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Sr. Software Engineer, Rapid Prototyping

at Newell Rubbermaid, inc.

Posted: 2/22/2019
Job Reference #: 1804609

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Position Title: Senior Software Engineer, Rapid Prototyping
Location: Aurora, IL
Newell Brands Connected Home and Security division works on simple, cutting edge, high-volume, low cost consumer electronics. It's an intense, fast-paced, results oriented division. It's an organization in which engineers take pride in utilizing their skills towards protecting families and what matters most, alongside adding more meaningful interactions with our devices and people's daily lives. If you are highly motivated, committed to quality, consumer satisfaction and continuous improvement and have a passion for achieving great results – we want you on our side!
We are looking for a highly motivated, hands on Senior Software Engineer to join our Engineering organization as we build next generation of connected smart home IOT products. You will be a technical go-to person to do early feasibility studies, create prototypes, and develop lightweight proof of concepts for proposed new features. The nature of the position requires the candidate to have excellent communication skills, strong technical and debugging skills, along with a drive to make a difference.
  • Quickly evaluate feasibility of new features
  • Create prototypes and proof of concept software that can be used as an example or foundation for a commercial feature
  • Drive solution proposals from a feature vision to a concrete implementation strategy
  • Closely interact with hardware engineering and software development to support feature creation
  • Interface with external technology partners
  • Bring up reference boards or prototype hardware and troubleshoot early integration issues
  • Evaluate third-party software offerings and development kits to make recommendations and drive integration
  • Analyze compatibility of software packages with existing hardware and software
  • Review architecture and design proposals being generated internally and by external teams to ensure alignment with implementation recommendations
  • Contribute to feature specification and technical design documentation
  • Respond to quickly unblock development on the most complex design challenges
Travel required: up to 10% domestic




  • 10 years embedded software development experience with commercial SoC products for high volume, high quality consumer electronics products (including mobile app, Cloud, embedded firmware).  5 years experience in software design 
  • Deep understanding of software engineering principles and strong software architecture.
  • Experience integrating hardware, operating systems and software applications
  • Extensive experience and expertise in the full life cycle development of software and systems
  • Ability to ramp up quickly on both new technologies and existing technologies.
  • Highly focused, with the ability to deliver solid work on tight schedules.
  • Ability to design the low level details with a constant view of the big picture
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.
  • Excellent analytical, programming and debugging skills
  • Mastery of Linux configuration, device driver integration, C, C , scripting languages, IP, Wireless communication protocols, and SoC bring-up
  • Experience in AWS IOT, BLE, WiFi, MQTT, RESTful API, distributed systems, low power or battery operated devices, and bare-metal programming highly valued
  • BS electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, or equivalent (MS preferred).


Our team works to provide the best options for our customers – to help keep themselves and their loved ones safe and secure. We launched Onelink by First Alert, our connected home brand, in 2015, and have been expanding the line ever since. With our Onelink brand, we elevated our home safety technology to the next level in order to meet the consumer demand for integrated smart home products that are reliable, smart and easy to use. As the most trusted name in home safety, our Onelink products have the First Alert reliable quality that sets them apart from anything else in the connected home market. We are a collaborative team that believes in consumer driven design and is results oriented. The dynamic pace of our organization, continuous improvement and the passion our team shares for helping people protect what matters most is what makes our Newell Brands Connected Home & Security so passionate about the work that we do!
Join the most trusted name in home safety as we continue to the next level



Newell Brands (NYSE: NWL) is a leading global consumer goods company with a strong portfolio of well-known brands, including Paper Mate, Sharpie, Dymo, EXPO, Parker, Elmers, Coleman, Jostens, Marmot, Rawlings, Oster, Sunbeam, FoodSaver, Mr. Coffee, Rubbermaid Commercial Products, Graco, Baby Jogger, NUK, Calphalon, Rubbermaid, Contigo, First Alert, Waddington and Yankee Candle. For hundreds of millions of consumers, Newell Brands makes life better every day, where they live, learn, work and play. Newell Brands and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers and comply with applicable employment laws. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled are encouraged to apply.