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Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. Software Engineer Embedded Systems in Round Rock, Texas

Job Descriptions:

5-D Systems is a growing defense contractor, in Round Rock Texas, with a focus on systems and software engineering for Unmanned Aircraft Systems. With an ever increasing government interest in unmanned aircraft and drone target capability, we are fortunate to be experiencing a substantial backlog of projects. 5-D prides itself in providing our technical staff with the flexibility to hone their skills in their experience domain and/or grow skills in other technical areas. 5-D is about to kickoff multiple exciting UAV programs at the beginning of their lifecycle. Join us as we innovate these technical solutions!

We are seeking a highly motivated candidate for a full-time software development position with the ability to successfully work in a small-team environment. Potential tasking for the candidate will be varied and may range from developing real-time software for an airborne, embedded system to developing custom system test software for a desktop environment. In general, the candidate must have experience with developing embedded software using C++ and interfacing that software with external hardware interfaces and peripherals.

Duties will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Developing software for new and existing systems for aircraft and aircraft test systems

  • Developing design documentation for internal and external use

  • Working in adherence to 5-D Systems software development process

  • Developing software test plans and procedures to demonstrate compliance with system requirements

  • Participates in planning, design, testing, and deployment of moderately complex, engineered systems and software to ensure conformance with functional specifications and customer requirements.

  • Peer reviewing fellow team members’ work

  • Supporting trade studies and performs design research and explorations

  • Reporting project and task status to project tasking lead

  • Assisting in preparation of proposals and presentation materials

Experience & Capabilities

  • Required:

  • Experience developing software for embedded systems in C/C++ in aerospace environments

  • Self-directed, sharp analytical abilities, excellent communication skills, and capable of working effectively in a dynamic environment

  • Results-oriented, sense of ownership, urgency, and drive

  • Ability to travel

  • Preferred:

  • Experience working within the Defense industry

  • Experience with safety-critical/mission-critical development

  • Application development for Linux-based target environments

  • Windows-driver development

  • Experience integrating embedded applications on VPX/VPE platforms

  • Modeling and simulation of systems using Simulink

  • Test and Measurement systems design

  • Systems Engineering experience


  • Bachelor's or Master’s Degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering

  • At least 4 years of industry experience developing embedded applications

  • A U.S. DoD Secret Clearance or higher (or the ability to obtain such a clearance if needed)

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Keyword: C++, Software Development, Embedded System, Aircraft

From: Kratos Defense