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Company: General Atomics
Location: Herndon
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Job Description:

General Atomics pioneers technologies with the potential to change the world. Behind a talented global team of engineers, GA delivers safe, sustainable, and economical solutions to meet growing global demands. Our Engineers have an opportunity to work on first of a kind product lines within an incredible, dynamic environment. Engineering positions typically require a bachelor's degree, master's degree or PhD in engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution and progressive engineering experience. Candidates from mechanical, electrical, and aerospace engineering backgrounds must know the fundamentals of engineering system developments, requirements, testing, and integration before getting to the final stages of customer interface and project management. Job Level: Entry-Level (0-2 years) Travel: 0 - 25 Success Profile What makes a successful Software Engineer at General Atomics? Check out the top traits we're looking for and see if you have the right mix.

  • Analytical
  • Inventive
  • Team Player
  • Creative Date posted 04/05/2021 Job ID 31471BR Company General Atomics Experience Level Entry-Level (0-2 years) Job Title Software Engineer City Herndon State Virginia Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time Salary
    Job Summary 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.

    Under general supervision and with on-going review, this position supports the engineering staff in the analysis, investigation and resolution of routine engineering problems of limited scope. Assignments are for small projects or phase(s) of larger projects(s) and are normally outlined in terms of specific engineering activities.

    • 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 systems.
    • Contributes to the completion of assigned engineering tasks which involve the exercise of independent judgment and discretion about matters of significance.
    • Documents findings and implemented solutions, and communicates results to project engineering staff.
    • Contacts are primarily internal within the team. May provide direction to design staff or technicians.
    • Applies basic technical knowledge to analyze, investigate and resolve assigned routine engineering problems.
    • Performs functional testing of equipment and systems by utilizing standard engineering and scientific principles.
    • Obtains and analyzes test data.
    • Develops appropriate documentation of findings and implemented solutions, and communicates results to project engineering staff. May be required to make technical presentations to project staff.
    • May provide direction to design staff or technicians.
    • 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 in engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution. May substitute equivalent engineering experience in lieu of education.
      • A degree in Computer science, computer or electrical engineering is preferred.
      • Must have a basic understanding of engineering concepts, principles, and theory. Demonstrates the ability to follow and apply basic engineering knowledge, adapt standard techniques, and utilize the required diagnostics, tools and equipment, while ensuring safety and regulatory compliance.
      • Must be able to understand new concepts quickly and apply them accurately throughout an evolving environment. Good communication, computer, and interpersonal skills are required to enable an effective interface with other professionals, to produce appropriate documentation, and to present results to a limited internal audience.
      • Must have exposure to working with custom/standard serial protocols and developing custom utilities.
      • Interest and/or experience in spacecraft development desirable.
      • Must have interest in developing and debugging software on deeply embedded systems (e.g., using logic analyzers and associated lab tools as debugging aids). Previous exposure to these techniques is desirable.
      • High proficiency in C programming language (and/or C++).
      • Previous experience with software development in the Linux environment (command line, GCC, Makefiles, shell scripting, etc.).
      • Exposure to embedded development is desirable (cross-compiling to separate targets, testing/development on highly-embedded systems).
      • Must be able to work both independently and on a team.
      • Able to work extended hours as required.
      • US Citizenship is required as is the ability to maintain a Top Secret Security Clearance. Travel Percentage Required 0 - 25 Relocation Assistance Provided No US Citizenship Required? Yes Clearance Required? No "The company is growing, has a very good reputation and had open positions in my area of expertise (aircraft design/design methodology development)." "We don't ascribe to quotas; we do ascribe to securing the BEST talent to enrich our culture toward healthy diversification and active/viable community service. We are STEM advocates." "Every day is different, with different problems to solve and many programs to support. I am a problem solver and have always been motivated by the tough questions." - Scott, Laser Scientist "I work in the Components Engineering and Obsolescence Management Dept. Our efforts are saving General Atomics several millions of dollars by proactively leading and informing the company of all these decisions which significantly impact production, sustainment and new designs." Get General Atomics job alerts delivered right to your inbox. Be among the first to get the latest career news, hiring events and other information helpful to your professional goals. General Atomics is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed, ancestry, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, transitioning status, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, genetic information, military and veteran status, marital status, medical condition, mental disability, physical disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law. EEO is the law. We also prohibit compensation discrimination under all applicable laws. To learn more click here . U.S. Citizenship is required for certain positions. We endeavor to make the online job application process accessible to any and all users. If you have a disability that impacts your ability to complete the job application process and would like to request assistance or a reasonable accommodation, please contact (858) 455-4545, or click here . This contact information is for accommodation requests only, not to inquire about the status of applications. For information regarding General Atomics' collection and use of personal information, please check here . If you experience issues with the career site or would like to provide feedback, contact us at:

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