Aviation Software Engineer - Huntsville, AL - ASL

Huntsville, AL 35801
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Job Description

The Aviation Systems Division of the Applied Systems Laboratory in Huntsville, AL is looking for several entry- to mid-level software developers.

We are looking for a software engineer interested in supporting the development of simulations for rotorcraft systems. You will analyze, design, and develop software used to simulate aircraft, sensors, and the 3-D world. As part of a team, you will participate in the development of simulations to support hardware-in-the-loop testing of avionics components. As part of the effort, you will also be responsible for specifying, implementing (C++, Python), and testing your SW components. Effort will be in support of system design and analysis for the Army Aviation platforms, handling aviation-based interfaces.

Travel Requirements

<10% travel

Education & Length of Experience

Research Engineer/Scientist I

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

Research Engineer/Scientist II

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

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • Excellent skills and practice in programming with one or more software languages; C, C++, Python
  • Experience with software interfaces like Ethernet, I2C, SATA, SPI, UART, USB
  • Debugging skills and practice in the use of debugging tools
  • Experience in software integration and test, including unit test development
  • Very good communication skills in written and spoken English

Preferred Qualifications

  • Active DoD Secret Clearance
  • Masters degree in Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, or Computer Science
  • Experience with avionics interfaces e.g., ARINC-429, MIL-STD-1553
  • Experience with graphics libraries (OpenGL)
  • Experience with Data Distribution Service (DDS) interfaces
  • Experience with machine learning
  • Experience with 3D world simulation tools or flight simulators
  • Working knowledge of Agile SW development methodologies
  • Experience with test equipment and tools (oscilloscopes, wireshark, logic/bus analyzers)
  • 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

Ability to obtain Secret Clearance upon hire

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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