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Principal Software System Engineer (SDR, Linux, C++)

Position Description:

  • Design, develop and maintain a software architecture and associated tools and applications used to develop Software Defined Radio (SDR) solutions. Develops and applies advanced methods, theories and research techniques in the investigation and solution of complex and advanced software applications and problems. Plans, conducts, technically directs and evaluates projects or major phases of significant projects, coordinating the efforts of engineers and technical support staff in the performance of assigned projects. Conducts investigations and tests of considerable complexity. Reviews literature, patents and current practices relevant to the solution of assigned projects. Evaluates vendor capabilities to provide required products or services. Provides technical consultation to other organizations.

Labor Requirements:

  • Direct experience in the design and development of collection systems and components within the IC
  • Direct experience leading software design and development for collection systems and components
  • Direct experience researching, evaluating, and assessing software tools and technologies (FOSS, GOTS, COTS), and incorporating those findings into the overall software system design
  • Experience interacting with project customers and stakeholders to report project status, and manage subsystem requirements
  • Linux/Unix experience
  • C++ development experience
  • Java development experience
  • XML/XSD experience
  • Direct experience with CM tools such as Subversion/Trac or Git
  • Scripting language experience such as Python or Perl
  • Graphical User Interface development experience
  • Web framework experience such as Ruby on Rails, DJango, SpringFramework, or Zope
  • Direct experience with middleware technologies such as enterprise service bus (ESB), CORBA, or Internet Communications Engine (ICE)
  • Experience using IDEs such as JBuilder and/or Eclipse

Technical Skills Required:

  • Python or Perl, and C++ development experience
  • Linux/Unix development experience
  • XML/XSD experience
  • Multi-threaded software development experience
  • Direct experience using CM tools such as Subversion/Trac or Git
  • Experience with Digital Signal Processing (DSP) and/or protocol processing in software
  • Direct development experience with Inter-process communication (IPC) mechanisms
  • Working knowledge of Service Oriented Architecture principles
  • Direct development experience with SOA/middleware technologies such as ICE, CORBA, ESB, SOAP
  • Direct experience with processing frameworks such as XMidas, SCA, GNURadio, etc.
  • Working knowledge of commercial wireless standards
  • Working knowledge of geolocation techniques such as TDOA, FDOA, etc. and geolocation services

Minimum Experience Required:

  • Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or computer Engineering with 15 years of applicable software systems engineering experience, or 19 years of applicable software systems engineering experience
  • TS/SCI with Polygraph Required
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