Embedded Software Engineer

Employer
Alion Science and Technology Corporation
Location
Alexandria, VA
Posted
Oct 13, 2021
Closes
Oct 15, 2021
Ref
141874049
Industry
Engineering
Hours
Full Time
At Commonwealth Technology Innovation (CTI), a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII), our engineers and staff are challenged to develop unique customized solutions that seamlessly blend technology and tradecraft. We value integrity, imagination, and hands-on creativity and recruit talent with diverse backgrounds who bring a broad spectrum of technical experience to our team. We expect that you will apply your skills and shape this position based on your strengths and interests. CTI preserves our small company feel and our engineers and staff have the time to focus on their work and technical contributions. Beyond our competitive salary and benefits structure, engineers and staff earn a sense of accomplishment through meaningful contributions to our nation's security priorities. With highly extensive fabrication assets in Northern Virginia including a full in-house machine shop, composite fabrication, finishing and electronics assembly capabilities, team ideas and designs quickly become fieldable hardware. Electronic solutions include communications, sensors, motion platforms, and antennas in unique packaging and form factors. Software solutions include motion and systems control, recognition and classification AI/ML, graphical user interfaces, data encryption, and communication protocols. By joining the CTI team, your skills can help solve our customer's most challenging problems and build upon the industry-leading reputation developed over 50 years. Job Description The Embedded Software engineer will be part of a growing team of software engineers tasked to deliver specialized hardware devices and systems. The candidate will draw upon previous experience to develop software and firmware to support these products. A successful candidate will have the ability to drive solutions from limited requirement sets and a strong interest in creating solutions with adherence to formal design practices. The candidate shall possess a shared sense of responsibility and commitment for finishing products with teammates. The candidate must have a proven track record in the development and analysis of system requirements, design, development, debugging, and testing of analog and digital systems. Portions of work may be performed in a classified environment and may involve some direct interaction with customers. Tasks are varied in nature, which requires the ability to learn and adapt different technologies in a dynamic environment. Roles and Responsibilities Develop technical system requirements and estimates based on preliminary customer requirements, frameworks, conversations, and research. Perform full firmware development cycle including requirements capture, project planning/estimating, analysis, development, board bring up, acceptance testing and configuration management. Support rapid prototyping on COTS single board computers including BeagleBone, Arduino, Raspberry Pi with proficient Linux-based experience Participate in collaboration with hardware designers for key component selections Read and understand schematics, component datasheets and detailed technical specifications for interfacing, testing, and troubleshooting hardware Design and implement embedded software to support custom real-time sensor, motion, analysis, and communication applications Create drivers and implement low-level device control over SPI, I2C, UART, and other buses Develop and manage software and design documentation. Maintain up-to-date documentation on all projects to include version control, list, and configuration files. Support root cause analysis and issue resolution of integrated software and electrical solutions Identify and pursue new design technologies, product line improvements, and proof-of-concept demonstrations Skills/Job Requirements US Citizen with active Secret (or above) clearance 2-5 years of experience (Senior Engineer I equivalent) BS in Electrical/Computer Engineering or equivalent Expert C/C++ and FreeRTOS experience for multi-threaded software designs Experience working in small software teams Proven track record of working in a multi-disciplinary team environment with multiple on-going tasks and work under deadlines. Hands-on experience developing real-time software for custom embedded systems including implementing and debugging embedded software systems. Proficiency in developing peripheral drivers Experience with Subversion or other version control systems Excellent written and oral communications skills Excellent debugging and troubleshooting skills Ability to work hands-on with lab tools including logic analyzers, oscilloscopes, and multimeters Desired Skills Applications (GUI/Interface) experience Scientific programming experience in Python Data encryption experience (AES-256, etc) AI/ML development and/or application experience FPGA / DSP experience Strong acceptance and unit testing experience Experience mentoring junior software developers Security Clearance: Secret Telework - Not Eligible

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