Engineer - Software Systems - Job ID 9851

Software Systems Engineer

The Space Dynamics Laboratory (SDL) is seeking candidates for a software systems engineer to work in the Deployed Sustainable Programs (DSP) Branch in the C4ISR Division. The selected candidate will work directly with program management, engineers (mostly software engineers), software testers, and technical writers to ensure the successful program execution and technical solutions for DSP Branch customers, which include all branches of the US Military. The selected candidate will help direct, lead, and implement contractual requirements from our customers and look for ways to improve our engineering processes and software architecture.

Responsibilities will include:

·         Working with program management to fully understand program requirements, schedule deadlines, and funding constraints

·         Helping to develop engineering schedules and coordinating with program managers to ensure that all technical program deliveries and milestones are met

·         Supporting engineering design reviews and teleconferences by creating technical presentations and presenting technical solutions to meet program requirements

·         Working with software testers and technical writers to ensure test procedures, user manuals, and training materials are accurate and complete

·         Traveling to support technical meetings, flight test support activities, and system installations

·         Suggesting and implementing new engineering practices and techniques to help SDL develop/maintain better products, as needed

·         Helping to mentor and train engineers, as needed

Required Qualifications:

·         BS in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, or related field

·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills

·         Ability to perform engineering trade-offs between customer requirements, schedule deadlines, program funding, and engineering best practices

·         Must have or be able to obtain a DoD security clearance (TS/SCI)

·         Must be a US citizen

·         Must be able to travel

Preferred Qualifications:

·         Basic understanding of computer networking, network devices, and network protocols

·         Ability to design and support implementation of industry standard Hypervisors (e.g. ESXi, Hyper-V, KVM)

·         Work well with a team and be a good team player

·         Familiarity with scripting in a Unix or Windows environment (i.e., PowerShell and Bash)

·         Possess familiarity with basic Windows or Unix administration tasks and web application servers

·         Strong written and verbal communication skills

·         Knowledge in the following areas: software design, algorithm development and efficient implementation, distributed computing, data compression, sensor data fusion, data visualization, graphical user interfaces, image and signal processing, remote sensing, ground support equipment, database design, sensor modeling and web development 

·         Familiarity with setting up and configuring Windows and Linux operating systems

·         Familiarity with SDL’s VANTAGE software suite and how it is currently being used by SDL’s customers

About SDL: SDL, a nonprofit unit of the Utah State University Research Foundation, has been solving the technical challenges faced by the military, science community, and industry since 1959. SDL offers flexible work schedules and competitive salaries and benefits. As a University Affiliated Research Center (UARC), SDL also offers unique benefits, such as company contribution of 14.2% of annual gross earnings for retirement for exempt staff and discounted USU tuition of 50% for employees and dependents.



*Affirmative Action - Equal Opportunity Employer