IoT Hardware Engineer

IoT Hardware Engineer

Location: U.S. Remote (Fully Remote)

Zoetis is the world’s leading animal health company. As part of Zoetis, Performance Livestock Analytics is a fast-growing team based in Ames, Iowa which leads innovation in smart livestock management. We’re building services that improve beef traceability, help farmers manage their daily cattle feeding operations, track individual animals, identify and treat sick animals promptly, and automate bookkeeping. Our services span the web, iOS, and specialized hardware, using the cloud to communicate and store data. The engineering team primarily works from home and is well adapted to accommodate candidates located anywhere with reliable internet service. The development environment consists of AWS, FreeBSD, PHP, Go, RabbitMQ, MongoDB, and MySQL, along with iOS apps.

Role Description

IoT Engineers are responsible for agile development, adoption and integration of new hardware and software technologies into the company’s existing software and vetting/recommending solutions to hardware adoption, deployment scalability, and software integrations. As an entry-level IoT Engineer, they will work under the direction of Senior IoT Engineers to complete projects and learn core skills for IoT technology development.


Deploy, harden, and optimize the codebase responsible for
manipulation of and interaction with IoT components such as attached
sensors, storage devices, communication peripherals, and power components.

Develop the processes necessary to extract on-device data such using
MQTT, nb-iot, Bluetooth, WIFI, storage devices, and other possible data sources.

Work with IoT Software Engineers to acquire and validate datasets.

Assess hardware components used for IoT purposes

Skills and Qualifications

Have experience in some, if not all, of the languages we work in (C, PHP, Go)

Have experience with Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Onion Omega, STM, or other IoT development platforms

Have experience with I2C and SPI device interactions

Understanding of Git command-line and GitLab for revision control

Understanding of API adoption and development

Understanding of communication technologies, such as TCP/IP, WIFI, Bluetooth, cellular/LTE-m/nb-iot, NFC

Good communication skills

Ability to work as part of a remote team; simultaneously working within the larger team effort and working effectively on self-directed project thrusts under minimal supervision

Strong ability to demonstrate flexibility and agility to respond to constantly changing conditions and priorities

Willingness to learn and become proficient in tools common to the engineering team and IoT work

Great ability to work effectively in a self-directed team environment and under minimal supervision

Proficient in communicating complex technical situations in an understandable way

Education and Experience

Educational degree in CS, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Data Science or Mathematics is preferred (Bachelors)

Technical Skills and Experience

Experience in PCB fabrication is a plus

Experience with serial device communications and I2C or SPI sensor interaction is a plus

Minimum of 6 months cattle/swine related experience (at time of hiring) is a plus

Full time




Zoetis is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status or any other protected classification. Disabled individuals are given an equal opportunity to use our online application system. We offer reasonable accommodations as an alternative if requested by an individual with a disability. Please contact Zoetis Colleague Services at to request an accommodation. Zoetis also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must possess or obtain authorization to work in the US for Zoetis. Zoetis retains sole and exclusive discretion to pursue sponsorship for the acquisition or maintenance of nonimmigrant status and employment eligibility, considering factors such as availability of qualified US workers. Individuals requiring sponsorship must disclose this fact. Please note that Zoetis seeks information related to job applications from candidates for jobs in the U.S. solely via the following: (1) our company website at site, or (2) via email to/from addresses using only the Zoetis domain of “”. In addition, Zoetis does not use Google Hangout for any recruitment related activities. Any solicitation or request for information related to job applications with Zoetis via any other means and/or utilizing email addresses with any other domain should be disregarded. In addition, Zoetis will never ask candidates to make any type of personal financial investment related to gaining employment with Zoetis.

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Posted on

May 11, 2021