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Software Engineer (Embedded) Sr. Staff

Wilmington, MA 01887

Posted: 06/13/2022 Employment Type: Direct Placement Category: Software Engineers Job Number: 94337

Job Description


The Sr. Staff Software Engineer (Embedded) has the opportunity to lead and develop a variety of innovative unmanned and robotic systems for multiple defense and commercial applications. The Embedded Software Engineer writes functional software for deployment on embedded devices and systems like aircraft and payloads and have the opportunity to test out those devices in flight test environments. This requires the engineer to design, develop, code, test and debug system software as well as analyze and enhance efficiency, stability and scalability of the software on particular devices. There is a mix of full life-cycle development as well as a need to use existing software code base to expand the capabilities to match specific program requirements.

Position Responsibilities
  • Writes and tests software to support integration of sensors and embedded processors into aircraft (such as autopilots, payloads, software defined radios or other functional components) or other robotic systems
  • Designs and implements software for prototypes and products using established company and industry developed tools and practices. Ensure good configuration control and management of software
  • Leads in writing of system requirements, system test plans, diagnostic tools, and in validation testing of software. Assist with hardware selection and recommend processing, memory and storage needs of systems
  • Leads development of rapid prototyping and conceptual level testing and will require estimating time to develop software and scoping the depth of the development with project/program management to fit timeline and budget constraints
  • Works closely with other engineering disciplines. Focused on getting the job done
  • Leads and supports transition of development software to production environments and to certification. Participates in multi-disciplinary development teams
  • Develops proof of concept capability demonstrations. Conducts and supports design reviews
  • Contributes to company's software development process in developing quality code
  • Works on significant and unique issues where analysis of situations or data requires evaluation of intangibles
  • Other duties as assigned

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills & Experience)
  • BS degree in Computer Science/Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Aerospace, Mechanical Engineering or related field is required or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
  • Minimum 12 - 15 years of experience years of relevant experience
  • Experienced trouble-shooting systems is required and is proficient with Python, C, C++11,C++ STL and/or OpenCL
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Visual Studio, Eclipse or similar IDE as well as defect tracking tools
  • Experienced working with common protocols such as RS-485, RS-232, CAN, I2C, SPI, USB
  • Demonstrated mathematical and analytical skills are required
  • Periodic travel will likely be required in support of testing equipment at approved flying locations
  • Periods of development may require long irregular hours around deadlines, weekends and some holidays and in field test environments

Other Qualifications & Desired Competencies
  • Advanced degree is preferred
  • Demonstrates competency in contributing to the design, coding, documenting and testing software
  • Experience with Test Driven Development (TDD) along with unit testing software
  • Understanding of automated build environments along with automated test and deployment
  • Demonstrated knowledge of object-oriented programming and multi-threaded design such as JIRA and source code control tools such as SVN, Bitbucket or GitLab
  • Experience with STM32 family of processors and working with RTOS systems (such as µC/OS, freeRTOS) on those processors
  • Experience using Video 4 Linux and modifying and compiling Embedded Linux systems
  • Experience developing drivers for Linux/ARM is required, familiarity with Robot Operating System (ROS) is a plus
  • Demonstrates electronics knowledge and use of lab equipment
  • Demonstrates strong leadership, interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills
  • Understanding of the design of the system that one is working on and understand the role that assigned tasks play in the system
  • Demonstrates competency in researching and re-engineering to propose alternate solutions to issues
  • Able to excel in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, where small teams share a broad variety of duties
  • Displays strong initiative and drive to accomplish goals and meet company objectives
  • Takes ownership and responsibility for current and past work products
  • Is committed to learning from mistakes and driven to improve and enhance performance of oneself, others, and the company
  • Has effective problem-solving, analytical, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Focuses on teamwork, collaboration and puts the success of the team above one's own interests

Physical Demands
  • Ability to work in an office and R&D environment (Constant)
  • Required to stand and sit for long periods; talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone keyboard (Frequent)

COVID Vaccine Statement

Our client is a U.S. government contractor, and is therefore subject to the September 9, 2021 Presidential Executive Order requiring COVID-19 vaccines for federal contractors. Consistent with our client’s commitment to health, safety, and national security, all U.S.-based company employees must be fully vaccinated from COVID-19; this means that all new hires located in the United States must provide proof of being fully vaccinated from COVID-19 before their start date. At this time, the vaccination requirement applies only to U.S.-based employees; non-U.S. locations will have their own vaccination policies in accordance with applicable law of the non-U.S. jurisdiction.

ITAR Requirement:

This position requires access to information that is subject to compliance with the International Traffic Arms Regulations (“ITAR”) and/or the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”). In order to comply with the requirements of the ITAR and/or the EAR, applicants will be asked to provide specific documentation to verify U.S. person status under the ITAR and the EAR.  A “U.S. person” according to their definition is a U.S. citizen, U.S. lawful permanent resident (green card holder), or protected individual such as a refugee, or asylee. See 22 CFR § 120.15. Some positions will require current U.S. Citizenship due to contract requirements.

Benefits:  Our client offers an excellent benefits package including medical, dental vision, 401K with company matching, a 9/80 work schedule and a paid holiday shutdown. 


Job Requirements

Embedded Software, Python, C, C++11,C++ STL and/or OpenCL, Visual Studio, Eclipse or similar IDE, RS-485, RS-232, CAN, I2C, SPI, USB, design, coding, documenting and testing software, Test Driven Development
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