1+ months

Aviation Embedded Software Engineer - Huntsville, AL - ASL

Huntsville, AL 35801

Job Description

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

We are looking for an embedded software engineer interested in supporting the development of applications and drivers (MIL-STD-1553, ARINC-429, Ethernet, and discrete) running on Real-Time Operating Systems (RTOS). You will analyze, design, and develop software running on various multi-core embedded target systems that meet DO-178C safety and security requirements. As part of a team, you will participate in the development of software artifacts in support of airworthiness analysis and certification. As part of the effort, you will also be responsible for specifying, implementing (C, C++), and testing your SW components. Effort 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, or Computer Science.

Research Engineer/Scientist II

  • A Masters degree in Electrical Engineering, 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 Electrical Engineering, 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 Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, or Computer Science.

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • Excellent skills and practice in programming with one or more software languages; C, C++ for embedded systems
  • Experience in the domain of control interfaces like Ethernet, I2C, SATA, SPI, UART, USB
  • Debugging skills and practice in the use of debugging tools and hardware measurement equipment
  • Experience in software integration and test, including unit test development and the use of static code analysis
  • Very good communication skills in written and spoken English

Preferred Qualifications

  • Active DoD Secret Clearance
  • Masters degree in electrical or computer engineering
  • 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
  • System Safety and Software Safety requirements IAW MIL-STD-882, JSSSEH, AMCOM REG 385-17, SAE ARP 4754, SAE ARP 4761, IEC 61508, ISO 26262
  • 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

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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Posted: 2020-02-19 Expires: 2020-04-18

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