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RFA Engineering Embedded Systems Software Engineer in Dubuque, Iowa

RFA Engineering ( is seeking several growth oriented entry level to experienced candidates to be part of our engineering team in the Dubuque, Iowa area. You will work with our engineering staff to provide highly engineered software solutions for our clients using state of the art engineering tools.

This is a full-time position with a full benefit package listed below, that is indefinite in duration with the opportunity of professional growth, direct hire by our customer, and additional opportunities within our own organization.

Embedded Systems Software Engineer

This position is associated with the design and development of embedded software that controls machine operations and functions. Development methods include C programming language and Simulink Model Based Software Design. Testing methods include bench testing, computer simulation testing, and machine testing. Job responsibilities include:

  • Feature by feature software development per Software Requirements Document of embedded software applications that control vehicle functions

  • Integration of software in a multi-developer team using Continuous Integration process

  • Functional and integration testing prior to hand-off to software test and evaluation group

  • Development and release status tracking using the Agile development process

  • Creation and support of software for machine prototyping

  • Troubleshooting and debugging using engineering software and hardware tools

  • Creation of software design documentation


  • Bachelor's or Master's of Science degree in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering. Software Engineering or Computer Engineering considered if relevant experience exists.

  • Ability to interpret software requirements and state diagrams

  • Ability to interpret hardware schematics for wiring and electronic controllers

  • Self-motivated, quick learner, with an any-problem-can-be-solved attitude

  • Strong mathematical and analytical problem solving skills

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to thrive in a team environment

    Desired Attributes

  • General machine knowledge of industrial equipment or machinery

  • Experience with CAN J1939 communication protocol

  • Experience with C programming language

  • Experience with Simulink Model Based Software Design

  • Experience with Rally software tracking tools or similar tools

  • Experience with Intrepid VSpy CAN interface tools or similar tools

  • Knowledge of AUTOSAR, Python, Objective-C, JavaScript, or other programming languages

    Why work for RFA?About RFA EngineeringRFA Engineering has provided machine design and engineering services to industry leading customers dating back to 1943. Our primary focus is project based product development of off highway equipment including agricultural, construction, mining, recreational, industrial, and special machines. Our work includes concept development, product design, documentation, problem-solving, simulation, optimization, and testing of components, systems and complete machines. Our engineering staff is located at our Engineering Center in Minneapolis, MN, Satellite office in Dubuque, IA, and at numerous customer sites throughout the U.S.We Offer Competitive Benefits:

  • Health and Dental Insurance

  • Supplemental Vision Insurance

  • Company Paid Life Insurance

  • Company Paid Long-Term Disability

  • Short-term Disability

  • Retirement Savings Account (Traditional 401k & Roth 401k)

  • Flexible Spending Plans for Medical Expenses and Dependent Care

  • Extra Time Bonuses

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)

  • Holiday Pay

  • Bereavement Leave

  • Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)

  • Education Assistance

    Equal Opportunity and Veteran Friendly

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