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Senior Software Engineer

Country Club Hills IL S&C Electric Company


Product Development with offices in Chicago, IL and Franklin, WI, is responsible for best-in-class electricity Distribution & Automation for the worldwide Smart Grid. Included in this position is the support of intelligent embedded software devices including microprocessor-based switch and fault interrupting controls. In this position, you will report to the Manager – Embedded Firmware in Franklin. This position can be in Chicago or Franklin. 

The work associated with this position includes, but is not limited to, the following: 

  • Designing embedded application firmware for microprocessor-based fault interrupting controls. 

  • Developing or contributing to the development of architecture design, software specifications, project schedules, task and project completion time estimates, and test plans. 

  • Developing, debugging, and supporting microcontroller programs using C on a Texas Instruments DSP processor platform. 

  • Participating in Agile Scrum meetings and reviewing peers’ source code 

  • Working with product managers and software architects to assure product designs meet the requirements of the market. 

  • Working with application engineers to resolve software related customer issues. 

  • Working collaboratively with software and testing engineers to deliver reliable, mission critical embedded software. 

To select this job as one of interest to you, at a minimum, you must have the following: 

  • Experience in the design and development of real-time, mission critical embedded controller software deployed to customers at scale including experience in one or more of the following areas: 

  • Electric grid automation and/or control for utility applications 

  • Data Acquisition and Processing in industrial controls 

  • Relay Protection experience is a plus 

  • BS degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering or Computer Science or demonstrated equivalent. MS degree in Electrical Engineering preferred. 

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the design, coding, testing, verification, validation, and support of embedded microprocessor code for industrial controllers, preferably for electric utility grid distribution automation. 

  • Digital Signal Processing architecture applied knowledge. 

  • Experience developing, debugging, and supporting DSP and microcontroller programs using C on a real-time embedded processor platform; Texas Instruments DSP processor platform experience is preferred. 

  • Demonstrated ability to write robust, maintainable, and extensible code using C coding standard. 

  • Experience using National Instruments test hardware and applications is preferred 

  • Strong hands-on debugging capability on hardware; strong system level integration ability. 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 

  • Ability to travel up to 5% of the time with rare periods lasting more than a week. 

Relevant Experience Required:  

  • Ten years or more of relevant work experience. 


  • Standing: Occasional standing for work on complete control assemblies. 

  • Lifting: Occasional lifting of controls and test equipment, less than 50 pounds. 

  • Walking: Occasional walking throughout the facility. 

  • Carrying: Occasional carrying of light objects. 

  • Pushing: Infrequent pushing of objects, possibly related to rearrangement work. 

  • Pulling: Infrequent pulling of objects, possibly related to rearrangement work. 

  • Bending: Occasional bending during access to equipment. 

  • Reaching: Infrequent reaching. 

  • Handling: Frequent handling of parts or tools. 

  • Environment: Frequent handling of parts or tools. 


S&C is a global company providing equipment and services for electric power systems. Founded in 1911, the Chicago-based company designs and manufactures switching and protection products for electric power transmission and distribution. S&C’s Engineering teams design solutions for a portfolio of products for a wide range of customers including electric utilities and industrial/commercial power users. S&C offers broad opportunities for advancement, excellent education and training programs, a challenging work environment, and a strong package of pay and benefits.

The Human Energy of S&C has been built on the principles of integrity, enthusiasm, and sustained energy. These are the traits that S&C has always looked for and found when seeking people to join our 100% employee-owned team. S&C would not be where it is today without the diversity of our team members and business partners. We consider our diversity to be a core strength of our company, and we aspire to align our team-member demographics with the populations in which we live and work. To realize this vision, we seek to facilitate the career development of minorities, women and all team members through events hosted by our Inclusion, Diversity, Engagement and Awareness (I.D.E.A.) Group, Women’s Empowerment Group and other S&C affinity groups.

S&C has a proud and longstanding tradition of providing equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Further, S&C is committed to taking affirmative action to ensure that qualified females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities can pursue equal employment opportunities. For information regarding equal employment opportunity, please see

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