Principal Software Engineer in New Port Richey, FL at Welbilt

Date Posted: 11/10/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Consider joining the Welbilt family! We are looking for people with an entrepreneurial spirit, a passion for excellence and the inspiration to drive the future of the food industry!

We are Welbilt! We are pioneers and innovators. Our industry knowledge and insights stretch back nearly a century, from the original founding of the Hirsch brothers’ Welbilt Stove Company in 1929. We design, manufacture and supply best-in-class food and beverage equipment for the global foodservice market. We attract talent and build careers. We empower you to grow with us. We recognize you and reward you. We win together as one team.

The Principal Software Engineer interfaces with Welbilt brand product development teams to understand and define equipment requirements and intended uses.  Decomposes equipment requirements and use into specific requirements and architecture for individual embedded software controls systems.  Oversees external development teams to assure proper detailed implementation and verification testing. Provides senior level program development and design input.

Reporting directly to the Director of Electronic Controls, this position is based in New Port Richey, Florida.

Major Accountabilities:

  • Perform systems/requirements analyses on diverse foodservice equipment product lines.

  • Architect reusable software frameworks to unify product behaviors and speed future development.

  • Oversees the technical execution of above by external development teams.

  • Assures the quality and efficacy of the resulting software.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Analyzes system and software requirements to determine feasibility of design.

  • Evaluates interfaces among hardware, software, operational and performance requirements.

  • Establishes requirements and architecture for embedded software-based control systems using scientific analyses and mathematical models to predict and measure outcome and consequences of design.

  • Oversees detailed designs and implementation by external development teams.

  • Reviews and approves software verification test plans for suitability and coverage.

  • Confers with internal and external customers regarding control system and software maintenance.

  • Plans, conducts and directs R&D work on complex projects requiring origination and application of new and unique approaches.

  • May represent the organization in outside discussions and technical forums.

  • Possesses and applies advanced knowledge in the area of specialization.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and a minimum of 10 years of professional experience required.

  • Ability to travel 10% of the time

  • Experience with a systems development life cycle model (e.g. systems analysis, requirements gathering)

  • LINUX (device driver experience a plus) and other embedded OS experience (e.g. FreeRTOS)

  • Strong C/C++ programming language skills; strong object oriented design skills; experience in event based controls systems

  • Knowledge of UML, SysML and other modeling methods

  • Experience architecting reusable frameworks for equipment control; IoT experience a plus

  • High quality organizational and leadership skills

  • Outstanding communication and presentation abilities

  • Experience negotiating with, and coordinating the output of, geographically and culturally diverse development teams

  • Experience in communications bus technologies such as Ethernet, Wi-Fi, CAN and Modbus a plus


Working Conditions:

  • Normal office or lab environment. 

Welbilt, Inc. provides the world’s top chefs, premier chain operators and growing independents with industry-leading equipment and solutions. Our innovative products and solutions are powered by our deep knowledge, operator insights, and culinary expertise. Our portfolio of award-winning product brands includes Cleveland™, Convotherm®, Crem™, Delfield®, Frymaster®, Garland®, Kolpak®, Lincoln™, Manitowoc®, Merco®, Merrychef® and Multiplex®. These product brands are supported by two service brands: FitKitchen®, our fully-integrated kitchen systems brand, and KitchenCare®, our aftermarket parts and service brand. Headquartered in the Tampa Bay region of Florida, supported by over 5,800 employees and operating 17 manufacturing facilities throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, we sell through a global network of over 3,500 distributors and dealers in over 100 countries. For more information, visit



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