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RFA Engineering Ethernet Technology Architect in Dubuque, Iowa

RFA Engineering ( is seeking an experienced candidate to be part of our engineering team in the Dubuque, Iowa area. You will work with our engineering staff to architect highly engineered software platforms for our clients using state of the art engineering tools.

Ethernet Technology Architect

Job responsibilities include:

  • Define Architecture needs with respect to ethernet communication and protocol

  • Will include programming and reprogramming off-road equipment

  • Lead & Maintain data structure alignment for all vehicle configurations

  • Focus on MQTT vs HTTPS decisions as required

  • Additional focus on message storage & distribution

  • Customize software tools while implementing Ethernet and common tools

  • Author and develop guidelines for security / encryption with respect to Ethernet communication

  • Lead alignment with existing and emerging ISO guidelines

  • Act as representative for discussions and compliance

  • Ensure adherence within embedded software to Ethernet guidelines

  • Participate in tactical meetings with project leaders.

  • Support testing groups to ensure the timely release of content to support product delivery launches


  • Bachelor's or Master's of Science degree in Engineering or Engineering/Technology with equivalent software development and testing experience.

  • Minimum 5 years experience with communication protocols (CAN, FlexRay, Ethernet)

  • Ability to interpret software requirements

  • Understanding of MQTT and HTTPS

  • Experience with real-time operating systems

Desired Attributes

  • Embedded Software programming experience in C, C++, Python

  • Exposure MATLAB/Simulink

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to thrive in a team environment

Why work for RFA?About RFA EngineeringRFA Engineering has provided machine design and engineering services to industry leading customers dating back to 1943. Our primary focus is project based product 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, MN, Satellite office in Dubuque, IA, and at numerous customer sites throughout the U.S.We Offer Competitive Benefits:

Health and Dental InsuranceSupplemental Vision InsuranceCompany Paid Life InsuranceCompany Paid Long-Term DisabilityShort-term DisabilityRetirement Savings Account (Traditional 401k & Roth 401k)Flexible Spending Plans for Medical Expenses and Dependent CareExtra Time BonusesPaid Time Off (PTO)Holiday PayBereavement LeaveEmployee Assistance Programs (EAP)Education Assistance

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