Embedded Software Engineer

Computers/Software Christchurch, New Zealand


Our mission at Enphase Energy is to advance a sustainable future for all.

Today, our intelligent microinverters, which turn sunlight into an affordable, safe, reliable, and scalable source of energy, work with virtually every solar panel made, and when paired with our award-winning smart battery technology, we engineer one of the industry's best-performing clean energy systems. To date, we have installed more than 36 million microinverters on more than 1.5 million homes across 130 countries.

Like our customers, our innovative teams are also worldwide, making Enphase Energy a truly global company. We are one of the fastest growing and most dynamic energy companies in the world. Nimble and acutely focused on developing ground-breaking solar energy management technology, each of our teams have a shared goal of creating a carbon-free future.

 At Enphase we are also committed to diversity and inclusion. Developing cutting edge technology requires a workforce as diverse as the populations we wish to serve. We are a values-driven company that puts people and their power at the center of our shared energy future.

Join us on our mission!

Enphase is seeking Embedded Software Engineers to join our engineering and technology teams. These engineers will be responsible for embedded software development for Enphases microgrid products, including inverters and gateway products. This engineer will transition work from conception to engineering to production, while collaborating with teams in California, Texas, India, and New Zealand. 

This position is within our Software Engineering group, where you will work with a small team to develop fully functional prototypes to demonstrate new advanced operation and control for autonomous grid connection, management, and regulation. You will be working in a multi-site team and expected to interface across multiple functions. 


  • BS Electrical Engineering or Computer Science/Engineering + minimum of 2 years relevant experience 

Typical Activities 

  • Design and implement embedded software for Linux based microcontroller systems. 
  • Ability to debug and troubleshoot issues in complex systems. 
  • Ability to carry a design task from concept to implementation. 
  • Ability to document engineering requirements, document solutions, and test new firmware designs. 
  • Working with cross functional teams to test and troubleshoot issues. 
  • Solid understanding of the Software Development Life Cycle including Agile methodology 
  • Self-motivated individual with the ability to work under minimal supervision 

Technical Capabilities or Experience many or most of the following: 

  • Embedded software development for systems with Linux OS. 
  • Exposure to ARM based microcontroller systems desired. 
  • Experience in hands-on design, development and debugging. 
  • Experience in test driven development. 
  • Strong understanding of C/C++ programming concepts, and operating systems concepts. 
  • Strong understanding of real time control, multi-threading and inter-process communications. 
  • Strong understanding of data structures and algorithms. 
  • Experience in scripting languages like Ruby, Lua, Python, etc. 
  • Familiarity with development tools such as GCC, GDB, Eclipse, GNU Make, etc. 
  • Experience in Git, Jira and Confluence desired. 
  • Good written and verbal communication skills. 

Bonus Skills/Experience 

  • Experience with bare metal systems 
  • Ability to move between embedded Linux, RTOS and bare metal. 
  • Integration of communication protocols, such as Zigbee, Bluetooth, BLE, WiFi, and power line carrier 
  • Solar, energy storage, and microgrid products 

Employee Benefits 

  • Quarterly bonuses and stock options.
  • Long service leave.
  • Medical insurance cover (yourself and your immediate family members).
  • Annual merit reviews and increases.
  • Opportunities for career growth and development.
  • High tech laboratories and equipment.
  • Modern facilities with onsite parking.
  • Health and wellness incentives.
  • Eco friendly work environment.
  • Global team environment.

About the Christchurch team

The Enphase Energy New Zealand facility is in Wigram, Christchurch.  We are a Research and Development Centre focused on the design and testing of our cornerstone product, the Microinverter. Enphase New Zealand has a team of around 80+ engineers and support staff. We also work closely with our Research and Development colleagues in California, Texas and Bangalore.

About Enphase Energy

Enphase Energy is a multi-national company with many global locations; sales and marketing, operations, and research and development.

All offers of employment are subject to standard background testing required by Enphase Energy.

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Relocation and Visa requirements:

Enphase Energy is an AEWV Accredited Employer. Successful applicants for certain roles may be eligible for international or domestic relocation assistance. Offers of relocation and immigration support are dependent on the nature of each position. Further information will be available to preferred candidates.