Chicago software engineering recruiters seek a Principal Software Engineer

Kappa Search Inc. is Chicago recruiting firm that specializes in engineering, technology, technical sales and supply chain recruitment and placement. We are currently recruiting for a Principal Software Engineer for a top client as follows.

The company is a global leader in a rapidly growing space, working on the most cutting-edge technology in their market. As a global leader, they are in great position to continue growing and dominating the market. Offers a great working environment and tons of room for growth.


  • Candidate will be responsible for software development at various life cycles
  • May also be responsible for leading a team of software/firmware engineers as necessary
  • Providing programmatic leadership including earned value management
  • Will ensure software process compliance
  • Interface with product management and hardware engineering as necessary.
  • Responsible for all protocol development
  • Technical and management leadership.
  • Determine and innovate design direction and methodology for systems, subsystems, components, etc.
  • Architect/Deliver robust embedded sottware/firmware for real-time applications


  • BSCS/BSCE + 8- 15 years experience or an MSCE/MSCS with 6- 10 years industry experience.
  • Expert level C programming and assembly language experience.
  • Proficency with C++ is desirable
  • Must have previous experience as a primary contributor to multiple full-life cycles of products from concept to production.
  • Must have previously been involved in protocol and field deployment of products.
  • Expertise with 16-32 bit microcontrollers like Atmel, Microchip PIC, Motorola, ARM etc.
  • Minimum of 5 years of embedded software/firmware experience
  • Algorithm development, integration experience.

What’s in it for you:

- Be part of a growing team and company in a cutting-edge, exciting industry.
- Be a part of an industry leader creating exciting new products.
- Top pay and stability, great benefits package and room and visibility for growth.