Staff Software Developer (FMV Specialist)
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.
Schedule: Full-Time Salary
Job Level: Mid-Level (3-7 years)
Travel: 0% - 25%
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- Problem Solver
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Job Summary 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.
We have an exciting opportunity for a Software Developer, to join our GA-ASI: Mission Systems division, directly supporting the Cockpit Software (CA) group, in Layton, UT. Our mission is to write quality software to command and control airborne sensors and to gather, exploit and disseminate the vital data they provide for the intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) needs of our customers. In particular this position is to be a subject matter expert on Full Mission Video (FMV) data that we receive and process from the sensors and systems that we integrate. Our developers get to learn and exercise a wide range of skills from low level communication with payload sensors to designing and implementing rich front end user interfaces to facilitate and automate the data collection and analysis process.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Under general supervision with limited review, this position independently determines approaches/solutions for the design, development and/or modification of specific programs or projects for enterprise-wide end-user, system level, and data management software applications.
- Involved in planning of application development and deployment as well as responsible for meeting software compliance standards on specific programs or projects. .
- Evaluates integration of software applications with the overall computing environment. Responsible for documentation, testing, maintenance, and software updates.
- Communicates with domain experts, users, and management throughout the software development lifecycle.
- This position will include Windows application development for sensor management software throughout the software life-cycle.
- Programming duties shall include development of integrating new sensors (e.g. EO/IR, radar), implementing user interfaces, and interfaces to other systems.
- Technologies being used: C#, Object-oriented & WPF.
- Support and maintain our FMV software capabilities and provide expert advice on the subject.
- Typically requires a bachelors degree, masters degree or PhD in computer science, information systems or related discipline and progressive software development experience as follows; six or more years of experience with a bachelors degree, four or more years of experience with a masters degree, or two or more years with a PhD. May substitute equivalent experience in lieu of education.
- Must have a thorough understanding of software development concepts, principles, and theory and demonstrate a thorough understanding and application of programming and analysis concepts.
- Must possess the ability to develop and communicate new concepts and apply them accurately throughout an evolving environment.
- Ability to organize, schedule, and coordinate work phases and determine the appropriate approach at the task level or, with assistance, at the project level to provide solutions to a range of complex problems.
- Must have strong communication, computer, documentation, presentation, and interpersonal skills, ability to work independently and as part of a team; able to perform complex tasks in one or more software development area; capable of representing the organization as a prime technical contact and, lead a team of moderately experienced professional employees on single component projects.
- Must have thorough understanding of geo-spatially aware FMV and its standards, formats and protocols.
- The ability to work both independently and on a team is essential.
- Able to work extended hours as required.
- Must be able to obtain and maintain DoD security clearance.
- Novel/lateral thinking
- Hardware communication experience
- IP protocols knowledge
- UI experience
Pension, 401(k)/Retirement Plans
Multiple product lines means a variety of work
Paid Time Off
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