Firmware Engineer

Requisition ID
Category (Portal Searching)
Lighting Engineering

Job Description

We currently have an opening for a Firmware Engineer within our Consumer Lighting Group in Durham, NC.  We hope you’ll read on to see if you have what it takes to join the revolution.


Cree is looking for a self-motivated, hands-on embedded firmware engineer to develop new features and integrate network interfaces within the  Smart Lighting and Controller portfolio. The candidate shall take an integral part in definition, design and implementation of embedded and network interface firmware functions.  The ideal candidate will have the ability to both design and implement software solutions using modern development practices and tools.  This engineer will work within cross functional groups consisting of marketing, engineering and manufacturing to research, develop, design, qualify and introduce intelligent and intuitive lighting platforms and systems into production. Responsibilities will include supporting product introduction and on-site technical support as needed. A successful candidate will be a driven and resourceful problem solver who is able to work around technical obstacles, will be adept at the implementation of creative and practical solutions and will embrace a pioneering spirit to create highly innovative solutions.



  • Invent smart lighting and intelligent controller system solutions for residential application.
  • Create detailed software requirements and specifications based on product specifications.
  • Design and implement embedded firmware from concept to production including a high level of interaction with hardware, embedded firmware, test, and product marketing team members.
  • Work with cross functional development team to ensure the system performs according to specifications and quality requirements. 
  • Write software test plans and conduct developer level testing, interface with system test team members.
  • Support, maintain, and document software functionality.
  • Perform code reviews and other activities to ensure high-quality results.
  • Drive software development best practices and leverage tools to achieve high quality and on-time delivery of software work products.
  • Work directly with Manufacturing Operations and Engineering to ramp new products and processes into production.


Since our beginning 30 years ago, we have introduced innovative and disruptive solutions that enable a more efficient, productive and safer world. We continue our leadership in developing market-leading lighting-class LEDs, lighting products and semiconductor products for power and radio frequency (RF) applications. We believe in unlocking the power and potential of technology, enabling the world to do more with less. We aim to transform the way people experience light and are also leading the innovation of Power/RF products that move us toward a more energy efficient future.

Be part of our future and have a direct impact while working for an organization that provides a place to work alongside brilliant people, a competitive total rewards package, and a problem solving culture. We invite you to submit an application if you feel we would be a good fit.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.



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