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Associate Software Engineer

Date: May 14, 2022

Location: Franklin, Massachusetts, US

Company: QinetiQ

Who Are We?

We are a world-class team of professionals who deliver next generation technology and products in robotic and autonomous platforms, ground, soldier, and maritime systems in 50+ locations world-wide. Much of our work contributes to innovative research in the fields of sensor science, signal processing, data fusion, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and augmented reality (AR).

QinetiQ Inc.’s dedicated experts in defense, aerospace, security, and related fields all work together to explore new ways of protecting the American Warfighter, Security Forces, and Allies. Being a part of QinetiQ Inc. means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Partnering with our customers, we help save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. 

Why Join QinetiQ Inc.?

If you have the courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges, then you will experience a unique working environment where innovative teams blend different perspectives, disciplines, and technologies to discover new ways of solving complex problems.  In our diverse and inclusive environment, you can be authentic, feel valued, be respected, and realize your full potential. QinetiQ Inc. will support you with workplace flexibility, a commitment to the health and well-being of you and your family and provide opportunities to work with a purpose. We are committed to supporting your success in both your professional and personal lives.

QinetiQ is looking to hire a Senior Sustaining Software Engineer to support the delivery of robotic systems for the U.S. Military at our Franklin, MA Facility. The selected candidate will be responsible for the following:



  • Work in a fast-paced environment to support the delivery of robotic systems for the U.S. Military
  • Identify the root cause of issues and advanced troubleshooting of robotic systems software
  • Identify and implement fixes to correct software related issues of robotic system software
  • Work with other groups such as production, configuration management, and other engineering disciplines such as Electrical Engineering
  • Update various production procedures for correctness and completeness
  • Identify areas of improvement for deploying software on production systems
  • Participate in field data collection and experimentation, analysis, and reporting

Required Qualifications

  • B.S. in Computer Science or Computer Engineering or equivalent plus at least 5 years’ experience or an MS in Robotics, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent plus at least 3 years’ experience.
  • Experience working with C/C++ and C# programming languages
  • Python scripting experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Strong attention to detail and quality
  • Flexible, self-started, desire to solve any problem

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with network protocols such as CAN, UDP, RS232, and I2C
  • Working knowledge of C# 5.0 / .NET 4.5 or higher
  • Experience with software development tools such as Jira, version control, and CI/CD
  • UI development
  • Experience working with Distributed Architectures
  • Ability to read schematic diagrams
  • Ability to work with oscilloscopes and multi-meters
  • Experience in a multi-discipline engineering environment

Job Type:  Full Time

Why QinetiQ Inc.?

  • Your work will contribute to the protection of American Warfighters and Security Forces.
  • Opportunity to work with cutting edge technology.
  • Extensive opportunities for continuous learning, professional growth and advancement. 
  • We only hire the best!  No matter if you are entry or senior level, you will have the opportunity learn from some of the best in the industry.
  • We have fun!  We regularly have company events, from luncheons and costume contests to golf tournaments.
  • We care about YOU and YOUR FAMILY.  We offer competitive benefits and health insurance options.


COVID-19 Vaccination Policy:

In accordance with the Executive Order on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, all QinetiQ Inc. employees, including employees working from home/remotely, are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless an exemption is approved by QinetiQ Inc.

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If because of a medical condition or disability you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to or call (540) 658-2720 Opt. 4 and let us know the nature of your request and contact information.

QinetiQ Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All Qualified Applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.