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Globalstar is hiring a Firmware Engineer

Are you an experienced Firmware Engineer looking for a new opportunity with a global company?  Do you want to be part of a team that is keeping people around the world connected?  If you answered yes to these questions, then this is YOUR opportunity.

Who we are:

Globalstar provides affordable and reliable, mobile voice and data communications when beyond cellular services.  We rely on our superior satellite network and excellent team members around the world to deliver quality products, services and peace of mind.

Located on the North Shore in Covington, Louisiana, Globalstar recently relocated to a state-of-the-art corporate facility. The new 60,000 square foot building houses our satellite operations command center, a fully staffed customer relations center, product customer shipping center, engineering facilities and more. In addition to serving as home base for our employees, the building also features:

  • Outdoor dining facilities
  • Large cafeteria with complimentary coffee and vending machines
  • Handicap accessibility throughout
  • Electric car chargers

What we offer:

  • Work/Life Balance:  Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays, Charity Jean Thursdays, Jean Fridays, On-site Company Functions
  • Financial Benefits:  401(k) Plan with Company Match, Employee Stock Purchase Program, Voluntary and Company Paid Group Life Insurance, Short- and Long-Term Disability Insurance, Medical FSA, Dependent Care, Competitive Salaries
  • Health & Wellness:  Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Employee Assistance Program, Comprehensive and Interactive Wellness Program, On-Site Gym, Intramural Sports, On Demand Health Care Diagnostic Center

Essential functions and responsibilities:

  • Develop and integrate key components of the next generation of mobile satellite communications framework using Globalstar’s new generation of LEO satellites
  • Develop low level embedded firmware in Globalstar SATCOM products
  • C/C++ coding for embedded Linux and FreeRTOS on ARM processors to support user functionality of satellite communication devices
  • Write firmware for battery powered devices with a focus on minimizing power consumption


Position skills:

  • Strong analytical, diagnostic and problem-solving skills
  • Self-reliant, able to multi-task in an aggressive schedule environment, effectively manage time, and prioritize tasks
  • Able to read and understand schematic diagrams
  • Able to quickly comprehend and debug existing code
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Possess a passion for developing and integrating operational firmware into new electronic products

Position requirements:

  • BS or MS Degree, preferably in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Computer Science
  • Minimum of three (3) to five (5) years post college experience in a firmware development position, preferably in a wireless related role
  • Proficient in Linux, especially for embedded ARM environments
  • Experience writing or modifying peripheral drivers for SPI, I2C, UART, USB
  • Proficient in at least one (1) configuration management tool (e.g., P4, GIT, CVS, SVN, ClearCase)
  • Experience using a bug tracking system or software managed development process (e.g., JIRA, Bugzilla)
  • Experience with Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and Bluetooth protocol development
  • RF experience, including Digital Signal Processing
  • Familiar with Oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, DMMs

Globalstar is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Firmware Engineer


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