Aviation Software Engineer - Huntsville, AL - ASL

Huntsville, AL 35801
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Job Description

The Applied Systems Laboratory (ASL) of the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) in Huntsville, AL is seeking experienced Aviation Software Engineers interested in intellectually challenging and rewarding work. These positions reside in the Huntsville Research Center and support research and development activities for the Program Executive Office (PEO) Aviation. Qualified applicants will support the development of applications and drivers running on Real-Time Operating Systems that meet DO-178C safety and security requirements in various Army efforts, including Degraded Visual Environment and the Improved Data Modem.

Job Duties

  • Support the development of applications and drivers (MIL-STD-1553, ARINC-429, Ethernet, and discrete) running on Real-Time Operating Systems (RTOS)
  • Support the development of simulation software and integrating simulation components
  • Analyze, design, and develop software running on various multi-core embedded target systems that meet DO-178C safety and security requirements.
  • Participate in the development of software artifacts in support of airworthiness analysis and certification.
  • Specify, implement (C, C++), and test your SW components. Efforts will be in support of system design and analysis for the Army Aviation platforms.

Travel Requirements

<10% travel

Education & Length of Experience

Research Engineer/Scientist I

  • A Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Science, or related degrees.

Research Engineer/Scientist II

  • A Masters degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Science or related degrees and three (3) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of that degree,
  • A Masters degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Science, or related degrees and five (5) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of a Bachelors degree, or
  • A Doctoral degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Science, or related degrees.

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • Excellent skills and practice in programming with one or more software languages; C, C++, Python
  • Debugging skills and practice in the use of debugging tools
  • Experience in software integration and test, including unit test development
  • Excellent communication skills in written and spoken English

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Science
  • Current SECRET Security Clearance 
  • Experience with developing Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) Applications
  • Working knowledge of RTOS's including Green Hills and VxWorks
  • Experience with avionics interfaces, e.g., ARINC-429, MIL-STD-1553
  • Experience with low-level programming of microcontrollers, use of GPIO, interrupt configuration, use of DMA, hardware debuggers, JTAG
  • Understanding of interrupts, security, EXE bootloader, stages
  • Experience with embedded graphics libraries (OpenGL ES or OpenGL SC)
  • Open Group Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) standard experience
  • Experience in the domain of control interfaces like Ethernet, I2C, SATA, SPI, UART, USB
  • Software development processes for Flight-Critical and Safety-Critical Software; Rhapsody, DOORS, SCADE, etc.
  • Experience with chassis backplane interfaces (OpenVPX, cPCI, VME)
  • Experience with Verilog or VHDL and FPGA programming
  • Working knowledge of Agile SW development methodologies
  • Experience with test equipment and tools (oscilloscopes, Wireshark, logic/bus analyzers)
  • Experience in Python scripting
  • Interest in publishing papers in professional conferences and journals

U.S. Citizenship Requirements

Due to our research contracts with the US federal government, candidates for this position are required to be US Citizens.

Clearance Type Required

Candidates must be able to obtain and maintain an active security clearance.

Benefits at GTRI

Comprehensive information on currently offered GTRI benefits, including Health & Welfare, Retirement Plans, Tuition Reimbursement, Time Off, and Professional Development, can be found through this link: https://hr.gatech.edu/benefits

Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) at Georgia Tech Research Institute aims to enhance the Institutes mission of solving the worlds most complex technical problems by creating a workforce with a shared appreciation for diversity, raising awareness around inclusiveness, and fostering a sense of belonging and appreciation for all members of our community.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Tech Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law.


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