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Danaher Corporation R&D Embedded Software Engineer in Little Island, Ireland

If you believe in creating something extraordinary, you’ll fit right in at Hach. You’ll find we’re always looking to improve. You’ll notice we believe that we can be better tomorrow than we are today. Some call it dedication, others call it drive, we call it passion. Hach is here to ensure water quality for people around the world. Want to join us in this mission? We are ready for your best. DIVE IN. HAVE IMPACT.ENSURING WATER QUALITY FOR PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD – Providing access to and information about water is our number one responsibility. Both around the corner and around the globe, we are committed to providing innovative solutions that help ensure that communities large and small have water that is safe, accessible and available for all. Develop your skills and grow your expertise while playing a role in improving the quality of life for people around the world. Learn more about how you can make a difference at Hach by visiting www.hach.com .


Hach Ireland currently have a vacancy for an R&D Embedded Software Engineer who will work collaboratively in a cross functional team on the design, development and validation of a range of new on-line analytical products, including our current range of TOC water quality analysers. This role will be instrumental in maintaining and improving product quality and reliability. The ideal candidate will have a degree/masters in Software Engineering, Computer Science or similar with 2-5 years’ experience.


  • Working with our senior software engineers, design, develop, and maintain the firmware for new and existing products.

  • Implement embedded solutions using cross compilation techniques.

  • Collaborate with other members of the R&D team in Cork, Geneva and worldwide on all phases of hardware, software and UX development

  • Develop tools to test and validate both hardware and software.

  • Create and maintain project technical documentation

Qualifications / Demonstrated skill in the following areas:

  • Bachelors/Masters degree in Software Engineering / Computer Science or equivalent

  • 2-5 years of relevant experience in industrial or consumer product development.

  • Ability to write clean, well-documented code.

  • Proven track record of developing and launching embedded solutions.

  • Experience in real-time Operating Systems such as FreeRTOS or Embedded Linux.

  • Knowledge of hardware interfaces / driver development (examples GPIO, SPI, UART, I2C, USB).

  • Knowledge of communication protocols (examples Modbus, TCP, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth).

  • Experience of distributed source control such as Git.

  • Fast learner, enthusiastic and curious, a logical, creative and innovative thinker. Brings solutions to the team.

  • Strong hands-on skills.

  • Full driving licence.


  • Agile software development mythology.

  • Good knowledge of basic scripting languages, Shell, Bash, Python.

  • Experience of common microprocessor theory, fundamentals and commonly used circuits.

  • An understanding of analytical instrumentation, sensor technology and optical analysis techniques would be a benefit.

Some occasional travel may be required.

Location: Hach Ireland, Unit 34, GB Business Park, Little Island, Cork, Ireland T45 H681

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. The “EEO is the Law” poster is available here (http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) .