Software Applications Engineer I

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Software Applications Engineer | Industrial IoT

Primary Function

The Software Applications Engineer would be responsible for helping customers and partners understand, adopt, and deploy a solutions stack to solve for their business opportunity. The solution stack will represent some combination or all of the sensory layer, Local Area Network, Embedded Control, Network layer, Wide Area Network, Data Platform (on-Premise, Private, Public or Hybrid Cloud) and Security (at the edge, network and enterprise) layer. You will ensure the software binds the stack from drivers to OS to middleware to protocols to APIs to enterprise Software.

The position requires technically supporting customers and partners as well as driving industry requirements back into the Arrow business units and partners for future product development and solutions support. You will be able to answer questions and guide customers surrounding embedded software, standards, technologies and protocols, Gateway integration and connectivity are fundamental to success.

This role will collaborate closely with IoT Solutions Architects, Systems Engineers and Field Application teams within the geographies, partners and customers in the customer value chain including but not limited to: oem’s, service enterprises, system integrators, independent software vendors and managed service providers.

Daily activities will include definition of solutions with Solutions Architects outlining development requirements and anticipating points of complexity for risk mitigation. The Software Applications Engineer is responsible for the full life-cycle development of the IOT solution, from solution definition with Architect to integration and production readiness. Responsibilities include software requirements gathering, product assessment, evaluation and recommendation, (hardware, software, ODM/OEMs, 3rd party hardware/software vendors, system integrators, etc.), prototype development, pilot and production-readiness with partners, and solution support. You will work closely with partners to integrate and validate product requirements for solution the solution, analyze gaps, and make application and system recommendations, as needed.

Role & Responsibilities

The responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • You speed time to revenue for our customers and Arrow. You reduce the time from definition to deployment and remove obstacles or fix errors to delight the customer. You make IoT implementations easy for customers.
  • Working with your colleagues such as; IoT Business Development, IoT Solutions Architects, Systems Engineers and IoT Technical Marketing you solve for business solutions required by OEM’s, ISV’s, SI’s and ecosystem partners.
  • Significant expertise with IDE’s (Eclipse, Keil, mbed, etc) as well as development platforms (Arduino, Dragonboard, Raspberry PI, Unity, Linaro 96 Boards,)
  • Significant experience with BSPs
  • Capable of writing a simple driver
  • Experience in security, encryption, or developing mobile apps or application layer solutions is a plus
  • Knowledge of the effects of using open source code and how that may affect a customer
  • Deep understanding of protocol stacks and implementation (both wired and wireless)
  • Provide guidance on SIL level implementations
  • Adept at building Proof-of-concept systems with functional cloud connectivity
  • Able to create professional, visually impressive presentations with content appropriate for an intended audience
  • Adept at presenting slides to executive management or conveying concepts to hardware engineers

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS in Computer Science/Engineering, EE or related technical field
  • We seek candidates with 10 years minimum experience in a software development or integration role.
  • Experience in software development and integration within one of the following verticals a plus: Industries & Factories, Retail & Commercials, Smart City and Buildings, Agriculture, Transportation and Telematics, Healthcare.

What is in it for you?

  • Training
  • Skills development
  • Performance coaching
  • Medical, dental, vision, paid time off, 401k domestic partners program and more.
  • Community involvement opportunities


At Arrow, we are driving innovation and choice by offering employees a variety of benefits designed to keep you and your family physically and financially healthy.

Our comprehensive, competitive benefits program is an important part of your total compensation package. We offer a variety of plans and coverage including health and welfare, retirement, paid time off, and voluntary benefits as well as resources to help you make cost-effective decisions for you and your family. Everyone counts at Arrow, and our benefits enable you to achieve and maintain better health and plan for your future as we work together toward smarter solutions in tomorrow’s technology.

Arrow offers competitive time off for you, which includes accrued vacation time, personal and floating holidays, in addition to other observed holidays. These are granted based on the date you join the company in any given year.

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