Firmware Engineer

 The HORIBA Group of worldwide companies provides an extensive array of instruments and systems for applications ranging from automotive R&D, process and environmental monitoring, in-vitro medical diagnostics, semiconductor manufacturing and metrology, to a broad range of scientific R&D and QC measurements.  Proven quality and trustworthy performance have established widespread confidence in the HORIBA Brand.

Inspired by our unique motto, “JOY and FUN,” we focus on social responsibilities by building state-of-the-art products for scientific advancement; especially for protecting health, safety, and the environment.  “HORIBARIANs,” the HORIBA employees all over the world, look forward to working with additional creative and entrepreneurial self-starters. To learn more about our unique culture, visit our culture page.

HORIBA Semiconductor's proprietary analysis technology is fully demonstrated in a wide range of fields - semiconductors, medicine, environment, science and engine measurements. In high-tech industries like semiconductor manufacturing, HORIBA provides an extensive selection of process monitors for integration into manufacturing lines that aid the safe production of high performance devices. 

Our North American Semiconductor group is searching for an experienced Firmware Engineer at our new R&D Technology Center in Reno, Nevada, minutes from the Sierra Nevada Mountain range. Discover more about this area by visiting

The Firmware Engineer designs, writes, maintains, tests and installs firmware and software to meet customer specifications. Develops firmware in C/C++ for new products and maintains code for legacy products.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develops software in C/C++ utilizing Object Oriented Design (OOD) techniques.  Develops Windows support software in C#.
  • Envisions tests to acquire functional data on new designs.
  • Converts envisioned tests and developed software into integrated systems including software, instrumentation, and data acquisition methods.
  • Analyzes collected data and draws conclusions based on this data concerning suitability of the product’s performance and recommends software design modifications to enhance performance if warranted.
  • Develops control systems and integrates them into HORIBA STEC’s hardware.
  • Collaborates with Mechanical and Electrical engineering teams to deliver products on schedule and budget.



  • 5+ years of experience developing embedded firmware in C / C++
  • Full software development life cycle experience - Requirements generation, architecture, analysis, design, implementation, testing, documentation, maintenance
  • Excellent knowledge of C/C++ and OOD skills
  • Knowledge of embedded control systems, real-time event handling and communications buses (RS-485, I2C, SPI, CAN)
  • Able to read schematics and use common electrical tools, such as oscilloscopes or logic analyzers, with excellent test and debugging skills.
  • B.S. in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or related technical field


Compensation Package:

HORIBA Instruments offers a competitive compensation package that includes a 401(k) plan with match; employee group dental, vision, life, and disability (short and long-term) paid for by the company; medical insurance, family dental and vision insurance, and supplemental life insurance available with reasonable employee contributions; employee assistance program; paid holidays, vacation, and sick time; flexible spending accounts; and educational reimbursement and commuter benefit programs.

To apply, please submit your resume along with a letter of interest describing how you meet the required qualifications at the following link:

If you are an individual with a disability and need an accommodation during the application/hiring process, please email or call (800) 446-7422 ext 7528 for assistance. HORIBA will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, to support individuals with disabilities to be able to participate in the hiring process. HORIBA is committed to making our workplace accessible for individuals with disabilities.

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