Embedded Electronics Engineer

Founded in 1898, Bullard is a leading manufacturer of high-quality personal protective equipment and systems that are marketed worldwide. Product lines include hard hats, firefighter and rescue helmets, respiratory protection equipment, and thermal imagers. In 1919, the son of our founder invented and patented the world’s first commercially sold hard hat. The quality of our work helps determine whether a worker in a hazardous work environment goes home safely to his or her family each day. We do important work, and we do it in a team-oriented environment. Bullard is privately held, so we have the luxury of thinking and planning beyond the next quarter’s results. One of our competitive advantages is speed, and the pace of our work is therefore fast, challenging, and rewarding. Bullard’s headquarters and manufacturing facility are located in a small community near Lexington and Georgetown, Kentucky. We offer a competitive salary plus bonus, benefits including tuition reimbursement and 401(k) with match, and great colleagues.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Design, develop, and document embedded systems for new products
  • Electronic device design, troubleshooting, debugging, and performance analysis
  • Work closely with Marketing to translate customer requirements into technical specifications for new product development efforts
  • Lead and serve on cross-functional product development teams
  • Interpret industry standards as they relate to new or sustaining design efforts (EMC, CE, NFPA, IS, IPC, etc.)
  • Complete risk analyses, design calculations, Failure Modes Effects Analyses (FMEAs), and design reviews, to verify that a design meets or exceeds product specifications
  • Develop test plans and coordinate testing efforts to verify designs utilizing statistical methods
  • Other duties as required


  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering
  • 3+ years of related design engineering experience
  • Experience with embedded C programming language
  • Experience in the development of firmware for embedded systems
  • Proficient in the use of version control systems (subversion is preferred)
  • Proficient in Altium Designer or similar board design software for (PCBA) design, including schematic capture, layout, Bill of Material (BOM) management, and coordination of PCBA procurement through contract manufacturers
  • Experience in the use of DC/DC converters, ADCs, microcontrollers, non-volatile memory, environmental sensors, and other discrete components
  • Experience in circuit design and analysis
  • Demonstrated ability to define, implement, and test technical requirements for electronic designs
  • Experience in collaborative designing with Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Design, Software Engineering, and Electrical Engineering
  • Demonstrated background of innovation (product, process, etc.) 
  • Passion for product development and continuous learning
  • Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills (including team presentations and technical reports)


  • Experience using Keil uVision IDE for ARM based microcontrollers
  • Experience with ARM NXP products
  • Experience in mixed signal circuit design and analysis
  • Experience in design for EMC compliance
  • Familiar with unit-testing
  • Experience in design for low cost PCB fabrication and assembly
  • Experience with fault-tolerant embedded design
  • Familiarity with USB standards and designs
  • Experience in leading cross-functional product development teams
  • Experience in the design and testing of portable battery-powered products and associated charging systems (experience with Li-Ion technology is a plus)
  • Experience coordinating and working with external electrical design contractors
  • Experience in design for manufacturability and design for test (DFM/DFT) in a manufacturing environment
  • Initiative to identify product development opportunities and present to management
  • Experience in the design of products for longevity use in harsh environments
  • Experience with linux development
  • Experience with wireless communication (802.11n or p, Bluetooth, zigbee, etc.)
  • Experience with SBC’s (RPI, Beaglebone, etc.)




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