Lennox Controls Systems Architect IV in Carrollton, Texas

Company Overview

Lennox International (LII) is a leading global provider of innovative climate control solutions for heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR) markets.

Beginning over a century ago, Lennox International has built a strong heritage of Innovation and Responsibility. Our position as an innovation leader continually inspires us to promote more efficient energy use and a healthier environment through our product operations. Our engaged and diverse workforce is committed to providing climate control solutions that provide the most value and comfort for our customers.

Job Description

The System Architecture Engineer will lead architecture definition and system design of the embedded control and communications systems for the software organization. This important role in the Controls engineering group will align the technical direction of controls engineering product lines with roadmaps for Commercial platforms. It will also involve work to support LII’s involvement with regulatory Committees pertaining to HVAC industry, including some travel.

Responsibilities for this position include:

  • Partner with product management teams on the efficient use of technology in future multi-generation product lines and controls roadmaps.

  • Bridge the gap between business requirements and Controls engineering requirements for the organization.

  • Responsible for the definition of embedded communication protocols that satisfy technical system requirements, meet existing product guidelines and market regulations within cost and schedule constraints.

  • Actively investigate and study relevant technology and customer trends to anticipate customer and technical needs for the Controls technology platform.

  • Actively monitor and analyze industry regulatory requirements and translate them into technical specifications.

  • Create processes to enable requirement lifecycle management for both Foundation and User Facing components.

  • Partner with the advanced research group to develop and design future control architecture to support advanced algorithms.

  • Partner with functional managers to develop hardware and software system capabilities.

  • Collaborate with the Software and Hardware design teams to implement future controls for the residential, commercial and refrigeration product lines.

  • Develop innovative ideas and intellectual property to differentiate our control products.

  • Focus future plans towards allowing our controls to be easy to use, install, and configure while maintaining flexibility for future expansion.

Qualifications

Technical skills:

  • BS/MS in Computer, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science.

  • Minimum of 10 years of professional experience designing or developing software and embedded components in C/C++, Java and Assembly.

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience as a system engineer or technical leader in a software organization.

  • Experience with multi-site software development.

  • Experience in the architecture, design and development of embedded software.

  • Familiarity with the Refrigeration or HVAC industry is a plus.

  • Familiar with industry standard protocols (Modbus, BACnet, LONtalk, etc.)

  • Familiar with embedded and serial communications (I2C, RS-485, RS-232, CAN)

  • Proficient in networking communications (TCP/IP).

  • Experience with Real Time Operating Systems (RTOS) and other Operating Systems such as embedded Linux and Windows.

  • Familiar with industry standard embedded software design and debugging tools.

  • Familiar with industry standard Configuration Management tools.

  • Experience developing with Waterfall and Iterative Software development processes.

  • Familiarity with ODM/OEM product development and manufacturing for embedded electronics.

  • Familiarity with consumer facing product design and development.

The ideal candidate will possess a degree in Electrical, Computer Science or related field with at least 10 years of applicable experience in embedded electronics or Controls industry with a focus on System Engineering and Architecture. A proven track record in System design and Product development is required. Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to work with diverse functional groups are essential.

Requisition # 2018-15032

Category Engineering

Shift / Hours Regular

Lennox International is an Equal Opportunity Employer and supports a diverse, inclusive work environment.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, transgender status, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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