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AeroVironment

Software Engineer (Embedded) II - MacCready Works

Worker Type

Regular

Job Description

For over 50 years, AeroVironment has been a leader in advanced technologies and diverse innovations that have redefined how the world drives, flies, and connects.

We created MacCready Works Advanced Solutions, named for our founder, Dr. Paul B. MacCready, Jr., to ensure that creativity and long-term thinking remain at the core of our culture. With a focus on the future, this group of select, visionary scientists and engineers partner with our customers to explore breakthrough technologies that open new, more powerful ways to tackle difficult challenges. Together, they research and develop advanced technologies in robotics, sensors, software analytics and connectivity to identify innovative solutions that push beyond the current applications. These revenue-generating projects significantly contribute to the growth of the company and stretch our imaginations to spawn new inventions.

Once conceptualized, we can apply these new technologies to other projects, keeping us and our customers at the forefront of cutting-edge innovation. We are currently working on tomorrow's solutions by creating highly autonomous, mission-centered products that operate jointly across multiple domains, and position our customers at the leading edge of interconnected systems.

We are here to tackle the impossible…without hesitation.

Summary We are looking for an Embedded Software Engineer II to join the Autonomy Focus Area in our MacCready Works segment to develop a variety of innovative, novel, and new UAVs, and Autonomous Solutions. This position will support a number of different types of UAVs, autopilots, sensors, payload, radios, including the ability to evaluate the software in flight test environments.

Position Responsibilities

  • Writes and tests software to support integration of sensors and embedded processors into aircraft (such as autopilots, payloads, software defined radios or other functional components) or other robotic systems

  • Designs and implements software for prototypes and products using established AeroVironment and industry developed tools and practices. Ensure good configuration control and management of software

  • Assists in writing of system requirements, system test plans, diagnostic tools, and in validation testing of software. Assist with hardware selection and recommend processing, memory and storage needs of systems

  • Supports development of rapid prototyping and conceptual level testing and will require estimating time to develop software and scoping the depth of the development with project/program management to fit timeline and budget constraints

  • Works closely with other engineering disciplines. Focused on getting the job done

  • Supports transition of development software to production environments and to certification. Participates in multi-disciplinary development teams

  • Develops proof of concept capability demonstrations. Conducts and supports design reviews

  • Follows AV's software development process to develop quality code

  • Works on problems of moderate scope where analysis of situations or data requires a review of a variety of factors. Operates in a continuous learning environment under little supervision.

  • Other duties as assigned

  • Basic Qualifications (Required Skills & Experience)

  • A BS degree in Computer Science/Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Aerospace, Mechanical Engineering or related field is required or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience

  • Minimum 2- 5 years of experience years of relevant experience

  • Experienced trouble-shooting systems is required and is proficient with Python, C, C++11,C++ STL and/or OpenCL

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Visual Studio, Eclipse or similar IDE as well as defect tracking tools

  • Experienced working with common protocols such as RS-485, RS-232, CAN, I2C, SPI, USB

  • Demonstrated mathematical and analytical skills are required

  • Periodic travel will likely be required in support of testing equipment at approved flying locations

  • Periods of development may require long irregular hours around deadlines, weekends and some holidays and in field test environments

  • Other Qualifications & Desired Competencies

  • Demonstrates competency in contributing to the design, coding, documenting and testing software

  • Experience with STM32 family of processors highly desired and additional experience working with RTOS systems (such as µC/OS, freeRTOS) on those processors is preferred

  • Experience using Video 4 Linux and modifying and compiling Ubuntu Linux Kernels is desired

  • Experience developing drivers for Linux/ARM and Robot Operating System (ROS) is desired

  • Demonstrates electronics knowledge and use of lab equipment

  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills

  • Understanding of the design of the system that one is working on and understand the role that assigned tasks play in the system

  • Developing professional expertise, applies company policies and procedures to resolve a variety of issues.

  • Demonstrates competency in researching and re-engineering to propose alternate solutions to issues

  • Able to excel in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, where small teams share a broad variety of duties

  • Displays strong initiative and drive to accomplish goals and meet company objectives

  • Takes ownership and responsibility for current and past work products

  • Is committed to learning from mistakes and driven to improve and enhance performance of oneself, others, and the company

  • Has effective problem-solving, analytical, interpersonal and communication skills

  • Focuses on teamwork, collaboration and puts the success of the team above one's own interests

  • Physical Demands

  • Ability to work in an office and R&D environment (Constant)

  • Required to stand and sit for long periods; talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone keyboard (Frequent)

  • The salary range for this role is:

    $92,685 - $139,027

    AeroVironment considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the location, the role and associated responsibilities, a candidate's work experience, education/training, and key skills.

    ITAR Requirement:

    This position requires access to information that is subject to compliance with the International Traffic Arms Regulations (“ITAR”) and/or the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”). In order to comply with the requirements of the ITAR and/or the EAR, applicants will be asked to provide specific documentation to verify U.S. person status under the ITAR and the EAR. A “U.S. person” according to their definition is a U.S. citizen, U.S. lawful permanent resident (green card holder), or protected individual such as a refugee, or asylee. See 22 CFR § 120.15. Some positions will require current U.S. Citizenship due to contract requirements.

    Benefits : AV offers an excellent benefits package including medical, dental vision, 401K with company matching, a 9/80 work schedule and a paid holiday shutdown. For more information about our company benefit offerings please visit: https:// www. avinc.com/myavbenefits.

    We also encourage you to review our company website at https:// www. avinc.com to learn more about us.

    Principals only need apply. NO agencies please.

    Who We Are

    Based in California, AeroVironment (AVAV) is a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems. Founded in 1971 by celebrated physicist and engineer, Dr. Paul MacCready, we've been at the leading edge of technical innovation for more than 45 years. Be a part of the team that developed the world's most widely used military drones and created the first submarine-launched reconnaissance drone, and has seven innovative vehicles that are part of the Smithsonian Institution's permanent collection in Washington, DC.

    Join us today in developing the next generation of small UAS and tactical missile systems that will deliver more actionable intelligence to our customers so they can proceed with certainty – and succeed.

    What We Do

    Building on a history of technological innovation, AeroVironment designs, develops, produces, and supports an advanced portfolio of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems. Agencies of the U.S. Department of Defense and allied military services use the company's hand-launched UAS to provide situational awareness to tactical operating units through real-time, airborne reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition.

    AeroVironment Incorporated is an equal opportunity employer, M/F/D/V and works in compliance with both federal and state laws. We are committed to the concept regarding Equal Employment opportunity. Qualified candidates will be considered for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, medical condition nor disability, genetics, veteran and all others that may apply.

    ITAR

    U.S. Citizenship required. Must be willing to work on government contracts and have the ability to obtain a security clearance.

    Job details

    Title

    Software Engineer (Embedded) II - MacCready Works

    Employer

    AeroVironment

    Location

    United States

    Published

    June 11, 2024

    Application deadline

    August 31, 2023

    Job type

    Junior

    Field

    Engineering

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