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Kelly Services Embedded Software Controls Engineer in Waterloo, IA, Iowa

Kelly IT is hiring an Embedded Software Controls Engineer for a long term project in Waterloo, IA. For consideration, please email your updated resume to the recruiter at

Embedded Software Controls Engineer

9/2020 - 9/2023

$48.39 - $51.72/hr on W2

Waterloo, IA - will start remote with expectation you will be onsite once offices reopen and relocate at your own expense

As an Embedded Software Controls Engineer, you will design, develop, test, and document embedded software for electromechanical/electrohydraulic subsystems for agricultural equipment projects.

In addition, you will:

  • Create and develop software per the Embedded Software Development Process.

  • Participate in control system design and analysis.

  • Participate functional/subsystem design/test requirement reviews and document results.

  • Verify that subsystem meets requirements, through a combination of virtual and hardware based testing including; desktop, bench, vehicle simulator testing.

  • Analyze current production/experimental issues, develop an understanding of the root cause and create appropriate action plans to resolve these issues.

  • Provide technical support during system field-testing activities on an as needed basis.

  • Provide necessary design documentation to support development of service publications.

What It Takes: We need an excellent communicator, both verbal and written, who thrives on solving problems and working in a team environment. Ideally, you will have a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical, Computer, Mechanical, Ag Engineering or equivalent experience in a related career field.

We also require:

  • Experience working in mechatronics; this includes a solid understanding of electrical and electronics, hydraulics, and mechanical systems.

  • Subsystem design, software development, and electronic circuit design and analysis experience.

  • Experience with C/C++ programming language and MATLAB/Simulink.

  • Additionally experience with software development tools for embedded microcontrollers in mobile applications.

  • Control system experience preferably related to propulsion systems.

A strong candidate will also have:

  • Technical experience relating to design/diagnostics of mechanical/electrical/hydraulic systems.

  • Experience with control systems design and analysis.

Manager is looking for candidates with 1-3 years of experience outside of school with development on a mechanical or hydraulic system. Automotive/Agricultural companies have this type of experience. Manager will phone interview candidates. Position will start off remote but will then return to the office once the site opens back up so candidates must be open to relocating to the Waterloo area for this position. Driving personal vehicle to other Waterloo facilities may be required for meetings once offices reopen.

Why Kelly ® ?

As a worker today, it’s up to you to take charge of your career and look for opportunities to learn, grow, and achieve your potential. Helping you find what’s next is what we’re all about. We know what’s going on in the evolving world of work—just ask the nearly 500,000 people we employ each year. Connecting with us means getting the support, guidance, and opportunities needed to take your career where you may have never imagined.

About Kelly ®

At Kelly , we’re always thinking about what’s next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, we’re a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live. Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law.