• Software Engineer, Principal

    Group/Job Location US-MA-Waltham
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  • Overview

    QinetiQ North America delivers world-class technology and revolutionary products to defense, security and commercial markets worldwide. Our offerings range from survivability and unmanned systems to power, controls, sensors, and transportation solutions. Customers rely on our products to increase readiness, improve mission effectiveness, streamline operations, increase situational awareness and enhance security.

    At QinetiQ North America, you'll find a dedicated and talented team of people who enjoy their work and take pride in their accomplishments. As a member of our team, you'll work with cutting-edge technology and some of the industry's most brilliant minds. We offer a comprehensive, flexible benefit package including tuition assistance and career development opportunities. If you're interested in working for a technology-driven company that is the leader in its industry, but one that maintains the fast-paced, creative environment of a start-up, QinetiQ North America is the right place for you.

    QinetiQ North America is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion or creed, sex, marital status, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, age, disability, veteran status, military service, sexual orientation, genetic information, or gender identity.


    Any external applicant will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

    Position requires U.S. citizenship.


    The Embedded Controls Engineer is responsible for designing and developing real-time applications used to control equipment.  The ideal candidate will be a team player with excellent communication skills and proficient in working with various real-time operating systems.  The candidate must be proficient with C/C++ and Linux.  This position reports to the Software Engineering Manager in the Maritime Business Unit at Waltham and is responsible for the following:


    Primary Responsibilities:

    • Collect, document, and refine the requirements of a software product.
    • Design, code, analyze, and document high reliability, sometimes safety critical, real-time applications needed to fulfill software requirements.
    • Write real-time software utilizing C/C++ and Linux for a given set of requirements.
    • Utilize standards for robotics such as IOP/JAUS/ROS
    • Participate in design reviews.
    • Write and evaluate software test plans to insure compliance to the software requirements.


    • 3+ years of directly related software project development experience.
    • Experience with C/C++ languages and proficient with Linux.
    • Multi-threaded application experience in a real-time environment.
    • Experience developing real-time robotics with C/C++ and Linux.
    • Ability to work with other motivated team members.
    • Exposure to formalized development process techniques a plus.
    • BSEE or equivalent.

    Not Required but Desired:

    • Experience with real-time simulation and testing using MATLAB and Simulink/xPC Target a plus.
    • Some experience converting C/C++ to FPGA.



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