Senior Firmware Engineer - Machine Learning Team Lead

Job Snapshot

Employee Type: Full-time

Job Description

INNOVATE WITHOUT BOUNDARIES! At Milwaukee Tool we firmly believe that our People and our Culture are the secrets to our success -- so we give you unlimited access to everything you need to create disruptive new technologies and solutions on our electrical engineering teams. Our Engineering Team is responsible for giving life to the batteries, motors, and electronics that power solutions changing the lives of our users. Every developmental phase of these critical components happens in-house under the watch of this team. We continue to invest in electrical engineering resources to design and develop leadership in electronic capabilities; something unique within the industry. And we're pushing the limits in firmware engineering, power electronics, embedded systems, machine learning, and the use of artificial intelligence.

Behind our doors you'll be empowered every day to own it, drive it, and do what it takes to design and develop the biggest breakthroughs in the industry. Meanwhile, you'll have the support and resources of the fastest-growing brand in the construction industry to make it happen.

Year after year, our team continues to make significant breakthroughs in the industry. We're just getting started. To learn more about our story click HERE.
As a Team Lead within the Machine Learning group, you will be a hands-on leader tasked with enabling (electronics and sensors) and implementing (firmware) machine learning solutions. Your team members will be tasked to highly cross-functional teams to make power tool solutions that change the lives of our users. In addition, you will act as a technical expert in the creation of these concepts and support them as products through implementation, validation, and transfer to production.
You'll also be DISRUPTIVE through these duties and responsibilities:
  • Manage and lead a small to medium size team of engineers
  • Lead the designing, prototyping, testing, and troubleshooting of embedded electronics for machine learning (ML) projects.
  • Develop sensors and electronics to enable machine learning algorithms within power tools
  • Execute front end innovation projects to pioneer the future of machine learning in power tools
  • Support new product development (NPD) in delivering new-to-world machine learning enabled products
  • Work closely with other core competencies within the organization (Marketing, Reliability, Testing, Rapid Prototyping) to develop best in class products
  • Quickly, effectively, and candidly frame-up and escalate business risks/opportunities to senior leadership
  • Effectively communicate and motivate up, down and across the organization to a diverse range of technical and non-technical team members
  • Identify new innovations and strategic opportunities while considering financial impact and competitiveness
  • Establish and maintain a strong awareness of competitive offerings, product strategies, and business climate to shape a best-in-class roadmap
  • Assist in defining robust development roadmaps with project scope and resource plans that ensure the team has the time and resources required to be successful
  • Perform technical writing and presentations with proficiency
  • Embrace power tools with sawdust and sparks
What TOOLS you'll bring with you:
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering or related field, a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering or MBA
  • One or more years of experience as a manager, team lead, or as a project manager
  • Five or more years of experience in the design of electronic circuits and systems
Other TOOLS we prefer you to have:
  • Strong technical understanding of and best practices for electronics and embedded system design
  • Experience with Python and C/C++
  • Proficiency in developing schematics, routing and laying out PCBs, and selecting components.
  • Experience coordinating small batch printed circuit board assemblies (PCBA) through the fabrication and assembly process
  • Experience in machine learning model development, optimization, cloud processing, data storage, pipelines, and embedded environments
  • Experience in electronics hardware, firmware, microcontrollers, controller design, stability, HDL, power electronics, robotics, sensor physics, and/or mechanics
  • Experience in time series modelling, especially with related domains such as NLP, SLAM, ML forecasting, audio/video, and/or vibrational analysis
  • Experience with the IP process including ideation, disclosure write-up, and technical discussions with IP counsel
  • Experience collaborating cross-functionally outside of your core discipline
  • Strong technical understanding of and best practices for electronics and embedded system design
  • In depth knowledge of various sensor technologies and their connectivity to microcontrollers
  • Proficiency with laboratory equipment such as oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, power supplies, e-loads, and data acquisition systems
  • Employ excellent problem-solving skills, exercise independent judgement, and work well under pressure in a dynamic environment
  • Ability to provide sound guidance to the organization on future technical direction
  • Self-motivated, organized, efficient, process oriented with a strong work ethic
  • Ability to present and defend methods and conclusions of the development process
  • Willingness to travel 10% of the time (domestic and international)
We provide these great perks and benefits:
  • Robust health, dental and vision insurance plan
  • Generous 401 (K) savings plan
  • Education assistance
  • On-site wellness, fitness center, food, and coffee service
  • And many more, check out our benefits site HERE
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