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Embedded Systems Software Design Engineer

About the Team

The Sensors Division at STR focuses on applied research and advanced technology development on innovative sensor system technology, from underwater acoustics and active/passive EO/IR to radar and electronic warfare.  Our work spans the modeling, development, integration, and test and evaluation required to prove the capability at each step.

The Advanced Systems Development (ASD) Group within the Sensors Division supports the DoD and IC.  ASD executes a broad portfolio of undersea and overhead technologies focused on advancing sensing capabilities in contested areas.

The team develops signature exploitations, implements advanced algorithms and processing, creates novel sensing approaches spanning acoustic, RF, and optical domains, advances UUV designs and subsystem technologies, and fields prototype hardware to demonstrate impactful applications.

The Role:

STR is seeking a Software Engineer with experience in Embedded Systems Software Design to support advancing algorithms and developmental code to a final system implementation.  These efforts will involve either working with payloads with finite compute resources or supporting design choices between resources and algorithm performance. 

You will collaborate with fellow researchers and engineers on multi-disciplinary teams within STR to develop, build, test, and demonstrate novel systems in challenging environments such as undersea or outer space.

The preferred location for this position is Arlington, VA.

What you will Do:

  • Work with a small, focused team to develop, implement, and test real-time applications on a range of processor architectures
  • Implement real-time systems from verified algorithms written in developmental languages
  • Support software upgrades and maintenance of prototype systems undergoing extended demonstration evaluations in laboratory and/or fielded environments
  • Apply best practices for development and testing of software in a process that allows for continuous evolution of functionality

Who you Are: 

  • Able to obtain and maintain a Top-Secret security clearance, for which U.S. citizenship is needed by the U.S. Government
  • BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Applied Mathematics, or related fields
  • Demonstrated experience in embedded system development and firmware implementation (3+ years)
  • High proficiency in C or C++
  • Experience with programming languages such as MATLAB, Python, or similar
  • Knowledge of and experience with low level communication peripherals such as SPI, UART, I2C, USB, Ethernet, etc
  • Demonstrated ability to relate and optimize designs to requirements and performance metrics such as latency, throughput, accuracy
  • Experience debugging real-time/embedded C/C++ code on microcontrollers
  • Skills in debugging, testing, and documenting software applications

Nice to Haves:

  • Breath of experience involving implementations in inaccessible or limited-access environments such as undersea and/or space
  • Experience developing software with embedded operating systems and multi-threaded RTOS
  • Knowledge and/or experience with lab equipment such as multimeters, function generators, oscilloscopes, etc
  • Experience in simulation and experiment design, data collection, and analysis
  • Interest and demonstrated aptitude for working on large, complex technical projects and teams

STR is a growing technology company with locations near Boston, MA, Arlington, VA, near Dayton, OH, Melbourne, FL, and Carlsbad, CA. We specialize in advanced research and development for defense, intelligence, and national security in: cyber; next generation sensors, radar, sonar, communications, and electronic warfare; and artificial intelligence algorithms and analytics to make sense of the complexity that is exploding around us.

STR is committed to creating a collaborative learning environment that supports deep technical understanding and recognizes the contributions and achievements of all team members. Our work is challenging, and we go home at night knowing that we pushed the envelope of technology and made the world safer.

STR is not just any company. Our people, culture, and attitude along with their unique set of skills, experiences, and perspectives put us on a trajectory to change the world. We can't do it alone, though - we need fellow trailblazers. If you are one, join our team and help to keep our society safe! Visit us at www.str.us for more info.

STR is an equal opportunity employer. We are fully dedicated to hiring the most qualified candidate regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any portion of the employment process, email us at appassist@str.us and provide your contact info.

Pursuant to applicable federal law and regulations, positions at STR require employees to obtain national security clearances and satisfy the requirements for compliance with export control and other applicable laws.

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