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Aerospace Embedded Software Engineer, Sr. Staff

Company: AeroVironment
Location: Simi Valley
Posted on: November 16, 2020

Job Description:



Aerospace Embedded Software Engineer, Sr. Staff



Location



Simi Valley, CA



Employment type



Regular - Full Time



ID

1623




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Summary

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 has 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 lifecycle 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 AeroVironment 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 AV'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

    Special Requirements

    U.S. Citizenship is required. Must be willing to work on government contracts and have ability to obtain security clearance.

    Basic Qualifications (Required Skills & Experience)


    • A 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 C, C++11,C++ STL

    • 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

      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 --C/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 bonus

      • Mentorship capabilities

      • 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)

        • 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




          ITAR Requirement:

          This position requires the use of information which is subject to compliance with International Traffic Arms Regulations (ITAR). To conform to U.S. Government export regulations/ITAR, applicants must be a U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S. (or, green card holder), protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3). Applicants cannot be hired until they are qualified to have such access. Some positions due to U.S. Government contract requirements will require current U.S. Citizenship.

          Benefits: AV offers an excellent benefits package including medical, dental vision, 401K with company matching, a 9/80 work schedule and a paid holiday shutdown. For more information about our company benefit offerings please visit: http://www.avinc.com/myavbenefits.

          We also encourage you to review our company website at http://www.avinc.com to learn more about us.

          Principals only need apply. NO agencies please.

          Who We Are

          Based in California, AeroVironment (AVAV) is a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems. Founded in 1971 by celebrated physicist and engineer, Dr. Paul MacCready, we've been at the leading edge of technical innovation for more than 45 years. Be a part of the team that developed the world's most widely used military drones and created the first submarine-launched reconnaissance drone, and has seven innovative vehicles that are part of the Smithsonian Institution's permanent collection in Washington, DC.

          Join us today in developing the next generation of small UAS and tactical missile systems that will deliver more actionable intelligence to our customers so they can proceed with certainty - and succeed.

          What We Do

          Building on a history of technological innovation, AeroVironment designs, develops, produces, and supports an advanced portfolio of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems. Agencies of the U.S. Department of Defense and allied military services use the company's hand-launched UAS to provide situational awareness to tactical operating units through real-time, airborne reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition.

          AeroVironment Incorporated is an equal opportunity employer, M/F/D/V and works in compliance with both federal and state laws. We are committed to the concept regarding Equal Employment opportunity. Qualified candidates will be considered for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, marital status, medical condition nor disability, genetics, veteran and all others that may appy.

          To view our CCPA Privacy Policy click here: https://www.avinc.com/legal/ccpa-privacy-policy


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