Embedded Software Engineer

  • Location: Westminster, California
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #76874

An electric utility client is looking for an Embedded Software Engineer who will evaluate CGE and AMI products and solutions by developing comprehensive test plans and cases. Lead the evaluation and testing of advanced metering infrastructure products.

Location: Westminster, CA 92683 (Hybrid)
Position: Embedded Software Engineer
Pay Rate: $51/hr. on W2
Duration: 14 months or longer
Schedule: M-F, 8-5


  •  Evaluate CGE and AMI products and solutions by developing comprehensive test plans and cases. Lead the evaluation and testing of advanced metering infrastructure products.
  • Develop and execute comprehensive test plans to assess product performance against industry standards.
  • Analyze data from testing phases to identify trends, anomalies, and areas for improvement.
  • Provide technical guidance and support to engineering teams during product development and field trials.
  • Conduct Proof-of-concept (POC) product development and testing.
  • Perform field pilot testing and oversee production device testing and field implementation plans.
  • Develop detailed product and system technical specifications & requirements in collaboration with internal partners such as IT, Wireless Engineering, Meter Engineering, and Grid Tech Innovation teams.
  • Plan and execute POC device and platform qualification through lab testing, compliance certification, and various product acceptance phases.
  • Analyze test results, work with vendors to resolve issues, and implement resolutions to meet delivery and product delivery timelines.
  • Develop technical specifications and design requirements for CGE products and platforms based on business documents, use case plans, industry standards, and SCE’s foundational requirements.
  • Prepare detailed evaluation reports and present findings to stakeholders and executive leadership.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify system requirements and integrate AMI solutions into existing utility frameworks.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or a related scientific/technical/math field.
  • Must have a minimum of 10 years of testing experience in advanced metering products and a strong background in evaluating Customer Grid Edge (CGE) and AMI solutions. 
  • Engineering experience, specifically in product testing and evaluation.
  • Experience in product development within Metering or Grid Modernization devices.
  • Knowledge of electric grid planning, operations, and apparatus.
  • Familiarity with advanced analytics, machine learning, and data management systems.
  • Strong understanding of IEEE standards, IP protocols, and related technologies.
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and project management skills.
  • Effective communication and collaboration abilities.

Technical Skills:

  • Expertise in AMI technologies, including smart meters, communication modules, and data management systems.
  • Proficiency in testing methodologies, quality assurance, and product validation processes.
  • Strong knowledge of electrical engineering principles and grid infrastructure.
  • Familiarity with industry standards such as IEEE, ANSI, and IEC.
  • Experience with IoT, RF communications, and network protocols.
  • Ability to troubleshoot complex technical issues and provide effective solution

Soft Skills:

  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Problem-solving skills.
  • Work effectively with others. 


  • Master’s Degree in a technical field.
  • Experience with utility enterprise and/or grid information systems.
  • Experience with AMI technologies and data management systems.

About our client:

Our client is one of the largest electric utilities and a longtime leader in renewable energy and energy efficiency in the United States providing electricity for much of Southern California.

About APR:

Since 1980 APR Consulting, Inc. has provided professional recruiting and contingent workforce solutions to a diverse mix of clients, industries, and skill sets nationwide.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity! If you feel your experience is the match for this position please apply today and join our team. We look forward to working with you!


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About APR Consulting
APR Consulting, Inc., is one of the most trusted talent acquisition and workforce solutions providers in the United States. Known for exceptional responsiveness, agile strategies, and consistently high-level talent, the firm has become a go-to for organizations and managed services providers navigating complex change and urgent challenges. Since its founding in 1980, APR has transformed from a California IT-focused staffing firm to a full-service solutions provider filling a wide range of positions and serving over eight industries — including aerospace and defense, healthcare, IT, telecom, hospitality/gaming, sports/entertainment, government, and utilities –– in all 50 states, with a loyal roster of more than 850 specialized professionals.