Manager, Embedded Systems

October 17, 2020
Santa Clara, CA
Job Type


Brambles companies, including BXB Digital, help move more goods to more people, in more places than any other organisation on earth. Our 330 million pallets, crates and containers are continuously in motion, forming the invisible backbone of the global supply chain and the world’s biggest brands trust us to help them transport their goods more efficiently, sustainably and safely. As pioneers of the sharing economy, Brambles created one of the world's most sustainable logistics businesses through the share and reuse of its platforms under a model known as ‘pooling’. Brambles primarily serves the fast-moving consumer goods (e.g. dry food, grocery, and health and personal care), fresh produce, beverage, retail and general manufacturing industries. The Group employs more than 10,000 people and operates in over 60 countries with its largest operations in North America and Western Europe. For further information, please visit

Job Description

The Embedded Systems Manager is responsible for the embedded systems development effort for BXB Digital. It is an engineering leadership role that requires working closely with the embedded engineers and provide guidance for the low power tracking solution. In this role you will provide vision and leadership for the next generation of low power tracking solution. This candidate should stay abreast with advances in hardware and system technologies and work closely in planning and implementation of pallet tracking device rollout. Work closely with Business operations, and facility. Program management and cross-functional leadership. Manage external consultants, network operators, and manufacturing partners. 

Direct Reports: 1; 3 Indirect

Locations: Preferred candidate locations for this position are any of these CHEP/Brambles offices

Santa Clara, CA

 Orlando, FL, 

Mississauga, Ontario (Canada) 

Alpharetta, GA

Major/Key Accountabilities

Responsible for defining and verifying end-to-end system requirements and developing hardware including integration with the cloud platforms.

Provide technical and strategic leadership that quickly transitions innovative concepts and ideas towards commercial realization. 

Implement processes that improve early vetting of concepts towards increasing the predictability of the product development pipeline.

Work closely with consultants, vendors and contract manufacturers for timely delivery

Align resources and perform critical review of technical data produced by group ensuring consistent execution against R&D program/project goals and objectives.

Build and foster subject matter expertise within the organization in key areas of, advanced sensors and connectivity technologies.

Develop and track detailed specifications, project plans, resource assignments & schedules in conjunction with Engineering, Product Management, and Executive staff.

Develop tracking and sensor telemetry applications for real-time Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN) and Cellular IoT networks.

Participate in technical reviews for design and implementation for deployment and support processes. 


  • Timely delivery of the hardware edge devices and integration on the cloud platform

  • Vendor, supplier and engineering management 

  • Troubleshoot technical issues during bring up, production and operations

  • Manage project schedules and workflow with software engineering team.

Key contacts

  • Platform Engineering team, project managers, developers, strategy and architecture teams, infrastructure, design teams, etc. This will include Directors, VP’s, CIO, manager, and employees

  • External user groups, software vendors, contactors and their firms, other companies using our tools and possibly customers.  


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering Science with related experience in hardware development.


  • Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering with 7+ years of related experience in embedded systems 

  • Background in Systems Programming, Operating Systems, RTOS, M2M IoT Protocols – MQTT, CoAP

  • Driver level understanding of Wi-Fi, BLE, and Cellular modules is a plus

Skills and Knowledge

  • Thorough, in-depth knowledge of MCU based controller design

  • Knowledge of communication protocols: TCP/IP; UDP, I2C, SPI, UART, I2S, PCM.

  • Experience with sensors, accelerometers, gyro, GPS, temperature

  • Understanding of TCP/IP, UDP, LTE-M1, NB-IoT, is a plus

  • Proven track record in managing engineering teams and external contractors

Preferred Education

Bachelors - Computer Engineering, Bachelors - Electrical Engineering

Preferred Level of Work Experience

5 - 7 years

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and we are committed to developing a diverse workforce in which everyone is treated fairly, with respect, and has the opportunity to contribute to business success while realizing his or her potential. This means harnessing the unique skills and experience that each individual brings and we do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class.

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