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Engineer II Software/Networking Domain

Company: VT iDirect
Location: Herndon
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

As a global leader in IP-based satellite communications, we are the change agent, shaping the future of how the world connects. Our team is helping the world's leading satellite operators and service providers capture the future through major innovation. The most fulfilling work of your career is waiting for you at ST Engineering iDirect---imagine your talent and energy paired with our vision and technical leadership: the sky is truly the limit!
ST Engineering iDirect continues to fuel its engineering growth and seeks an innovative, creative software engineer who is ready for the challenges, responsibilities, and rewards that come with working in a high-energy, fast-paced environment. ST Engineering iDirect is dedicated to providing next generation solutions for broadband IP networking via satellite networks. As the leading innovators in this new space, our diverse and talented team of Internet, satellite and telecommunications professionals continues to break new ground and create significant opportunities for network operators, for service providers and resellers, and for corporate networking professionals.
A Software Engineer at ST Engineering iDirect works within the engineering department in a SCRUM team using Agile framework. The candidate will be responsible for participating in the specification, design, development, test and support features for a satellite communications system from concept through completion. He/she will be a highly motivated self-starter with strong written and oral communication skills and works well in a team environment. If you enjoy working in a fast-paced environment with the smartest team, and the very latest technology, then this is the job for you!

  • Analyze requirements and RFCs and come up with efficient software designs.
  • Participate in determining the future direction of the satellite system and related products in the areas of software architecture, infrastructure performance, test and reliability.
  • In an Agile framework, document, design, develop, test, and integrate software functionality for various components within a satellite system and related environments.
  • Take a collaborative design and validation approach in working with a multi-functional SCRUM team of software, firmware, embedded, application, and test engineers.
  • Troubleshoot and provide resolutions for technical issues encountered in the deployment of software solutions.
  • Other duties as assigned.

    BS/MS in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or Mathematics, or equivalent experience.
    3+ -years of industry experience in programming and software engineering.
    Technical Qualifications:

    • Hands-on experience developing, designing and testing multi-threaded and multi-process applications on Linux, with strong working knowledge of C++.
    • Detailed knowledge of object-oriented design and programming.
    • Knowledge of Python is highly desirable.
    • Expertise in networking protocol stacks and overlay technologies (TCP/IP protocol suite including Ethernet, IP, TCP, UDP, ICMP, IGMP, VLAN, IPsec, and Multicast).
    • Strong knowledge of IP Networking, L2/L3 switching/routing, and related technologies.
    • Proven experience with solving real-time embedded issues, including threading, optimization, memory management, interrupt handling, etc. in multi-core/multi-CPU environments.
    • Linux kernel and device drivers (networking, PCI, etc.).
    • Preferred experience with Virtualization networking technologies like OVS, NSX.
    • Understanding of 3GPP standards, 5G architecture desired.
    • Experience with cloud technologies (AWS/Azure) desired.

      Professional Qualifications:

      • Strong technical leadership and mentoring of junior members of the team.
      • Strong problem-solving and communications skills.
      • Must be a self-motivated individual with technical leadership potential and proven success in a structured development environment.
      • Possess the ability to proactively drive technical solutions in a collaborative environment.
      • Good software design skills using proven and best practice design methodologies & related principles; Strong command of Object-Oriented Design and Object-Oriented Programming techniques.
      • Demonstrated experience in developing quality and maintainable software.
      • Strong documentation and writing skills.

        Additional Requirement:

        • Excellent presentation skills required.
        • Software design skills with analytical problem-solving abilities.
        • Must be able to work in a fast-paced development environment.
        • Working knowledge of UML is strongly desirable.
        • Knowledge of professional software engineering practices and best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations.
        • Experience/ knowledge in satellite/ terrestrial communications systems is desired.
        • Working experience with tools such as GDB and Valgrind.
        • Experience with version control system (such as git) strongly desired.
        • Experience with Jira and Jenkins desired.
        • Experience developing unit tests, integration test and functional testing, including the development of related test automation integrated in a CI/CD pipeline desired.
        • Scripting using shell scripting or Python desired.


Keywords: VT iDirect, Germantown , Engineer II Software/Networking Domain, IT / Software / Systems , Herndon, Maryland

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