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
Travel Percentage Required: 0% - 25%
Clearance Required?: Desired
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
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.