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Title:  Embedded Software Engineer


CTS is a $550 million corporation that employs 4,000+ dedicated people. CTS designs and manufactures electronic components, actuators, and sensors to OEMs in the automotive, communications, medical, defense and aerospace, industrial, and computer markets. The company manufactures products in North America, Europe, and Asia.  Founded in 1896 as Chicago Telephone Supply, CTS is headquartered in Lisle, IL.



Job/Position Summary

As an Embedded Software Engineer, you will be responsible for designing, developing, documenting, and maintaining software solutions for Actuator software. Also responsible for maintenance / update of Windows-based tools, troubleshooting, problem solving, root cause analysis. Your primary focus will be on programming embedded microchip software and boot loaders, and creating / updating Arduino-based tools, to ensure functionality, performance, and reliability. Responsible for Software Requirements based testing, unit testing, and software integration.


Major Areas of Responsibility

  • Develop embedded software designs and implementation for Actuator software.
  • Maintenance / update of Windows-based tools.
  • Software issue troubleshooting, problem solving, root cause analysis.
  • Debugging, code optimization, and performance tuning.
  • Software testing - Requirements based testing, unit testing, and software integration.
  • Documentation of issues, code documentation and customer-targeted materials.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Embedded C programming.
  • Programming boot loaders and standalone embedded programs.
  • Programming Microchip dsPIC 33 (production) and Arduino (hardware and test tools).
  • Visual Studio, specifically Visual Basic and C#.
  • Python scripting (used in our hardware / software testing).
  • CAN communication (J1939 and UDS diagnostic protocols).
  • Use of industry-standard data acquisition toolchains (CANalyzer, CANoe, CANape).
  • Digital electronic hardware and microcontroller architecture, analysis, and design.
  • Hardware / software interfacing.
  • In-circuit emulation and debugging.
  • Writing software documentation.
  • Understanding of brushless DC motors / motor control.
  • Design and construction of production-quality Windows-based tools.
  • Use of Configuration, Requirements, and Test Management toolchains.
  • Automotive cybersecurity methodologies.
  • High aptitude for troubleshooting / root cause analysis.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office tools (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio, Project).


Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering, with background in embedded microcontroller programming.
  • At least 4 years of professional experience in design, development, and support of automotive related embedded applications.
  • C/C++, Python and Visual Studio experience or training.
  • Ability to multi-task, solve problems and drive critical tasks to completion with minimal supervision.


United States EEO Statement

CTS Corporation is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer who complies with all applicable federal, state and local employment laws. In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at CTS Corporation will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. It has been and shall continue to be both the official policy and the commitment of CTS Corporation to further equal employment opportunities for all persons regardless of, among other characteristics, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, status as a protected veteran or status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable Federal, State or Local law.


We fully comply with all applicable Department of Labor and EEOC rules, regulations, guidelines, and orders including but not limited to Executive Order 11246 and 41 C.F.R. §§ 60-1.4, 60-250.5(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). The parties hereby incorporate the requirements of 41 C.F.R. §§ 60-1.4(a)(7), 29 C.F.R. Part 471, Appendix A to Subpart A, 41 C.F.R. § 60-300.5(a) and 41 C.F.R. § 60-741.5(a), if applicable. Except where prohibited by law, all offers of employment are contingent upon successfully passing a background check and drug screening.


ADA accommodation statement: If you require reasonable accommodation in the application process, call Human Resources at 630.577.8811. All other applications must be submitted online.


United States Additional Considerations

It is unlawful in all states where the Company operates, including Massachusetts, to require or administer a lie detector test as a condition of employment or continued employment. An employer who violates applicable laws may be subject to criminal penalties and civil liability. The Company does not require a lie detector test as a condition of employment nor continued employment. 


Applicants must have valid work authorization that does not now and/or will not in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States.


No agencies, please. We do not accept any unsolicited resumes and are not looking to engage an agency. We receive inquiries from agencies daily. Do not direct any inquiries or emails to hiring managers. It is not our standard practice to utilize agencies; we are a federal contractor and need to comply with the same process for all.


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Elkhart, IN, US, 46514

Job Type:  Full-Time

Nearest Major Market: Elkhart
Nearest Secondary Market: South Bend

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