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General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Senior Embedded Software Engineer (Avionics) in San Diego, California

Job ID#: 28407BR

Company: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

Title: Senior Embedded Software Engineer (Avionics)

Job Category: Engineering

City: San Diego

State: California

Travel Percentage Required: 0% - 25%

Clearance Required?: Desired

Job Summary:

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

This position within Avionics Software is responsible for developing real-time embedded software for Remotely Piloted Aircraft. Avionics software applications include distributed real-time fault-tolerant control architectures, electro-mechanical control systems, engine and propulsion system management, power electronics, control networks, datalinks, and other aircraft subsystems and related support equipment.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design, develop, test, and maintain software for flight-critical real-time embedded systems in accordance with appropriate development processes and standards

  • Communicate with subject matter experts, users, and management throughout the software development lifecycle

  • Maintain the strict confidentiality of sensitive information

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Desirable Technical Knowledge and/or Experience:

  • Embedded systems concepts; preemption, multitasking, bare-metal and real-time operating system architectures, compilers, computer processor architectures and memory management

  • Programing languages: C/C++ (essential), Python (desired)

  • Real-time systems, fault-tolerant systems, control systems, motor control, power electronics

  • Reading and understanding electrical schematics and datasheets

  • Embedded communications: SPI, I2C, USART, CANbus, ARINC-429, MIL-STD-1553

  • Ethernet networks and protocols, audio and video processing and communications

  • Development tools and electronic test equipment including in-circuit debuggers/emulators, oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, power supplies, and signal generators

  • Software configuration management tools, such as subversion or git, as well as defect tracking tools, and peer review

  • Formal software development and test processes; RTCA DO-178C and related standards

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Salary

Clearance Level: Secret

Job Qualifications:

  • Requires a bachelors degree, masters degree or PhD in computer science, information systems or related discipline and progressive software development experience as follows; six or more years of experience with a bachelors degree, four or more years of experience with a masters degree, or two or more years with a PhD.

  • Must be a U.S. citizen

  • Must be able to obtain a security clearance

  • Technical, communication, and interpersonal skills are required to enable an effective interface with other professionals, to produce appropriate documentation, and to present results

  • The ability to work both independently and on a team is essential

US Citizenship Required?: Yes

Experience Level: Mid-Level (3-7 years)

General Atomics and affiliated companies is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, genetic information, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.

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