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Software Engineer II (Embedded)

Company: AeroVironment
Location: Simi Valley
Posted on: June 8, 2019

Job Description:

Software Engineer II (Embedded)


Simi Valley, CA

Employment type

Regular - Full Time



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We are currently seeking Embedded Software Engineer II to join our growing engineering team.

Software engineering at AeroVironment includes control of UAVs and missiles, and the technologies to support this, including optical (video) tracking and image recognition, autonomy, GNC, robotics, and man-machine interfaces. Experience in robotics is a definite plus in this environment. If you're motivated to work on important products with highly motivated and capable people, AeroVironment can provide interesting challenges and rewards.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Software Engineers are responsible for the system level design, as well as software architecture and development (code and debug), integrating, and testing of software applications. The work responsibilities include;

  • Generating software subsystem requirements as well as developing and analyzing the detailed software requirements.

  • Develop system level software architecture and create software high-level design documents with UML.

  • Code, simulate, integrate and validate software.

  • Develop simulation and interfacing methodology for the testing software.

  • Will work closely with multiple teams of software developers supporting different programs.

  • Participate in software design reviews.

    Required Qualifications & Background

    • US Citizenship or US permanent resident

    • BS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or related discipline.

    • A minimum of 2+ years of experience in real-time/embedded application software development.

    • A minimum of 2+ years of experience with C++ and Object Oriented Design

    • Basic electronics knowledge and use of lab equipment are required.

    • Expert in software lifecycle development including defining and documenting requirements, object-oriented software architecture and design, programming and testing, and source code configuration management.

    • Technical knowledge and experience with the following are desired; Serial communications, Network communications, CAN communication, TCP/IP, UDP, FTP, image processing.

    • Experience with image processing is a plus.

    • Experience in Guidance, Navigation and Control a plus.

    • Experience in autonomous control and navigation of unmanned vehicles a plus.

    • Windows programming a plus.

    • Familiarity with Keil, Visual Studio, and CCS a plus.

    • Familiarity with iMX6/Linux a plus.

    • Familiarity ARM processors a plus.

    • Familiarity with SVN configuration management tools a plus.

    • Excellent interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills. Strong listening, questioning, clarifying and summarizing skills to effectively communicate in one-on-one and small group settings.

    • A willingness to travel, on occasion.

      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), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Applicants cannot be hired until they are qualified to have such access. Some positions due to contracts 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:

      We also encourage you to review our company website at 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 apply.

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