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Firmware Manufacturing Engineer

Kimberly-Clark Corporation
Roswell, GA 30075
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Firmware Manufacturing Engineer

Job Description

Firmware Manufacturing Engineer

Roswell, GA

Position Summary

The role is accountable for driving supply chain excellence in alignment with global enterprise initiatives and will lead manufacturing design and implementation of factory test software and firmware programming processes to facilitate efficient production runs through test verification, commercial launch and post launch maintenance.

Customers and collaborative partners

This role will primarily interact with external contract manufacturer partners with support from software design firms and internal cross-functional teams (quality, regulatory, innovation & software design R&D, supply chain, marketing and procurement).


  • Suppliers: up to 10 strategic and core
  • Annual Landed Cost: supports spend up to $25 MM
  • SKUs: up to 100 (global & regional)
  • Manufacturing environment: light industrial, controlled & clean room environments
  • Regulatory environment: UL, CE


  • Ensure compliance: collaborate with respective functions to achieve objectives in regulatory, social, quality, and financial compliance
  • Deliver top tier customer service: supports customer OTIF > 85%
  • Commercializes innovation: proactively assess manufacturing designs, capacity and capability within the supply network to ensure sufficiency vs the business plans
  • Improve & control costs: achieve 3-5% cost improvement annually across the end-to-end supply chain
  • Improve & control working & physical capital: sustain accurate accounting of KC-owned assets at 3rd parties; optimize working capital through supplier reliability initiatives


The incumbent serves as the central resource with design, process, manufacturing, test, quality and marketing as the electronic product(s) move to completion and distribution. Involvement lasts throughout all stages of a products lifecycle, from product release through maintenance of the product and end of life decisions.

Primary responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Manage and supervise contract manufacturing design and implementation of factory test software and firmware programming processes to facilitate efficient production runs aligned with delivery schedule
  • Ensure quality, security and compliance of device firmware, provisioning and testing at manufacturing
  • Work closely with the firmware/software R&D design team on the requirements and roadmap for factory testing and programming
  • Manage the creation and maintenance of programming and quality test procedures/scripts requirements and development for both hardware design verification and functional tests
  • Validate the necessary tools and test plans for conducting firmware/software testing and hardware design verification
  • Contribute to integration of automated continuous delivery and deployment to ensure compliance, quality and optimized production processes
  • Lead, coordinate problem resolution associated with factory test software, firmware programming, device provisioning


  • Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering preferred. Equivalent degrees may be accepted
  • 5+ years direct experience of Firmware for Electronics Manufacturing in high volume electronics manufacturing environment
  • Experience working with contract manufacturers
  • Firmware writing or testing for one or more wireless communications standards
  • UI development to test electronics systems
  • Knowledge of script programming or management under Windows and Linux using native or Python script languages
  • Knowledge of communication protocols such as UART, JTAG, SPI, I2C, etc
  • IoT system end-to-end testing experience for functionalities such device management, device provisioning and FOTA
  • Working knowledge of Electronics and Electrical fundamentals
  • History of success interacting closely with offshore engineering development or manufacturing partners in a flexible work environment
  • Strong project management skills
  • Excellent troubleshooting and debugging techniques
  • Effective and influential communication (verbal and written) in the English language
  • Capable of traveling unsupervised internationally up to 50% (e.g., Mexico, China, EU & Non-EU) during project assignments
  • Willingness to flex work hours as necessary to engage with global teams and supply partners


  • Bluetooth, GSM, LTE, NB-IoT firmware writing/testing experience
  • GIT version control experience
  • Fluency in Spanish and/or Mandarin Chinese
  • Experience deploying lean 6-sigma tools
  • Masters in Operations Management or MBA from accredited university

Kimberly-Clark and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 175 countries. Every day, 1.3 billion people - nearly a quarter of the world's population - trust K-C brands and the solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene, and well-being. With brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex, and Depend, Kimberly-Clark holds No.1 or No. 2 share positions in more than 80 countries. With more than 140 years of history of innovation, we believe in recruiting the best people and empowering them do their best work. If fresh thinking and a passion to win inspire you, come Unleash Your Power at Kimberly-Clark.

Kimberly-Clark is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. Statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position.

This position may require a post-offer/pre-hire Physical Abilities Test (PAT) to confirm that individuals are able to perform the essential functions of the job.

K-C requires that an employee have authorization to work in the country in which the role is based. In the event an applicant does not have current work authorization, K-C will determine, in its sole discretion, whether to sponsor an individual for work authorization. However, based on immigration requirements, not all roles are suitable for sponsorship. This position is subject to drug and alcohol testing, including pre-employment testing.

Global VISA and Relocation Specifications:

K-C will support in-country relocation for the chosen candidate for the role, including assistance to obtain proper work authorization. The benefits provided will be per the terms of K-Cs applicable mobility policies. The benefits/policy provided will decided in K-Cs sole discretion.

This position is subject to drug and alcohol testing, including pre-employment testing.

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Posted: 2020-03-15 Expires: 2020-04-13
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