Manufacturing Test Engineering Software Leader

Manufacturing Test Engineering Software Leader
Lehigh Valley, PA

Job Description

Manufacturing Test Engineering Software Leader

Lutron Electronics Co., Inc. has an immediate opening for a Manufacturing Test Engineering Software Leader at our Corporate Headquarters in the Lehigh Valley, PA


Why is Lutron’s Tool and Test a good place for Software Design Engineers?

  • For almost 60 years, Lutron has innovated many thousands of new products and has a broad repertoire of 3,000+ design and product patents.

  • We develop our industrial test hardware and software, which enables us to ensure superior product quality for our customers through 100% end-of-line testing before leaving our facilities.

  • Lutron’s Manufacturing Test Engineering Software Leader designs and develops solutions in embedded, GUI, and desktop/server environments using leading technologies and processes

  • We have a collaborative culture; you will be working side by side on cross-functional teams with other highly skilled engineers and designers across multiple disciplines.

What you will do at Lutron

  • Architect stable, efficient, and scalable test equipment architectures upon which world-class embedded and application software can be built

  • Integrate into the cross-functional product development design teams to drive product specs that ensure strong Design for Test solutions that adhere to manufacturing quality best practices.

  • Develop processes to ensure the design of maintainable, elegant, and lasting solutions to meet a wide variety of requirements and feature sets

  • Manage a variety of tasks related to: requirements gathering, user interface design, software architecture, software development, software verification, troubleshooting and software maintenance

  • Drive continual improvement to Lutron standards for equipment safety, maintainability and flexibility

  • Lead the Tool and Test software teams to ensure robust and efficient tester designs delivered on schedule to match product features and timelines.

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with strategic engineering services firms for design and fabrication of test equipment

  • Design jidoka manufacturing concepts into test equipment to be integrated with production personnel and manufacturing processes for error proofing, productivity and reliability

  • Align the software development team with Lutron’s culture and values – innovate with a strong customer focus as well as be passionate, flexible, and adaptable to change.

The Lutron Story

Lutron is a human and technology-centered, people-driven company.  We have a long history of significant growth and smart innovations.

  • The Industry is Born: Our founder’s first invention of an energy-saving solid-state dimmer and the resulting inception of Lutron in 1961 marked the birth of the lighting control industry.

  • Control Systems for Every Market: Lutron has control solutions targeting a wide variety of light, shade and temperature applications for a single room all the way up to a multi-building campus.  Our distinguished installations include The White House, the homes of numerous celebrities, The Empire State Building, 49ers Stadium, LEGOLAND Theme Park (Günzburg), NASA HQ and multiple others

  • Smart Connected Systems and IoT: Lutron has been at the forefront of innovating products for smart homes and connected buildings for more than 20 years and is now providing leadership in the human-centered IoT ecosystem.  Our strategic alliances include integration with: Apple HomeKit, Amazon Echo, Sonos, Nest and IFTTT.

  • Foster Sustainability, Save Energy and Protect our Environment: Lutron controls have reduced electrical use by 9.2 billion kWh globally, which reduces our customers’ electric bills by more than $1 billion annually.

What are we looking for?

  • BS in Computer, Software or Electrical Engineering (or similar degree) from an accredited program, with at least a 3.0 GPA (or equivalent)
  • 8+ years of industry experience in the field of embedded software/hardware or test equipment development
  • Experience with test equipment platform development – mechanical, electrical and software architecture with a focus on manufacturing integration.  National Instruments experience is a plus.
  • Ability to implement structure and systems to optimize use of engineering resources
  • Hands-on experience with object oriented design and design patterns
  • Strong working knowledge of good programming techniques and familiarity with real time schedulers
  • Excellent communication skills with a wide variety of disciplines
  • Skillful at solving problems with enthusiasm and creativity
  • Willingness to travel 10% of the time, sometimes with little or no notice
  • Technical experience required in the majority of the areas:
    1. Networking
    2. Programming Languages such as C, C++, C#, and .NET
    3. PLC hardware capability, system compatibility and ladder logic software design
    4. Board bring up and device driver development, including SPI, UART, I2C, ADC, RS-232, RS-485, GPIB, USB and Ethernet
    5. Experience in Agile development environment and/or experience using tools such as JIRA, GIT and Bitbucket
    6. GUI design and multi-threading
    7. Protocol development
    8. Software and hardware debugging using emulators & oscilloscopes

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