Software Engineer
FIRST - Manchester, NH

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As a member of the Engineering team, this individual is involved with the design and development of electrical and software engineering aspects of the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC). Work in conjunction with the FRC Engineering team, Game Design Committee (GDC), and external developers to create prototype field and game components and robot systems for use in FIRST events.

  • Creating hardware and software solutions to score the FRC game; responsible for building prototypes through the manufacturing of production units.
  • Programming and testing automation hardware and software used on the FRC playing field.
  • Designs, programs, and tests software user interfaces for use by FRC volunteers and teams.
  • Acts as technical supplier contact / interface
  • Specifies and evaluates electrical, electro-mechanical and electronic materials
  • Develops training documents
  • Provides safety instructions to volunteers
  • Provides any necessary customer service to suppliers, teams, community supporters and/or key customer contacts

  • Requires a Bachelors of Science Degree (BS) in Electrical Engineering, Robotics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Computer Science from a four year college (preferred)
  • Two plus years in same or similar role a plus
  • Proficiency in programming and development of Microsoft Visual C#, Microsoft.NET Framework 4.5 - (including Windows Communication Foundation and Windows Presentation Foundation), and Microsoft SQL Server
  • Proficiency with Visual Studio 2012
  • Proficient in programming PLC ladder logic; Experience with Rockwell Automation RSLogix 5000 development environment is preferred
  • Proficiency with Java programming, experience with LabVIEW, and C/C++ programming is a plus.
  • Working knowledge of serial (RS-232, RS-485), UDP, and TCP/IP protocols
  • Able to use Lab tooling i.e. multi-meter, Oscilloscope, soldering
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office tools, experience with Microsoft Project is a plus.
  • Occasional travel required

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