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Embedded Software Engineer (Avionics)

Location: La Mesa
Posted on: November 18, 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 standardsCommunicate with subject matter experts, users, and management throughout the software development lifecycleMaintain the strict confidentiality of sensitive informationPerform 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 resultsThe ability to work both independently and on a team is essentialAbility to obtain and maintain a DoD security clearance is requiredDesirable Technical Knowledge and/or Experience:Embedded systems concepts; preemption, multitasking, bare-metal and real-time operating system architectures, compilers, computer processor architectures and memory managementPrograming languages: C/C++ (essential), Python (desired)Real-time systems, fault-tolerant systems, control systems, motor control, power electronicsReading and understanding electrical schematics and datasheetsEmbedded communications: SPI, I2C, USART, CANbus, ARINC-429, MIL-STD-1553Ethernet networks and protocols, audio and video processing and communicationsDevelopment tools and electronic test equipment including in-circuit debuggers/emulators, oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, power supplies, and signal generatorsSoftware configuration management tools, such as subversion or git, as well as defect tracking tools, and peer reviewFormal software development and test processes; RTCA DO-178C and related standards

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

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