  • Trackrecord of shipping great consumer products.

  • Excellentcommunication and collaboration skills.

  • Excellentanalytical, programming and debugging skills.

  • Obsessivelypassionate and inquisitive, and seek to solve everyday problems in innovativeways.


  • BSelectrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, or equivalent(MS preferred).

About First Alert – a Newell Brands Subsidiary:

Be a part of the team that’s creating the next generation of home safety. At First Alert, we don’t reinvent things – we pioneer. We offer the experience and knowledge of 50 years of history, while operating with the open, ideas-driven culture of a startup. With a smart leadership team that invests time and resources in developing creative solutions to today’s “plugged-in” consumer needs, we look to all levels of our staff to contribute to our legacy of innovation.

We have a history of being on the forefront of new trends and technologies – starting with designing the first smoke alarms for residential and commercial use. Today, Safety & Security is comprised of the top brands in home protection and organization, including America’s most trusted safety brand, First Alert – one of the largest brands of smoke detectors, carbon monoxide alarms and home safety products in the United States. Our newest advancements include the decorator-friendly Atom™ and 10-year Maximum Protection smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, which have revolutionized the industry and garnered distinction for design, engineering and marketing excellence

Newell Brands (NYSE: NWL) is a leading global consumer goods company with a strong portfolio of well-known brands, including Paper Mate, Sharpie, Dymo, EXPO, Parker, Elmers, Coleman, Jostens, Marmot, Rawlings, Oster, Sunbeam, FoodSaver, Mr. Coffee, Rubbermaid Commercial Products, Graco, Baby Jogger, NUK, Calphalon, Rubbermaid, Contigo, First Alert, Waddington and Yankee Candle. For hundreds of millions of consumers, Newell Brands makes life better every day, where they live, learn, work and play. Newell Brands and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers and comply with applicable employment laws. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled are encouraged to apply.