Apex Tool Group, LLC Embedded Software Engineer in Auburn Hills, Michigan

We are looking for a Embedded Software Engineer - Auburn Hills, MITHE CHALLENGEThe Embedded Software Engineer is responsible for designing, coding, integrating, testing and debugging software for Embedded Devices. This position within global RD is responsible for the design and development firmware for our core power tool technologies. The role will work in collaboration with a team consisting of firmware engineers, project management and product marketing managers to develop new products. This position reports to the Engineering Manager, RD.Key Responsibilities* Responsible for the architecture and design of front-end as well as back-end software* Derive and create high-level software design specifications from use cases, marketing requirements, and customer requirements documents* Responsible for delivering projects on time and to specification* Break high-level software design down to low-level software design, with required workflows, software specification, data models, etc.* Responsible for writing technical documents* Work with software testers, system testers, product technical specialists and customers to troubleshoot, debug and optimize software* Create software and documentation per the requirements and specificationsEducation and Training* Bachelor's degree in Software Engineering or Computer Science required, Master's degree in software engineering preferred* 3 years of experience in software architecture, design and development* Solid programming experience in C (C++ preferred )* Good understanding of embedded software designs* Networking / TCP-IP* VCS (e.g. GIT / SVN)Core Competencies* Excellent communication skills and team work* Process Oriented* Proactive* Cross-functional collaboration* Intellectual horsepower* Leads InnovationWe are Apex Tool Group (www.apextoolgroup.com), a $1.5 billion manufacturer and worldwide designer of industrial hand and power tools, tool storage, drill chucks, chain, and electronic sol dering products. Apex Tool Group (ATG) and our 8000 associates have built a legacy of powerhouse brands, trusted to get the job done. Our brands include Crescent®, GearWrench®, Weller®, SATA®, Lufkin® and Wiss® as well as several key private label products for major global retailers. With a heritage that began in the 1800's with Wiss scissors, Nicholson files and Lufkin wood rules, today our tools and products support a wide variety of global industries, including automotive, aerospace, electronics, energy, hardware, industrial, and consumer retail.ATG associates, in 30 locations around the world, are dedicated to providing our customers with high performing, innovative products, timely delivery, and customer service that is second to none. We pride ourselves on continuous improvement, and use lean and efficiency tools to guide our company-wide improvement initiatives. Our five core values - Customers Come First, Integrity in All We Do, Continuous Improvement in Every Aspect of our Business, Innovation for Growth and Best Talent, One Team - drive how we operate, every day.But don't just take our word for it. Customers and industry groups recognize our innovation and responsiveness, and every year we are proud to earn supplier accolades. For example, ATG was named "Vendor of the Year" by national retailers Ace Hardware and Do-It-Best, and were honored by Sears Holdings with its "Partners in Transformation" award for our innovative product offerings. Our Weller brand won the prestigious Red Dot global design award for our new C