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Full-Time Software Engineer (Embedded Systems)

Thinix | Ames, IA | Full Time

Job Description

Position Description:

Thinix is seeking versatile embedded systems developers for Thinix Software Development positions. Our Software Developers quickly become integrated as members of Thinix’s core development team and will get a chance to work on new and emerging products.

This position is for: 

iStatus.com, iStatus proactively monitors your internet connections to alert you when something goes wrong, alerting users and network administrators with clean, easy-to-understand notifications.Typically, you never know when these networks are offline until it's too late. With iStatus you'll become the first to know and be able to take appropriate actions immediately, thus shortening downtime and saving you money.

iStatus integrates with our patent-pending failover internet solution RocketFailover to allow businesses to say goodbye to internet downtime. We're gaining critical mass from 2017 sales and are positioned with great momentum headed into 2018. It's an exciting time at Thinix!

This position will be located in our Ames, Iowa research office.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop Embedded Systems Software for iStatus Hardware Probes (photo above) & RocketFailover (90%)
    • Create new features
    • Maintain existing features
    • Maintain & create test code and documentation
    • Compile, test, and deploy our software inside of open-source, Linux-based embedded firmware
  • Research (10%) 

Requirements:

  • 12+ months of experience with C programming and embedded systems development
  • Environments: OpenWRT or LEDE firmware building, Linux, Visual Studio Code
  • Experience working with:
    • API's from C
    • Multi-threading
    • Raspberry Pi's
    • UART + SSH interfacing
    • Imaging / Flashing of WiFi Routers
  • Understand network architecture and how the internet works
  • Immediate Availability or Availability Pending December 2017 Graduation 

Bonus Points:

  • Experience with mobile devices (phones, tablets, touch screen UI / UX) highly preferred.
  • Experience with development frameworks and version control systems.
  • Experience in developing software projects
  • Strong work ethic, Self-starter
  • Interpersonal communication skills
  • Awareness of timelines, objectives, and goals

Perks:

  • Gain crucial experience in developing end-to-end systems in real-world projects
  • Learn from respected industry experts on best practices
  • Scrum-based ability to work on multiple aspects of our projects
  • Unlimited Coffee
  • Conveniently located adjacent to the ISU Research Park

Benefits:

  • Health Insurance reimbursement
  • Medical (cafeteria) plan
  • Vacation time
  • Performance-based bonuses
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) sick days and personal days
  • Allowance for use of personal cell phone.
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Plus other benefits provided to all full-time employees.

About Us:

Thinix is a wholly-owned subsidiary of R & D Industries, Inc. (RDI) a 33-year old Iowa corporation, winner of the 2010 Iowa Small Business Excellence Award, and listed in both 2014 and 2015 Inc Magazine’s Inc-5000 as one of the fastest growing privately held companies in the US.

RDI is a technology research, development and engineering firm with market focus in Engineering, Software Development, OEM Software and Hardware solutions, User Interface Technology, Teleconferencing, Embedded Systems architecture, Cryptography, Network and PC security architecture, as well as cloud computing and virtualization solutions. Thinix technology is installed worldwide in Hospitality, Education, Government, Healthcare, Military and Agricultural applications.

Join us and be a part of a special team right here in Iowa!

R & D Industries, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and proud supporter of the Home Base Iowa Initiative for more details see: HomeBaseIowa.gov

About Ames, IA:

Welcome to Iowa's absolutely fabulous city!

Whether you're in town for business, to catch a game or just a quick visit, you'll enjoy an array of options to meet your needs and expenses. During the day you can find local shopping in our downtown boutiques. Hang out in one of our 35 woodland parks. Hop on our 55 miles of bike and pedestrian trails. Take a swing at one of our five different golf courses.

Learn more at: https://www.visitames.com/ and http://www.cityofames.org/