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Software Developer

Poway, CaliforniaPEAK Technical Staffing USA


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design and Develop autopilot software for unmanned air vehicles from the requirements phase through field test.
  • Focus is on real-time aircraft system/flight control using the C language.
  • May occasionally be required to support flight/ground testing of software at the flight test facilities.
  • Analyze flight data to investigate system behavior and anomalies. Perform peer review of other developer’s code and perform testing with UAV mockup in the Systems Integration Lab.
  • Programming in both Linux and Windows environments.
  • "C" programming capability and verbal/written communication.
  • Ability to work under general supervision and interface effectively with other engineers of various disciplines, including flight controls design engineers.
  • Interpret, debug and modify complex legacy software following GA process and coding standards.
  • Developing software in a CMMI or DO-178 structured environment.

Required Education:

  • Typically requires a bachelors or master’s degree in computer science, information systems or related discipline and two or more years progressive software development experience with a bachelor’s degree.
  • May substitute equivalent experience in lieu of education.

Required Qualifications:

  • Must have a general understanding of software development concepts, principles, and theory and demonstrate the ability to follow and apply the use of programming and analysis concepts.
  • Must possess the ability to understand new concepts quickly and apply them accurately throughout an evolving environment and organize work assignments to meet established timetables.
  • Good communication, computer and interpersonal skills are required to enable an effective interface with other professionals, to produce appropriate documentation, and to present results to an internal audience.
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team is essential.
  • Must be able to work extended hours as required.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Strong knowledge and background with closed loop controls and how they work.
  • Good knowledge of transfer functions.
  • DO-178B.
  • MATLAB experience a plus.
  • Very strong problem solving and attention to detail.