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Embedded Software Engineer – ELSYS -1487

Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI)

Atlanta, GA
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Title: Embedded Software Engineer – ELSYS -1487
JobID: 1487
Location: Atlanta, GA
Description: Embedded Software Engineer:

The candidate will develop hard and soft real-time software for Department of Defense systems.  A good candidate will be interested in tackling challenging problems for the tactical real-time systems found on aircraft, ships, and unmanned vehicles.

Basic Responsibilities

  • Develops software for Military embedded system applications dealing with a platform’s offensive and defensive systems
  • Develop software requirements and design for new or existing applications
  • Documents and presents proposed requirements/design using appropriate visualizations
  • Develop software using approved coding standards and processes
  • Provides software development estimates

Required Education:

Research Scientist I

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering or related field.

Research Scientist II

  • A Master’s Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering or related field and three (3) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of that degree,.

Required Skills:

  • Software engineering experience with developing in languages such as Ada 95 and/or C/C++.
  • Experience with embedded programming using real-time operating systems (RTOS) or Linux.
  • Experience developing software for embedded systems.
  • A strong interest in solving the complex problems found in real-time software due to multiple processes and threads working in harmony to accomplish the system’s purpose under time line constraints.
  • Strong  coordination, organization, teaming and communication abilities
  • Works well individually or in a group setting
  • Ability to work under pressure and time constraints
  • Can successfully present technical information
  • Minimum 5 years of applicable experience in a technical field

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience with software control of external devices (e.g., actuators, relays, external systems, etc.)
  • Experience developing safety-critical software
  • Experience with 1553 data bus, avionics systems, Electronic Warfare systems, tactical data links, military radios, and open systems architectures
  • Experience with development of security and/or safety critical systems
  • Experience developing avionics systems on military transport (e.g. C-130) and fighter planes (F-16, F-22, F-35)
  • Experience at companies performing defense or avionics work, such as Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Gulfstream, Boeing
  • Active DOD secret clearance
  • No foreign influences (e.g. family ties, significant relationships, financial accounts)


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