Software Design Engineer - 30897 in Adelphi, MD at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 1/11/2020

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    Adelphi, MD
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Job Description

We are looking for a motivated Embedded Developer to provide program support to the U.S. Army Research Lab (ARL) Radio Frequency (RF) Electronic Warfare Branch at Adelphi, MD.  We are looking for a highly motivated, resourceful person passionate about impacting national security in a fast-paced technical environment. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop software for embedded systems using ARM (A9 and A53) based processors particularly within Xilinx Microblaze, Zynq 7000 and/or Zynq Ultrascale architectures
  • Develop and test C/C++ code for embedded system in either a bare metal environment (no-OS) or in an ARM based embedded Linux (ie. Petalinux).
  • Write device drivers for a number of peripherals (i.e.  SD card, Ethernet) 
  • Deliver detailed functional and design specifications for the software
  • Perform peer code reviews as part of everyday workflow
  • Propose and execute prototype projects that introduce an innovative solution to new or existing problems

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Computer Science with
  • 3+ years of Embedded Software Development experience
  • Knowledge of industry’s best practices in embedded software design
  • Strong understanding of C/C++ software development, IDE development tools
  • Expertise with ARM processor development
  • Demonstrated project success in multi-threaded and multi-core, embedded programming environments
  • Working knowledge of Bash, Python, MATLAB and Java
  • Candidates should be familiar with standard lab equipment (oscilloscopes, signal generator, logic analyzer, power supplies etc.)
  • Development Proficiency using UARTs, DMA. GPIOs, SPI, I2C, etc.
  • US Citizenship
  • Expertise with working under Windows and Linux environment
  • Must be able to obtain a secret clearance
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • This position requires a highly motivated individual that can succeed in a team environment

Desired Qualifications are:

  • Desire to contribute to research and development programs focused on RF Sensor Systems Interface and Signal Analysis and Processing
  • MS degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Computer Science with 4+ years of experience
  • DSP experience and FPGA experience
  • Familiarity with microcontrollers and other programmable devices
  • Experience in writing Linux Drivers
  • Previous Petalinux development experience
  • Experience in RF, communications, and/or Electronic Warfare R&D
  • Department of Defense Secret clearance





Security Clearance: None

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