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Embedded Software Engineer (Avionics)

Company: GENERAL ATOMICS
Location: Poway
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Job Description:

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems.

This position within Avionics Software is responsible for developing real-time embedded software for Remotely Piloted Aircraft. Avionics software applications include distributed real-time fault-tolerant control architectures, electro-mechanical control systems, engine and propulsion system management, power electronics, control networks, datalinks, and other aircraft subsystems and related support equipment.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design, develop, test, and maintain software for flight-critical real-time embedded systems in accordance with appropriate development processes and standards
  • Communicate with subject matter experts, users, and management throughout the software development lifecycle
  • Maintain the strict confidentiality of sensitive information
  • Perform other duties as assignedWe recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.
    Job Qualifications:
    • Typically requires a bachelors degree, masters degree or PhD in computer science, information systems or a related discipline and progressive software development experience as follows; four or more years of experience with a bachelors degree or two or more years of experience with a masters degree. May substitute equivalent experience in lieu of education.
    • Technical, communication, and interpersonal skills are required to enable an effective interface with other professionals, to produce appropriate documentation, and to present results
    • The ability to work both independently and on a team is essential
    • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD security clearance is required
    • Desirable Technical Knowledge and/or Experience:
      • Embedded systems concepts; preemption, multitasking, bare-metal and real-time operating system architectures, compilers, computer processor architectures and memory management
      • Programing languages: C/C++ (essential), Python (desired)
      • Real-time systems, fault-tolerant systems, control systems, motor control, power electronics
      • Reading and understanding electrical schematics and datasheets
      • Embedded communications: SPI, I2C, USART, CANbus, ARINC-429, MIL-STD-1553
      • Ethernet networks and protocols, audio and video processing and communications
      • Development tools and electronic test equipment including in-circuit debuggers/emulators, oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, power supplies, and signal generators
      • Software configuration management tools, such as subversion or git, as well as defect tracking tools, and peer review
      • Formal software development and test processes; RTCA DO-178C and related standards

Keywords: GENERAL ATOMICS, Poway , Embedded Software Engineer (Avionics), IT / Software / Systems , Poway, California

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