Embedded Software Engineer

MSA, The Safety Company
September 9, 2021
Cranberry Twp, PA
Job Type


MSA, The Safety Company

Embedded Software Engineer

US-PA-Cranberry Twp

Requisition ID: 2021-5014
Type: Full-Time
# of Openings: 1
Category: Engineering


For more than 100 years, our passionate mission of safety empowers us to protect lives.

MSA Safety is a global leader in the development of safety equipment and pioneering technology that helps protect people and facility infrastructures around the world. We are committed to providing the latest in innovative, best-in-class safety solutions that feature integrated systems capability and allow our customers to return safely to their families and friends. Every day our customers place their lives in our hands. In response, we provide them with protection they can trust. It is gratifying to lead the way as a source of inspiration. Would you like to join our team of more than 5,000 employees world-wide dedicated to this purpose? We hope so.


  • Work in highly motivated, high performing cross-functional and global teams to create embedded and application software providing top notch user experience and meeting high standards of quality
  • Contribute to the entire software development lifecycle and to initiatives that impact the broader software organization or company
  • Deliver software for high tech devices and systems that drive differentiating features our customers want and need to better enable worker and work site safety in dangerous industrial and firefighting settings (detect dangerous gasses with high-powered IR beam, reduce time to find downed firefighter inside structure, equip industrial worker with portable gas detection directly cloud-connected via cellular, etc.)
  • Up to 10% domestic/international travel may be required


Special Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • High software development aptitude using embedded C and gitflow
  • Skilled in Python scripting language or similar
  • Proven ability to efficiently deliver high quality results with workflow including automated tests/simulators
  • Energetic, can-do mindset bringing new ideas to the table
  • Hands-on experience with wired and wireless communication protocols

Special Skills, Knowledge and Abilities Preferred:

  • Ability to write GUI-based apps for engineering tools
  • Familiarity with HART analog+digital industrial automation protocol

Education and Experience Required:

  • BSCE, BSEE or relevant technical discipline, preferably from an ABET-accredited program.
    • Note: this position is available at three different career levels based upon experience and education:
      • Level one: entry level
      • Level two: 2 years of relevant industry experience
      • Level three: 3 years of relevant industry experience
        • MS degree may be substituted for up to 1 year of relevant experience

Education and Experience Preferred:

  • Experience with RTOS running on Cortex-based ARM microcontrollers

MSA is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and to providing a workplace that is free from unlawful discrimination. As such, it is MSA's policy not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of the person's age, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, race, religion, gender, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, veteran's status, genetic information, political affiliation, disabling condition, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. MSA also makes reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities who are otherwise qualified to perform a job unless such accommodations would impose an undue hardship.

If you are an individual with a disability and need an accommodation to assist you in navigating this career site, let us know.Contact Us MSA is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities/Females/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans.


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