Staff Software Engineer

Date: Jun 3, 2023

Location: Waltham, 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.

As a Staff Software Engineer you will be responsible for the following:

  • Develop software for unmanned ground vehicles.
  • Develop UI features for robot controller software.
  • Interface robot payloads such as environmental sensors and pan/tilt cameras.
  • Work with network protocols such as UDP and CAN.
  • Participate in software requirements reviews, preliminary and critical design reviews, and software acceptance reviews. 
  • Troubleshoot issues during system integration.
  • Participate in field data collection and experimentation, analysis, and reporting.


To Land This Job, You Need:

  • B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science or Computer Engineering plus 2-5 years’ experience
  • C/C++ programming
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Strong attention to detail and quality
  • Flexible, self-started, desire to solve any problem


Desired Qualifications

  • Experience developing embedded applications for micro controllers
  • Experience with bus protocols such as CAN, SPI, RS232, or I2C
  • Experience working with ROS autonomy
  • Working knowledge of C#
  • UI development
  • Multi-threaded Application development
  • Experience with field testing robotic systems



Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain:

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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.