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Software Engineer

at Franklin Electric

Posted: 10/23/2018
Job Reference #: 5000423288006

Job Description

Software Engineer
Saco, ME


Responsible for identifying software requirements and design, validation, verification, and compatibility for Franklin Electric products.


  • Develops concepts and architecture for new software products.
  • Analyzes functional requirements and translates them to product design.
  • Manages development projects for new and existing products.
  • Manages existing software product improvement projects.
  • Provides existing software project engineering and improvement support.
  • Hosts software design reviews and code reviews.
  • Researches and recommends software tools to management.
  • Performs project risk analysis.
  • Designs, codes, and debugs applications in various software languages.
  • Develops software to be implemented in internal and customer product lines.
  • Tests and maintains software implemented in company product lines.
  • Writes and tests protocols and design verification testing for company product lines. Conducts unit testing. Resolves issues as they arise from testing.
  • Performs other related duties as required or assigned.

Skills and Abilities

  • Possesses strong working knowledge in C++.
  • Understands UML to document designs, networking, computer concepts, and implementation of a Linux-embedded operating system.
  • Uses software configuration management and defect management tools.
  • High level of knowledge and ability to predict physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and their applications to understand fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics; understands mechanical and electrical structures and processes.
  • Manages large and complex development projects. Demonstrates a track record of successful projects.
  • Analyzes information and evaluates results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
  • Identifies the underlying principles, reasons, facts, or information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.
  • Works with complex analytical tools such as finite element analysis, computational fluid dynamics analysis, parametric modeling, electric motor design and analysis, and complex mathematical analysis programs.
  • Knows arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Effectively communicates information and responds to questions in person-to-person and small group situations with customers, clients, the general public, and other employees of the organization.
  • Maintains confidentiality and uses discretion with business information.
  • Reads and understands documents such as policy manuals, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Writes routine reports and correspondence.
  • Utilizes common-sense understanding in order to carry out written, oral, or diagrammed instructions.
  • Deals with problems involving several known variables in situations of routine nature.
  • Plans the time, method, manner, and/or performance sequence of own work; may also occasionally assist in planning work assignments performed by others within a limited area of operation.
  • Frequently makes decisions of both minor and major importance, which may affect the work operations of other employees and/or clientele to a moderate degree.
  • Completes some moderately repetitive tasks.
  • Uses complex and noncomplex machines and equipment.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science, or a related field (required).
  • Master's degree in engineering, computer science, or a related field (preferred).
  • Two to ten years of relevant experience (preferred).

Computer Skills

  • Advanced: C++, XML, HTML, Java, embedded Linux.
  • Intermediate: Alphanumeric data entry, spreadsheet, subversion.
  • Basic: Word processing/typing.


  • While performing the functions of this job, the employee is:
  • Occasionally required to stand or walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear.
  • Regularly required to reach with hands and arms.
  • Continuallyrequired to sit.
    • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
    • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

The company will make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and expectations.


  • While performing the functions of this job, the employee is occasionally subjected to fumes or airborne particles, moving parts, and risk of electrical shock.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.