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Senior Software Engineer

Date: Nov 10, 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.

As a Senior Software Engineer you will work on the development and integration of new sensor based technologies, Augmented Reality Architecture and hardware/software Interface Control Documents (ICDs), supporting the following areas:

  • Actively participate and/or lead in the planning, coordination, execution, and documentation of system, software, and field testing.
  • Effectively communicate project status to include development, test, and risk to higher level leadership.
  • Analyzing, designing, coding, and modification of complex software systems.
  • Working as part of a fast-paced team to identify and accomplish tasks to enable program success.
  • Participate in Integrated Product Team meetings and collaboration and support external project interactions with other companies and government organizations.
  • Candidate must have experience running neural network algorithms and be comfortable with analysis and evaluations of algorithm performance. Candidate must be proficient in Python, including jupyter notebooks, and be comfortable working in Linux.

To Land This Job, You Need:

  • B.S. in Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or applicable engineering or science field, with 8+ years of work experience - 11+ years of relevent work experience will be considered in lieu of a degree and 8+ years experience.
  • Experience employing Agile, Scrum and/or Waterfall practices, methodologies and techniques in the development of R&D and/or prototype scientific & engineering software
  • Experience developing scientific & engineering software in C/C++, C#, Python, MATLAB, and Java.
  • Strong Object-Oriented design and development skills
  • Strong multi-threaded / multi-core / concurrent programming skills
  • Experience / expertise in video and image processing, preferably utilizing optimized libraries such as OpenCV and / or OpenCL
  • Experience/expertise 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, RS-232/422/485, I2C, and GPIO).
  • Experience with Unreal, Unity, Visual studio, FFMPEG Libraries, Gstreamer, IDL is desired.
  • Experience with simulation & visualization or SA/AR/VR/MR is desired. 
  • Desired software experience includes using virtual machines/environments, working with containers, and optimizing for embedded or real-time execution.

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.