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Embedded Software Engineer

Date: Sep 12, 2022

Location: Lorton, Virginia, 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 seeking a highly motivated and accomplished Embedded Software Engineer who has skills in a myriad of software development disciplines to serve as a key member of our software engineering.  Primary responsibilities will be the design, development, and testing of solutions on Linux/Windows, MCUs (MicroController Unit) and FPGA platforms and working with a talented team of software and firmware engineers under such efforts. Software developed will be hosted on both general purpose and embedded computing platforms. A successful candidate must be able to communicate effectively and work closely with hardware and systems engineers in a multi-disciplinary team environment.


Your Contribution to Our Mission:


  • Participate in the architecture design of embedded sensor and signal processing functions for CPU, MCU and FPGA hardware resources.
  • Participate in design, develop and employ near real time algorithms using parallel programming and embedded technologies (e.g., GPUs, multi-core CPUs, FPGAs)
  • Develop software and firmware source code in C/C++ and other languages to instantiate the capabilities required of the chosen architecture
  • Perform both simulation and Hardware-In-The-Loop testing to validate designs and code for reliable performance


To Land This Job, You Need:


  • B.S. in engineering or science field
  • Three or more years’ experience
  • Experience with FPGA Development (Xilinx & PetaLinux preferred)
  • Experience in designing, developing, and testing data acquisition and control software for sensor-based systems utilizing a variety of technologies and protocols (e.g., TCP/IP, USB, CameraLink, GigE Vision, USB3 Vision, CoaXPress, RS-232/422/485, I2C, and GPIO)
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a SECRET security clearance if needed, therefore U.S. Citizenship is required


Desired Skills:


  • Experience using software engineering DEVOPS tools/practices (e.g., Jira, Confluence, GitLab)
  • Experience with Interface Control Documents (ICDs) and/or Interface Description Documents (IDDs)
  • Experience/knowledge of employing industry accepted programming constructs/practices (e.g., thread pools, abstract class implementations, unit testing, concurrency)
  • Experience with various programming and scripting languages (e.g., C, C++, Python)


Job Type:  Full Time




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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.