Sr. Embedded Controls Engineering Manager

Amy Lehmann


The Sr. Embedded Controls Engineering Manager will be a hands-on team leader in the development, enhancement, and maintenence of custom RTOS embedded systems, algorithms and user GUIs used in COMET auto-match RF matching network products.


  • Lead, recruit, develop, and inspire a strong FW/SW team in our San Jose, CA office while creating a culture of ownership and committment to embedded control system projects.
  • Provide oversight and guidance on development projects and sustaining engineering efforts to ensure diligence, rigor, and product performance is being maintained and enhanced.
  • Select and implement FW/SW development tools, techniques, collaboration models, coding styles, documentation, specifications, and full regression testing paradigms, that allow your team to focus on developing and releasing dependable and innovative SW and FW solutions.
  • Direct and manage the development of new control system algorithms, control schemes, methods of regulation, external and internal I/O interfaces, and product enhancing feature sets that bring value to our product and our customers.
  • Interface with internal engineering teams to assess needs, develop solutions, agree upon specifications, and drive your team to meet deveopment timelines built around these parameters.
  • Own the FW/SW portion of the COMET product and technology development technical roadmap.
  • Collaborate with HW engineers to design and develop next generation control systems.
  • Write and develop FW and SW to drive innovation in R&D efforts within the product group.
  • Interface with other product groups within COMET to initiate & participate in collaborative efforts.


  • BS degree or higher in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent related combination of degree and/or experience.
  • Minimum 10 years of experience developing control systems, firmware, and control algorithms; Minimum of 3 years in a management role.
  • Must have hands on real-time embedded systems development experience
  • Strong background in motor or motion control based upon positioning and error signals
  • Strong background in signal processing of RF signals
  • Strong background in embedded coding, debugging, testing, and deployment.
  • Must be able to read schematics and understand the hardware our FW/SW runs on.
  • Advanced C/C++ programming experience
  • C/C++ programming experience on RTOS (Code Composer Studio preferred)
  • Strong working knowledge of control theory and ability to implement and develop control algorithms.
  • Experience with collaborative development version control software such as SubVersion and Git.
  • Understanding of real-time coding best practices required.
  • Experience programming ARM cores, FPGA, and SoC based systems.
  • Experience with industrial serial protocols (SPI, CAN, DeviceNet) and industrial networking protocols (Ethernet/IP, EtherCAT) desired.
  • Working knowledge of related lab equipment, oscilloscopes, logic analysers, etc.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills using English language
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to work in a cross-functional team environment.