Scientific Drilling Inc.
  • 10-May-2018 to 09-Jul-2018 (CST)
  • ATC: Engineering
  • Paso Robles, CA, USA
  • DOE
  • Salary
  • Full Time


Scientific Drilling is looking for an Embedded Systems Engineer to work at our Applied Technologies Center in Paso Robles, CA.  Scientific Drilling is an independent directional drilling and wellbore navigation, surveying and logging Service Company serving customers worldwide.  Our industry leading navigation systems provide definitive wellbore placement information, enabling safer and more efficient placement of tightly spaced wellbores throughout the world.  We are motivated by crafting innovative and elegant solutions to technically challenging problems. 

Nestled between San Francisco and Los Angeles, the California Central Coast is the location described as the happiest place on earth.  Home to where others vacation, including 200+ wineries, fresh air, miles of beautiful beaches, and small town appeal. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design, code, and debug multi-threaded real-time firmware.
  • Research, design, implement and maintain firmware running on all embedded products.
  • Provide technical support and instruction to team members, manufacturing support staff and/or customers regarding standards and operation.
  • Evaluate, select and apply standard engineering techniques, procedures and criteria, using judgment in making adaptations and modifications.
  • Investigate, source, and recommend new technologies for cutting-edge product development.
  • Write and enable test strategies for all components and products. 
  • Act as firmware technical expert with hardware and software engineers, Product Line Management and Operations Support teams, and Test team for product enhancement and troubleshooting.
  • Document work procedures and results.
  • Define/review system level design specifications.
  • Understand hardware/software interactions.
  • Collaborate with engineers, project managers, customers, vendors or other business partners on engineering projects.
  • Adhere to and improve safety standards.
  • Evaluate failed system scenarios and determine root-cause in conformance with the Quality Management System (QMS).
  • Travel domestically or internationally may be required, up to 25%.
  • Manage work station and practice good housekeeping techniques.
  • Pursue every job with drive and determination.
  • Use logic to solve problems with effective solutions.
  • Perform other relevant duties as assigned by the needs of the business.

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Proficiency in embedded systems development and test tools such as JTAG, logic analyzers, and oscilloscopes.
  • Proficiency in version control and build/make systems.
  • Proficiency in ARM based embedded controller applications, peripherals and support circuitry.
  • Proficiency in the practical application of engineering science and technology including applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production.
  • Proficiency in electronic equipment and computer hardware and software.
  • Proficiency in power design and microprocessor interfacing. 
  • Ability to work in fast paced and results driven environment.
  • Very strong attention to detail and ability to multitask.
  • Good organizational and communication skills.
  • Ability to coach, mentor, and develop mentor staff towards high performance levels.
  • Ability to present oneself with professional appearance and behavior in accordance with ATC dress code and SDI Code of Conduct.
  • Ability to meet all SDI/ATC safety requirements.
  • Ability to understand and follow instructions.
  • Ability to read, communicate, and understand the English language.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with managers and peers, both written and verbally.
  • Adhere to established Company procedures and policies, work schedule, attendance standards and is punctual to work and meetings.
  • Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results.
  • Ability to be a team player/builder.
  • Possess the ability to be interactive with management staff and co-workers.

Education, Experience, Certification, and Training:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Electronic Engineering.
  • Experience using embedded software development tools.
  • Technical proficiency in C/C++ programming and assembly languages.
  • Hardware debugging experience using JTAG, oscilloscopes, and/or logic analyzers.
  • Proficiency using real-time operating systems.
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