Software Engineer III, Embedded Motor Control at Life Fitness

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An empty treadmill isn’t compelling, but once someone steps on it, the stories are limitless. Our goal is to connect people emotionally to their fitness journey. We are a global team coming from different cultures and backgrounds with a shared passion to achieve and live our mission of inspiring healthier lives.

 

Inspire. Innovate. Make an impact and join our team!

 

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Responsible for the performance of professional work in research, development, design, testing, analysis, production, construction, maintenance, or operation of realtime embedded power and motion control devices. Significant latitude is given to work within the team to develop superior designs and innovative solutions as well as improve the development processes.

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop fitness solutions for microcontroller-based products that control hardware.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with mechanical and electrical design team members to implement state-of-the-art embedded controls.
  • Work closely with Product Management to collaborate on requirements and recommended implementations.
  • Provide expert guidance to project teams and participate as a key functional team member of the integrated project team.
  • Design and build software to meet requirements; write and maintain clear documentation.
  • Follow industry best practices - design reviews, code walk-throughs, unit and integration testing.
  • Work closely with the Software Quality Assurance team to test, troubleshoot, resolve, and release production software.
  • Ensure prompt response to production and customer issues.
  • Apply intensive and diversified knowledge of engineering principles in broad areas of assignments and related fields.
  • Coordinate both within the organization and with vendors and partners, driving progress on technical matters related to product and process development.
  • Assume full technical responsibility for interpreting, organizing, executing and coordinating assignments.
  • Plan and execute engineering projects concerned with unique or challenging designs in support of major company initiatives.
  • May supervise other engineers or consultants on specific objectives.

 

REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • 3+ years of experience developing event-driven C and/or C++ microcontroller platforms with emphasis on reliability and efficiency
  • Fundamental understanding of algorithms, design patterns, developing communications protocols, and advanced math (trigonometry, geometry, calculus)
  • Strong understanding of and experience with real time control systems, sampling theory, signal processing, and dynamic control.
  • Experience with TI, Freescale, or similar microcontrollers and build environments
  • Basic understanding of 3 phase AC power systems
  • Basic understanding of brushed DC motor controls
  • Knowledge of ticket management and process driven development
  • Confident team player motivated by a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to learn existing architecture quickly
  • Strong analytical, communication, and presentation skills

 

OTHER DESIRED SKILLS

  • Control experience for monitoring a 3 phase AC system
  • Prior experience with AC induction machines
  • Prior power and motion control experience
  • Experience implementing field-oriented control
  • Experience with sensorless field-oriented control
  • Experience with direct physical I/O management including UART, SCI, SPI, GPIO, ADC & DAC, and Interrupt processing
  • Experience using Linux for development
  • Experience using git for version control
  • Knowledge of Atlassian tools

 

EDUCATION

 

Minimum B.S. in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, or related discipline

 

 

Want to take the next step in your career?

 

Life Fitness takes pride in our talented employees and believe in providing opportunities for further growth and advancement. We encourage you to test your strengths, push your limits and unleash your potential.

 

If you feel the open position you see is right for you, we invite you to apply.

 

Learn more about us here.

 

Life Fitness does not accept applications, inquiries or solicitations from unapproved staffing agencies or vendors.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

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Location

10601 Belmont Avenue, Franklin Park, IL 60131

An Insider's view of Life Fitness

What projects are you most excited about?

Life Fitness On Demand is a digital library of instructor-led classes streamed on our app and cardio equipment. Collaborating with the brightest minds at Life Fitness, I've led and seen it grow from conceptualization to product launch. I am excited as we continue to enhance the in-workout user experience and integrate new technologies.

Arturo

Director, Product Development

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I’m proud to say that my career has shown consistent progression over the last two decades. In college, I began my journey as a part-time office admin and am now one of our IT leaders. I held various analyst roles within the business and IT. My growth has been truly influenced by some amazing leaders who saw my potential and supported me.

Deanna

Director, Business Solutions

What are Life Fitness Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Life Fitness employees have access to an FSA
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Fitness' health insurance policy covers some out of pocket expenses.
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Life Fitness offers team fitness initiatives including in-office yoga, in-office fitness classes, and sponsored race teams.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Life Fitness provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes summer hours, flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes work from home and the ability to work remotely on occasion as needed.
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Life Fitness sponsors family oriented events annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Game Room
Our game room includes ping pong, a pool table, foosball, shuffle board, and darts.
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted on occasion.
Parking
We offer employees free on-site garage parking.
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Free onsite gym at all office locations.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Life Fitness hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Paid industry certifications
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