Embedded Software Engineer

Nittany Acoustics
August 1, 2022
Philadelphia, PA
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Nittany Acoustics is looking for an embedded software engineer for a 2+ year full-time position. Preferably, the candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in software engineering with 3 to 5 years of industry experience programming ARM (Cortex) microcontrollers. The salary range is $100k-$140k depending on experience. Benefits include: paid vacation, paid sick time, IRA contribution and health insurance. The engineer can work remotely, but it is preferred that they are located in the greater Philadelphia area.

The embedded software programmer will primarily work on an IoT wearable device that captures acoustic events and processes them. This system incorporates an ARM Cortex system-on-chip (SoC) with Bluetooth to calculate noise exposure metrics. Firmware currently exists for the SoC that can fully process the audio signals, using CMSIS DSP routines, but additional firmware needs to be written for storing and downloading data, and the existing firmware needs to be rewritten. We are using the Segger IDE, as well as Visual Studio and GitHub. This position has stable (government contract) funding for at least 2 years. Projects for the engineer include:

  1. Writing/modifying embedded software for an ARM Cortex microcontroller in C/C++ involving audio data capture and CMSIS DSP routines;
  2. Modifying existing software to interface the wearable with smartphones using BLE;
  3. Writing laptop GUI software for downloading and viewing data stored on the device via serial USB;
  4. Writing firmware update software.

Nittany Acoustics, LLC, located in downtown Philadelphia and State College, PA, is working on projects funded by the Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) program regarding personal noise dosimeters (PND) and personal hearing protection to protect workers in industry and soldiers from hearing damage. Nittany Acoustics is a small company that develops technologies related to hearing conservation. This is an exciting project to push the envelope of IoT wearable devices and will provide a significant societal benefit: eliminating noise induced hearing loss. There is no web site for Nittany at this time, but similar information can be found at the Red Tail Hawk Corp. (www.rthcorp.com) website and they are both majority owned by Dr. John Parkins.

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