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Software Engineer IV

Date: Jun 14, 2022

Location: Wauwatosa, WI, US, 53222

Company: Briggs and Stratton

Position Description

Performs and leads a variety of very complex engineering duties to design, plan, and oversee the architect, design, development, and management of software systems applied to new or existing products. Evaluates progress and results of projects. Recommends changes in design, procedures or objectives as necessary.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Develops and manages control system software architecture for complex integrated power systems and  without pre-defined requirements.

  2. Uses MATLAB/Simulink to create complex embedded control software and understands plant modelling and physics of systems being controlled.

  3. Deploys control algorithms to embedded controllers (rapid prototyping and production ECU)

  4. Creates very complex software requirements, specifications and validation plans from loosely formed project level inputs.

  5. Partners with other departments to help drive business decisions

  6. Develops engineering test standards

  7. Acts as a liaison between other departments as necessary

  8. Develops very complex system architectures across multiple product lines that enable cohesive integration, component maintainability, and reuse

  9. Owns the entire software lifecycle.

  10. May Performs a full range of managerial responsibilities which may include but not be limited to: interviewing, hiring, coaching and developing employees; planning, assigning and directing work; EEO/AA; performance management; department budget

  11. Performs other duties as assigned

Job Skills Requirements

  • Extensive professional experience in object-oriented design and analysis using C++ and MATLAB or equivalent.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of control development and calibration tools including dSpace, Vector CANalyzer, ETAS INCA, and ATI Vision

  • Comprehensive knowledge of appropriate standards and regulations including functional safety.

  • Extensive professional experience with software management tools including Subversion and Git

  • Proven ability to work well with others as part of a diverse global team

  • Proven communication skills to explain designs and logic used

  • Fluent in English and primary language used in area of responsibility and/or location


Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Related field

Experience Requirements

  • Seven years of professional engineering experience

  • Five years of experience developing control algorithms for mechanical or electrical systems

  • Five years of experience with MATLAB/Simulink tools for data analysis, model development or software development

  • Five years of experience developing system architectures for software and/or hardware systems.

  • Experience using revision control systems, PLM/SAP release processes

Physical & Environmental Requirements



Briggs & Stratton, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, provides innovative products and diverse power solutions to help people get work done. Briggs & Stratton is the world’s largest producer of engines for outdoor power equipment, and is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of lithium-ion battery, standby generator, energy storage system, lawn and garden, turf care and job site products through its Briggs & Stratton®, Vanguard®, Ferris®, Simplicity®, Snapper®, Billy Goat®, Allmand®, SimpliPhi®, Branco® and Victa® brands. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in more than 100 countries on six continents.


Briggs & Stratton is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. The Company conducts all employment practices without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran's status, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law. Briggs & Stratton also undertakes affirmative action to assure equal employment opportunity for minorities and women, for persons with disabilities, and for protected veterans.

Nearest Major Market: Milwaukee

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