Senior Software Engineer - Network Development


Design, implement and maintain network platform software for Rain Bird irrigation controllers and products. Candidate will help drive our strategy and implementation for network-connected embedded products.



  • Drive software design and development relating to network and system architecture, functionality and serviceability.
  • Provides technical solution (architecture) proposals, estimates, detailed requirement specifications. Implements and integrates RFC compliant stacks, and components in support of requirements.
  • Manages and interacts with stack, component and database vendors.
  • Activities include design and development, rigorous design reviews, product verification and field validation, along with developing appropriate documentation.
  • Investigate new Internet technologies; is the core expert for IoT, RFCs and trends
  • Work closely with the project team, management, Quality Assurance, and off-site developers.
  • Responsible for keeping excellent, organized project records and documentation


Minimum Qualifications:


  • BS degree in CS, EE or equivalent.
  • Strong software development, debugging, Design for Manufacturability and Design for Testability skills in C/C++, Pearl, Ruby.
  • Experience with LAMP servers, preferably on Ubuntu Linux deployment.
  • 8+ years of experience developing and integrating software stacks and applications for TCP/IP and Ethernet protocols on IPv4 and IPv6.
  • Demonstrated ability to integrate TCP/IP stacks, HTTP/FTP server/client, mail protocols and other components, from multiple vendors.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal), works effectively with cross-functional teams.
  • Proven experience in a team-oriented work environment.
  • Self-starter, detail oriented, analytical, problem solver.
  • Proven track record of generating high-quality results and meeting project schedules.




  • MS degree
  • Experience with 802.11 wireless standards and networks highly desired, including embedded Wi-Fi networking stacks
  • Experience with Linux networking stack and developing system software in Linux/Unix environments.
  • Experience with IPsec
  • Formal “use cases” experience
  • Experience with mobile application development for iPhone and Android devices
  • Experience in the irrigation industry

Rain Bird is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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