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RFA Engineering Embedded Software Engineer in Des Moines, Iowa

RFA Engineering ( is seeking an Embedded Software Engineer to develop software applications for farming and precision agriculture at our client's facility in Des Moines, IA. This work is temporarily remote, but is expected to resume at the client location.

We are seeking mid-career or senior software engineers. This is a full time position with full benefits, potential for employee bonuses, and some flexible time benefits.

Job Description​

You will be working with a dynamic team of multi-disciplined systems engineers, developers, and architects around the world to deliver software features. Teams utilize Scrum-based project management, and previous experience with Agile methodology is favorable. You will be developing and testing embedded software applications to help optimize end-user productivity and job performance, provide precision machine control, and enhance user experience. You will also get first-hand experience operating machinery to test your work. You may occasionally provide technical support to non-software groups including marketing, manufacturing, quality, and supply management organizations.


  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Computer, Electrical or Software Engineering, Computer Science or similar field.

  • 2 or more years of experience relating to software engineering or control system development

  • Ability to build business relationships in a team-based culture

    Desired Attributes

  • Any background with farming practices, and/or farm equipment operation

  • Understanding of Agile methodology and/or experience within an Agile team

  • Experience with Continuous Integration tools and automated testing

  • Understanding of Product Delivery Process

  • Embedded software development in C, C++ and Model Based Software Development (MBSD), realtime operating systems, and/or scripting languages (Bash, Python, etc.)

  • Practical experience applying closed loop control theory

  • Simulation and modeling tools (e.g. MATLAB, Simulink, and Stateflow)

  • Experience with CAN J1939 communication protocol

  • Technical experience relating to design/diagnostics of mechanical/electrical/hydraulic systems is desired, but not required.

    About RFA Engineering

RFA Engineering has provided product development and engineering services to industry leading customers since 1943. Our primary focus is development of off highway equipment including agricultural, construction, mining, recreational, industrial, and special machines. Our work includes concept development, product design, documentation, problem-solving, simulation, optimization, and testing of components, systems and complete machines. Our engineering staff is located at our Engineering Center in Minneapolis, branch office in Dubuque, IA, and at numerous customer sites throughout the U.S. Competitive Benefits

  • Health and Dental Insurance

  • Supplemental Vision Insurance

  • Company Paid Life Insurance

  • Company Paid Long-Term Disability

  • Short-term Disability

  • Retirement Savings Account (Traditional 401k & Roth 401k)

  • Flexible Spending Plans for Medical Expenses and Dependent Care

  • Extra Time Bonuses

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)

  • Paid Holidays

  • Bereavement Leave

  • Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)

  • Education Assistance

    Equal Opportunity and Veteran Friendly

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