Company: GENERAL ATOMICS
Posted on: November 19, 2021
General Atomics (GA), and its affiliated companies, is one of
the world 's leading resources for high-technology systems
development ranging from the nuclear fuel cycle to remotely piloted
aircraft, airborne sensors, and advanced electric, electronic,
wireless and laser technologies.
General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) designs and
manufactures first-of-a-kind electromagnetic and electric power
generation systems. GA-EMS' expanding portfolio of specialized
products and integrated system solutions support critical fleet,
space systems and satellites, missile defense, power and energy,
and process and monitoring applications for defense, industrial,
and commercial customers worldwide.
We have an exciting opportunity for a Software Developer/Engineer
within the Tiger Innovations team which is part of our
Electromagnetic Systems group. The position would be located in
Herndon, VA. The Tiger Innovations team provides innovative,
cutting-edge, security solutions for the United States Government.
Our employees provide a multi-disciplinary, sometimes
non-traditional, approach to generate innovative solutions to
incredibly challenging technical problems in the national security
arena. Our areas of expertise are in spacecraft payload and system
development (especially in the confines of implementing very large
amounts of functionality in extremely small, power-constrained
environments); unique system development; ground control and
operational software development; embedded software development;
and unique cyber capabilities. Key customers include the Department
of Defense and the Intelligence Community.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Significant focus on developing
embedded software code for spacecraft bus avionics, spacecraft
payloads, and ground support equipment. Includes development of
special utilities for support development on deeply embedded
Formulates plans, typically long term, for solution(s) development,
documentation, and deployment, as well as meeting various
compliance, reporting, and safety standards.
Evaluates the integration of the engineering solution within the
overall engineering environment; and ensures that appropriate
documentation, testing, maintenance, and engineering updates
Communicates with engineering professionals, solution users, and
management throughout the solution development cycle, represents
the company as a prime technical contact on contracts and/or
projects, interacts with senior external personnel on technical
matters requiring coordination between the organizations, and
participates in the development of new or expansion of existing
Determines technical objectives for solution(s) to advanced
technical engineering problems.
Represents the organization as a prime technical contact within and
engineering team for assigned project(s)/program(s).
May function in an advisory or leadership role for a
project/program and provide direction and guidance to less
experienced professional staff or team of professional staff.
Formulates plans and guides the development and implementation of
engineering solution(s) including deployment, resource
requirements, testing, documentation, integration and compliance
Plans and coordinates the maintenance of engineering solutions
including, documentation, reporting, publishing, and making
technical and other presentations to ensure viability of the
solution(s) in an evolving environment.
Plans for future applications of solutions based on new
developments in engineering technology.
Participates in or may lead the development of new or expansion of
existing business opportunities
Maintains the strict confidentiality of sensitive information.
Responsible for observing all laws, regulations and other
applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted
on behalf of the Company.
Expected to work in a safe manner in accordance with established
operating procedures and practices.
Performs other duties as assigned or required.
We 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 engineering or a related technical discipline from
an accredited institution and progressive engineering experience as
follows; twelve or more years of experience with a bachelors
degree, ten or more years of experience with a masters degree, or
seven or more years with a PhD. May substitute equivalent
engineering experience in lieu of education.
Demonstrates a detailed and extensive technical expertise and
application of engineering principles, concepts, theory, and
practice with the ability to organize, plan, schedule, conduct, and
coordinate workloads to meet established deadlines or milestones
with some experience in project leadership.
Must possess the ability to understand new concepts quickly and
apply them accurately throughout an evolving environment; strong
communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills to
effectively interface with other departments, customers, government
representatives, and/or professionals; the capability of
representing the organization as a prime technical contact; and,
the ability to provide leadership and guidance to less experienced
Must be comfortable working with custom/standard serial protocols
and developing custom utilities.
Spacecraft software development experience is a plus.
Must be comfortable developing and debugging software on deeply
embedded systems (e.g., using logic analyzers and associated lab
tools such as debugging aids).
High proficiency in C programming language (and/or C++).
Extensive experience with software development in the Linux
environment (command line, GCC, Makefiles, shell scripting,
Embedded development experience including: cross-compiling to
separate targets, and testing/development on highly-embedded
Must be customer focused and able to work on a self- initiated
basis or in a team environment and able to work extended hours and
travel as required.
US Citizenship is required as is the ability to maintain a Top
Secret Security Clearance..
Keywords: GENERAL ATOMICS, Reston , Software Engineer, IT / Software / Systems , Reston, Virginia
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