Embedded Systems Software Design Engineer

  • STR
  • Woburn, MA, USA
  • Jan 19, 2023
Full time

Job Description

About the Team:

The Sensors Division focuses on advanced sensor system technology, from airborne and surface-based radar and electronic warfare to underwater acoustics, EO/IR and hyperspectral imaging.

This position is with the Electronic Warfare and Novel Capabilities Group in the STR Sensors Division. We focus on technology development for advanced sensor systems, particularly in the areas of airborne/surface-based radar, electronic warfare, data communications, and hyperspectral imaging. We develop algorithmic and hardware components, conduct experiment campaigns, and prototype systems. Design, build, and test roles within the Group include RF analog/digital hardware, advanced electronic warfare algorithms and techniques, signal processing and machine learning algorithms, cognitive electronic warfare applications, tracking/fusion, and real-time embedded processor implementation.

Job Description:

As an Embedded Systems Software Design Engineer, you will design, implement, and test embedded systems software for advanced real-time signal processing applications for sonar, radar, electronic warfare, and data communications using open systems concepts. This position involves collaborating across a diverse multi-talented team with great people at all experience levels in a relaxed self-challenging environment. Multiple positions are available with responsibility commensurate on relevant experience. Occasional travel and on-premises work is required.

Responsibilities include:

  • Conducting research to develop and implement embedded systems software for advanced real-time signal processing applications that address national security problems
  • Supporting proposal efforts by providing critical technical input
  • Independently decomposing tasking into coherent subtasks that achieve the overall task goals. Proactively providing team lead with regular progress updates
  • Managing own tasks efficiently and effectively. Leading through intellectual excellence and promoting team cohesion
  • Potential travel to customer meetings and/or data collections and experiments is expected

Required Qualifications:

  • MS or BS degree
  • +2 years' experience and relevant knowledge in computer science, electrical & computer engineering, applied mathematics or a related field
  • Demonstrated experience supporting the development of embedded systems software for advanced real-time signal processing applications
  • Familiarity with rapid prototyping design methodologies and open architectures
  • Proficient in C, C++, or similar real-time embedded programming languages
  • Comfortable using Python and MATLAB programming languages
  • Experience developing software with GNU/Linux toolchains using open-source software
  • Willingness to use Agile development process and associated CI/CD tools
  • Working knowledge of software design patterns and best practices
  • Understanding of software-hardware interfacing techniques and implementation
  • Enthusiasm to learn new skills and a desire for developing great software
  • Ability to obtain a Security Clearance and eligible to support special access programs
  • Experience preparing technical documentation such as whitepapers, engineering reports, users guides, and briefing material
  • US Citizenship with active Security Clearance, and eligible to support special access programs.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Linux kernel level modules and device driver development
  • Experience writing software using a large multi-party code base
  • Knowledge with hard real-time signal processing applications
  • Working in a laboratory environment using measurement equipment and performing quantitative data analysis
  • Developing software using hardware accelerators such as GPUs, DSPs, and FPGAs
  • Experience implementing software using systems on a chip such as Xilinx MPSoC or RFSoC.
  • Experience developing high performance applications using distributed parallel processing
  • Experience developing software using machine learning techniques
  • Real-time optimization of signal processing algorithms developed in languages like MATLAB or Python
  • Familiarity with multi-threaded or multi-core real-time operating concepts
  • Experience specifying target hardware
  • Knowledge with high level-software architecture design
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills and complex problem-solving ability

STR is a rapidly growing technology company with locations north of Boston, MA, Arlington, VA and near Dayton, OH. We specialize in advanced research and development for defense, intelligence, and national security, trying to understand how to protect our society: from stopping malicious botnet attacks, to understanding cyber vulnerabilities, providing next generation sensors, radar, sonar, communications, and electronic warfare to developing artificial intelligence algorithms and analytics to make sense of the complexity that is exploding around us. Visit us at www.str.us for more info.

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, but you go home at night knowing that you pushed the forefront of technology and made the world a little safer. We recognize that the world is changing, that it is becoming more connected than ever before, making things change faster than before, and reshaping society in the process. We all want to understand this changing world and leave it better for our work.

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.